Friday's Dump and Chase: First Skate of the Season

Camp opened yesterday. Now that the players did the bike thing with the mask and shot promos, it's time for them to skate. It's all gravy from here.

Nashville Predators News

No contract means no Ryan Ellis in training camp | Rinkside Report
It's official, Ellis is not there.

Veteran d-man Lee going to Preds camp on PTO | ProHockeyTalk
Former Senators first round pick.

What To Watch For: Nashville Predators Training Camp | Predlines
Good stuff from our friends!

Shea Weber welcomes fresh start in Predators' camp | The Tennessean
Welcome, fresh start! Can I get you anything to drink?

Laviolette Maps Out Vision For Predators | Nashville Predators
An important reminder that there WILL be growing pains this year. And probably every year after that too.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Selanne: 'I'd still be playing' without Bruce Boudreau | Sporting News
Selanne sort of apologized a few hours later.

Columbus ready to open camp without Johansen |
They should be able to conduct training camp without him. The regular season on the other hand...

The Leap of Faith: Ryan Johansen & Jordan Eberle | OilersNation
Great article.

NHL 2014-15 season predictions | USA Today
Some really safe picks here...

NHL ‘Hockey Wives’ TV series | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Can't wait to not watch it's only season!

NHL Network announced 2014-15 preseason broadcast schedule | NHL Network
Meaningless hockey games on TV are still hockey games on TV. No Preds games, unfortunately.

Crosby to miss start of training camp | CBC Sports
Malkin will also miss the start of camp.

Tracking Chips Coming to the NHL; May Be League-Wide In A Year | Forbes
Tracking chips for analysis of players speed, positioning, and other things.