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One team made a bold, bold statement to secure their franchise's direction during this weekend. With their newfound reliance on smart contracts and analytics, one has to assume that this decision has been researched. This bold, bold statement will cause a ripple across the NHL, and could greatly change the course of the Nashville Predators.

The Carolina Hurricanes signed Eddie Lack to an extension.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators season preview: GM David Poile says 'this is our year' - CBSSports.com
Another bold, bold statement.

Predators hope Filip Forsberg avoids sophomore slump | Tennessean.com
ARE YOU SURE?

Non-Predators News & Notes

Canadiens' Kassian taken to hospital after car crash - Sportsnet.ca
Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian was treated for minor injuries in hospital Sunday morning after being involved in a traffic accident, a team spokesman said.

Hurricanes sign Eddie Lack to two-year, $5.5 million extension | Canes Country
But Ward is starting the year. So the Canes are either poised for a run at eternity, or aiming to be smart sellers this year. We're betting on the latter.

Could the Philadelphia Flyers actually waive Luke Schenn? - Broad Street Hockey
Luke Schenn was the second best possession defender on a bad team last year. Sure, waive him.

Heika: Dallas Stars using outdoor game snub as motivation rather than sign of disrespect | Dallas Morning News
Well, Minnesota wants to have an temporary identity crisis this year.

Avalanche D Brandon Gormley getting top-four minutes with Tyson Barrie | DenverPost.com
Is Brandon Gormley good? Help me out here.

NHL.com - Red Wings place forward Datsyuk on injured reserve - 2015-2016 Season Preview
He gets another month of vacation time.

Andrew Shaw attempts Chicago Bears field goal, launches shoe (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Kane was the holder. It's a shame Shaw actually kicked the football.

Hearing Monday for Sharks' Torres after hit to head on Ducks' Silfverberg - Article - TSN
Hard to believe Torres has been a good citizen for the last 18 months; that's the benefit to being a permascratch.

Season of Reasonable Expectations for Connor McDavid - TSS
SURE.

Kuzma: Canucks kids are all right — so far | The Province
"You can be set up for success, or you can be set up for failure."

Five Burning Questions facing Calgary Flames: Who's playing goal? | Calgary Sun
We can appreciate the pun.

Tom Callahan, Director of Communications - Indy Fuel Hockey - Indy Fuel Hockey
Best of luck to you, Tom. You were a great announcer, and a very good radio host. We'll miss you.

Minnesota Wild: Former seventh-round pick Tyler Graovac looks like a keeper - TwinCities.com
Does he meet the rigorous standards of Thomas Vanek?

Not Hockey

KFC Rips Off Nashville and Adds Hot Chicken to Its Menu - Eater
I have a sincere mixed reaction to this.

Bloom County 2015 Comic Strip | GoComics.com
Punctuation. That's an idea we can all rally around.