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Nashville Predators MSM Update, February 27 2009

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Here's the mainstream media roundup on the Nashville Predators, for the morning of February 27, 2009:

Lane Lambert, head coach of Nashville's AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, has taken a leave of absence from the team to be with his wife, who is battling cancer (Prince George Citizen).

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Rich Peverley, who was waived by the Predators earlier this year and picked up by the Thrashers, has been able to maintain the level of production he enjoyed during his early days with his new club. After scoring the game-winner goal against Colorado earlier this week, "Pevs" has 6 goals and 13 assists in 19 games for Atlanta.

In her post-game report, Jessica Bliss of the Tennessean highlights the 47-shot effort(which tied the season high), and features some comments from Barry Trotz about Wayne Gretzky's growth as a coach; all too often, superstar players turn out to be complete busts in a coaching role.

As part of a promotion to get the word out about new exhibits opening this spring, the Nashville Zoo will have some animals on-hand for Saturday night's game against Detroit.