Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Today Is The Day

A former Harvard player hit the market today as an unrestricted free-agent.

I don't know if you all have taken notice, but all over the interweb and certainly all over Twitter, there has been a lot of talk about this unrestricted free-agent (as of today) that played at Harvard. Rumor has it that a team drafted him back in 2012, but he was like nah I'm good after his college career.

Around Hockey

Agent says Vesey's final decision won't come before Friday - Pro Hockey Talk

Why rush it to Friday? Training camps don't start until mid-September, let's make this ride as long as possible. It hasn't been long enough already.

Losing the Vesey sweepstakes would be yet another black mark against the Bruins - Boston Sports Desk

This is basically a 'let's throw alllll the shade at Joe Haggerty' piece, which makes it a fun read.

The Blackhawks have a depth problem - Today's Slapshot


Laviolette Shares Laugh at Coaching Symposium - Nashville Predators

Hear a pretty funny story about Laviolette trying to help his son make a junior team.

Ranking The NHL's 30 Best Centers - Sports Illustrated

I think there are a couple of names in the top 10 that could be shuffled around. As they take the top center on each team and rank them 1-30, I wonder if the Preds would have come in at No. 30 if Ryan Johansen wasn't a Predator?

Patrick Roy shows working for a friend can be risky - The Denver Post

"There’s nothing but the utmost respect for somebody who comes to that decision and tells you before you get going in the season." Even if the first preseason game is in just five and a half weeks?

Radim Vrbata set for third tour of duty with Arizona Coyotes - Yahoo! Puck Daddy

This will mark the eighth time Vrbata has moved, just among NHL teams, since he was drafted in 1999. Oh, and, BUT ACTUALLY this will be his first time playing for the Arizona Coyotes.

Ducks sign C Vermette to two-year contract - Anaheim Ducks

The faceoff master is now a Duck.

Season Preview: Nashville Predators - CSN - Mid Atlantic

"I think this team is a year or two (and perhaps a goalie) away from becoming Cup contenders, but I could see them taking a spot in the top three of the Central and competing for the conference in the playoffs."