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Tuesday's notes: Straight outta Sicamous

I wonder if Cody Franson and Shea Weber fight over who gets to ride the Zamboni when they're back home in Sicamous.
I wonder if Cody Franson and Shea Weber fight over who gets to ride the Zamboni when they're back home in Sicamous.

This morning we have more Nashville sports radio updates, a profile of Cody Franson's close ties to Shea Weber as he prepares for his season in Toronto, a light-hearted review of the winners and losers in free agency this summer, and video of the new rink system being installed at Bridgestone Arena.

So what are you waiting for? Get in there!

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Nashville Predators News

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Bloggers Breakouts 2011 - Nashville Predators - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
Thanks to the guys here for asking for my opinion on the Preds' fantasy prospects.

The Game announces ESPN affiliation |
J.R. Lind summarized some of the programming announcements made on 102.5 The Game yesterday, as they kicked off their first week on the air.

Video: New glass and boards at Bridgestone - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper posted some video showing the work involved in putting up the new glass and dashers around the rink at Bridgestone Arena.

Around the NHL

Franson a second generation rink rat - The StarPhoenix
Cody Franson's connection with Shea Weber extends to their dads, who work together at the rink in Sicamous, B.C.

Down Goes Brown: Offseason winners and losers
"Winner: Minnesota Wild - Revamped their roster by acquiring Dany Heatley and several other San Jose Sharks, whose well-known penchant for disappearing during long playoff runs is unlikely to ever be an issue in Minnesota. " - Zing!

An Ode to Daymond Langkow - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Daymond Langkow is one of those players you can't help but like, and fans in Calgary looked forward to seeing him continue his comeback from a serious neck injury.

Tomas Vokoun took less money to play with Capitals because ‘I want to enjoy hockey’ - Capitals Insider
Hmm... this story sounds different than the one we heard in July.

Burns and Vlasic will be Sharks shutdown pairing for years to come - Fear The Fin
When they're not torching opposing forwards, they'll surely put them in a pickle.

The Peerless Prognosticator: 50 Goals...Part II
Does the focus on a single great goal-scorer preclude a team from championship aspirations?

Hockey Night in Nashville: Season Preview: All-Northwest Division Team
Robby takes his divisional views up to the great Northwest this morning...

Cherry fired up about Jets - Toronto Sun
Don Cherry is intent on playing up the spectacle of Winnipeg's NHL revival.

Marginal Playoff Efficiency - The Playoffs Mean Everything - The Copper & Blue
Derek finds another way to skin this cat.