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Wednesday notes: Gelinas talks about his new job, Ovechkin skates in Vegas, and the mock draft rolls on

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This morning's news ranges all over the NHL. We have some insight from Martin Gelinas about his new job with the Nashville Predators, a promotional skate in Las Vegas leading up to the NHL Awards, and a whole lot more after the jump...

Martin Gelinas' new role is off-ice for Predators - The Tennessean

John Glennon talks to Martin Gelinas about his new job as Director of Player Development with the Nashville Predators. It's a tremendously good sign to see the team invest in its own development like this, and in the salary cap era, it makes a ton of hockey sense as well.

2009 SBN NHL Mock Draft: Day 2: Atlanta goes with Evander - From The Rink

Day 2 of the big SB Nation mock draft, and three more teams have taken the floor. The Thrashers have the high pick of the hour and go with Vancouver native Evander Kane at fourth overall. Be sure to check in and vote on who the Preds should select at #11!

KuklasKorner - Ovechkin & Kesler Skate in Vegas
As a promotional event prior to the NHL Awards tomorrow in Las Vegas, Alex Ovechkin and Ryan Kesler skated outdoors in a motion-capture exercise for the NHL 2K10 video game.

Brodeur is a Fraud: Vezina '09: Why Thomas' GP Doesn't Matter

The Contrarian Goaltender digs into the issue of Games Played, which can often befuddle the traditional view of goaltending performance.

Murray says he wants fair value for Heatley - Windsor Star

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray declares that he intends to get fair hockey value back in trade for Dany Heatley. In light of his trade demand and gargantuan contract, all I can say is "Good luck with that, Bryan..."