Monday's news: The kids are back

At long last, training camps open this week around the NHL, and here in Nashville, the rookies report for off-ice duty today. The first open practice will be tomorrow afternoon at Centennial Sportsplex, at 1:00 p.m., before they head out for games against Florida's prospects Wednesday & Thursday. The veterans report Friday for off-ice testing, with their first practice Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m..

We've got plenty of hockey news to get you ramped up until you can get a chance to catch the Preds on the ice. Today, we've got you covered whether you're looking at Nashville's ownership, coaches, players, or prospects...

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Predators News

Brent Peterson coaches more than just hockey players - Nashville Predators Examiner
Powerful stuff here about how Brent Peterson did perhaps his most important coaching work, helping former NBA star Brian Grant learn to cope with his Parkinson's diagnosis.

An Interview With Predators Owner David Freeman | PredsBlog
Sam gets to sit down with the man who saved hockey in Nashville, and gets an intriguing update on the Brett Wilson situation, although the Canadian entrepreneur said last night on Twitter that the resolution of the Boots Del Biaggio situation has removed the obstacle to his joining the ownership group, and it's down to paperwork now.

Three Minutes With: Nashville’s leading scorer Patric Hornqvist… | Section 303
Jeremy gets a quick Q&A with Nashville's leading goal-scorer.

Three Minutes With: new Predator Jonas Andersson… | Section 303
Jeremy also speaks with the former Predators draft pick who is making his return to North America this fall.

Preds On The Glass: Business Trip Preempts POTG Radio and Weekend Wrap-Up
Buddy's on the road, so no podcast for you tonight...

Roll call " Big Kev On Hockey
A quick rundown of the roster situation heading into training camp, and some names which may well head back to Milwaukee.

Boclair: Poile has shown he's good enough but must want to do better - Nashville City Paper
David Boclair wonders just how long the Preds will continue the "make the playoffs but just for one round" routine before David Poile shuffles things up.

Nashville Predators keep draft emphasis on defense - The Tennessean
This is a oft-repeated storyline with Nashville, but one I suspect might change in the next few years, as guys like Patric Hornqvist, Colin Wilson, Blake Geoffrion and Taylor Beck a new impression.

On Nashville's forward prospects - Predators Insider
Josh then turns his attention to the forwards, and sees a lot of power but no snipers.

Around the NHL

What is the NHL Network’s Special Announcement on Wednesday? « Puck The Media
Something's coming in a couple days... we just don't know what.

New approach for young Blues - STLtoday.com
St. Louis management puts their best spin on the fact that they're expecting young players to assume key roles this season.

LA Kings Center Anze Kopitar: A Superstar In The Making? | The Hockey Writers
Anze Kopitar led the NHL in scoring during the opening weeks of last season, but can he keep up the pace this year?

Allaire’s influence paying early dividends - The Globe and Mail
Perhaps the best reason for optimism in Toronto is that they might have NHL-quality goaltending once again.

Summary: All Time Team Stats | The Hockey Writers
Did you know that the Predators have the 10th-best all-time winning percentage among NHL franchises?

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