Monday's Dump & Chase: Work Needed

How awkward is it around the Franson household right now? Does his mom call and ask if he's found a job yet? Poor Cody probably lays awake at night in the glow of his retro lava lamp wondering if he'll ever get that sweet, sweet call from Toronto wanting to patch things up and get back toget

Around the wild wide world of Hockey

Nashville Acquires Jamie Devane from Toronto - Nashville Predators - News

A spot is opened up for one of the new guys, and Milwaukee gets a younger goon.

Derek Stepan vs. NY Rangers: Can they cut the right deal? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

It is probably in the Rangers' best interest to take this to arbitration at this point, based on what is admissible there they have a good shot to pay less than O'Reilly money, but not by much.

Derek Stepan rumblings: Rangers yet to offer megadeal | New York Post

Luckily the New York media aren't over reacting at all.

What’s left on the 2015 UFA market? | ProHockeyTalk


Blue Jackets: Abundance of forwards comes at a high cost | BlueJackets Xtra

Rumor has it they have kicked the tires of every team with a top defenseman.

The Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling decisions this summer - Puck Drunk Love

Isn't is great?

Top 5 goals from NHL development camps (Videos) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Just when you though the O'Connor talk was over.

Brian MacLellan Really Wants Stan Galiev To Make The Capitals Out Of Training Camp

Sounds good to me.

Blackhawks: Marko Dano wants to replicate Marian Hossa's game | CSN Chicago

Watch him become a star...ugh.

Sabres GM still interested in free-agent defenseman Johnny Oduya | theScore

What does it say about the state of the two franchises that a talented veteran will just wait around in the hope Chicago has time for him instead of responding to Buffalo's offer of money and a leadership role?

The art of the slap shot: Chara shows there's more to it than Grip ’n’ Rip |

This would be cooler with Weber, but its still worth your time.