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Monday's notes: Calling all EuroPred fans

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Today's hockey notes begin with a call to action for those of you who follow the Nashville Predators from Europe. I know you're out there, as this morning we've already had visitors from Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, Latvia, and Croatia. Follow along, then, as an author is searching for fellow NHL fans who don't let a silly thing like the Atlantic Ocean come between them and their favorite NHL team...

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Nashville Predators News

My NHL Team My Passion - A new book to explore the relationship that European based ice hockey fans have with ‘their’ team.
Are you a hockey fan in Europe who follows the Preds? The author here is looking to bring together input from fans of every team in the league, so take a look and consider making a contribution.

Hockey Night in Nashville: Erat's puck possession critical for Preds offense
There's a purpose behind those spins in the offensive zone, you know.

Smashville 24/7: Smashville On The Glass - Alexander Radulov returning?
Ryan & Buddy talked with Dmitri Chesnokov to get a better handle on media reports coming out of Russia.

Swede Emotion: Hornqvist Gets First Ever Red Wings Tally |
Given the likelihood of meeting Detroit in the playoffs, it had better be the first of many.

Week In Review- Optimism Found - Predlines
Dan's pretty fired up about how the Preds made it through last week.

Puustinen done for the year - JSOnline
A shot block led to an injured right foot for Juuso Puustinen.

Bad Weekend | Admirals Roundtable
Bad... or has it gone from bad to worse for the Admirals?

Nashville Predators take backseat to college basketball at Bridgestone Arena | The Tennessean
It's like the CMA's, only in March.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Spector on NHL: The future of the game -
Mark Spector sets the tone for the GM meetings going on in Florida.

Eating salaries: Should NHL teams be allowed to share bad contracts to create more trades? | Puck Daddy
I'm down with something like this, as it would help keep talent at the NHL level and potentially help lubricate the trade market.

Due diligence tripping up Phoenix Coyotes sale? - Phoenix Business Journal
This really doesn't sound good - when potential investors actually get to the see the financial details for the Coyotes, they quickly get cold feet.

Even After His Passing, NHL Appears to Turn It's Back on Herb Carnegie - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Meet the guy who could have been Willie O'Ree.

Halak Put Da Team On His Back, Blues Beat Blue Jackets - St. Louis Game Time
A 5-game winning streak has St. Louis leaving the rest of the West in the dust.

Game 69 Recap: Another Rollercoaster, Flames Beat Wild - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The Flames beat Minnesota to stay a whisker ahead of Los Angeles for 8th.

Recap: Caps 2, Leafs 0 - Japers' Rink
Washington is the latest team to reap the benefits of Toronto's plummeting fortunes.

Nine is better than eight- Neal, Malkin help Pens thump Bruins 5-2 - PensBurgh
The Penguins are red-hot, extending their winning streak to nine by topping the defending Stanley Cup champs.

Rangers Vs. Islanders: Marian Gaborik's Overtime Winner Puts Rangers Past Islanders - Blueshirt Banter
Even with Pittsburgh's surge, the Rangers hold a 4-point advantage in the Atlantic.

Theodore Rewarded with Shutout as Panthers Hang on to Defeat Hurricanes 2-0 - Litter Box Cats
Florida defended home ice to maintain their lead in the Southeast Division.