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A Nashville Predator on Saturday Night Live? Tuesday's notes

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Preds fans are always keeping an eye out for members of the team getting a piece of the national spotlight, so while we await the announcement of the NHL All-Star rosters later today, let's celebrate someone else who gets their shot at The Big Time.

This week's edition of Saturday Night Live will feature musical guest Cee Lo Green, and among others performing onstage will be Predators Dancer Tandra Caldwell, according to a tweet from Xcel Talent Agency. Congratulations to Tandra, and here's to hoping that maybe she can bring these guys back to work the visitors' penalty box at Bridgestone Arena:

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The Minnesota Wild play the Predators tonight at Bridgestone Arena, while the Chicago Blackhawks come in on Saturday. Save a few bucks and use our discount code for cheap Nashville Predators tickets to these, or any other home game.

Nashville Predators News

Preds On The Glass: Predators Face Wild tonight and Tuesday Tidbits
Buddy, the social media maven of the Predators blogosphere, has all your Japanese Facebooking news for you, in addition to the hockey talk.

Preview #42: The Wild Visit Nashville For First Of Two Visits This Season - Predlines
When streaking teams collide....

Colin Wilson Stepping Up | The Checking Line
Greg celebrates the major contributions that Colin Wilson has been making lately.

Assessing the First Half | Hockey Independent
David hands out credits and demerits for how the team has done so far.

Milwaukee Monday: Admirals Sweep Homestand | Section 303
Fire up a bratwurst and celebrate Milwaukee Monday with Patten.

Bridgestone Arena Ranks 6th In U.S. Concert Attendance - Nashville Predators
2010 was a banner year for the arena, cracking the Top 10 in attendance for the first time.

Nashville Predators rise as defense bears down - The Tennessean
Despite the recent offensive outburst, it's team defense and goaltending which are carrying the day.

Predators watch Western Conference standings change at dizzying rate | Nashville City Paper
Cue the "Wild, Wild West" reference...

Around the NHL

NHL goalies are getting bigger and bigger - The Globe and Mail
James Mirtle looks at the NHL trend towards larger goaltenders, which has the Nashville Predators leading the way.

Play Money | Learning To Live the Rich Life One Day At A Time
Michelle Kenneth launches an interesting new venture, focusing on the difficulties that many pro athletes have when it comes to money.

2008 Draft - Forwards and NHLE - The Copper & Blue
We already know that Colin Wilson is coming along, but Craig Smith is another Preds prospect tearing it up, with the University of Wisconsin.

Gary Bettman displays an emotional disconnect from NHL fans -
Successful businessman on behalf of the league? Sure. "Man of the people"? Not exactly.

Concussion doctor weighs in on Crosby debate - Elliotte Friedman
Elliotte shares a number of anecdotes from the filming of his feature on Detroit coach Mike Babcock among his "30 Thoughts".

Down Goes Brown: The NHL's standard test for diagnosing concussions
Finally... the secrets are revealed!

The League of Extraordinary Statisticians: The Defensive Forward - Behind The Net
Pondering the nature of the modern checker.