Sunday's Dump & Chase: Withdrawal

With us solidly in the offseason and no news in over a week, we are all starting to suffer from hockey withdrawal.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators unveil 20th anniversary logo to mixed fan reaction -
This is where we are at in the off-season. People are getting worked up over commemorative logos. Can someone please tell me why this is so bad, because I honestly can't see it.

Subban has pretty, pretty, pretty good dinner guest in Los Angeles | NHL
LARRY DAVID?!? P.K. Subban is the coolest, and I'll fight anybody who says otherwise.

Veteran forwards can bring high value at low cost | NHL
Rob Vollman provides an in-depth look at the bargain veteran FA signings so far (HARTNELL!), and also muses over some of the best veteran forwards still available (...Parenteau?).

Statistically Speaking: Top possession players changing teams - TSN
GOT CORSI? Here's a look at the best and worst players to change teams this summer in terms of relative possession stats over the past three seasons.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Lightning re-sign Palat to five-year deal - TSN
The Lighting and Ondrej Palat avoid arbitration, with Tampa agreeing to pay the left winger $26.5 Million over the next 5 years.

Teens Discover The Boston Garden Has Ignored Law For Decades, May Owe State Millions | Deadspin
Please never stop being you, Boston.

Thieves steal safe from Hockey Academy used by some Red Wings to train -
Just your daily reminder that people are the worst. Fortunately, the crooks were about as bright as Harry and Marv from Home Alone. They were recorded by surveillance cameras with their faces un-covered.

Pens' Rutherford: I don't foresee Kessel trade - TSN
Wait... were they ever actually considering moving him? Why?

Umberger to attempt comeback with Stars - TSN
After a year out of the NHL, R.J. Umberger will attend the Stars' training camp on a tryout basis... I smell a Disney screenplay.

Penguins GM Rutherford not interested in trade for expensive centre -
According to GM Jim Rutherford, The Penguins are officially out of the Matt Duchene sweepstakes.

Has the Kings’ off-season been foolish or brilliant? | The Hockey News
L.A.’s new management has made only modest personnel moves, but the team hopes a new coaching staff will extract much better hockey from the existing roster.