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Today's hockey notes bring you a little bit of everything - besides a wide variety of Predators material, we have star players injured for two Eastern Conference teams, a bevy of contract signings, and a couple instances of players openly criticizing former teammates. The gloves are off!

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators offer a unique social media experience - for a steep price - Puck Drunk Love
Have a grand old time at a Predators game... literally.

No 2014 Olympic deal yet for NHL, but Preds players would love chance to play | Nashville City Paper
I don't think we'll see as many Preds playing in Olympic competition this time around as we did in 2010.

Nashville Predators near scoring futility mark again | The Tennessean
The coach sounds confident that the goals will come.

Gaustad’s injury related to earlier issue this season - Predators Insider
it sounds like Goose may return for Wednesday's game at Anaheim.

The Secret Life Of Shea Weber: Strip Three | Predlines
This latest episode takes a historic turn...

State of the Predators’ Union at the Third-ish Mark | The Predatorial
Spoiler alert: it isn't "strong".

Nashville Predators Beat Recent Winners, Lose To Recent Losers | Predlines
Is there hope to be found here?

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

30 Thoughts: NHL realignment still needs work | Hockey | CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman digs into the remaining elements which must be hammered out if realignment is really going to happen.

Evgeni Malkin suffers concussion February 22nd vs Panthers - PensBurgh
Whoa boy, this ain't good.

Rick Nash Injury: When Should We Be Concerned? - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers need Nash's scoring desperately, but we have no idea when he'll be back.

Guess Which of the Four Major Sports Is Recession Proof - CNBC
Take your stab before clicking...

Breaking News: Puck-possession is important (and nobody told the CBC) | Backhand Shelf
Read, rinse, and repeat.

Brian Lashoff Signs 3-year Extension with Red Wings - Winging It In Motown
One of the young guys on the Detroit blueline gets a new contract.

David Schlemko Re-Signs With The Phoenix Coyotes - Five For Howling
Another defenseman gets a multiyear deal.

Pens sign Mark Eaton to one year contract - PensBurgh
Eaton had been through a tryout contract with Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate, and now he'll rejoin the team he played four seasons for previously.

Capitals Re-Sign Braden Holtby - Japers' Rink
Washington 's young netminder earns himself a two-year deal.

With Rick DiPietro Clearing Waivers, Ex-Islander Brendan Witt Chimes in - Lighthouse Hockey
The DiPietro contract has to be one of the absolute worst in NHL history, right? I don't think my opinion from September of 2006 has changed one bit on this one.

Caps’ Brouwer on Semin: ‘Some nights you didn’t even know if he was gonna come to the rink’ | Puck Daddy
Ahead of tomorrow's Capitals/Hurricanes game, Troy Brouwer takes a verbal run at former teammate Alexander Semin.

Zdeno Chara with tallest spin-o-rama goal in NHL history (we assume) | Puck Daddy
Wow.

Mike Eruzione’s ‘Miracle on Ice’ jersey sells for $657,250 at auction | Puck Daddy
This has to rank way up there on the list of all-time pieces of hockey memorabilia, right?

The precise science of hard, smooth ice - The Globe and Mail
Read up on the ins and outs of making an NHL-quality playing surface.

Why does Francis Bouillon shoot? - Eyes On The Prize
No wonder the Preds didn't bring The Cube back... he shoots too much.

Puckmarks: What Is That? | Jerseys and Hockey Love
Now here's an outstanding idea for a series of posts.

Why is the NHL allergic to safer equipment, until a star gets injured? (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy
This is a question I've long wondered about...