Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Let the Offseason Begin

It's kinda weird to begin the off-season and the World Championships are already over, but I can get used to that. We've got plenty to keep us busy the next couple of weeks.

From a Nashville Native: Perspective on Preds Historic Season | Nashville Predators
Put this in the bank to appreciate when you can.

1998 Expansion Draft: Tomas Vokoun was lost by the Montreal Canadiens to the Nashville Predators - Eyes On The Prize
Tales from expansions of old.

Erik Karlsson received a Conn Smythe vote despite not playing in Final | ProHockeyTalk
In case you needed confirmation that Conn Smythe voting is dumb.

7 questions for the Penguins fan who ate a raw catfish to celebrate the Stanley Cup - SBNation.com
...Someone please take this person to the hospital.

2017 NHL Draft Order For First Round Set After Penguins Win Stanley Cup | NHL | NESN.com
The Preds draft 30th, not 29th. That's going to be tough to get used to.

NHL No-Movement Clause Rumour Roundup: Phaneuf, Fleury asked to waive - Sportsnet.ca
I wish they'd all decline.

How Tall Would The Stanley Cup Be If The NHL Never Removed Anyone’s Name? | Deadspin
Actually not that tall.

Q&A: New USA Hockey executive Pat Kelleher looks to build on rapid youth growth | Colorado Springs Gazette, News
I have a couple of questions for him, but I'm not sure they'd get answered...

Every important NHL offseason 2017 date until free agency on July 1 - SBNation.com
It's a little weird this summer, everything coming up so quickly, so make sure you're on top of the dates.