Wednesday's Dump and Chase: Everything is Happening

Tuesday had it all: trades, Mike Richards information, and an anonymous report about the Coyotes relocating to Vegas which, of course, was immediately refuted.

Nashville Predators News

Predators waiting on Mike Ribeiro's response | The Tennessean
The Predators face a decision on Mike Ribeiro before free agency opens Wednesday.

Preds' Unique Beer Fest Continues to Grow in Popularity | Nashville Predators
This was a very fun event. Jackalope's Barrelwalker won the hearts and minds on Saturday.

Top 15 Players Available via Free Agency | Nashville Predators
It's worth a click just for the Joel Ward picture.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigation involves Mike Richards | ESPN
Mike Richards, whose contract has been terminated by the Kings, is under investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a source told

NHL Notified About MIke Richard's Oxycodone Drama ... At Canadian Border |

Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to Blue Jackets | Second City Hockey
This one was a bit of a shocker but I think both teams did well, even if it will hurt Chicago offensively for a season or two.

Ducks stay busy, name former Adams winner MacLean assistant coach | ProHockeyTalk
"One would think MacLean’s hire is tied directly to Boudreau’s future employment. If the Ducks falter at some point next season and Boudreau is dismissed, MacLean would be an easy in-house replacement to take the reins."

Ducks Acquire Kevin Bieksa From Vancouver For 2016 2nd Round Draft Pick | Anaheim Calling
The Ducks are the suckers in the Pacific division that bit on Bieksa.

Top-10 best Kevin Bieksa moments from his Canucks career | CanucksArmy
Bieksa is a funny guy.

Sharks acquire Martin Jones from Boston | Fear The Fin
Later, the Sharks locked Jones up for three years and $9 million.

Flames sign Dougie Hamilton to six-year, $5.75 million per year deal | Matchsticks and Gasoline
Their defense could be frightening.

Wings buy out Weiss after two rocky seasons | ProHockeyTalk
Weiss two seasons in Detroit were Havlat-esque.

Finding value on the free agent market | TSN
There is epic potential for the inevitable Beleskey and Vermette overpayments.

Arizona Coyotes to move to Las Vegas under new owner | New York Post
Sin City is getting hockey, two sources close to the situation told The Post. But then...

Coyotes moving to Las Vegas? Bettman calls report ‘garbage’ | Puck Daddy
"The Post was told the story was completely untrue. They ran it anyway. The story is garbage. Team is staying put," said Bettman, via Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona.

Angela Ruggiero was a great player, perfect as a pioneering role model | Detroit Free Press
She's a gold medalist, MBA, Harvard grad, played hockey for her country more than any other American. Now, she is a Hockey Hall of Fame member.

Don Sweeney says Bruins aren’t rebuilding, defends trades | Puck Daddy
He made a good trade yesterday.