Sunday's Dump & Chase: That's a Wrap

Prospect camp and free agency are coming up this week, but I'm taking a breather to read over all of Bryant's coverage of Nashville's picks. He did a good job, so be sure to give him clicks. It will make you sound like a genius if you go to any of the open sessions.

Nashville News & Notes

Scouting Report: Preds Seven Draft Picks - Nashville Predators
It will be a while before we see any of the players in gold (not counting prospect camp), but the scouting staff were positive about the picks.

Predators pad defense on second day of NHL draft | The Tennessean
The Preds made a run on French defensemen.

Predators' Carter Hutton to test free agency | The Tennessean
Good luck, dude. Please come back and be our color guy when you're done with hockey.

Around Hockey

NHL draft: Phones symbolize the ‘heat of the action’ | Sports Illustrated
The drama is amazingly well orchestrated for an event that's honestly not much more riveting than drying paint. (I barely got off the couch to make coffee during round one.)

Winners, losers and everything else from the 2016 NHL Draft -
Kekalainen is going to be more thoroughly scrutinized for the DuBois pick than he would have been for Puljujarvi.

Former Bruins star Bourque arrested on DWI - TSN
That's disappointing.

Canucks GM to be fined for tampering after Subban, Stamkos comments -
Benning will be fined for being bad at subtlety, but not for being bad at GM-ing.

Shattenkirk, agent are ‘a bit surprised’ Blues didn’t trade him – ProHockeyTalk
Shattenkirk should be traded, but teams are right to be cautious about the asking price of a player who will a UFA after next season.

Sabres acquire defenseman Dmitry Kulikov in trade with Panthers | USA Today
Florida and Buffalo swapped defensemen and picks.

Philadelphia Flyers draft pick Pascal Laberge has triumphed over family tragedy | ESPN
Hockey was this draft pick's focus during a difficult family health situation and it paid off in being a second round pick.

Sharks' Doug Wilson will likely let in-season acquisitions head to free agency | Mercury News
Spaling is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Brian Burke wants Doug Wilson to stop calling him - Fear The Fin
Heh, Doug Wilson.

Trades hard to come by on Day 2 of NHL draft |
The general managers were also frustrated with the lack of movement during the draft.

Abramov survived meteor strike - Columbus Blue Jackets
No indication if the Chelyabinsk native has developed super powers.