Thursday's notes: Preds to move beyond 17,113

It looks like they're going to have to change the sign... (photo via Paul Nicholson on Flickr)

For years, the familiar number "17,113" has been associated with a sellout at Nashville Predators games, but once some work gets done this summer, Bridgestone Arena will be able to fit a few more hockey diehards into the building.

Follow after the jump for more on that, along with the rest of your morning hockey news!

Nashville Predators News

Hockey Night in Nashville: The evolution of hockey: Nashville style
Robby traces the growth of the game over time, and points out just how crammed the rinks are these days.

Kelsey Wilson Signs With Marlies | Admirals Roundtable
The longtime Admiral signs a two-way contract with Toronto.

Bridgestone Arena to add fan zone for events - The Tennessean
Once they're done installing the Fan Zone and the new board & glass system, capacity at Bridgestone Arena will increase by about 100.

Predators, Weber prepare cases for arbitration - The Tennessean
Josh Cooper walks through how the arbitration process works, and includes a word from David Poile that if The Cube isn't ready for training camp, one of the kids will likely step in.

Around the NHL

Mike Richards still doesn't know why he was traded. Doughty, Fraser updates. - Inside the Kings
It doesn't sound like the Kings are really looking at the Shea Weber negotiations as a comparable for Drew Doughty.

Mike Richards ready for fresh start in Los Angeles - NHL.com
So here's the question - if partying got him into trouble in Philadelphia, what risk will the nightlife in Los Angeles present for Mike Richards and the Kings?

Zherdev and the season that went down in flames - Broad Street Hockey
This translated interview from Sport-Express portrays Nikolay Zherdev as frustrated over how his season went in Philadelphia. 

Stumbling On Wins – Book Review | The Hockey Writers
It's funny, I just finished reading this book myself, and was thinking of writing up a review.

Emery Coming On Try-Out - Second City Hockey
Ray Emery, who surprised the hockey world by making a comeback last season (and giving the Preds fits in the first round of the playoffs) will try and land a job with the Chicago Blackhawks this fall.

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