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Sunday's notes: Teemu Selanne night in Winnipeg

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Curl up for a good long bout of hockey reading this morning, as our news & notes from around the league touch on all the bases - there was a Love-In for Teemu Selanne last night in Winnipeg, a long-awaited trade which finally went through, another head coach receiving his walking papers, and a buzzer-beating goal that resulted in a surprising finish.

All that, and of course, further speculation and discussion about Philadelphia's need to trade for a big-name defenseman after losing Chris Pronger for the season. Just follow after the jump for all that and more!

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Nashville Predators News

From last night's game, here are your Corsi Numbers, and post-game audio from Barry Trotz, Shea Weber, Martin Erat, and Pekka Rinne (click each name for the MP3). As always, surf through the "More Predators Sites" box on the left-hand site of the main page here at OTF for game recaps from the other blogs around town.

Smashville 24/7: One more thing: Successful home stand completed
The Preds came into that four-game home stand with the worst home-ice record in the league, so to pull off the sweep was tremendous.

2011-2012 Regular Season - - Three Stars
After being named one of the 3 Stars of the Night last night on, Pekka Rinne now stands 3rd in the overall season rankings behind Claude Giroux and Stephen Weiss.

IceHogs Bring Admirals Back Down To Earth | Admirals Roundtable
Hey, they're the "Admirals" - can't we work in a nautical idiom?

Poile responds to rumors - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper checks in on all this Philly/Nashville trade speculation.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Crowd roars for Selanne from start to finish -
Is there a more widely respected/beloved figure in the hockey world than Teemu Selanne? Last night, the feel-good story around the league was his return to Winnipeg, where he starred as a young player.

Deal for Pronger clone expensive | Courier-Post |
Here's a column from the Flyers' perspective on their possible interest in Shea Weber or Ryan Suter.

Perspective more vital than statistics - The Province
Count the Canucks among the NHL teams which use advanced statistical analysis to help make decisions.

Martin Sacked - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Jacques Martin makes the 6th NHL head coach fired already this season.

Time To Retool? - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Sure, they dumped the coach, but are deeper changes required in Montreal?

Senators acquire Kyle Turris from Coyotes for David Rundblad and a 2nd round pick - Silver Seven
It's Ottawa which ends up with the disgruntled young forward from Phoenix, so Mark provides a thorough breakdown for Sens fans.

The Dark Blue Jacket: Craig Patrick
Columbus found a well-respected figure in Craig Patrick to advise their front office, but how quickly can his influence boost their on-ice fortunes?

Couturier taken to hospital for further evaluation -
Another accident hits Philadelphia as Flyers rookie Sean Couturier takes a puck off the noggin.

After a fun October and November, the Oilers are slipping down through the Western Conference standings.

Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic Should Be Suspended for Boarding Rinaldo | The Hockey Writers
Paging Brendan Shanahan...

Devils’ Martin Brodeur will know when it’s time to go -
Larry Brooks sees signs that this may be Martin Brodeur's final season.

The Afterburners: Jets Beat Ducks 5-3 in 'Teemu Night in Winnipeg' - Arctic Ice Hockey
They made it through the hockey game last night in Winnipeg, and the Jets sent the fans home happy.

Sharks win second straight with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers - Fear The Fin
Former Predator Ryan Jones was in the mix here, scoring a shorthanded goal and sticking himself in the face to draw a penalty on San Jose.

Detroit Red Wings Game Wrap-Up: No Quarter - Wings Win 8-2 - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings steamrolled the hapless Kings, who are still waiting for Darryl Sutter to take over behind the bench.

Canucks At Leafs Recap ; The Good Old Hockey Game (5-3W) - Nucks Misconduct
Business as usual as Vancouver topped Toronto.

Game Roy Recap: CAPITALS Visit Denver, Lose to Unknown Western Conference Team 2-1 - Mile High Hockey
The Avalanche are playing better at home of late, taking down Washington last night.

Game 32: Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets - Raw Charge
Tampa Bay simply took care of business in Columbus last night, winning 3-2.

A road win over the NHL's top team is a fine night's work for the Islanders.

Rangers Vs. Coyotes: Rangers Finish Coyotes Off With Late Goal - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers deflated the hopes of Coyotes fans in the final moments last night.

And lastly, as found at Puck Daddy, your highlight of the night was that winning goal for the Rangers, which came with just 0.1 seconds left: