Tuesday afternoon notes: Preds fight off Radulov distraction before facing Oilers

Just in case you didn't see this earlier, courtesy of the visionary OddManRush.

Hmm... I wonder what the topic of the day might be around the Nashville Predators this afternoon.

Any guesses?

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Nashville Predators News

Debate: Happy Radulov Day! - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun share the excitement of most Preds fans.

Brylin, Button believe Radulov return will go well - NHL.com
NHL veteran Sergei Brylin played against Radulov in the KHL, and has no doubt that he'll do well here.

What impact does Radulov have on the locker room? Preds talk… | Section 303
Assorted quotes from some of the players on what Rads' return will bring.

Alex Radulov's Return To Nashville Predators Is Great For Alex Radulov, Bad For NHL - SBNation.com
Dominik doesn't like the precedent being set by Radulov burning off the final year of his contract like this, but with a new CBA being negotiated, I think they'll address this type of situation.

Ryan Suter 'not thinking' about contract situation | The Tennessean
No news is no news for Ryan Suter...

Handicapping AHL’s Western Conference Playoff Race | Admirals Roundtable
Jason doesn't see much hope remaining for the Admirals.

Barry Trotz doesn't want any distractions heading into tonight's game:


Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Graham James sentenced to two years in prison in sex assault case - The Globe and Mail
Un-freaking-real.

A Canucks Supporter Goes Undercover as a Lightning Fan, Part 1 " SMUG NATION
Funny stuff here as a visitor from the Great White North takes in a game in Tampa.

The Fantasy Five-Hole: Radulov's Return, Playoff Sleepers and more | The Hockey Writers
If you're in the middle of fantasy hockey playoffs, make sure to keep up with the latest developments.

Let the Patrick Roy speculation begin - The Globe and Mail
Will the Hall of Fame goalie take a leading role with the Canadiens?

Who scored hockey’s first recorded goal? | Edmonton Journal
Surprisingly, it was NOT Chris Chelios. Although he did get an assist.

Systems Analyst: Carl Hagelin discovers that patience is, in fact, a virtue | Backhand Shelf
There are times when getting On The Forecheck can get you in trouble.

Hockey All Over the 2012 Sports Emmy Nominations " Puck The Media
Bravo... bravo...

Here’s Ryan Duncan, former Hobey Baker Award winner, after taking skate to face (PHOTO) | Puck Daddy
Yikes!

Has TV Killed the Live Sports Experience? : Outkick The Coverage
If your view of the sports world is dominated by football, then the answer is an obvious "yes". Hockey fans would beg to differ, though.

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