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In an email discussion this morning, one OTF reader talked about seeing the Nashville Predators play in Ottawa a few weeks ago, and how Mike Fisher received such a welcoming reaction from Senators fans (including several in Nashville jerseys with Fisher's name on the back).

My question to you this morning, is which former Pred do you think would warrant such a welcome at Bridgestone Arena? Steve Sullivan? Scott Hartnell?

Ponder that while reading your morning hockey notes...

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Nashville Predators News

HFBoards - Speculation: Radulov considering returning to NHL next season?
There he goes, setting hearts a-flutter again.

Faceoff Analysis: Predators vs. Canucks – 2-21-2012 |

Patten breaks the faceoff numbers down from last night's game in a way I haven't seen before.

Preds On The Glass: Shea Weber's beard will not return until the playoffs
You'll have to wait until April to fear the beard.

Smashville 24/7: One more thing: Wilson shows improvement
It sounds like Willy took the coach's criticism to heart.

Hal Gill makes big contribution in his first Predator home game - Nashville Predators Examiner
Last night we got to see Gill do what he does best.

Hamhuis discusses the Suter situation - Predators Insider
Insight from the Hammer on what it's like to be in the middle of a pressure-packed season, heading towards unrestricted free agency.

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper sees the Preds as having resolved their defensive issues, thanks in part to the Gill pickup.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Doesn't he understand what a distraction that will be to the Red Wings???

Post Lockout Team Save Percentages | Hockey Analysis
I know some won't like this, but I look at this graph and wonder... why are the Preds paying $7M for 7 years again?

Pizzo’s Points: I like Mike Ribeiro | Backhand Shelf
The former Canadien gave it to the fans last night in Montreal.

Uni Watch " Uni Watch DIY Project: Because Not Everyone Has Access to AutoCAD

Stu Hackel Week on Arctic Ice Hockey: Time of Possession/Attack Zone Time - "Stats the NHL Ought to Keep" - Arctic Ice Hockey
This would be a beauty to have, and it's too bad the NHL stopped tracking it.

Can Scott Howson Save His Job? - The Cannon
It's amazing that he still has one in Columbus.

Goon: It’s a long way from Slap Shot - The Globe and Mail
It looks like this doesn't get released here until March 30, but it will be interesting to see...

Now that Jamie Langenbrunner is hurt, will the Blues trade? - Puck Drunk Love
I can't imagine they'd add a major piece, but a veteran plugger might fit the bill.

Canucks Regulation Unbeaten Streak Snapped in Smashville: Recap and Chance Data | CanucksArmy
At the bottom here you'll find scoring chances from last night's game, broken down by player for For & Against.

Canucks At Predators Recap ; Meh (3-1L) - Nucks Misconduct
"The Preds deserved to win. They were the better team. Does not mean I have to like it."

Stiff Competition - Hawks 2, Scum 1 - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks have settled things down now, and are on a four-game winning streak.

Game 60 Recap: Carter and Nash Huge in Victory Over Sharks - The Cannon
So this is how Jeff Carter & Rick Nash were supposed to work together.

Game 59: Anaheim Ducks at Tampa Bay Lightning - Raw Charge
The Lightning slowed down the red-hot Ducks for a night, beating them 3-2.

Miracles Happen: The Oilers Win 6-1 In Calgary - The Copper & Blue
Edmonton got the best in this Battle of Alberta.

Czech please: Jagr's OT winner gives Flyers much-deserved win over Jets - Broad Street Hockey
James van Riemsdyk made a huge play to help get Philadelphia to overtime in the first place.

Bouncing back, Fleury and Pens take down Rangers 2-0 - PensBurgh
Sully scored on the power play for Pittsburgh.

A Monster Performance Helps New Jersey Devils Edge Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in OT - In Lou We Trust
The Devils can thank some goaltending gaffes by Toronto for their win.

Islanders vs. Sabres Recap: Sabres Keep Slim Playoff Hopes Alive With Win - Die By The Blade
Zzzz... won't these two just give up and start selling already?