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NHL snapshot 20120201
NHL snapshot 20120201

Notice anything missing in that snapshot of from this morning? We witnessed one of the most remarkable comebacks of the entire NHL season last night in Minnesota, and it doesn't even get a mention on the front page of, not even in the sidebar.

I'm not prone to hyperbole, and the analytical side of my brain tells me that these Nashville Predators are due for a fall, but somehow they managed to pull off another ridiculous win.

This isn't like flipping a coin and watching it come up "Heads" over and over again. This is like flipping a coin and watching it land on its edge three times in a row. Strange things are afoot here.

When will the NHL sit up and notice? Who knows, but until then, dive in to your morning hockey notes...

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators Promotion Allows First 500 Fans To Feed Players | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
You'll enjoy this.

David Poile talks Ryan Suter situation - Predators Insider
Not much new here, although Poile has backtracked from his previous statements about being prepared to trade Suter if the situation warranted it.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Here’s the Flames’ video tribute to Brad McCrimmon
With Detroit and Calgary getting together, it made the perfect occasion to remember the longtime defenseman who perished in the Lokomotiv plane crash last fall.

Broadcaster Mocks Dion Phaneuf's Girly Voice When He Thinks He's In Commercial - Deadspin
This is really, really funny (NSFW language).

Springing Malik: The Pain Game 2011/12 - Part Four
Perhaps the pendulum has swung. Nashville shows up in here as the 3rd-healthiest team over the course of the season in this analysis, which aims to weigh the impact of injuries to various players.

Western Conference Teams Assess Needs As Trade Deadline Looms Part 1 - Puck Drunk Love
This brings up a good point about the Preds - they could use help in the faceoff circle (they're currently ranked 23rd), but I'm not sure that should be the primary trait of a trade target.

Marek Zidlicky Isn't Happy: What Do We Do With This? - Hockey Wilderness
Now that Marek Zidlicky is complaining openly about his situation, can the Wild find a productive way out of this mess?

Deep thoughts...with just an NHL stat pack and a wandering mind - The Dallas Morning News
Mike Heika had some spare time and a lot of numbers to sort through.

Hockey prodigy Oliver Wahlstrom strikes again with incredible lacrosse goal in Boston (Video) | Puck Daddy
For those of you who like mini hot dogs.

After the Break All-Stars: Koivu, Samuelsson, Sabres and More | The Hockey Writers
For you fantasy hockey managers, some tips on possible 2nd-half wonders.

Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators: Meltdown Recap - Hockey Wilderness
Behold the gnashing of teeth as Minnesota fans watched their team fumble away that 3-goal lead.

Starting Out Lukewarm: Red Wings 3 - Flames 1 - Winging It In Motown
Detroit got back to .500 on the road (14-14-0).

Hawks At Canucks Recap ; Great Game From A-Z (3-2Wo/t) - Nucks Misconduct
Vancouver and Chicago added another chapter to their growing rivalry in this spirited overtime game.

Sharks beat up Blue Jackets, win 6-0 - Fear The Fin
Does the NHL need a mercy rule?

Oilers Take An Early Lead And Hold On To Win 3-2 Over Colorado - The Copper & Blue
Maybe Edmonton doesn't want that #1 draft pick so badly after all?

Game 49: Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning - Raw Charge
Steven Stamkos netted goal #33 in overtime to win it for Tampa Bay.

The Afterburners: Jets Down Flyers 2-1 in Shootout - Arctic Ice Hockey
Jets vs. Flyers, what a high-flying affair! Whoops, it was just 2-1 with a shootout...

Islanders 5 (2 ENG), Hurricanes 2: Tavares with 4 Points, Poulin 21 Saves - Lighthouse Hockey
Don't look now, but John Tavares is now tied for 4th in NHL scoring.

Different Faces, Similar Result: Team Chara Takes Two Points From Team Alfredsson - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Boston Bruins took care of Ottawa on home ice last night.