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As I went to bed last night, news broke that the Calgary Flames had just traded Jarome Iginla to Boston. But shortly thereafter, the story got turned on its head, and Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero swept in to claim the biggest name on the trade market for his Penguins...

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Nashville Predators News

Steve Sullivan’s 1,000th game tonight will be extra special… | Section 303
Be sure to give Sully a big welcome tonight, eh?

Nashville Predators forward Colin Wilson resumes skating | The Tennessean
When Colin Wilson says, "obviously with what happened there was no set timetable", it's not so obvious, isn't it? It's not like we know what his injury is. Unless it's that particular kind of injury that's talked about quite a bit in hockey these days, the one for which there is no specific timetable for recovery... and rhymes with percussion?

Nick Spaling's diary: Wins make time at home even more enjoyable | The Tennessean
Meet Nick Spaling, Marquette fan.

In Gaustad’s absence, Predators find faceoff success from both likely and unlikely sources | The Predatorial
Highlighting, once again, how Paul Gaustad's contract is an overpay.

Bobby Butler Needs To Stay With The Nashville Predators | Predlines
Could Butler be a victim of the numbers game once Paul Gaustad returns?

For the Home Team… - Predneck Nation
Given the way the Preds have played on the road this season, taking advantage of the late home-heavy schedule is imperative.

Smashville 24/7 - Top 5 deadline acquisitions in Preds history
Yeah, the whole Denis Grebeshkov thing didn't really work out.

Monsters shut out Ads, sweep season series to end point streak | Admirals Roundtable
Ryan Ellis made his return to Milwaukee.

What’s Next For Winchester? | Admirals Roundtable
As he nears the end of his 25-game tryout contract, will the Admirals (or Preds) sign Brad Winchester?

Also, check out David Poile's appearance on Marek vs. Wyshynski, the finest hockey podcast in all the land:


Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Disregard Everything: Jarome Iginla is a Pittsburgh Penguin - Matchsticks and Gasoline
In a late-night switch, Iginla went to Pittsburgh for a 1st-round pick and two college prospects.

It sounds like Phoenix Coyotes will be relocating | Backhand Shelf
Has the clock finally run out in Phoenix?

Buyer or seller? Team-by-team look at trade deadline - USA Today
Kevin Allen casts the Predators as buyers.

8 Great NHL Trade Breakouts - Grantland
Ha! I never thought of referring to it as "the Peter Forsberg to Quebec" trade, but he's right here.

Keenan: Kiprusoff intended to skip 2013-14 - Sportsnet.ca
Serious charges here leveled by Mike Keenan, which basically amounts to salary cap circumvention of the kind which has been widely suspected but never openly stated.

The NHL Playoff Push: 52+ points or bust - The Globe and Mail
Can the Preds go 9-5-1?

Senators’ owner Melnyk working with forensic doctors to prove Cooke cut Karlsson on purpose | Backhand Shelf
This is as nuts as it sounds.

Michigan's Jon Merrill Reportedly Signs with New Jersey Devils - Western College Hockey Blog
Another college free agent cashes in.

And lastly, in celebration of the upcoming 85th birthday of the greatest hockey player who ever lived...