Tuesday afternoon notes: Scott Hartnell cleared to play after rapid heartbeat

This afternoon's hockey notes kick off with welcome news regarding former Nashville Predators forward Scott Hartnell, who experienced a rapid heartbeat recently and had to get checked out by a cardiologist. After that we have a lot more, however, including news that Columbus may compete against Nashville in more ways than one...

Nashville Predators News

Paul McCann - Ten Left for Four...
Paul makes his call as to who makes the Opening Night roster.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Reports: Hartnell cleared by cardiologist - NHL.com
Good news here...

The Dark Blue Jacket: Columbus' hockey ambitions spelled out
It looks like Columbus and Nashville will become rivals on a number of fronts, as they want to host an NHL All-Star Game, and other such events that the Preds are targeting, too.

Avery, Simmonds and why reality has conquered the rink - Puck Daddy
Harsh words have been tossed around the rink since time immemorial. Does the NHL need to change that?

Predicting the Western Conference | Hockey Analysis

David has the Preds about where I'd put them at this point... 

Making Adjustments - A Defense Without Wiz? - The Cannon
How will the Blue Jackets line 'em up?

Gabriel Landeskog moves into first line with Avalanche | All Things Avalanche — The Denver Post
The rookie's making a name for himself in Colorado.

How does Jody Shelley's suspension impact the roster? - Broad Street Hockey
Sometimes you have to really dig to get the real answer on something, and here we find out why it is that the salary of suspended players does indeed count against a team's salary cap.

Have the San Jose Sharks violated fans’ freedom of speech? - Puck Daddy
If the Preds did something like this, it would probably ruin any plans that Big Ben had to rent out belly space for ads. 

Stephen Marche: "Leafs Fan" - Pension Plan Puppets
The sport of the day is ripping a particularly lame piece over at Grantland.

Brodeur is a Fraud: The Significance of Two Vezinas
Can Tim Thomas keep it going?

Screw You, And Screw Your Man Card - Deadspin
Not really hockey related, but I'm down with this, and I don't link to Deadspin much.

The Ciskie Blog: WCHA Preseason Media Poll
The college hockey media are predicting big things for Denver this season, including a first-place finish and a Player of the Year.

The NHL's Most Interesting Name: 1940s Part II - Arctic Ice Hockey
Wow, the last one listed here is a real winner.

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