Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Good time for a bad idea

It's June. People will click on a "Malkin to the Blackhawks? MY COLUMN: " story. Please stop.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

7 Critical Characteristics of the Predators 2016-17 Schedule - Nashville Predators - Features
Some of these are rather daunting.

Who will win at NHL Awards? | Tennessean
If Trotz doesn't get the Jack Adams this year...

Other NHL News & Notes

Rutherford not ruling out Fleury staying with Penguins -
The Penguins are over the salary cap. NEXT year's cap.

Salary cap for next season set at $73M - Article - TSN
There you have it. Another $3M increase.

Report: Blackhawks are ‘seriously kicking tires on Evgeni Malkin’ – ProHockeyTalk
It's June, everyone!

Los Angeles Kings forward Vincent Lecavalier officially retires | ESPN
One of the best to ever wear the Bolt.

Arizona Coyotes close to deal with Alex Goligoski: Report | Yahoo Sports
He's 30. Would you rather have Shea Weber at his price or Goligoski at $5.5M for the next 5 years?

Seven NHL storylines to watch this week - Article - TSN
None involve Nashville. And compared to some years, that's good news.

Price says he's 100 percent healthy - TSN
Until they play the Rangers.

2016 NHL free agency: The top players to sign and the ones to avoid -
We still want Okposo, right?

Sabres willing to trade 8th pick for top-end, left-shot defenseman |

Agent: Sabres on Jimmy Vesey's shortlist, but free agency likely | ESPN
"And everything that he's been through with the whole thing in Nashville would be kind of silly not to try to play it out as best as possible."

Ryan Callahan out five months after hip surgery | Tampa Bay Times
"Lightning wing Ryan Callahan was playing through an undisclosed lower body injury late in the season and throughout the playoffs.Now we know how serious it was."

Not Hockey

I just moved, and I've been without cable for a whole weekend. It's been rough. And I was expecting this to be remedied on Tuesday. But instead, the cable company cancelled my appointment because I selected an option that shouldn't have been made available to me. Then, they tried to sell me an inferior plan featuring a phone system. It was bad.

So today, I'm passing along a helpful link.

Get through to Comcast's semi-secret customer service line with one of these special cards | The Verge
I called this number, and they did a few things differently. They opened up a case, and CALLED ME BACK. This was after 2 hours of phone warfare and an annoying live chat twerp. But hey, it worked.