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Monday afternoon notes: Detroit's Kronwall signs 7-year extension, and "Tootoo on 2" debuts

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Your afternoon hockey notes start off with news that the Detroit Red Wings have locked up big-hitting defenseman Nicklas Kronwall on a long-term contract. We've also got more players moving up and down through Nashville's development system, a deep dive on how NHL realignment discussions are progressing, and last night's debut of the new segment on WKRN Sports Extra, "Tootoo on 2"...

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Nashville Predators News

A look at Nashville after 10 games - The Hockey Writers
Josh Farrar walks through the ups and downs we've seen so far.

Thang set for NHL debut tonight - JSOnline
Koach Kirk says good things about Thang.

Smashville 24/7: Around the Room: Movember
Handicapping next month's facial hair race...

Predators ready for tougher Hawks - Predators Insider
Barry Trotz sounds impressed by the beefier, tougher Blackhawks lineup he'll face tonight.

Champagne And Ryan Swap Spots | Admirals Roundtable
Is the Champagne getting flat? Joel heads down to Cincinnati...

For those of you who may have missed it last night, here the segment which aired on WKRN with Jordin Tootoo, apparently the first installment of a new series:

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Realignment plus 30 Thoughts | Hockey | CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman breaks down the process by which Commissioner Bettman can achieve divisional realignment. It ain't perty.

Kronwalling for 7 more years - Winging It In Motown
More than $33 million for 7 years? Nice work if you can get it.

Ilya Bryzgalov, the Flyers and the Philly media - Broad Street Hockey
As if Bryzgalov's time in Philly isn't already off to a shaky start on the ice, now there's a media kerfuffle to throw in, too.

Ahead of schedule, Vancouver announces 163 charges to rioters - Puck Daddy
Ahead? Wow, Dudley Do-Right's a real slacker, ain't he?

Channels and Celebrities: Say Hello to the New YouTube - Mashable
YouTube is launching new premium web video channels, with SB Nation being one of their new partners. I have no idea what that means for us here.

Sweden's new-look hockey model paying dividends -
Sweden has really taken a step forward as a hockey power over the last 20 years.

It’s Halloween, So Let’s Rank Hockey’s Top 5 Scariest Hitters - Backhand Shelf
An entertaining way to work in the holiday angle.

AC's Movember Rain Contest - Anaheim Calling
Growing a 'stache for Movember? Check out this contest the ladies at Anaheim Calling are running...