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I'll bet she wouldn't mind winning a <a href="">fleece hoodie</a>...
I'll bet she wouldn't mind winning a fleece hoodie...

While you're reading this morning's news, make sure you check out the OTF Facebook Contest; join the community on Facebook, and you just might win a nice warm fleece hoodie for the winter...

For now, though, follow after the jump for reaction to last night's game, one fan's account of the Cellblock 303 road trip to Atlanta, and a look at how the Nashville Predators' minor league affiliate shapes up in the world of video gaming...


The Preds' next home game is Saturday vs. Tomas Vokoun, Mike Santorelli, and the rest of the Florida Panthers so take the OtF discount and save $8-24 each on your Nashville Predators tickets. Remember, Preds tickets can make a great holiday gift, so you can also look through the schedule, and buy tickets for any other home game!

Nashville Predators News

For recaps of last night's game head to The View From 111Hockey Night In NashvillePreds On The GlassPredlines, and of course Chris' article filed here last night.

Fang Finger Fever: Roadtrip!
Josh recaps the big Cellblock 303 road trip last night. 

How Do the Virtual Milwaukee Admirals Stack Up? | Admirals Roundtable
Now this is a great example of the wondrous age we live in - a look at which Milwaukee Admirals rock (and which ones don't)  in EA Sports NHL 11.    

Kevin Klein | PredsBlog
Sam breaks out a visual aid to sum up #8's night.

New Predator line needs a name - Nashville Predators Examiner
Of the available options, I think EKG is the best bet so far.

Greetings From Smashville! Season 13, Week 9 | The Hockey Writers
Jas has had to deal with a host of troublemakers while the Preds started racking up a few wins last week.

OHL Prospects: Sunday Top 10 - Step Up (The OHL Version)
Two highly-touted Preds prospects are underwhelming so far in their junior seasons.

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh's opening words say it all: "All year, I haven't seen a locker room as down as I did tonight".

Nashville Predators end penalty killing streak - The Tennessean
It was a killer PK streak, but now it's time to start a new one.

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Around the NHL

Champions Hockey League Returns for 2011-12 - Puck Worlds
Well, this could be pretty cool... The best of the various European leagues will face off once again.

Matthew Hulsizer Meets Board of Governors, Says the Right Things - Five For Howling
By all indications, the long saga of the Phoenix Coyotes franchise sale could come to a close by the New Year.

SportsBiz - The Business of Sports Illuminated: Possible Sale of Three NHL Clubs Highlights Difference Between Rich and Poor
Another look at the haves and have-nots of the NHL. What I fail to find in any of these articles, however, is a comparison of how the situation has changed in the salary-cap era.

Motivating players in salary cap era challenging - Elliotte Friedman
Elliotte's latest "30 thoughts" column highlights how hard it is to move players these days.

Is Forechecking an Offensive or Defensive Strategy? | All Habs
A good overview of this critical aspect of the game, and inspiration for the name of this blog.

'It Will Not Happen Again' (Puck-Rakers Blog)
Not only did the Penguins stomp the Blue Jackets in Columbus, but some of their fans got to ride the Zamboni. Sacrilege!

Greatest Hockey HHOF Worthy? Bill Guerin
Upon his retirement, this is a natural question to ask of the high-scoring winger. As for me? I say no...

NHL gets the Vanity Unfair treatment in Winter Classic article - Puck Daddy
Drat! Just when the game of hockey was about to capture the imagination of the Vanity Fair readership, they go and screw it up.