Friday’s Dump & Chase: Firework Hangover

Hopefully everyone had a good Thursday, without too much sunburn and without anyone having too bad a time with the fireworks! We’ve got some hockey news to finish off the week.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Carr Ecstatic to Join Preds, Ready to Prove Himself with New Opportunity |
Hey, it's the other new guy.

Other News & Notes

Truth By Numbers: The best, and worst, UFA contracts given out so far |
Does anyone know what the Penguins are doing? Anyone? Bueller?

As Jets stay quiet, the Central Division is building up around them |
On the one hand, I don't know who is going to be playing defense for the Jets this coming season, because they've let about half their defense corps walk and traded Jacob Trouba. On the other hand, apart from Trouba, they haven't actually lost anyone who's particularly good. Anyway, this isn't actually about whatever the Jets aren't doing, it's about the rest of the Central.

Canadiens add much needed left-shot defenseman in Chiarot | ProHockeyTalk
"Will he be paired with Shea Weber?" NBCSN, why do you hate Shea Weber. Why is Ben Chiarot someone you feel is reasonable to suggest the Canadiens inflict on him as a defense partner.

Breaking down the CWHL’s Open Letter | The Ice Garden
The CWHL has made its last public communication. That whole One League question keeps looming larger and larger--some sponsors held off from investing because they were waiting for a merger (which, as the letter explains, could never have happened). Mike of The Ice Garden goes into that and their other concerns in more depth.

Maple Leafs ace salary cap tests, but Marner challenge remains | ProHockeyTalk
It's so refreshing to see a non-specialist news site that agrees that Cody Ceci is, uh, not good. Speaking of which, why did the Maple Leafs actually sign Cody Ceci? Did someone not tell them that they don't actually have to keep their RFAs? Is there something in the CBA I'm missing here?

NHL’s Top 10 UFAs remaining: Latest rumours, reports |
David Poile says he’s done, but is there anyone on this list you’d like him to change his mind for?