Ta Ta, Tootoo: Monday afternoon notes

March 3, 2012: Sunrise, FL, USA; Nashville Predators right wing Jordin Tootoo (22) warms up with a puck before a game against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

After what we heard over the weekend from Brent Peterson, this comes as little surprise, but our hockey notes this afternoon start off with confirmation from Jordin Tootoo's camp (through his agent Kevin Epp, appearing on Vancouver radio) that the longtime Pred will indeed hit the open market.

Looking back on his time in Nashville, what would you consider to be his top highlights? Share your thoughts on Tootoo's time as a Predator in the comments below...

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Nashville Predators News

#MYSMASHVILLE Fan Challenge - Nashville Predators
Do you think you can come up with something snappier than "It Stays With You" or "Heroes Play Here"? Take your shot and see if you can win the big prize...

How Did My "20 Bold Predictions" Fare? A Look Back… | The Predatorial
Kris holds himself accountable.

Paul McCann - Development camp starts... UPDATE... No More Tootoo
Paul cites the four guys he's looking forward to seeing at Development Camp.

Comparing the new Predators’ arena deal versus the old one | In Session
Nate Rau compares the past and proposed financial arrangement between the team and the city.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Stage set for start of CBA talks between NHL and NHLPA - Yahoo! Sports
The Players' Association is meeting this week in Chicago to prepare for negotiations, so buckle up and prepare for a bumpy ride.

Isles Offered Entire Draft | BlueJackets Xtra
Another example of why the Blue Jackets are the laughing stock of the NHL, as Scott Howson turned down a ridiculously stacked offer for the #2 overall pick.

Down Goes Brown: Announcing "The Best of Down Goes Brown" - In bookstores this fall, available for pre-order now
Yup, you can pre-order this instant classic for delivery by Amazon (it's scheduled for an October release).

Wild Insider: Fletcher taking on the sales job of the century | StarTribune.com
Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher is (reportedly) getting ready for his run at both Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.

Fantasy Hockey: How did NHL Draft trades affect player impact for next season? | Puck Daddy
It's never to early to start looking ahead to next season's fantasy draft.

Something That Never Happened (June 19, 2006) | Backhand Shelf
E offers typically deep thoughts on how Edmonton fans have had to deal with a Game 7 Stanley Cup Final loss from six years ago.

Could we get an offer sheet in the NHL this year? - The Globe and Mail
I'm gonna stick with "no".

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