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Monday's notes: The Final Cut

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Steve Sullivan's getting up to speed in Pittsburgh.
Steve Sullivan's getting up to speed in Pittsburgh.

Perhaps they should play a little Pink Floyd around Centennial Sportsplex today (where the Preds are practicing at 10:30)? The big decisions are hanging out there on those final rosters spots, so stay tuned for updates on that front as you peruse this morning's hockey notes...

Nashville Predators News

Preds On The Glass: Predators' Roster Decisions Will Be Announced Today: Who Will Remain?
Buddy rounds up Trotz's quotes regarding the contenders for NHL jobs.

Nashville’s Tootoo a changed man - National Post
With last week's visit to Winnipeg, it allowed for a lot of familiar faces to check out Tootoo 2.0.

Bi-Weekly Question: Who's Gonna Make the Roster? - Predlines
Yup, this is the question o' the day...

Nashville Predators Week Preview: Week 01 (Oct. 3rd – Oct. 9th) | The Predatorial
Kris sets the table...

Smashville 24/7: Power play builds confidence as preseason closes
Can the guys keep it up once the games really count?

Hockey Night in Nashville: 2011-2012 Western Conference Predictions
Robby take his shot at calling the Western standings.

Admirals Make First Cuts | Admirals Roundtable
Josh Shalla gets sent back to his junior team, among other cuts.

Nashville Predators face tough call on which defenseman to cut - The Tennessean
I can just see Barry Trotz doing an acne medicine commercial (trust me, read the article).

Predators hope prolific preseason has them primed for success | Nashville City Paper
Oh, if only that 7-1 record counted in the standings...

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Can't Win 'Em All: Penguins Lose to Red Wings, 3-2 - PensBurgh
Steve Sullivan has three points in his last two games for the Pens.

Sorry To Keep You Waiting - Caps 4, Hawks 1 - Second City Hockey
Scattered thoughts from Chicago's loss to Washington.

Fights (boardroom and ice) |
A demonstration of how much fighting is a sideshow within the modern NHL game.

Colorado Avalanche has lowest payroll in NHL | All Things Avalanche
Have they ever tumbled hard since those dominant teams of 10-20 years ago, or what?

NHL 2011-2012: Is Your Team Scheduled for Success? - The Hockey Writers
Examining the implications of the NHL's unbalanced schedule. blogs - O'Sullivan working hard to change perceptions
26 years old, already on his 5th NHL team... 

Are the NHL players getting Shanny's message? - Habs Eyes On The Prize
I imagine this will be a work in progress, and it will take several more big suspensions before players around the league adjust their style of play.