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The rest of the league is starting to pay a little more attention to the Preds after last night's impressive win over LA. They're now 7-3 in their last ten games and still have a slight footing at the top of the Central division standings. Even though I'm still weary of their slow special teams development, I'm impressed by a 4th in the league goal differential of +16.

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Nashvile Predators News

No doubt about it, Preds goalie Pekka Rinne back on top of his game | Yahoo Sports
Nashville Predators netminder Pekka Rinne has returned to Vezina Trophy calibre after two years of hip woes and creeping doubt.

Predators' success all in 'the process' | The Tennessean
Luckily for the Preds, the process started well and so far the standings reflect that.

The Predcast Ep. 11 | The Predatorial
The Week Behind, Predictions, Bad Teams.

Milwaukee Admirals Bucked This Past Weekend | Predlines
The Milwaukee Admirals had a tough go of it this past weekend. Read all about their 1-2-0 record in The New Brew.

Black Abbey Serves Their Beer at Preds Games This Week | Nashville Scene

A very important development.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Edmonton's Jordan Eberle, Patrik Berglund Trade Being Discussed? | HNGN
Yes, it's just rumors. But seeing as the Blues and Hawks are the most immediate threat to the Predators positioning, I think it's something worth monitoring.

30 Thoughts: Is Todd McLellan on the hot seat? | Sportsnet
The Sharks, Oilers, Leafs and more.

First quarter analytics all-stars | TSN
Which Preds player appears on this list? Hint: it's a D-man.

Former Oilers winger Ales Hemsky starting to find his role with Dallas Stars | Edmonton Sun
Getting comfortable living in Dallas, Texas, has not been an issue for Ales Hemsky.

A fractured relationship could cost the Chicago Blackhawks prospect Teravainen | The Hockey News
A "fractured relationship" over less than half a season of AHL games? Give me a break.

Remembering Pat Quinn and Viktor Tikhonov | Sportsnet
Pat Quinn and Viktor Tikhonov were two giant coaches who impacted both sides of the hockey world in their own way.

Does higher Corsi Against rates boost Save Percentage? | HockeyAnalysis
"...more shots does not automatically mean more goals. At least not more goals at the same rate. It would apply that in many cases more shots just means more shots that aren’t difficult for the goalie to save."

Roberto Luongo Interview | Puck Daddy
From Yahoo Sports: Puck Daddy recently sat down with Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo to discuss several pressing issues.

The Most Valuable Teams In The NHL | Forbes
Preds are 24th on the list but it should also be noted their ratings have sky-rocketed this season.

Hockey's 5 worst GM moments | theScore
File away for later update: Trade involving Erat and Forsberg.

Kings again skating through regular season in hopes of postseason success | Puck Daddy
From Yahoo Sports: The Los Angeles Kings are meandering through the 82-game NHL schedule in hopes of more playoff glory. Will it work again?