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Friday's notes: Is Barry Trotz going to be a Jack Adams finalist again?

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While combing through your Friday morning hockey notes, I've got two radio segments to share with you, courtesy of the folks at 102.5 The Game. First up, Kevin Allen talks about the state of the trade market, and the impression he gets of the Preds' chances to retain Ryan Suter & Shea Weber:

Kevin Allen on 1025 2012-01-19 (mp3)

Next up, Sergei Kostitsyn and Roman Josi share post-game thoughts last night with Willy Daunic and Tom Callahan:

Roman Josi and Sergei Kostitsyn on 1025 2012-01-19 (mp3)

So listen in to those while you dive in to a healthy portion of late-morning hockey bites, including the question of whether Barry Trotz might earn his 3rd straight trip to Las Vegas as a finalist for the Jack Adams Award...

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Nashville Predators News

Jack Adams Award 2012: 5 Coaches That Should Be In the Running For This Year's Merit | The Hockey Writers
Should Barry Trotz start to work his way into these conversations?

Pizzo’s Points: Nashville making something out of nothing (again) - Backhand Shelf
Well there you go...

Gut Rumblings, What a Year (Thank you part II)
Big Ben marks a year of his belly-painting contributions to the game night experience in Smashville.

NHL players vote Bruins D Zdeno Chara as the league’s hardest hitter " Inside Sports Illustrated
Here's the survey folks have been talking about the last couple days, which lists Jordin Tootoo as the NHL's 2nd hardest hitter.

Mueller Scores On Penalty Shot In OT | Admirals Roundtable
Chris Mueller's been a demon for the Admirals since returning to Milwaukee.

The Hippodrome: Bob Mueller, Sports Puppetmaster | Pith in the Wind
J.R. exposes the man who apparently controls all things sports-related in Nashville.

Injury may cost Suter spot in All-Star Game - The Tennessean
While appearing in the event would be cool, Suter needs to prepare for the stretch run.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Trade rumblings: With demand peaking, which forwards are available? - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Yup, pretty much everyone is after what the Preds are looking for.

Kovalchuk changing perception with two-way play -
Who'da thunk it?

10 Things Every Hockey Fan Needs to Know About the NHL's 50-Goal Scorers | The Hockey Writers
Fun facts about the hallowed milestone.

The minor altercation of Alberta - The Globe and Mail
Calgary and Edmonton now means a matchup of 3 Wolverines against 3 Spartans.

Question of the week: An option for a penalty shot? - Raw Charge
Here's an interesting idea, but I can't imagine too many teams would opt for the power play.

Watch Evgeny Kuznetsov row his kayak to center ice during goal celebration in KHL (Video) | Puck Daddy
More KHL wackiness.

VIDEO: "Don’t [bleeping] touch [John Tavares]" Discretion Advised (NSFW) |
That's the way to stick up for your star...

In its latest loss, the Wild hits another crummy low in hockey's Mecca |
It's getting ugly in Minnesota.

Henrik Tallinder to miss 6-8 weeks -
The Devils will go without a key piece of their blueline.

Breaking News: Martinek Shut Down, Lebda Signed - The Cannon
As reported last night during the game, the Blue Jackets' Radek Martinek is out for the rest of the season, and they've signed Brett Lebda to help fill in.

Bruce Boudreau on end of tenure with Capitals: ‘I wasn’t doing what I believed was the right thing’ - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
I'm telling you, the reaction in Washington to their playoff series lost against Montreal in 2010 was the beginning of a long, downward spiral. They had a good model in place and turned it on its head.

Game 46 Recap: Jackets Get Rinne'd - The Cannon
From the Columbus side, they were frustrated to see the shot totals pile up, for naught.

You Spin Me Right Round: Wings 3 - Coyotes 2 (Wings win Thumb War) - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings took a shootout decision in Phoenix.

Jaroslav Halak Says No - St. Louis Game Time
Halak celebrated Brian Elliott's contract extension by pitching a shutout of his own for the Blues.

Evgeni State of Mind- Malkin, Fleury and the Pens roll past Rangers 4-1 - PensBurgh
The Penguins have now won four straight thanks to Evgeni Malkin's heroics.

The Afterburners: Jets Stick It To The Sabres - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets were the latest team to take advantage of the sinking Sabres.

Anderson makes 36 saves as Senators beat Sharks 4-1 - Silver Seven
Didn't anyone tell the Senators they're not supposed to be this good?

Bruins Finish Strong And Down Devils - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Just another night at the office for the Bruins, who took a win at New Jersey.

Plus/Minus - Islanders 4 (EN), Flyers 1: Monkey is Dead - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders earned a rare victory over Philadelphia.