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Monday afternoon notes: Preds rookies set to battle the Lightning

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Alrighty, gang, the puck drops shortly after 5:00 p.m. in Florida, although we won't have any live coverage of the game (outside of a few tweets, from what I understand).

Litter Box Cats (SB Nation's Florida Panthers blog) has the rosters for all 3 teams participating in this mini-tournament, so stop on by and say hi.

Tonight, though, the Rookie Preds will battle the Lightning, who dropped a 4-2 decision to the Kiddie Kats to start things off yesterday.

For now, follow after the jump for some afternoon hockey news...

Nashville Predators News

A Very Challenging Time - Milwaukee Admirals
The President of the Milwaukee Admirals shares his thoughts on a difficult summer for the hockey world.

PredGold: Who should wear the A?
I'm going to go with the obvious choice listed here...

Preds On The Glass: What was Barry Trotz's Defining Moment of the Predators 2010-11 Season?
It looks like Trotzy agrees with our pick for the #1 moment of the regular season...

Paul McCann - Monday Notes
Paul touched on a variety of topics today, from Drew Doughty to New Jersey to Zach Bogosian.

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to in the Nashville Predators 2011-2012 Season | The Hockey Writers
It's great to see George hop on board the Preds blogging train!

Preds On The Glass: Predators Rookie Camp Series Part One: Why the 21 Were Chosen
"There can only be 21..." let's get these guys in Highlander mode before tonight's game!

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

New York Rangers Breaking News: Ryan Callahan Named Captain - Blueshirt Banter
Oh, you lock up your young star to a long-term contract and then name him captain?

Puck Daddy chats with Zach Parise about his new contract, Devils’ chances, North Dakota dropping ‘Fighting Sioux’ and Easton skates - Puck Daddy
A little sumpin' sumpin' for all you Parise-lovers out there...

Pittsburgh's Civic Arena One Step Closer To Demolition -
Does it make sense to keep an old building around?

Reasonable Expectations: The "High End" Offense - Matchsticks and Gasoline
How much can Calgary fans rely on from Jarome Iginla still?

2011 / 2012 CBJ Stats Predictions - The Cannon
Wow, they're smoking the good stuff in Columbus. An example: the top 6 goals scorers are projected to pot 168 goals, a total only matched by Anaheim last season.