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Nashville Predators sent out a letter to season ticket holders. The last line was "GO PERDS." And thus, a meme was born.
• We're getting to that time where veterans get training camp invites. One of those vets is Brenden Morrow, who is talking to the Carolina Hurricanes. He would join Radek Dvorak, who was officially sent an invite. [News and Observer]
• David Steckel opens up about his issues with fertility, including, "Exploratory surgery for undescended testes as a child had left him with varicocele, an abnormal enlargement of veins that can lead to fertility issues in men." [WashPost]
• After the Sochi Olympics, the KHL has plans to install an expansion team there. Heading up that franchise will be none other than the great Pavel Bure. [Ria Novosti]
• Live NHL hockey is almost here. The NHL Network will be picking up 22 preseason games beginning with Washington/Winnipeg on Sept. 14. [SB Nation]
• Handsome Patrick Sharp: all business when tossing a first pitch.
• Now with the Florida Panthers, Scott Gomez is adjusting to his new role as mentor. [Sun Sentinel]
• Busy day in Caps land as 2013 top pick Andre Burakovsky inks his entry-level deal. [Washington Post]
• New Jersey Devils head coach Peter DeBoer on his goaltending plan this season: "Those things sort themselves out. Marty’s back. Marty’s our starting goaltender and we’ve got a fantastic 1A in Cory Schneider.” [Bergen Record]
• Olli Jokinen believes he can play another five or six years in the NHL. [Winnipeg Free Press]
• The "Edmonton can't attract free agents" narrative is overrated and will change once the team starts to win. [Oilers Nation]
• What would a team of all undrafted NHL players look like? Not terrible. [NHL Numbers]
• Finally, here's Ilya Kovalchuk preparing for the KHL season. Or dancing. Or both:
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