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Hands going up...
Hands going up...

There's something about a late-game comeback like last night's that just makes the world a brighter place. At the very least, it instills a lasting impression that can be called upon the next time the team is in a hole, that's for sure.

So go ahead and savor that warm, fuzzy feeling while surfing through your morning hockey notes...

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Nashville Predators News

As always, head to the "More Predators Sites" on the left-hand sidebar of the main page to surf through the Preds blogosphere for recaps of last night's game.

Post-game audio is available from Barry TrotzColin WilsonMike Fisher, and Pekka Rinne (just click each name for the MP3).

Preds On The Glass: POTG Predators Seven Stories: Survival Edition
Forget the hockey notes, Buddy's last link here is a remarkable tale.

20 Questions with Kyle Wilson - JSOnline
Taylor Beck, a sloppy dresser? 

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper notes that the penalty kill is on a tremendous roll right now.

Ward looks to continue roll in Nashville - Predators Insider
Joel Ward took the occasion of his return to Nashville to drop a little fantasy football smack talk.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Worlds make the money go around - KuklasKorner
Swedes and Finns cooperating? What is the world coming to?

NHL's Thanksgiving Day float paints inspiring picture -
I know my kids will be excited to see it...

NHL GM Meetings: Protecting goalies, Flyers’ stalling, hybrid icing - Puck Daddy
Nick Cotsonika sums up the talk in Toronto.

Hockey Canada to review shot-blocking rules after Edmonton minor hockey player Kyle Fundytus dies of injury - National Post
In the wake of the death of a 16-year-old player who caught a shot in the throat, do we need to examine the role of shot-blocking, particularly at the youth level?

Tom Renney's Forward Deployments - The Copper & Blue
Pretty, pretty stuff here.

Fight of the Year candidate with perfect prose -

Which is better here, the fight or the play-by-play? "His nose looks like a stick of butter in July." 

Report: U.S. investment company interested in MLSE - The Globe and Mail
Yeah, buy 'em up and move 'em to Kansas City! MLSE, in case you're not aware, is the parent company of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Morning Mashup: Grading the Offseason Acquisitions " Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove
Matthew Lombardi wins plaudits for perfect attendance, and Cody Franson has simply been a disappointment up there.

Jason Demers and Justin Braun give Sharks options on the bottom pairing - Fear The Fin
Defense has typically been a bit of a sore spot in San Jose, but that situation could be changing for the better.

Is there a Truly Great General Manager in the NHL? - Arctic Ice Hockey
Gabe ponders whether there's a superstar GM out there.

What does every team understand except the Islanders? - View From My Seats
What, there's just one answer???

Greatest Hockey Remembering Roger Christian
Joe pays tribute to an American hockey legend, who helped Team USA win its first Olympic gold in 1960, and whose nephew Dave played with the "Miracle On Ice" 1980 squad.

Kontinental Hockey League - Official Website - Cards will tell
Hey kids! Make sure to get your 2011-2012 KHL trading card collection!

Jets Show Off Their Skills | Illegal Curve Hockey
Events included "sweeping the puck out of your own net", and the ever-popular "broad side of the barn" shooting competition.

Video: Chris Stewart Drives Kronwall into Boards; Could Face Suspension - NHL Hot Stove
Yeah, this is going to draw a suspension, just check the video here.

And You Get a Roster Spot! And You Get a Roster Spot! - Anaheim Calling
Can the Anaheim Ducks turn things around by scouring the waiver wire?

The biggest reason for the Avs struggles | Jibblescribbits
Yeah, that trade for Semyon Varlamov is looking pretty bad right now.

Recap: Predators 3, Capitals 1 - Japers' Rink
While we were giddy, on the Washington side last night's game was an infuriating collapse.

Game 17 Recap: Jackets Outplay the Wild, Still Lose - The Cannon
Are moral victories enough? I wouldn't think so.

Bruins Topple Another Hot Team, Outlast Devils 4-3 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins have roused from their early-season slumber, and are 7-3-0 in their last 10.

Rangers Vs. Islanders: New York Rangers Win Seventh Straight On Long Island - Blueshirt Banter
Break up the New York Rangers!

Tough Start, Strong Finish: Pens Down Avs 6-3 - PensBurgh
The Penguins (yes, still without Sidney Crosby) are now tied for the top spot in the NHL.

Panthers' first line, defense roll over Stars for another road win - Litter Box Cats
Florida ripped their way through Dallas with a 6-0 stomping.

Ottawa Senators Make it Two in a Row with 3-1 Win Over Calgary Flames - Silver Seven
Craig Anderson was the hero of the night for the Sens.