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Tuesday afternoon notes: Rookie Camp ends tomorrow, big boys start Friday

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After earning another rookie tournament victory today over Florida (more on that later), the Nashville Predators prospects return for one last day of camp tomorrow, before the full Predators training camp opens on Friday. We've certainly had our appetites whetted with the performance of some of the guys like Craig Smith, and all eyes will be on him to see how he fares against the veterans over the next couple weeks.

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

Nashville Predators News

Paul McCann - Tuesday Randoms
Paul's ready to jump aboard the Craig Smith bandwagon - but aren't we all?

Preds On The Glass: Predators Rookie Camp Series Part Two: The Last Asset from the Lombardi - Franson Trade
Buddy profiles Robert Slaney, who appears slotted for a banger's job in Milwaukee this fall.

Smith shines against rookies - Predators Insider
David Poile offers comments on how the kids did over the last two days, including Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis, and Chet Pickard.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Landsberg: His depression and his friend, Wade Belak - TSN
TSN's Michael Landsberg shares his personal insight into depression, and his relationship with Wade Belak.

‘Superbad’ writer’s hockey comedy ‘Goon’ gets distribution deal - Puck Daddy
Um, OK.

The PTM Interview: Mike "Doc" Emrick, Part 2 " Puck The Media
"Doc" chimes in on what he's looking forward to this season, including his wonder about whether the Red Wings are still considered a contender any more.

Jay Feaster discovers Jarome Iginla’s curse is tough to break - Puck Daddy
Should Calgary have gone out and gotten a big center like Columbus did for Rick Nash?

So, Mark Dekanich, You Want To Be A Blue Jacket? - The Cannon
Dex introduces himself to the locals in Columbus.

30 Thoughts: Jets return, The unsigned 6 & hockey's tragic summer - Elliotte Friedman
Elliotte's back on the beat with a good read that touches just about every corner of the league.

Devils have time to get financial house in order - The Globe and Mail
Well, so much for all the bankruptcy noise around the Devils, at least until next summer.

Canadian plans to buy Dallas Stars: source -
Meanwhile, the talk is that the Dallas Stars will go through what looks like a pre-planned bankruptcy as part of their sale to Tom Gagliardi.

Morrow on long-running Stars' sale: "It happens when it happens" - The Dallas Morning News
The Stars players just want to see that whole drama get wrapped up.

Know Thy Enemy: San Jose Sharks - Winging It In Motown
I think we can sympathize with this Detroit-based view of the Sharks: "It's hard to objectively analyze the team that has ended your team's season 2 years in a row."