Sunday's Dump and Chase: Dregs

All of the big name free agents have been signed, but rosters still have some holes, and there are plenty of replacement-level NHL players kicking around without contracts. How many of them are going to get a shot versus following top six forward Nick Spaling to Switzerland?

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Poll: Who should replace Patrick Roy as Avalanche coach? | ProHockeyTalk
Who is best equipped to lead the Avalanche to the next stage of their shame spiral?

Dallas Stars: How the Stars have already welcomed new defenseman Dan Hamhuis and his wife to Dallas | SportsDay
The most shocking part of this article is that he averaged four minutes a game in Sochi.

Barry Trotz on Subban vs. Weber, Radulov's return, playoff disappointments | Puck Daddy
Trotz isn't mad at Radulov, he's just disappointed.

Former Panthers players start South Florida's first year-round hockey academy | Sun Sentinel
Giving families the option of continuing to play high level hockey while not having to ship their kids north at 15-years-old will do a lot to keep future NHL players in the game long term.

Monahan seems confident Gaudreau will sign before season begins | ProHockeyTalk
Can Philly offersheet him?

Wild Must Bolster Forward Depth Before Regular Season | Today's Slapshot
Yes, Minnesota, Cody Hodgson is exactly what you need. Trust me.

OHL Will Implement Harsher Fighting Rules | The Hockey Writers
"Blindside" hitting rules constitute a much larger change to the game and I wonder why it's not getting much attention.

Cult of Hockey: Ethan Bear takes a giant step, but still a tough mountain to climb | Edmonton Journal
The problem with every single one of these promising defensive prospects is that Edmonton needs them too badly.

Buffalo Beauts Practice Players Announced for 2016-17 Season | The Hockey Writers
Practice players are an interesting feature of the NWHL's limited roster.

Patric Hornqvist shares Cup in Sweden's capital |
His empty net goal is the only goal from the final I've bothered remembering.