As the Nashville Predators hit the ice this morning (10:00-11:30 a.m. at Centennial, free & open to the public), Barry Trotz will get to work setting forward lines and D-pairings for the season opener on Saturday. It sounds so far like the top line from last year will remain intact...
Nashville Predators News
Sergei Kostitsyn returns to Nashville in time for camp - Nashville Predators Examiner
It sounds like the SK74-Fisher-Erat line will be together to start the season. It will be interesting to see how Sergei Kostitsyn (who has been playing in the KHL) will mesh with his two elder linemates, who have been working out informally for the last few months.
Preds name Erat alternate captain - Predators Insider
This sounds like a permanent deal, he's not just taking that "A" for a spin.
Predators think season will be as challenging mentally as it is physically - Nashville Predators Examiner
Any time you can work Yogi Berra into a hockey article, that's a good thing.
The Checklist for Ryan Ellis | The Predatorial
I think we all need to be patient with Ellis, who holds great potential.
Barry Trotz had mentioned that he wanted to have 8 D on hand for training camp, so here you go:
Off to Nashville!— Victor Bartley (@VicBartley8) January 14, 2013
Admirals Lose in Shootout to Rivermen, End Weekend 0-1-1-1 | Admirals Roundtable
Last night, Milwaukee skated without any players with NHL experience, thanks to the moves being made ahead of the season.
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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Ducks have stars Getzlaf and Perry in their sights - latimes.com
This season it's Anaheim's turn to cope with major stars heading towards free agency.
Chance Will Be a Powerful Contributor to the Playoff Bound - Fear The Fin
Many people hate to read this stuff. In hindsight, the winners will be credited as being more "clutch".
NHL intermissions are now one minute longer - Puck Drunk Love
I wonder if this might help with ice conditions in the 2nd & 3rd periods.
Winners and losers in NBC Sports’ 2013 NHL TV schedule | Puck Daddy
Same story, different day - the Preds will be among the least televised teams by NBC & NBC Sports.
Canes Now - Ellis signs one-year contract with Canes | newsobserver.com blogs
Alexander Semin in practice. #DanEllisProblems
Maple Leafs Sign RFA Cody Franson - Pension Plan Puppets
Will the former Preds D-man find more ice time under Randy Carlyle than he got with Ron Wilson?
Breaking down the Anthony Stewart/Kevin Westgarth trade: What did the Kings just get? - Jewels From The Crown
The Hurricanes and Kings got the trade market rolling with a minor deal.