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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 09:  Fans gather outside the Bridgestone Arena before the game between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators on October 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 09: Fans gather outside the Bridgestone Arena before the game between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators on October 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Last night's post tying the TV show Restaurant Impossible to the Nashville Predators got me thinking - what other reality TV personalities might lend a hand around Smashville? They probably don't need any home-makeover types, as one item I think we can all agree on is that the team has done some pretty wonderful things with Bridgestone Arena over the last couple seasons. So... the Bachelorette, perhaps, to entice top free agents? They've already got the Food Network tie-in with some of the concession stands, but would a Guy Fieri or Adam Richman take things to another level?

Chime in with your suggestions while reading this morning's hockey notes...

Nashville Predators News

O Captain, Our Captain? The Decisions of Signing Shea Weber | ladypreds
See, the ladies agree with me.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Theo Fleury is now a country singer, apparently | Backhand Shelf
Hmm...

Dallas Stars Feel Derek Roy Surgery Best Long-Term Option For Player & Team - Defending Big D
So here's the scoop on yesterday's surprising news.

Panthers reportedly sign F Peter Mueller to 1-year, $1.75M contract - Litter Box Cats
A bit of a gamble here, but an affordable one.

Ralph Krueger expects Nail Yakupov to make the Edmonton Oilers out of camp, and immediately help the power play | Edmonton Journal
That is the exciting thing about those 1st overall picks, they're often ready to contribute right away.

I'd make great backup for Canucks' Cory Schneider, says UFA Dan Ellis - TheProvince.com
Dan Ellis is standing by the highway, holding a sign saying "Will Butterfly For Food".

Mask Musings : Luongo And Winding Road - Nucks Misconduct
It is remarkable how Roberto Luongo is angling for a trade out of Vancouver, without any apparent ill will towards either the team or Corey Schneider.

Brad Boyes vs. PA Parenteau: Why Boyes Is Going To Be The Better Islanders Winger | Hockey Independent
An optimistic assessment for Islanders fans.

The Hall of Fame and Claude Lemieux | Bobby Holik - Holik on Hockey
I can't stand the guy, but he probably does deserve to be in there, his playoff performances were the stuff of legend.

How to save 20% on hockey skates, sticks, helmets & gloves this summer | Hockey Gear HQ
You need new hockey equipment, and thanks to a new coupon code, only valid until July 19, I can help you save 20% on select hockey skates, sticks, helmets & gloves...