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So Buffalo won the bid for the 2018 World Junior Championships, and I'm not quite ready to let that one go. As important as it is to reward the success of markets with such devotion to the game, how many more hockey fans are you going to squeeze out? Think of all the kids you could introduce to the game for the first time if you held it someplace that doesn't share a border with Canada. Think of me, not having to risk my life in a snowdrift trying to watch hockey.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators’ Austin Watson used to being the enemy at the Joe | Windsor Star
Ellis and Watson: unsung bromance?

Pittsburgh Penguins: Revisiting the James Neal Trade | The Hockey Writers
If you need to make yourself feel better about the trades the Preds aren't making, here's somebody saying the Preds won the Neal trade.

Predators emphasize defense with offense struggling | The Tennessean
For as few shots as the Predators generally give up, they give up some pretty good chances.

WATCH: Unhappy with call, Ryan Ellis sprays water bottle at ref | CBS Sports
He probably shouldn't have done that.

Around Hockey

What should the Penguins do with struggling Sidney Crosby? | Sportsnet.ca
I'm not completely sure that this stat means what they're using it to suggest, but it does sound very dire.

‘I saw my life flash before my eyes,’ Habs’ Pacioretty says | Montreal Gazette
"That's cute"-- Shea Weber

With 2018 World Juniors, Buffalo now the new capital of hockey -SI.com
The Pegulas are kind of terrifying, to be honest.

Buffalo world juniors announcement proof of hockey's rise in U.S. | USA Today
They want you to know they could have awarded it to St Louis, who also put in a bid including an outdoor game, and that awarding it to another border state is definitely proof of the rise of American hockey. For reasons.

Hart scratcher: Torts explains why Hartnell was a healthy scratch | ProHockeyTalk
So...does this mean Hartnell trade rumors are going to start popping up?

Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel find similarities as former 'Next Ones' | Puck Daddy

I assume this means they've buried the hatchet from high school.

The New War On Goalies | The Goalie Magazine

War on goalies...less catchy than the war on Christmas, but I'll bite.

"Hockey Capital of the South" Lives Up to its Name | USA Hockey

Hockey in Huntsville is pretty underrated, even in the region.