Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Lethargy

In which there isn’t much Preds news, but JT Brown pledges his brain to science, Brady Tkachuk remains unsigned, and could Elias Pettersson really be an offer-sheet target?

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Me looking for Preds news:

I guess there’s this:

Other Hockey News & Notes

Could the Canucks’ Elias Pettersson Become an Offer-Sheet Target? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Could the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet inspire teams to get bold and chase a bigger RFA fish like Pettersson?

I mean, it won’t, but I guess it very well *could* happen.

As Senators extend GM Dorion, contract still looms for beloved Tkachuk | Sportsnet
It isn’t often that a team’s fan base is hung up on getting a new contract for a restricted free agent — RFA players are generally considered to hold few real options and little leverage — but in Ottawa, Senators faithful have been waiting on Brady Tkachuk all summer.

Flames sign forward Brad Richardson to one-year deal | Sportsnet
The Calgary Flames have got their man! Jokes aside, best of luck to you Big Brad. Here’s to hoping you have better luck with your health in Calgary than you did here in Nashville.

Former NHL player JT Brown pledges brain to science | TSN
“We need more information about brain injuries and concussions, the kind of information you can get from studying brains after someone has died,” JT Brown said in an interview on Tuesday with TSN. “I love hockey and want to see the game grow and would love to try to do what I can to make it safer for future generations.”

The Top 5 Wildest Hockey Fan Interactions | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
No Steve Sullivan laughing at that heckler who got domed by a puck? This list is invalid.

Fantasy hockey season preview: Guide to centers | ESPN
This should come as no surprise to virtually everyone, but no... there aren’t any Preds players on this list.

Jake Virtanen signs one-season deal with KHL’s Spartak Moscow | Sportsnet
Filed under ‘YUCK’: Jake Virtanen, the former Vancouver Canucks forward who was placed on leave in May following allegations of sexual misconduct and subsequently waived by the team, has signed a one-season contract to play in the KHL as a member of Spartak Moscow.

Brandon University says Theo Fleury’s recent vaccine comments a ‘stain on his legacy’ | TSN
Woof... what a mess.

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