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Wednesday notes: Looking beyond the Olympic news

While the hockey world anxiously awaits the announcement of the Canadian Olympic hockey team, there's plenty of other news to keep track of as well. In case you missed the earlier news from today, Martin Erat made the Czech team, while Pekka Rinne didn't make team Finland.

After the jump, we've got some a detailed analysis of last night's game-winning goal, a sample of just how Barry Trotz motivates his coaching staff and players, an Admiral named to his AHL All-Star team, and video of the Top 10 hockey stories of the decade...

Pop Off Valve - A greasy hot tenderloin of IndyCar goodness!
First off, welcome aboard SB Nation's newest blog, which covers IndyCar racing. Mmm... greasy hot tenderloin... when I was back in Indiana over the holidays I made sure to get myself a Hoosier classic.

Predators News

Preds 101: Anatomy of a Goal: Designed Plays = Game Winning Goals
Another great breakdown of a critical play, this time the J.P. Dumont goal that won last night's game.

Sommet Center, Nashville Predators « Stadium Journey
This blog aims to provide reviews of the various sports venues around the country, and Mark from The View From 111 wrote up the Nashville hockey experience.

The View from 111: A Classy Act by a Class Act
Mark points out an episode from a recent home game that shows how Barry Trotz motivates his players and coaching staff.

AHL Names Canadian All-Stars; O'Reilly Included - Admirals Short Shifts
Way to go Cal... way to go! *clap* *clap*

What The Puck: Your Morning Jed: Edible Hockey?
Here's something you don't see every day... edible hockey players!

Around the NHL

Wilson bucking tradition - Toronto Sun
Is Ron Wilson looking to shake up the game-day routine for his Maple Leafs? This would be very interesting to see if he pulls it off (hat tip to Kukla's Korner).

Dan Bylsma is the worst coach in the NHL - PensBurgh
Ripping the guys at Puck Prospectus over a pretty lousy job criticizing the Penguins' coach.

SB Nation's Coverage of NHL Winter Classic - Stanley Cup of Chowder
SB Nation's got you covered when it comes to the Winter Classic, check out the schedule of events taking place over the next few days.

Coyotes see boost in attendance - Phoenix Business Journal:
Congratulations to the Phoenix Coyotes, making a bit of an impact at the ticket office thanks to a fine job by Dave Tippet and the players.

The Western Conference Contenders - Mile High Hockey
Joe assesses the various Western Conference team to sort out who's real and who's not. He's not very high on Nashville...

Lastly, TSN brings you the Top 10 Stories of the Decade: