Friday's Dump & Chase: Sign & Hope

There were a few signings on Thursday, and most of them were smallish deals to iffy players. Since there's nothing else going on, let's wildly speculate about which ones will spend the 2017-2018 season in Las Vegas.

Nashville News & Notes

Max Pacioretty talks P.K. Subban trade: 'We lost a friend' -
"In that type of situation, it’s all about how you react. I chose to respond in a way that, listen, I owe it to the Predators and the city of Nashville to embrace them from the start. I had an opportunity to do that, so I did it."

Ford Ice Center to Host Gnash Bash, Try Hockey For Free Program - Nashville Predators
Equipment is required, but rentals will be available.

28th Annual You Are So Nashville If... | Nashville Scene
Our beloved local sports team(s?) got some mentions.

Around Hockey

Why Johnny Gaudreau doesn't 'enjoy' contract talks -
Johnny Gaudreau is set to receive a several million dollar raise and should finish his degree next summer.

Lawyers in concussion lawsuit want to question Bettman again - TSN
I suppose they want to hear him say he has no idea why people are linking hockey, concussions, and CTE again.

Team North America embracing underdog role |
If they can gel at all, this team will be fun to watch before being crushed by Canada in an ultimately underwhelming 2-0 loss.

Wild Agrees To Terms With Matt Dumba On A Two-Year Contract - Minnesota Wild
In case you didn't know how to say his name, Minnesota has provided a handy pronunciation guide.

Arizona Coyotes re-sign Connor Murphy, Michael Stone | USA Today
Expansion bait?

Recently obtained players likely to be exposed in the Las Vegas expansion draft | ESPN
Florida wishes Vegas would take Dave Bolland.

Ephesus, Syracuse LED company, to light up Buffalo Sabres games |
Buffalo games will be more visible on TV next season. Hopefully they'll also be more watchable.

2016 NJEC Begins Saturday | USA Hockey
A preview for the upcoming World Junior team.

The factors working against advanced stats in hockey |
Stats have a PR problem.

NHL players on Twitter face social media hazards |
Zach Boychuk's twitter is a source of much confusion for new hockey fans.