Thursday's Dump & Chase: The Waiting Game Continues

Now as July 1st shrinks in the rearview mirror, the potential for more moves becomes an agonizing test of patience. The Predators keep hinting they aren't done, either. What would be more torturous: If they stood pat after the Neal trade or prolonging the sliver of hope that something may happen


Jokinen deal comes with an asterisk - OTF

This has the potential to be very, very pointless.

The Vincent Lecavalier trade option to Nashville is still possible - BSH

I think I've finally reached the acceptance stage, if only so we can quit hearing about it.

Intersting parallels between Seguin, Neal trades - PHT

Hope this means Neal scores 37 goals and 84 points next year, while ending a playoff drought for his team.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Philadelphia Flyers star Claude Giroux arrested in Ottawa - Ottawa Sun

How many handfuls of police bum does it take to put you in the back of a squad car? The world may never know.

Evaluating the New York Islanders Day 2 signings - LHH

Good thing they're in the East, because their offense got a whole lot scarier.

Canucks sign Vrbata to two-year, $10 million deal - TSN

Really think he would have been a great fit here despite that ridiculous price tag.

NHL free agency: What is Dale Tallon doing? - Sporting News

Kind of what Poile did last year, but with more money for worse players.