Sunday's Dump & Chase: Arvid$$on

Who needs arbitrators anyways, right?

Nashville Predators News and Notes

Predators sign Viktor Arvidsson to 7-year contract | Tennessean

Dan Muse to Manage Forwards, Wants to Build on Preds' Playoff Run | Nashville Predators
"It's really enjoyable to see guys take pride in killing penalties, and I think it's crucial to a team's success," Muse said. "It's a part of the game that you can really generate a lot of momentum for your team, and I think it's a part of the team game that really takes a lot of buy in. It's not the thing that you're going to be seeing on the highlights after the game all the time, but it's crucial. I've always really enjoyed working with the penalty kill, and it's something that I'm really looking forward to here."

Trotz really would've loved this guy.

Predators’ Watson asking for $1.4 million in arbitration | ProHockeyTalk
While I don't think Watson's ask is unreasonable, I think he ends up getting around $900K to $1 million. Either way, seems odd to go to arbitration for a $700K difference in the first place.

Other Hockey News and Notes

Red Wings, Tatar agree to four-year deal - TSN
Detroit and Tatar narrowly avoid arbitration, locking up the Czech winger for $21.2 million over the next 5 seasons.

Flames' Gaudreau open to playing for hometown Flyers in future -
Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau told a Philadelphia radio station that he would be open to playing for his hometown team, the Philadelphia Flyers, some day. Imagine that... someone actually wanting to move to Philadelphia.

Flyers' Patrick sidelined by facial infection - TSN
... And this is BEFORE he got to Philly!

Is Houston next on the list for a professional hockey team? |
A NHL team in Houston? I don't think we need another hockey team in the Southwest, but Houston is a very cool town and I could see one working there.

The NHL's Arizona Coyotes Need an Arena. Houston Might Have One | Houston Press
Oh.... now I get it.

Losing Hossa for season 'heartbreaking' to Blackhawks | NHL
"It's heartbreaking what he has to go through when you know it's too soon," captain Jonathan Toews told the Chicago Tribune. "He's got a ton left on the table. I could almost see him being one of those [Jaromir] Jagrs that is playing for another six or seven years. It's tough to see."

Who are the Top 50 Russian NHL players of all time? | The Hockey News
A Russian magazine (Sport-Express) recently unveiled it's list of the top Russian NHLers. Here's a look at the list along with their notable NHL accomplishments.