Thursday's Dump & Chase: Nashville Magic

With recent speedy recoveries from Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen, we can only hope there is enough magic to go around for a certain red-bearded defenseman.

Nashville Predators News

Preds’ Ellis says he underwent ‘minor procedure’ after Stanley Cup Final | Yahoo! Sports
All Preds fans are keeping their fingers crossed that the Human Rocket Ship doesn't have any setbacks in his recovery. Perhaps Joey and Kev will share some of their magic beans with him?

First Impressions from Rookie Development Camp | Admirals Roundtable
Our cheese-loving friends up north provide some insight into the Handsome Men of Tomorrow. (Handsome Lads? Junior Handsomes? Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments!)

Preds Prospects Share Smiles in Nashville on Community Day |
I won't lie: there were some times when the prospects and the children of the community were nearly indistinguishable to me. Yep, I am definitely still aging.

Around the Central Division

I noticed some requests for a section like this on my previous Fan Post, so please feel free to leave feedback in the comments.

Blackhawks rumors 2017: Sam Gagner, Chicago have 'mutual interest,' per report | Second City Hockey
Rumor has it they were trying to snag Duchene from Colorado but were unable to convince Marcus Kruger that he is allergic to ice.

Minnesota finally starting to strain under weight of Parise, Suter contracts | Hockey Wilderness
Jo-si's bet-ter! *clap clap clapclapclap*

Al-so chea-per! *clap clap clapclapclap*

Berglund undergoes successful surgery on left shoulder |
The Blues centerman is expected to be out until December. However, he may be full contact-approved by training camp if he has the same St. Louis doctors as Kevin Fiala.

Dallas Stars: New Stars defenseman Marc Methot clarifies comments about coming to Dallas | SportsDay
I feel confident in saying that this is not the first time news outlets have sensationalized sports news, nor will it be the last.

All Around the Hockeyverse

NHL Rumours: Latest on Shattenkirk, Canucks, Canadiens, Red Wings |
The rumor mill, she is a-turning! It's the best time of year for fans of rampant speculation and borderline-reckless guesswork.

NCAA eyes expansion with interest from Illinois, Pitt | The Hockey News
More college hockey programs will be great for the sport, so long as rules governing drafted prospects who go to the NCAA change in the near future....

Connor McDavid discussing eight-year, $106M extension with Oilers |
But Lucic was just starting to make himself at home in Edmonton!