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Monday's notes: Preds gotta get a GooGoo

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Yes, the NHL Trade Deadline is approaching. Yes, the Predators have two premier defensemen they need to sign to contract extensions. Yes, they need to worry about keeping in the thick of the Western Conference playoff hunt.

This morning, however, our hockey notes start off with a story of far greater importance...

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Preds On The Glass: Patric Hornqvist Discusses Missing Elusive Goo-Goo Goal Against Carolina on Saturday Night
Buddy breaks down perhaps the most pressing issue facing the Predators this season - the fact that a GooGoo Goal has yet to be scored. He then goes through game-by-game to present a list of those players who have taken a shot on goal in the final minute of the second period, but have failed to deliver for sweet-starved Preds fans. By the way, I tried a Peanut Butter GooGoo at Saturday night's game, and it was a life-changing event.

Hockey Night in Nashville: Report Card: Halfway home
Robby hands out the grades. I'm guessing he'll have to pin Lindback's to his shirt in order to make sure it gets home to his parents.

The Book on the Predators - Predlines
Dan makes his call as to where this team needs help most.

Targets and Possibilities... the "what if" game - Predlines
And next, he offers up a couple candidates to fill that hole.

Smashville 24/7: Preds comment on NHLPA’s realignment decision
Ryan checked in with a few of the players on why the NHLPA poo-pooed realignment.

Paul McCann - Sunday Shots from a Needed Win
Paul shares a gallery of shots of the fans in the stands for Saturday night's win.

Engren Allows 3 Goals In The First Period, Ads Can’t Recover | Admirals Roundtable
Not a good night for Atte...

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Skepticism I |
Tyler breaks down the snake oil sales technique of

Salo reportedly has concussion; Marchand hearing Monday - TSN
The big Finn tumbled hard when Boston's Brad Marchand clipped him Saturday afternoon.

"Eliminating Concussions?": Suspension For Marchand Would Reek Of Pure Hypocrisy From The NHL | Hockey Independent
I want to believe this is satire, but this Boston homer actually sounds serious.

Tea with Ms.Conduct: Throwing my bra at Athletic Trainers - Backhand Shelf
A celebration of some of the hardest working guys in hockey.

Video - Hotstove - Hockey Night in Canada - Sports -
Saturday night's roundtable features quality insight on the whole realignment issue between the NHL and NHLPA.

Five Hundred - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Even if he ends up getting traded to a Cup contender, Calgary fans will always have Jarome Iginla's 500 goals to remember.

Shouldn't Flames’ Iginla be honoured, not traded? - The Globe and Mail
"It’s funny how nobody ever asked Béliveau at the end of his career, or Lemieux or Richard or Sakic or Yzerman, why they didn’t want to move on to greener pastures when the fortunes of their current teams fell on hard times." Well, those guys all won Stanley Cups, while Iginla has not.

Doan changes routine before first career hat trick -
It sounds like Doan had a problem with his knob...

Florida Panthers Head Into Second Half of Season ... What Went Right? What Went Wrong? | On Frozen Pond
Sure, they've lost more games than they've won, but the Panthers sit atop the Southeast thanks to a lot of overtime/shootout losses. Can they hang in there during the second half?

Schedule Summary - Jan 9 to Jan 15 - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
Before setting those fantasy hockey rosters for the week, make sure to consult the scheduling implications here.

Carter Injures Shoulder | BlueJackets Xtra
Could it get any worse in Columbus? The Blue Jackets lose Jeff Carter, probably for a while.

Pittsburgh Penguins lose Jordan Staal, James Neal for weeks; panic time? | Puck Daddy
It's going from bad to worse in Pittsburgh's sick bay.

Red Light District Hockey: Muller showing potential behind bench
So far, so good for Kirk Muller, even though the Hurricanes stink on ice.

Huge Win, Huge Two Points: Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT) - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings got away with too many men on the ice to make a defensive play which ultimately led to Pavel Datsyuk's game-winning goal.

Senators score four unanswered third period goals in 6-4 win over Flyers - Silver Seven
If they keep this up, those All-Star selections will look pretty legit.

Ducks Outgun Blue Jackets 7-4 - Anaheim Calling
Anaheim wins this battle of the basement.