Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Who’s On First?

Moves are happening, some qualifying offers are not. Who will have a seat when the music stops?

Smashville News:

With Top-Four Defensive Role Possible, Dante Fabbro Staying Focused |
Sounds like Dante Fabbro has a pretty level head on his shoulders.

Thanks for the Memory: What P.K. Subban brought to the Nashville Predators | On the Forecheck
Our new contributor Ann checking in with a celebration of all the good things P.K. Subban brought to Nashville.

Preds 2019-20 Season Schedule |
"GNASH gets creative and uses Dunkin' doughnuts to reveal the Predators 2019-20 regular-season schedule." #nomnomnom

[Ed.: “Dunkin’ doughnuts” is exactly how the Nashville Predators wrote it on their website. Blame them, not Laura.]

Just because I need it in my now pupperless life, here is another of Doug and his pigskin.

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Put me in, coach 🏈 (we might need a new ball tho)

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Central Division News:

Berube signs three-year contract to remain Blues coach |
Anyone surprised?

Cap considerations: Winnipeg Jets face many challenges this summer |
"Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff faces one of the most challenging off-seasons in the NHL, with some important RFAs in need of new deals and the cap playing a huge factor." A good piece reviewing all the items on Winnipeg's plate this summer.

Former Wild forward Hendricks retires, returns in player development role | Twin Cities
Former Nashville Predator Matt Hendricks has decided to retire. He is already assuming a player development position with the Minnesota Wild.

Other Hockey News:

Luongo's Open Letter to the Fans |
I love Roberto Luongo—mostly because of his Twitter account. An excellent competitor decides to hang 'em up—literally (check out his Twitter).

NHL free agency: Blue Jackets to learn whether their gamble paid off | USA Today
Only the beginning of this article is about the Columbus Blue Jackets. It winds up with some nice peer praise of David Poile.

Mailbag: Destination for Perry, Simmonds; potential Marner offer sheets |
Lots of neat speculation in this mailbag, including Nashville's need for forward scoring and possible Kyle Turris trade.

Housley joins Coyotes as assistant |
Phil Housley lands a nice deal in the desert. I think the Arizona Coyotes are coming folks.

Carolina Hurricanes leaning toward buying out goalie Scott Darling |
Why does this make me so sad?

After Hutton, who are top players who weren't given qualifying offers? | TheHockeyNews
Pontus Åberg is homeless again, alas.