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Will the Goose return to Nashville in 2012-2013?
Will the Goose return to Nashville in 2012-2013?

The Nashville Predators have wrapped up their activities for the 2011-2012 season, but now is the time when the front office really gets down to work. With a host of free agents potentially on the way out, and young prospects on their way up through the system, the work done over the next few weeks will go a long way towards setting the direction of the 2012-2013 team.

Follow after the jump as various articles touch on yesterday's press conference, including notes on some of the pending UFA's who have said they'd like to be back...

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Nashville Predators News

Elite Edge Hockey Showcase one month away - coaching roster growing
This annual event hosted at A-Game in Franklin provides young hockey players from around the Southeast an opportunity to receive instruction from, and display their talents for, coaches from a wide variety of junior and college programs.

Inside Smashville " Gill, Gaustad both interested in re-signing with Nashville
Two of the playoff rentals express a desire to come back, but are they affordable?

Poile and Trotz look to retain Bouillon and Gill’s veteran presence - Nashville Predators Examiner
Here's the long & short of the Preds' situation regarding the depth D pairings.

The 2-Week Waiting Game | The Predatorial
I think Kris gave himself a headache here.

Smashville 24/7 - To gain Preds’ trust, Radulov has to change
I would be very, very surprised to see him make the kinds of changes talked about here in the short-term.

Nashville Predators address team's future plans | The Tennessean
Josh Cooper hits the main points from yesterday's press conference.

Nashville Predators' Barry Trotz isn't reason team was ousted from playoffs | The Tennessean
David Climer trusts Trotz.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Ducks Coach Boudreau Signs Two-Year Extension - Anaheim Calling
It'll be interesting to see what direction this team takes over the summer under his leadership.

Coyotes and Kings use same formula for success -
These familiar foes likely won't have any tricks up their sleeve.

Why the Devils Destroyed the Flyers | Bobby Holik - Holik on Hockey
The former Devil theorizes that it was a Rodney Dangerfield kind of thing.

Paul Holmgren's season-ending press conference: Highlights and a full transcript - Broad Street Hockey
It sounds like Philadelphia is looking strongly at re-signing defenseman Matt Carle.

Brodeur is a Fraud: Understanding When to Make A Save
Breaking down what is perhaps the dumbest saying in all of hockey, the "timely save".

How do those multiple OT games affect a playoff series? - View From My Seats
Interesting stuff here about how teams bounce back from long playoff games.

Unrestricted Free Agents: The Atlantic Division - Canes Country
Out of this selection of UFA's, does anyone catch your eye?