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Tuesday afternoon notes: Trophy Talk

With only a few days remaining in the 2011-2012 regular season, talk is building about potential honorees at the NHL Awards in June. Our around-the-league notes kick off with a few articles on various trophies, while here in Nashville, attention turns towards tonight's matchup with Minnesota...

Nashville Predators News

Smashville 24/7 - Wilson: ‘I’m doing whatever I can to get back out there’
It sounds like Colin Wilson has received the message from Barry Trotz and is doing what he can, but will that be enough to crack the lineup ahead of some of the other guys?

Lindback to start at home - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper drops some knowledge on us, definitively.

Central: Predators' power play key to success - Hockey's Future
There's little to argue with here.

AHL Doles out Suspensions to Latta and Smith; Pickard Joins Preds | Admirals Roundtable

Considering the wide-spread chaos in Sunday's bench-clearing brawl, I'd say most guys got off pretty light here.

Here's the video of Barry Trotz's media scrum following the morning skate:

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Loui Eriksson’s probably going to win Lady Byng, but Brian Campbell could make history | Puck Daddy
Come on, Kevin Klein only has 4 PIM's - why not him?

Vezina: Quick gets our nod in a photo finish -
Pekka doesn't make their finalist cut here, and you could make a case for Brian Elliott getting overlooked, too. Goaltending performances are getting ridiculous these days.

Norris: Karlsson's numbers simply eye-catching -
The Professional Hockey Writers Association votes on the Norris, but the guys at are ready to hand it to Ottawa's Erik Karlsson.

Ten (Other) Games The Caps Might Regret Having Lost - Japers' Rink
The Predators' comeback victory over Washington back in November still sticks in the Caps' craw.

Ducks Gameday -- Our feedback is requested! - Battle of California
Come for the hockey, stay for the science.

Mike Milbury apologizes to Penguins, fans for Sidney Crosby comments | Puck Daddy
...after pulling his foot out of his mouth first.

An Oklahoman in the NHL: Matt Donovan Ready for Historic Debut - Lighthouse Hockey
Who knew they grew hockey players in Oklahoma?

Systems Analyst: Where’s missing wide on a rush and non-commital pressure kill the Oilers | Backhand Shelf
Firing a shot wide at the end of a rush is a great way to gift-wrap an odd-man situation for your opponent.

The Curious Case of Tobias Enstrom | Illegal Curve Hockey
Is the undersized defenseman set to be a long-term fixture in Winnipeg?

Waddell Wins! Waddell Wins! Waddell Wins! - The Copper & Blue
Don Waddell is crowned the Best of the Worst.