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Tuesday afternoon notes: Preds fight off Radulov distraction before facing Oilers

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Just in case you didn't see this earlier, courtesy of the visionary <a href="">OddManRush</a>.
Just in case you didn't see this earlier, courtesy of the visionary OddManRush.

Hmm... I wonder what the topic of the day might be around the Nashville Predators this afternoon.

Any guesses?

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Nashville Predators News

Debate: Happy Radulov Day! - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun share the excitement of most Preds fans.

Brylin, Button believe Radulov return will go well -
NHL veteran Sergei Brylin played against Radulov in the KHL, and has no doubt that he'll do well here.

What impact does Radulov have on the locker room? Preds talk… | Section 303
Assorted quotes from some of the players on what Rads' return will bring.

Alex Radulov's Return To Nashville Predators Is Great For Alex Radulov, Bad For NHL -
Dominik doesn't like the precedent being set by Radulov burning off the final year of his contract like this, but with a new CBA being negotiated, I think they'll address this type of situation.

Ryan Suter 'not thinking' about contract situation | The Tennessean
No news is no news for Ryan Suter...

Handicapping AHL’s Western Conference Playoff Race | Admirals Roundtable
Jason doesn't see much hope remaining for the Admirals.

Barry Trotz doesn't want any distractions heading into tonight's game:

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Graham James sentenced to two years in prison in sex assault case - The Globe and Mail

A Canucks Supporter Goes Undercover as a Lightning Fan, Part 1 " SMUG NATION
Funny stuff here as a visitor from the Great White North takes in a game in Tampa.

The Fantasy Five-Hole: Radulov's Return, Playoff Sleepers and more | The Hockey Writers
If you're in the middle of fantasy hockey playoffs, make sure to keep up with the latest developments.

Let the Patrick Roy speculation begin - The Globe and Mail
Will the Hall of Fame goalie take a leading role with the Canadiens?

Who scored hockey’s first recorded goal? | Edmonton Journal
Surprisingly, it was NOT Chris Chelios. Although he did get an assist.

Systems Analyst: Carl Hagelin discovers that patience is, in fact, a virtue | Backhand Shelf
There are times when getting On The Forecheck can get you in trouble.

Hockey All Over the 2012 Sports Emmy Nominations " Puck The Media
Bravo... bravo...

Here’s Ryan Duncan, former Hobey Baker Award winner, after taking skate to face (PHOTO) | Puck Daddy

Has TV Killed the Live Sports Experience? : Outkick The Coverage
If your view of the sports world is dominated by football, then the answer is an obvious "yes". Hockey fans would beg to differ, though.