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They're short & sweet, but we've still got your morning hockey links, including David Poile's appearance on NHL Home Ice talking up the Preds for the 2011-12 NHL season...

Nashville Predators News

Preds On The Glass: POTG Wednesday Headlines, News, and Links: Are Preds in a Rookie Camp?
Buddy's got an eye on Tampa, spotting a press release which indicates the Preds and Panthers will participate in a rookie camp with the Lightning.

Hockey Night in Nashville: What are you most excited about for this season?
Robby opens the doors for a wide discussion.

Nashville Predators Preview - NHL Home Ice (mp3)
Listen in as NHL Home Ice previews the Preds, and welcomes David Poile as guest.

Around the NHL

Wife’s health scare made Penguins’ Matt Cooke a changed man - Puck Daddy
Can a tiger change his stripes?

Mark Dekanich brings top AHL goaltending experience to Columbus - The Hockey Writers
They're hoping for big things out of their new Blue Jackets backup...

Western teams confront some tough questions -
One quick question for each team in the West, including whether the Preds can build on their playoff success.

Hockey Guilty Pleasures: Jim Fox, LA Kings announcer - Puck Daddy
So... the Kings color analyst turns out to be a closet mustard fan.

Ethan Moreau signs, and he's pissed off. - Inside the Kings
Can the former Edmonton captain make a difference in L.A.? There are many reasons to doubt it.

Driving Play: Part II: The Aftermath of the Mike Richards and Jeff Carter Deals
Boy, they're putting all their eggs in Ilya Bryzgalov's basket...

Move over Gatorade, there’s a new fuel for NHL players - The Globe and Mail
Sports drinks are a big business, and hockey players are always looking for an edge. I remember back in 2002, hearing that the Red Wings used Pedialyte as their beverage of choice on the bench.

Fantasy Hockey: Top 80 Rankings for Forwards 1-20 - FakeTeams
It's time to start thinking ahead towards your fantasy hockey draft...