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World Junior camp highlights Preds prospects: Monday's notes

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Can Jimmy Vesey do this while skating through the German defense?
Can Jimmy Vesey do this while skating through the German defense?

Preparations are already underway for the 2013 World Junior Championships, to be held in Ufa, Russia in the last week of December & first week of January. Later this week, an evaluation camp will be held in Lake Placid, New York to help narrow down the field of candidates to play for Team USA, and by the sound of things, recent Nashville Predators draftees will play a prominent role...

Nashville Predators News

Golden Retriever helps Predators’ staffer cope with diabetes - Nashville Predators Examiner
If you participated in the fundraisers for Ron Zolkower's new assist dog, give yourself a hearty pat on the back. This is just a great story.

Nashville Predators' Hal Gill glad to see Shea Weber back | The Tennessean
Here's good news from Saturday's Open House: "Almost twice as many tickets were sold as were at last year’s open house, Predators president Sean Henry said."

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

2012 U.S. WJC Camp: An In-Depth Look at the Forwards (Team White) | The United States of Hockey
Among the contenders to represent Team USA at this year's World Juniors is Jimmy Vesey, drafted by the Preds in the 3rd round this summer.

2012 U.S. WJC Camp: Sweden, Finland Bringing Many of Their Best to Lake Placid | The United States of Hockey
Meanwhile, Pontus Aberg should make an impact for Finland Sweden.

The Peerless Prognosticator: The Consistency of Alex Ovechkin
I'm pulling for a nice comeback for Ovie this season, due in no small part to his status as a keeper on my main fantasy hockey team!

Clamor on Causeway: Quiet Summer a Smart Move for Chiarelli - Stanley Cup of Chowder
It's like the old saying goes, sometimes the best trades are the ones you don't make.

Braving the Beer League- Stick Acquisition " Not Another Hockey Blog
An aspiring beer leaguer gets his start...