This may be a slow week leading into Christmas, but there's still plenty of interest going on around the NHL. We've got another suspension being handed down by Brendan Shanahan, an ex-player casting covetous eyes on a head coaching gig, a look at how Nashville Predators games are once again down-to-the-wire affairs, and a thorough examination of the issues surrounding Bridgestone Arena as it reaches its 15th anniversary...
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Nashville Predators News
One story you can follow online is the Preds' annual father's road trip - just check the Twitter accounts for Jordin Tootoo, Mike Fisher, Jonathon Blum, and the other players as they enjoy this Washington roadie with their dads.
Inside Smashville - Predators return to winning one-goal games
Every game's a nail-biter for Preds fans these days.
Paul McCann - Five Game Win Streak and the Unease Surrounding It
Paul sees the dissatisfaction within the Preds' locker room as a positive sign for the road ahead.
The arena at 15 — how Phil Bredesen’s gamble on downtown paid off | Nashville City Paper
J.R. runs through the number of ways in which Bridgestone Arena has transformed downtown Nashville, and the issues on the table as the city prepares to negotiate a new financial arrangement with the Predators.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Roy would listen to offers from Avalanche | All Things Avalanche — The Denver Post
To me, it's pretty bush-league of Patrick Roy to mention that he'd listen to an offer from Colorado while Joe Sacco is still the coach there.
Milan Lucic suspended one game for hit on Zac Rinaldo - Broad Street Hockey
The Bruins' bruiser got a one-game sit down for smashing Rinaldo into the glass on Saturday.
Puck Daddy Reader Art Gallery 1: NHL Holiday Ornament - Puck Daddy
Some holiday silliness for you.
Chris Mason is about to wear the coolest pads in NHL goaltending history - Backhand Shelf
Kudos to Chris Mason for pushing the envelope here!
2012 World Juniors Preview: Team Denmark - Puck Worlds
Bruce launches a series of World Junior previews with the great Danes.
Here’s an Apparent Leak of the New NHL Network Logo " Puck The Media
This is a leak, so make sure to destroy your computer monitor after viewing it.
Diagnosis incomplete, but "stupid fluke" will sideline Havlat on Wednesday — and Boyle’s foot injury | Working the Corners
Martin Havlat actually injured himself hopping over the boards Saturday night.
Montreal Should Always Hire a Bilingual Head Coach - Backhand Shelf
Most of us don't get it, but there's a good reason for the insistence on French-speaking coaches in Montreal.
Why The Panthers Will Make A Playoff Run...And The Lightning Won't - SB Nation Tampa Bay
A little intra-Florida NHL smack talk.