Alright, dear readers, it's time to put you folks to work. Let's have a joke contest this morning. Reply in the comments below, for your chance at winning the admiration of your fellow hockey fans. Here's your setup:
Thanks to action around the Western Conference last night, the Nashville Predators have fallen back to 10th place in the standings again. When it comes to playoff position, the Preds have been in and out lately more often than... (insert your joke here).
While you're thinking, follow after the jump for your morning hockey news.
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Nashville Predators News
Howie Morenz, Bernie, Danny and Blake Geoffrion - Long Bloodlines in Pro Sports - Photos - SI.com
A cool slideshow which features Blake Geoffrion among a bunch of strong sports families. I had forgotten about the Pettys, who can also boast four generations of pros in auto racing.
OHL Top Performers of the Month for February - OHL Network
Ryan Ellis continues his dominating performance this year, leading the OHL in scoring during the month of February, with 27 points in 13 games. Remember, he's a defenseman.
Hockey Night in Nashville: Possible Round 1 Matchups
Robby opens up a good question - which team would you prefer the Preds face in the playoffs?
Dekanich, New Guys Lead Ads Past Wolves | Admirals Roundtable
It sounds like Patrick Coulombe is really charging up the Milwaukee attack (get it?).
Curling anyone? - Predators Insider
The team went curling on their day off, and we also get reports that Jerred Smithson and Cody Franson are fine.
Preds' Fisher has winning attitude - The Tennessean
Josh Cooper writes that the new guy is fitting in just fine.
Around the NHL
Observations from a 4-3 OT loss - The Dallas Morning News
Were the Stars too comfortable with earning a loser point last night against Anaheim? Overall, the out-of-town scoreboard couldn't have worked out much worse for the Preds last night.
San Jose Sharks' 'Heater' may be warming to occasion - San Jose Mercury News
The Sharks haven't exactly been lighting up the scoreboard this year, and part of that is due to an off year for Dany Heatley.
Johnson filling key role for Hawks - NHL.com
The brother of former Preds captain Greg Johnson has established himself as an important part of the Blackhawks' surge through the standings.
Bourne Blog: Why hockey players ain't got time to bleed - Puck Daddy
The latest "he's a hockey player" moment came the other night when Willie MItchell took over 50 stitches from a puck to the face and returned to action ASAP. How does this attitude fit in with the growing awareness around concussions, however?
The Devil Runs For Free - Ice The Office
The New Jersey Devils launched an initiative to interact with fans via social media, by using volunteers to do the work for them. Is that the proper way to do it, or should they pony up and pay folks to do it?