Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Nothing really got solved

For all the love the Preds' front office has received, there are still a couple of holes in the roster. Are the coaches expecting Kevin Fiala to take another leap forward? Has Mike Ribeiro had the "summer of his life"? We'll have to wait a while longer to find out. But if no player

Will Predators change approach to college prospects? | Tennessean
"Following the Jimmy Vesey ordeal, the Predators may be more aggressive with college prospects." Good.

Welcome To Montreal : Shea Weber (Video Montage) - Eyes On The Prize
In case you're interested...

Toronto Marlies bring back Rich Clune - Pension Plan Puppets
"Good ol' Dickey Clube is back for another year of making sure the kids train hard...or else." Glad he found a role he succeeds at.

Red Wings getting mixed reviews for signings in free agency | MLive.com
They signed Steve Ott. That says a lot of things about the post-Babcock era. But at least they were able to sign players and get back to being the last stop for players headed to retirement.

Will Eric Staal be another big-name bust for the Wild? – ProHockeyTalk
We can only dream.

Panthers sign Reilly Smith, Vincent Trocheck to extensions - Sun Sentinel
The Panthers are really going for it over the next 5-6 years. Watch out.

NHL - Following the NHL free-agency frenzy, the Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils are trending up, while New York Islanders have work to do | ESPN
The Bolts did good, and took advantage of the benefits Florida provides.

Franchise Faceoff - TSN
Players omitted from this: Roman Josi, Anze Kopitar, James Neal, Vladimir Tarasenko, Tyler Seguin, Alex Pietrangelo, Shea Weber, Max Pacioretty, and others. This was obviously an attempt by Canadians to ruin the Fourth of July.

Flames GM Treliving provides update on Monahan, Gaudreau talks - Sportsnet.ca
"Calgary GM Brad Treliving joined Sportsnet 960 The Fan on Monday to give an update on his talks with restricted free agents Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, saying he'd like the pair signed long term."

Yzerman 'confident' Lightning can sign Nikita Kucherov | Tampa Bay Times
Kucherov is only 23? Jeez.

Best of the Rest: Top 10 remaining unrestricted free agents - Sportsnet.ca
Does anyone else want Brandon Pirri?

Not Hockey

Fans Argue Over Whether Kevin Durant Is A Traitor | Deadspin
This is great. I've spoke many times about how the NBA creates more drama and turns itself into an awesome primetime network show, and this is the aftermath. And full credit, the NBA has owned the news for the last 4 months, even surpassing the Stanley Cup Final, the NFL Draft, and... baseball.