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The fallout from McDavid injury was on display yesterday. But they will rebuild. #NeverForget

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators begin Central Division gauntlet | Tennessean
It's what we all signed up for.

Phil Housley Hall of Fame inductee is Nashville Predators assistant coach - NHL.com - Hall of Fame
21 years is a long time, and Housley was great for most of them.

You Are What You Eat: The Real-Life Diet of Eric Nystrom - Nashville Predators - Features
What you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

Connor McDavid News & Notes

Connor McDavid injury delays first game with Sidney Crosby, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins - NHL.com - News
Crosby knows a thing or two about this subject (sadly).

Darren Dreger: Connor McDavid’s best-case scenario is 7-8 weeks | NBC Sports
It's always odd when "clean break" is a relatively good thing. But plenty of other outlets are saying "season ending".

Gretzky: "I knew it was bad as soon as he went into the boards" - Article - TSN
It was a hockey play gone bad, essentially.

Twitter reaction: Connor McDavid crashes, out long-term - Sportsnet.ca
With 12 points through 13 games, McDavid heads to the sidelines "long term," opening a gaping hole in Edmonton's lineup, the Calder Trophy race, and the league's excitement.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Alex Burmistrov's game-winning goal was almost as good as his coach's reaction - SBNation.com
#PaulMauriceFace

Best draft class for every NHL team | Sporting News
It's a slide show, but it's a good one. Promise.

Blues find their rallying cry: #RoarBacon | STLToday
When the Preds folks screw up, we are left with "GO PERDS". Advantage: Blues.

Anze Kopitar of Los Angeles Kings exits, put in concussion protocol | ESPN
Kings center Anze Kopitar sustained an upper-body injury in his team's game against St. Louis and, despite feeling better after the game, the team was following the concussion protocol.

The Sharks' original in-arena intro video reminds us the '90s were weird - CBSSports.com
Remember when multiple teams in the NHL wore teal?

Gotta See It: Bieksa lands blindside hit on Pirri - Sportsnet.ca
Kevin Bieksa may be talking to the NHL after this hit on Brandon Pirri, a blindside hit at open ice that earned him a penalty.

Detroit Red Wings are Facing a Dangerous Cap Crunch - TSS
The era of old expensive players in Detroit may finally be drawing to an end.