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Lou, Mo, and O make the Hall: Wednesday afternoon notes

It was the ice dancing which clinched it.
It was the ice dancing which clinched it.

Our afternoon hockey notes touch on all the bases - there's an update on the Nashville Predators talks with Shea Weber (don't get your hopes up), a smattering of contract news from around the league, and three new members of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame have been announced...

Nashville Predators News

Poile had "good conversation" with Weber’s reps - Predators Insider
At the risk of repeating myself... Unfortunately, talk is cheap. World-class two-way defensemen are not.

Being a Professional Dumbass on Twitter Is Easy | VICE
Sam calls out the hockey rumor crowd for getting the Parise/Suter story so very, very wrong. SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE - don't pay attention to those charlatans, or pass along their "inside scoop" here. You only make yourself look hopelessly gullible by doing so.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

USA Hockey Hall of Fame
Lou Lamoriello, Mike Modano and Eddie Olczyk make up your 2012 Class.

Sharks extend Marc-Edouard Vlasic for 5 years, $21 million - Fear The Fin

Caps Sign Wojtek Wolski - Japers' Rink
Dang, he got Brian McGrattan money.

Derek Roy Out Until November After Shoulder Surgery - Defending Big D
Well, this is an unpleasant surprise for Stars fans.

More on the advantages of puck possession over dump and chase |
A further refinement to the argument against the dump-in.

Win a chance to go speed dating with Tyler Seguin | Backhand Shelf

Rick Nash Derby: Shockingly, he’ll only go to six teams with great centers | Puck Daddy
Can you imagine if he landed in Detroit?

The Quiet Room: McIlrath Dislocates Kneecap, Grosses Everyone Out. | Backhand Shelf

Kitchener Rangers Sue Newspaper and Writer |
Tyler takes a look at the suit by an OHL team against the University of Michigan student newspaper, over the de-commitment of a player from the Wolverines to make the jump to junior, allegedly for $200,000.

KuklasKorner : Hope Holland Wasn’t Watching
Tootoo's up to some new tricks.

Alex Semin's Backstage Rider May Be Keeping Him Out of the NHL - Lighthouse Hockey

Are top NHL Free Agents heading to the bottom of fantasy hockey lists? | Hockey Gear HQ
Minnesota Wild fans are giddy over the signing of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but in fantasy hockey terms, have these two stars marched right into quicksand?