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Nashville Predators MSM Update, March 3 2009

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On Trade Deadline Eve, here's the word on the Preds from around the horn:

Barry Trotz talks with Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press regarding the prospects of the team both for the deadline and the Western Conference playoffs. "We're used to this, the sense of reality of fighting for a playoff spot. We're under 20 games to play now and it's a fun time of year."

The players are speaking out about the need for GM David Poile to obtain some offensive help, reports the Tennessean.

David Boclair of the Nashville City Paper highlights the week ahead in Predators action, focusing on key games against playoff rivals Edmonton and Columbus.

ESPN's Scott Burnside notices that Pekka Rinne is making a run for the Calder Trophy that most analysts had already given to Columbus' Steve Mason.

Folks in Savannah, Tennessee are upset that Charter Communications, the local cable TV company, has suddenly stopped carrying Nashville-based stations and replaced them with Memphis equivalants. "I like the Predators. I like the Titans. Memphis (stations) don't cover either one," [Hardin County Commissioner Gary] Combs said. "... You can't blame Memphis for that."