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Monday's notes: Predators prepare for some guests

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The Nashville Predators have three home games coming up this week, welcoming San Jose, Tampa Bay, and Anaheim to Bridgestone Arena. I'd be interested to hear in the comments below what you see as a reasonable expectation for this week?

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Nashville Predators News

Fried Checkin'
A new startup blog aims to cover Southern Hockey in general - head on over to take a look at what they're doing, and if you're interested in writing, they're taking applications.

The View from 111: Kick Start, or Kick in the Ass?
Last week's sensational quotes were a rarity from Barry Trotz, who usually conducts his business behind closed doors.

Preds Manage Only 52 Shots On Goal During Road Trip |
If this trend doesn't change, winning one out of three games could become the norm.

Counseling Session 1- "It's all a matter of perspective" - Predlines
A hot, steaming cup o' optimism for you to start your day.

Smashville 24/7: An idea for future Preds pre-seasons
I'm a big fan of neutral-site preseason games, and Atlanta does seem like a natural way for the Predators and Hurricanes to help keep former Thrashers fans engaged.

Inside Smashville " Predators season opener a first for student from Kurdistan
Amanda profiles an MTSU student whose family moved to this area in 1998, and now he's ready to become a citizen of Smashville.

Nashville Predators Week Preview: Week 04 (Oct. 24th – Oct. 30th) | The Predatorial
Kris sets up the coming games, and especially looks forward to Saturday vs. Anaheim.

Hockey Night in Nashville: Exciting week upcoming for Preds' fans
Robby sees opportunity in the matchups this week for the Predators to pick up some points.

Paul McCann - Sunday Stuff - Streak buster...
Paul sets up the games this week and is thankful for two points out of Calgary.

Nashville Predators learn hard lessons on Canadian road trip - The Tennessean
Can the team put the issues they struggled with last week behind them?

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

The 10 NHL stars still looking for goal No. 1 this season - Puck Daddy
Patric Hornqvist and Steve Sullivan are two of the notable names who haven't scored a goal yet.

No genuine news as Sharks get the day off, but here’s a belated look back at that 4-2 victory in Boston | Working the Corners
San Jose rolls into Nashville on the heels of a big win in Boston.

Tampa Bay Lightning Week in Review | Hockey Independent
The Lightning come to town on Thursday, so familiarize yourself with how they're doing.

A little insight into shot differential - The Dallas Morning News
The Stars are off to a great start, but the fundamentals argue against that continuing.

Tomas Vokoun off to his best start since 2005-06 season - Capitals Insider
It hasn't taken Tomas any time at all to fit in with the Capitals.

The Hazards of Confidence - Arctic Ice Hockey
So freaking true.

Using the Muscle -
Tom gives a big thumbs-up to the David Booth deal, seeing the Canucks leverage their financial muscle in a savvy fashion.

Secondary scoring still a concern for Sens - Silver Seven
Call these guys the anti-Predators.

Cox: Phaneuf gets his mojo back as Leafs thrive -
Is Dion Phaneuf finally putting it all together for the Maple Leafs?

Brett Hull trolling Sabres fans on Twitter is the best thing ever - Puck Daddy
Oh come on, just give @ZenofTerryCrisp some time...

Trailblazer Rossi to receive Lester Patrick Trophy -
This trophy is awarded annually to someone for their lifetime achievements in service of American hockey.

Mark Scheifele's first visit to the NHL... - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets sent their 18-year-old prospect back to junior hockey, a wise choice according to Gabe.

Sunday's Injury Updates - Backes, Reimer, Lundqvist... - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
Check up on the latest injury news before setting those fantasy hockey lineups this week.

Jersey Fouls: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez edition - Puck Daddy
OK, my daughter will be interested in this one...

Lowetide: Regarding Linus
Might talented winger Linus Omark hit the market for Edmonton?

NHL referees inconsistent when calling on-ice penalties -


A hockey fan's guide to Halloween costume & decoration ideas | Hockey Gear HQ
If you want to wear your hockey-loving heart on your sleeve this Halloween, we have great costume & decoration ideas to try out.