Monday's notes: Preds react to Radulov's reported return

With word coming from more and more outlets that Alexander Radulov is indeed coming back to Nashville (and may play for the Preds as soon as Thursday at Pittsburgh), anticipation is building not only within the fan base, but within the team itself over what Rads can bring to the lineup. Now, the task falls to Barry Trotz to figure out how to integrate a world-class talent into the lineup with only 10 games left.

Follow after the jump for all the scoop!

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators' Alexander Radulov can return, report says | The Tennessean
Josh Cooper got insight from Barry Trotz on the latest Radulov developments.

Week in Review- "Desperately seeking Desperation" - Predlines
Dan looks back, looks ahead, and still sees the Central Division title as a goal.

Inside Smashville " With reports of Radulov’s return, Predators players comment on what he brings to the team
Amanda picked a good weekend to follow the Preds on the road, and was able to talk to the guys shortly after the Radulov news broke about what he can bring (back) to the team.

Fisher, Weber, Suter react to Radulov’s potential return - Predators Insider
Shea still hasn't seen the whites of those eyes.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

2012 Sports Business Awards nominees - SportsBusiness Journal
SB Nation has been nominated for Best in Digital Sports Media, the NHL is up for Sports League of the Year, and Bridgestone has been nominated for Sports Sponsor of the Year.

Does it take Different Amounts of Time to assess a Player's Talent? - Arctic Ice Hockey
Dustin Brown's ability to draw penalties? Oh, it's real.

Computers latest technology to train players' brains - NHL.com - NHL Insider
Sweeeeeeeeet.

Larry Brooks: New York Islanders have become team that doesn’t matter - NYPOST.com
Larry Brooks pretty much urinates in print on the lowly Isles.

NHL JerseyWatch 2012 - Blog - icethetics.info
A look to what's coming up with hockey jerseys next season.

Greatest Hockey Legends.com: Hockey's Toughest Players Of All Time
What, no Marek Zidlicky?

The Crash Line – Unconditional Teammates | Bobby Holik - Holik on Hockey
Holik waxes poetic about his glory days with New Jersey.

My Thoughts on Steve Mason’s Gear Issues - The Goalie Guild
Maybe the best way to boost scoring in the NHL is to mandate that all goalies use undersized equipment like Mason was? Actually, I'm pretty serious about that. They need to take a serious run at reducing the size of goalie gear (while not compromising safety, of course).

A Look at the Sharks Through the Lens of a Microscope - Fear The Fin
A deep dive into what's going on with San Jose.

The 2012 NCAA Hockey Tournament Bracket & Thoughts - Western College Hockey Blog
Now THIS is the bracket you need to focus on.

The Pro versus College Fan Experience | The Hockey Writers
If you ever have the opportunity to catch a college game, I can't recommend it enough.

Schedule Summary - Mar 19 to Mar 25 - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
Is your fantasy hockey league in playoff mode now? Better make sure you've considered the schedule and have your roster all set...

Russian Spies, They Don't Scare Me Anymore - Hawks 5, Caps 2 - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks took care of the Capitals pretty easily.

Got some jam in here: Scott Hartnell, Flyers snap another Pittsburgh win streak with 3-2 victory in OT - Broad Street Hockey
It took a former Predator to slow down the Penguins.

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