Here is a statement from NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, putting to rest any speculation on this:
"We are not aware of any defects relating to Qualifying Offers tendered by the Nashville Predators to certain of the team's Players as several media outlets are reporting. Those Players having timely received Qualifying Offers will be Restricted Free Agents as of July 1, and both the Players and the team will be accorded the various rights and benefits of Restricted Free Agency as are set forth in CBA."
fine. lets all come back here in a few days for a crow eating party. we will see who is serving and who is consuming
What do you have to go on, though? I'm not sure if you were around HF at the time, but I clearly remember the majority of Blackhawks fans making similar type statements, not to mention the team and media. It just didn't even seem possible. So far, this looks EXACTLY like that situation.
I'm not jumping off the bridge about it, but it merits conversation. You can't just say, "I'm sure it's fine" and close the thread.