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If you're planning on watching Training Camp today, the White squad practices from 9:45-11:15 a.m., and the Silver & Blue teams will scrimmage from noon - 1:30 (rosters). Roman Josi will be held out of today's work due to a minor injury suffered yesterday.

After the jump, grab that extra cup of coffee and jump into some hockey news!

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Predators News

Nashville Predators 2010-11 season preview - Nashville Predators Examiner
Jim Diamond offers up his comprehensive look at the team, and pegs them for 2nd place in the Central.

Predators won't have to look closely to know what new captain thinks - Nashville City Paper
You wouldn't like Shea Weber when he's angry...

The Nashville Predators 2010-11 — Head Full of Doubt(ers)/Road Full of Promise " Pull My (Fang)Finger
AJ draws some musical inspiration for being optimistic about the upcoming season.

Camp Smilodon Day 2: You’ll Love The D And Stay For the O | The Hockey Writers
Jas shares impressions of yesterday's scrimmage & practice.

Trotz Happy With Players Effort At Camp - Predlines
It sounds like so far, so good from Barry Trotz. But in the next few days, hard decisions will start to be taken.

Preds On The Glass: POTG Radio Tonight with XM Fantasy Expert Rob Higgins and Preds Camp Wrap-Up
Buddy's back on the podcast tonight talking fantasy hockey.

Ryan Suter plans to lead as he was led - Nashville Predators Examiner
Between Ryan Suter, Colin Wilson, and Blake Geoffrion, the Preds have a lot of young talent with solid NHL pedigrees as well.

Confessions of a Predators Fanatic: Because I have to...
Sporting a University of Wisconsin hoodie because you're a fan of Ryan Suter and Blake Geoffrion? That's hardcore.

Ms. Cheap: Predators put their best skate forward for fans - The Tennessean
When Ms. Cheap writes about the Preds, Nashville is sure to pay attention. She did shortchange the arena by 1,000 on its capacity, however.

Nashville Predators' backup goalie keeps focus - The Tennessean
Josh Cooper highlights the goaltending battle, and brings news of a surprise winner in the "fastest skater" competition.

Nashville Predators' Matthew Lombardi is a speedster - The Tennessean
The key to Matthew Lombardi's speed is a low, crouching style of skating. My favorite guideline (one I've passed on to my son) is that your knees should be bent like you're sitting on the potty out there.

2010-11 Nashville Predators Preview: Built From Within -- NHL FanHouse
Along with providing an overview of the Preds, Adam Gretz stumbles into a tired cliche. Jim Diamond would not approve of his last sub-heading.

Around the NHL

NHL Training Camp: 15 burning questions about Western Conference - Puck Daddy
Just like the title says, an assortment of critical issues for each team.

Blues bank on playoffs in unique ticket promotion - Puck Daddy
Gutsy, or nuts? The St. Louis Blues are selling 600 season tickets with a 50/50 guarantee. Pay half now, and only pay the second half if the team clinches a playoff spot this season.

Blue Jackets Considering Souray (Puck-Rakers Blog)
This is interesting, even with a bad contract Sheldon Souray would provide a boost to an awful Columbus blueline.

The answers to the top ten questions facing the Edmonton Oilers. What say you? - Cult of Hockey
Here's the big one - can the Oilers contend for a playoff spot this year?

Team Shooting Percentage and "Shot Quality" Talent - Behind The Net
Gabe makes the case that at the team-by-team level, there isn't an appreciable difference in the ability to consistently create high-quality shots. - If the carrot doesn’t work, break out the stick
Tyler posits an interesting notion, having the Canadian government tax NHL TV revenues, and use the proceeds to subsidize arena development.

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