Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Holding Pattern

August will be over before you know it, development camp has come and gone, and Eeli Tolvanen is still without a contract. We’re not nervous... but we’re not <em>not</em> nervous either.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Announce Single-Game Tickets On Sale for November, December Home Games | Nashville Predators
Get ‘em while they’re hot!

So L’Heureux is a talker. I love it.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Philadelphia Flyers sign Derick Brassard | TSN
The deal is only $825,000 for one year. Seems like a pretty decent deal for Philly if he can replicate his production from last season (8 goals and 20 points in 53 games).

Tuukka Rask on Boston Bruins return | TSN
“I will be a cheap goalie for them.”

That’s an actual quote from Tuukka Rask.

Is Mackenzie Weegar the Real Deal? |The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Mackenzie Weegar has seen his stock rise quickly over the past two seasons in Florida. As he continues to prove his worth, the Panthers continue to look smart for believing in their seventh-round pick.

Poulin ‘doing very well’ after leaving Canada’s win over Swiss with injury | Sportsnet
Team Canada improved to 3-0 at the women’s hockey worlds with a win over Switzerland Tuesday, but the team’s more immediate concern is the health of captain Marie-Philip Poulin.

Do the Senators Have the Pieces to Become a Cup Contender Soon? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The Ottawa Senators have one of the best young players bases in the NHL, but what else needs to be done to ensure Stanley Cup contention soon? Probably a lot more than this article suggests.

Power’s decision to return to NCAA supported by Sabres prior to Draft |
Well, I don’t think they really had a choice.

Canadiens promote Belanger to President of Sports and Entertainment | Sportsnet
Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson has named France Margaret Bélanger the President of Sports and Entertainment of Groupe CH.

Top 5 Coolest Venues for Hockey | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
We’ve been treated to games that have escaped the usual arenas where a game can take place. Here’s a look at five of the most unique venues in hockey history.

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