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The talk of the NHL came late last night out of Edmonton, where Oilers center Sam Gagner tallied 8 points (4 goals & 4 assists), tying a franchise record and presumably taking himself out of any trade speculation this month. Seriously, can you see a team trading a guy after having a game like this?

Then again, this is the Oilers...

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No matter what you're looking for this month, there are some great promo codes which have been released to help you save money at select hockey sites.

Nashville Predators News

Winterhawks hockey: As a player, coach and now in retirement, Brent Peterson rolls with punches |
Petey is getting inducted into the Portland Winterhawks Hall of Fame today.

‘Partner’ on the road - Predators Insider
A Predators/Flyers game gives Scott Hartnell the chance to catch up with an old friend.

Taking Inventory At The Break | Admirals Roundtable
It sounds like Ryan is pretty blummed.

Former Admirals go viral on the internet for, well…you’ll have to watch for yourself… | hockeygalmilwaukee
I'm not sure what to think about this. Fan engagement is good, but this doesn't seem like a direction hockey should go in.

Smith reaches rookie milestone in Predators' loss to Flyers | Nashville City Paper
Well whattaya know, only Martin Erat has joined Craig Smith in the 20-assist club as a Preds rookie.

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh points out the tough circumstances Anders Lindback often finds himself in.

Nashville Predators squander momentum to Philadelphia Flyers - The Tennessean
Usually when you kill off a big penalty, your team gets a boost. Besides the mystical quality of "momentum", there's also the tangible effect of getting your better offensive players back out on the ice, while your opponent's stars take a rest. It didn't work out that way for the Preds last night.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Sam Gagner's 8-Point Game - The Copper & Blue
Unbelievable stuff here, as Gagner joins a select group which inculdes Maurice Richard, Darryl Sittler, Mario Lemieux, and some Gretzky guy. The Oilers punked Chicago 8-4, and if your recall, they also beat the Blackhawks9-2 earlier this season.

Bettman addresses clock controversy -
The Commish promises to get to the bottom of things.

Katie Baker on bad predictions, the Boston Bruins, and the week in the NHL - Grantland
There's a little bit of everything in here.

Florida Panthers Get Loan from Broward County: Michael Yormark 'Dances' Out of Comment | On Frozen Pond
A couple years ago the Predators floated the idea of converting a couple club-level sections into an ultra-luxury area, and now the Florida Panthers have been lent public money to build something similar.

Avalanche should get Chris Stewart back | All Things Avalanche
Can the Avs undo last season's big trade?

Flyers trade Kevin Marshall to Capitals for Matt Ford - Broad Street Hockey
The Trade Deadline season really gets rolling with this blockbuster of a... wait, who are these guys?

Potential goal of the year from KHL -
This has to be seen to be believed.

The 7 NHL stars that have yet to score an empty net goal (Update: Make It Six) | Puck Daddy
With Legwand usually in the mix, no wonder one of his teammates made this list.

VIDEO: Brian Burke Says There's 'A Lot Of Support' For Gay NHL Players -
Kudos to the Toronto GM here.

The Rest Of The Schedule Is Not Kind For The Blues - St. Louis Game Time
A road-heavy schedule awaits for St. Louis.

GM Steve Yzerman: Next two games key to determining Tampa Bay Lightning trade position - Tampa Bay Times
Might the Lightning join the list of sellers, if they can't make headway soon?

The importance of a fourth line - View From My Seats
Certainly the 4th line got the job done for the Preds back in Minnesota.

Wayne Train rolls through Predators as Flyers win, 4-1 - Broad Street Hockey
From the Philly perspective, they didn't really have anything to complain about last night (other than SB Nation's technical troubles).

Happy Berthdayzzi: Red Wings Win In a Shootout - Winging It In Motown
Detroit took another two points in Vancouver.

O-Doze - Avs Lose Yet Again to a NW Team, 1-0 to Minnesota - Mile High Hockey

Sharks stomp the Stars 5-2, set franchise shutout record - Fear The Fin
San Jose kept the Stars from making up ground last night.

The Afterburners: Winnipeg Weathers Storm, Defeat Lightning 2-1 in Overtime - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets are creeping closer to 8th place in the East.

New Jersey Devils Came Back to Knock Out Montreal Canadiens 5-3 - In Lou We Trust
Two goals for Zach Parise in this one.