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Today's Nashville Predators news and open discussion thread:

  • Previews of tonight's battle with Los Angeles from usPreds On The Glass, the PredatorialPredlinesHockey Night in Nashville, and the Tennessean. For an SB Nation perspective on the Kings, check out Jewels from the Crown and Battle of California.
  • In case no one told you - every game matters. [Tennessean (Mullen)]
  • Very quietly, Kevin Klein has moved up to 6th in the NHL in blocked shots. (side note: Mike Fisher leads all NHL forwards in blocks) [Tennessean (Mullen]
  • Profiling Jonathon Blum, the NHL's first ever first round pick from California. [Pasadena Star-News]
  • On Blum, his road to the NHL, and remembering his sister. [LA Times]
  • More on the success of Martin Erat, David Legwand, and Joel Ward. [Predlines]
  • Joel Ward: Swiss Army Knife? [City Paper]
  • Some Shea Weber Norris Trophy love from a major publication, including the line: "Viewed by many coaches and scouts as the most complete defenseman in the game". [Slap Shot (New York Times)
  • From the "why our captain is more awesome than yours" file. [Hockey Night in Nashville]
  • Finally, something to keep an eye on as the season wraps up - Weber has finished second in the NHL for goals by a defenseman 2 years in a row. He needs one goal to tie Minnesota's Brent Burns in second place.