Thursday's Dump & Chase: First Day of Camp

There's excitement in the air! The guys are back together after a long summer. I wonder who got new clothes? Who has a new hair style? Who drives a new car? And who now has a tattoo sleeve? Thankfully, Jon is on the scene to provide us these answers later today.

Nashville Predators News and Notes

Predators have many promising prospects | The Tennessean
Kevin Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson are among Nashville's top prospects. But don't discount the Russians.

Predators Set To Battle For Roster Spots - Today's Slapshot

Bulletin: Blackhawks say Kane will attend training camp at Notre Dame - BN Hockey
Not great look, especially since it's on a college campus in the midwest.

Simon Gagne’s five greatest moments in honor of his 14-year career | The Hockey News
One of the greatest players in the EA Sports NHL franchise.

Red Wings prospect Mantha taking classes in NHL’s School of Hard Knocks | The Hockey News
He's supposed to be real good.

Five storylines to monitor as Sharks get set to open camp | CSN Bay Area
#6. Will Joe Thornton be allowed to burn down the SAP Center if the fans say it's okay?

Turns out NHL concussion spotters are toothless | Puck Daddy

The Mike Babcock playbook: How Maple Leafs players will be used |
That sounds great, until he realizes that these guys can't hold on to the puck.

ECHL mascot caught surfing bird porn by colleague (Video) | Puck Daddy
Thankfully, Gnash is a family cat.

The McLellan Chat: Road to the Edmonton Oilers |
At what point does his hair so from "salt and pepper" to just "salt" this year?

Subban donating $10M to Montreal Hospital | TSN
He's a swell human off the ice.

Not Hockey

Boutique Burger Bar Is Headed for East Nashville - Eater Nashville
I'm liking this trend of red meat and beer. It's like it's cool to emulate Germany again.

T.W.I.S., where one Terps fan thinks Maryland could've landed Jim Harbaugh -
This Week in Schadenfreude.