Thursday's Dump and Chase: Back To Summer

We've had a pretty exciting week, but I think you're clear to resume your regular summer activities. The Preds are certainly done, right? Right? (Since we're just killing time until the start of the season, could you take a moment and vote for OTF in the Toast of Music City Reader's

Nashville Predators News

Predators have pieces; must find ways to use them-The Tennessean

"Somebody is going to benefit by what has taken place in the summer and some people will lose their jobs."-Poile.

Predators' decision to double up on free agent centers raises questions about Fisher's status |

Maybe they just remember Pekka's on-time, complication-free recovery last year and are planning accordingly.

Evander Kane: The Next Nashville Predator?-The Hockey Writers

Nope. Wouldn't mind it, though.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL Free Agency: A Decade of Decisions "Grantland

Ryan Suter is listed as "The Worst". Hahaha!

Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Shawn Thornton, Ryan O'Reilly's future and David Poile's summer | Puck Daddy

Poile had a "decent" summer! Progress!

Will neon green be used on NHL All-Star Game jerseys this season? | Post-to-Post

I thought it might be tough to make the NHL All-Star Game any worse, but they might have found a way.

The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2014 - Forbes

Only one NHL team on the list. Even the Titans, who are absolute garbage, are more valuable than the other 29 NHL teams.

Crosby’s agent says surgery still a possibility | ProHockeyTalk

Just like that mustache filling out someday. Totally possible.

Hecklers, Hooligans and the Striped-Shirted Maitre D | Huffington Post

Tales from a former referee...

NHL's top 10 unrestricted free agents available -

80 year-old Daniel Alfredsson is #1.

NHL 15 Preview: Recapping EA's newest hockey game -

Looks like there's a couple of pretty cool updates.