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Most of us like Bruce Boudreau. But the reality is that most hockey coaches have a shelf life. And while we enjoy his comical personality, jolly charm, and the physique of your big toe wearing a suit... his days in Anaheim might be numbered. The good news is that Paul MacLean is already an assistant on the staff, so the good meme-making fans in the O.C. will be able to resume their craft.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Contra vs. Duck Hunt | Youtube
Yep. Pretty much that.

Predators push Ducks back to square one with easy 5-1 win - The Orange County Register
You can tell Bruce is wearing thin. The third paragraph from the bottom... oof.

James Neal Proving Doubters Wrong This Season - TSS
WHO AMONG YOU DOUBTED HIM? WHO? SHOW YOURSELVES. AND PREPARE TO BE PELTED BY EMPTY BOTTLES OF BECK'S AND OLD FASHIONED GLASSES.

Around the Hockey World

Montreal Canadiens with Carey Price off to best start in their history - Behind the Numbers
In case you were wondering, it's not just Carey Price unlocking a cheat code.

Blues are re-sharpening their edge | STLToday
#RECKLESS. (That's their thing this year... actually.)

Dallas Stars Beat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 On Defensive, Depth Scoring - Defending Big D
FINE. WHATEVER.

Where Has Radim Vrbata Gone - Today's Slapshot
He went to Vancouver, thinking they would be okay.

Blue Jackets lose eighth straight in Tortorella's debut: 3 things to know - CBSSports.com
Let's pay attention to #2.... and dream.

Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season - Article - TSN
Teams are getting smart, and playing more Swedes.

The Dan Girardi Effect: How His Teammates Are Impacted By Playing With Him - Blueshirt Banter
Remember when they let Stralman hit UFA? What ever happened to that guy?

Bruins’ Offense Is Soaring This Season, But Defense Still Playing Catch-Up | Boston Bruins | NESN.com
Does Chara finish the season in Boston?

Wild 3, Blue Jackets 2 | New coach can't keep Jackets from setting record for losing | BlueJackets Xtra
"It’s a mental thing right now with this club. It’s a good team. It’s just … stuttering right here a little bit. I want us to go straight ahead and play with some arrogance." -The Fonz

Rob Klinkhammer feels 'really bad' for Red Wings' Johan Franzen; Pavel Datsyuk to ramp up skating | MLive.com
Johan Franzen shouldn't be playing if his situation is this dire.

Zac Rinaldo isn't getting suspended for hitting Sean Couturier, and it's a joke - Broad Street Hockey
RINALDO REMAINS AT LARGE IN BOSTON. He's the new Whitey Bulger. He'll eventually show up in Anaheim someday.

GIF: Devils' Gionta ejected for spearing Senators' Borowiecki | theScore
That's not a great strategy. You won't get far in life like that.

Could Auston Matthews inspire a new NHL draft eligibility rule? - Sportsnet.ca
There's some mid-level hot takery in this, but it's coming from a good place. I will disagree with the author. I'd rather see players spend some time in college or playing abroad before drawing an NHL check.

Not Hockey

AMERICA'S NEXT OREGON - Every Day Should Be Saturday
I'm all for McDaniel College taking a step forward.

PFT Commenter: "Curse of the Nerd" is Cubs' real phantom menace | SI.com
"David Eckstein isnt walking through that doggy door."

Mississippi junior college football game called after violent fight breaks out - SBNation.com
The 2006 Miami Hurricanes are impressed.

9 Essential Places to Grab a Sandwich in Nashville - Eater Nashville
#5: Yes. Please. Yes.

Microsoft Surface Book review | The Verge
AKA: The tablet family that only the NFL uses now has a keyboard.