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Being the fastest coach in NHL history to reach the 200 wins mark apparently wasn't enough to hold on to a job, as the Washington Capitals have fired Bruce Boudreau this morning and replaced him with former Caps uber-pest Dale Hunter.

That development kicks off our morning hockey notes, but there's a whole lot more inside!

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Nashville Predators News

Smashville 24/7: Around the Room: Favorite road city
Ryan takes a straw poll on the Preds' favorite destination.

The Road Streak Officially Ends, Charlotte Checks Milwaukee 3-2 | Admirals Roundtable
The Admirals had earned at least one point in 23 consecutive road games until Saturday night.

Nashville Predators forwards aren't producing - The Tennessean
Stop me if you've heard this one before...

Bouillon tweaks groin, heads home - Predators Insider
You have to wonder how much more ice time Roman Josi might pick up while The Cube recovers.

Shea Weber happy for Vandy - Predators Insider
Between the Commodores and the BC Lions, it's been a good football season for the captain.

Rinne's run of regular appearances for Predators nearing an end | Nashville City Paper
Anders Lindback has started only one game so far - does he need to get worked into the mix a bit more?

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Capitals Fire Bruce Boudreau - Japers' Rink
So much for all those official denials last night, eh? I can't help but think this is the beginning of quite a downfall for the Caps. If it's really all about Alex Ovechkin tuning out the coach, then a precedent has been set here that's going to be very difficult to reverse. How will any head coach command total respect of the team now?

Red Wings' Patrick Eaves to have surgery on fractured jaw, out 6-to-8 weeks |
After taking Roman Josi's slap shot to the side of his head, this could have been worse. Thankfully, the broken jaw appears to be the only injury here.

The Flames Finally Get Honest with Fans - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Is Calgary management setting the stage for a major rebuild?

Will Jarome Iginla get traded? That’s entirely up to him - Puck Daddy
If the Flames do decide to move their captain, his no-trade clause complicates matters.

Hiller: 'I still think I can play better' -
Nice try, Jonas, but I don't think anyone believes you're part of the problem in Anaheim.

Can We Stop With The False Equivalence? - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Following a head shot from Montreal's Max Pacioretty, Toronto columnist Damian Cox took to trolling Habs fans on Twitter.

What's Good at the Quarter Point - The Cannon
Yes, there are a few positives in Columbus, even if they're still stuck in 30th place.

Islanders be damned: Poorly-run franchise keeps sinking -
Well, so much for all that pre-season optimism on Long Island.

The reason every single NHL fan should be rejoicing - View From My Seats
Matt Reitz is really looking forward to what the new "NHL Original Productions" will come up with.

Are NHL GM’s Considering an Alternative to Shootout? | All Habs
Ah, there's nothing like speculation about changing the overtime format...

Video: Kris Letang shreds Carey Price’s goalie stick with shot - Puck Daddy
Pretty neat clip here, I can't remember seeing this before.

Canes Now - DeCock: Time for Canes to admit Kaberle mistake |

Can the Carolina Hurricanes swallow the bitter pill that would be scratching the high-priced Tomas Kaberle