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Attention, Nashville area parents! This morning, registration opens for the Nashville Predators' GOAL program, which gives kids ages 4-7 the chance to try out the game FOR FREE, during a week of on-ice instruction that includes equipment, skates, the whole enchilada. You simply sign up, head down ahead of time to get sized up the equipment you'll borrow for the week, and enjoy. Head over quick, as space is limited!

After the jump we've got your morning hockey news, which includes some rumors surrounding the Preds, and a vicious video takedown of hockey's most notorious rumor-monger...

Predators News

Best Buddies of Tennessee 5K set for Saturday - Nashville Predators Examiner
Get out and run or walk to support Best Buddies, and join Barry Trotz in the cause to help support people with developmental disabilities.

Thinking About Hockey At The Titans Game | PredsBlog
I imagine Sam wasn't the only one doing this last night.

Preds On The Glass: POTG Radio Podcast with Joe Yerdon and Tuesday Tidbits
Buddy and his guest broke BlogTalkRadio with their podcast last night...

Paul McCann - Random Notes for a Late Summer Tuesday
The rumor mill is churning...

2010 Nashville Predators Zoo Day -
The Preds are going to be out at the zoo this Sunday from 1:00-5:00...

Around the NHL

Bloge Salming: Return Of The Hack
A spectacular new video... if you're familiar with the Eklund/Kukla dispute from a few years ago there's a good zinger towards the end.

Puck Worlds' Bruce Peter talks international hockey - From The Rink
You'll be surprised at just how much the NHL and KHL have in common!

KHL looks to co-opt NHL’s business model - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek reports on the competitive aspect of the KHL vs. the NHL, which hangs like a shadow over the World Hockey Summit.

Bad news from Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall: his knee's still sore |
Detroit fans have reason to be concerned... very concerned.

Rolling newsletter: What's up with the free agents? - The Dallas Morning News
See, Nashville's not alone in taking a while to sign key restricted free agents.

Oilers Still Have Issues To Address - KuklasKorner
Paul Kukla wins the "Understatement of 2010" Award...

Get To Know An SB Nation Site - On The Forecheck - Die By The Blade
Just as Anthony asked a Buffalo blogger what's up with the Sabres, I reciprocated over there.

Thrashers Re-sign Bryan Little - Bird Watchers Anonymous
Another young offensive forward signs, this time for 3 years, $7.15 million. Will this provide another benchmark for the Patric Hornqvist negotiations?

What happened to the Rangers' shooting? - Blueshirt Banter
An interesting analysis regarding shot totals and shooting percentage that I should probably look into regarding Nashville.

Islanders Forward Payroll: Living cheaply - for now - Lighthouse Hockey
It's hard to be optimistic about the Islanders' future when you look at that gang of forwards.

Should the Hurricanes Re-Sign Scott Walker? - Canes Country
Could the All-Time Nashville Predator find himself on the outs in Carolina?

Inaugural Brendan Burke Internship awarded -
How about this? A new internship with USA Hockey named for the late son of Toronto GM Brian Burke goes to Cole Burkhalter, a Tennessee grad who has coached kids in Knoxville for several years.

The Hockey News: Coaching, not shootouts, is the NHL's greatest evil
Adam Proteau appears to be quite happy with shootouts, and blames conservative strategy for an overabundance of them. Coaches are simply following the system given to them, knowing that the coach rarely take much heat for a shootout loss.

City of Philadelphia charging bloggers hundreds, robbing citizens of opportunity - Broad Street Hockey
Wow, just... wow.

Interview with Jim Bankoff, CEO of -
Our Fearless Leader lets you know where SB Nation has come from, and where's it's headed. Good stuff here as to how this whole thing works.

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