Thursday’s Dump & Chase: MEGATRON

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Bridgestone Arena Ranks Sixth in U.S. Ticket Sales in Pollstar Report | Nashville Predators
Bridgestone Arena stays busy.

And hey! It looks like the new jumbo-tron is going to be MASSIVE.

Broadcaster Blog: Remembering Greg Johnson | Nashville Predators
The Voice of the Predators, Pete Weber, recalls the former Captain’s time in Nashville.

One-on-One with Matt Duchene |

Other Hockey News & Notes

Canucks sign forward Micheal Ferland to four-year deal | Sportsnet
I’m not exactly sure what the Canucks are up to, but that’s a pretty good price for Ferland. I really wish we would’ve been in on this guy.

Pittsburgh Penguins F Matt Cullen retires after 21 seasons | TSN
The 42-year-old former Pred has finally decided to hang up the skates. I’m sorry Laura. Cully is an NHL’er no more.

Hughes takes ice with Devils for first time at development camp |

Thank You, San Jose | Kompany39
Joe Pavelski pens his goodbye to San Jose.

Former Edmonton Oilers RW Ty Rattie signs in KHL | TSN
The 2011 second round pick will join former Oilers executive Craig MacTavish, who accepted the head coaching job with HC Lokomotiv in May.

It’s time for Buffalo to trade Rasmus Ristolainen. Where? | The Hockey News
I’ve got one Kyle Turris to throw their way if they’re interested...

Bruins re-sign forward Danton Heinen to two-year contract | Sportsnet
The 24-year-old forward will make $5.6 million over the next two seasons.

Look for the NHL to shorten courting period and move free agency up from July 1 | The Hockey News
“The eight-day negotiation period ahead of the opening of free agency this past season resulted in many notable deals getting all but done before teams were officially allowed to ink players. Tying Day 1 of signing season to the draft, however, can solve that problem.”

Avs continue strong summer by extending coach Bednar | Pro Hockey Talk
Two more years for a coach who’s risen alongside the Avs.