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Tuesday afternoon notes: The sun'll come out tomorrow

Well, at least that's the forecast!

Follow after the jump for some afternoon hockey notes, which includes a sneak peak at new Ottawa Senators uniforms, reaction to the developments on Long Island, and a nasty Suter shot...

Nashville Predators News

Josh Cooper on Thom Abraham Show 20110802 (mp3)

The Tennessean's beat writer is all the rage on the radio waves today, providing reaction to the latest developments on the Shea Weber front.

Preds prospect Miikka Salomaki to play for Finland in Lake Placid… | Section 303
Jeremy brings a little ray of sunshine on an otherwise gloomy day of Preds talk.

Arbitration hearing not a good sign for Shea Weber, Nashville Predators - Sporting News
This is another basic review of the situation, but the picture that goes along with this piece is hilarious.

Weber, Predators heading down rocky road - FS TN
How much did the agent switch play into Shea Weber ending up in arbitration? Who knows, but the stakes for Titan Sports Management are huge here.

Around the NHL

Hockey Guilty Pleasures: Paul Kukla of Kukla’s Korner - Puck Daddy
Paul heaps the hate on Martin Erat for the infamous Game 5 meltdown vs. Chicago in Game 5 of the 2010 playoffs, but we know there were a lot of responsible parties there.

First Look: Senators Heritage Jersey -
Is this a preview of the new jerseys which will help Ottawa celebrate their 20th season?

After voter rejection, Islanders to Brooklyn noise pollution - Puck Daddy
Will "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" be the Islanders new theme song? 

The New York The Islanders Are Important To The NHL - Houses of the Hockey
Are they really? I can see thinking there's opportunity to be made in the New York market, but if Charles Wang's patience gets exhausted, I couldn't blame him for examining relocation opportunities.

Brent Burns five year contract extension secures San Jose's future on the blueline - Fear The Fin
Has the addition of Brent Burns addressed the longstanding weakness in the Sharks' lineup?

The JMFJ Effect - Battle of California
A determined look at whether or not Jack Johnson is actually a capable defender.

The Sheet: Chelios best U.S. player ever? -
Among other items, Jeff Marek shares a Gary Suter cheapshot that has to be seen to be believed.