Saturday's Dump & Chase: Light on the Horizon

The Preds announced the start of rookie camp will be Sep 10. That can only mean one thing: The season is almost-sort-of-not-really close to starting.

Nashville Predators News

Predators Rookie Camp Opens Sept. 10 | Nashville Predators
Less than two weeks away!

Analyzing the Fantasy Value of the Nashville Predators | The Hockey Writers
What Nashville Predators should you draft for your fantasy leagues for the upcoming 2015-16 season?

Around Hockey and the NHL

Al Arbour, who coached 1980s Islanders to four Stanley Cups, dies at 82 | Brandon Sun
"Al used to say that the negative energy that you're feeling, turn it into a positive energy."

Dallas Stars Reach Four-Year Contract Extension With Cody Eakin | Defending Big D
The Stars will have their Ginger Ninja under contract until the 2019-20 season.

Launch Codes: The Early Failures Of 2014-15 and How It Can Be Avoided | Mile High Hockey
Colorado set the tone for each of their past two seasons from the outset. Let's take a look at each as we build expectations for the coming year.

Which Jets Prospects Could Make The Jump? | Arctic Ice Hockey
There's no way the Jets would relegate Ehlers to the fourth line. Right? ...RIGHT?

Roller Hockey Maintains a Foothold in NYC | The Hockey Writers
Can't bring up NYC roller hockey without mentioning Joe Mullen.

Riveters Gabie Figueroa Bringing Hockey to the Bronx | TSS
Central Jersey's Justin Feil reported Friday that Princeton University graduate and defender Gabie Figueroa is working on bringing hockey to the Bronx.

theScore's NHL expansion concept: Black Knights, Nordiques prompt divisional realignment | theScore
All the expansion realignment pieces I have seen have all Canadian divisions and terrible names for the Pacific. "Southwest" doesn't make any sense.

Doug Wilson's Fantastic 4: "What is the true cost of a man's mistakes?" | Fear The Fin
Doug Wilson has built some pretty heroic teams in the past. But not every acquisition can be an Avenger. Some turn out like the new Fantastic 4 movie: awful.

Cam Ward vs. Eddie Lack: Who will be No. 1? |
Cam Ward is on an expiring contract, but says he wants to remain the Carolina Hurricanes starter. Enter Eddie Lack, who some believe is ready for No. 1 duty.

On Draisaitl, McLellan, And Moving To The Wing | OilersNation
"What the McLellan Oilers might want to do with Leon Draisaitl is what the McLellan Sharks did with Joe Pavelski."

Nail Yakupov: 'The time is now' for Edmonton Oilers |
The time is also now for Nail Yakupov.

Summer's over edition Joe Haggerty's Hagg Bag: Summer's over edition |
Some thoughts on Franson, Joe Morrow, and Alexander Khokhlachev.