Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Yes!

After years of waiting, Matt Duchene is a Nashville Predator. What now?

Smashville News:

Preds Sign Forward Matt Duchene to Seven-Year Contract | NHL.com
Personally I think this is a good deal all around, and an EXCELLENT deal in free agency for the Nashville Predators. Also, Matt Duchene and family will be coming home to the home of their hearts.

The Duchenes seem very happy about this turn of events.

Breakdown: Nashville Predators Sign AHL MVP Daniel Carr | On the Forecheck
"The Preds add a good piece to revitalize their depth." Looks like someone is likely to be waiver-exposed after camp unless we trade some folks out. Eric has a look at our newest bottom-six contestant.

It seems Dozer has demanded equal time in the dog post section.

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Central Division News:

‘Good vibe’ leads Mats Zuccarello to sign with Wild | Twin Cities
I must admit that I had some interest in Mats Zuccarello. Oh well. Also, with Pontus Åberg not being qualified, Paul Fenton met his former Nashville Predators quota by signing Ryan Hartman.

Winnipeg Jets lose Brandon Tanev, Tyler Myers to free agency - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca
"The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed unrestricted free agent winger Brandon Tanev, while the Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Tyler Myers." I guess they are preparing to pay somebody.

NHL: Joe Pavelski, Dallas Stars agree to three-year deal | The Mercury News
"Joe Pavelski's departure from the San Jose Sharks became official Monday as he signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Dallas Stars" I had hoped that Joe Pavelski would go to a team I could root for, like Carolina. Rats.

Perry signs one-year contract with Stars | NHL.com
"Corey Perry signed a one-year, $1.5-million contract with the Dallas Stars on Monday. Perry can earn an additional $1.75 million in performance-based incentives." And we can still boo him!!!

Blackhawks agree to terms with goalie Robin Lehner, a Vezina Trophy finalist, and center Ryan Carpenter on 1st day of free agency | Chicago Tribune
Le sigh. The Blackhawks did this. With Corey Crawford having only one year left on his contract, is this a tryout?

Other Hockey News:

NHL free agency: Rangers' Artemi Panarin addition signals new era | USA Today
"The Rangers won big by signing Artemi Panarin to a seven-year contract." Having lived in New York state, I hope that Panarin has done his financial and cultural research.

Panthers sign goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to 7-year, $70 million deal; add veteran forwards, defenseman | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
What the actual heck? This explodes my mind. I don't want to ever hear another word about Pekka Rinne's contracts.

New York Rangers Trade Jimmy Vesey to Buffalo for 2021 3rd Round Pick | Blueshirt Banter
Hahahahahahaha. Ha. Ha.

Columbus Blue Jackets sign forward Gustav Nyquist to four-year deal | TSN.ca
This seems like a decent pick up for the Blue Jackets. He's no Artemi Panarin, but then who is? Thoughts?

NHL well represented at World Pride Parade | NHL.com
Nice to end the month on a high note.