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Back To School: Friday's notes

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Sometimes the morning hockey notes end up concentrated around a particular topic, and today, we're hitting on college hockey. One Nashville Predators prospect is heading back to school for another year, while another draftee welcomes back his star linemate, as they look forward to playing on a big stage at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Meanwhile, the acrimony between college hockey and Canadian junior continues over a lawsuit filed against the University of Michigan's student newspaper...

All that and more after the jump!

Nashville Predators News

Another year in college for Predators prospect Garrett Noonan - Nashville Predators Examiner
Noonan... Seriously, I wonder if part of this has to do with the fact that the Preds are already close to their 50-man reserve list limit.

Bjugstad to remain in NCAA for junior year with Golden Gophers - Litter Box Cats
Zach Budish's linemate is coming back to Minnesota for another season.

Monday Night Forehand 07/02 by HasBeenSports | Blog Talk Radio
I'm late to the party on this one, but in this podcast, Justin & Ben chat up Preds COO Sean Henry about a ticketing update for next season, and some Skate of the Union talk.

Nashville Predators' Chris Mason glad to rejoin former team | The Tennessean
For Mase, it was an easy call to accept the Preds' offer and come back.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Cam Janssen Interview Provides Further Proof He May Be Just Terrible - In Lou We Trust
In shocking news, a rockhead goes on a meathead podcast and acts like a moron. I can't imagine Lou Lamoriello will be happy about this.

Michigan Daily "stands behind" their Jacob Trouba story - Buzzing The Net
Hail to the Victors!

Soldier Field attempts to prove the ‘Windy City is actually the Hockey City’ | Puck Daddy
A nice marketing slogan for a college hockey tournament, but really?

KuklasKorner : Goal Line Report : Down Goes Brown Wrote a Book!
An interview with the funniest hockey blogger in the biz.

Buffalo GM Darcy Regier: Derek Roy was ready to play through shoulder injury | Dallas Stars Blog
Further background on Derek Roy's injury situation.

Roberto Luongo’s actually doing pretty good at the World Series of Poker | Puck Daddy
How long can Luongo last?