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Buffalo is doing it, Edmonton is ALWAYS doing it, could Toronto be next? It's starting to look like it, and I'm sure a "Phil Kessel for picks" trade would be very welcome here. Could be a win-win.

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Nashville Predators

Predators Recall Aronson, Reassign Stalberg | Nashville Predators
Stalberg continues to get no love.

Nashville Predators' options at March 2 trade deadline | ESPN
How awesome would it be to have Jagr in yellow? Probably a pipe dream but exciting to think about.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Las Vegas ticket drive hits halfway mark of goal | Sportsnet.ca
The ownership group for a prospective NHL franchise in Las Vegas has reached the halfway point of its 10,000 season tickets goal.

Power-play struggles continue to baffle Blackhawks | Chicago Sun Times
And everyone else but you won't find me complaining.

Carcillo over Teuvo is inexplicable and unacceptable | Second City Hockey
The move doesn't make sense but a lot of coaches in the NHL seem to be reluctant to play youngers guys over fourth line duds.

Patrik Nemeth Skates in First Full Practice | Defending Big D
While it was originally thought that Nemeth would miss the entire regular season with a severe wrist laceration, the timeline appears to have moved way up.

Antoine Roussel suspended 2 games Video | NHL VideoCenter
Antoine Roussel suspended 2 games for being Antoine Roussel.

Playing the percentages in the NHL Draft | TSN
Interesting look at draft picks becoming viable NHLers. I'll be interested to see how different this data (if at all) is in 10 and 20 years.

Ducks ‘pretty adamant about trying to add another d-man,’ says Ducks d-man | ProHockeyTalk
They need a reliable dman that's better than Stoner, Lovejoy, and Beauchamin.

Penguins' Kris Letang might be the NHL's best defenseman this season | CBSSports.com
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang might be the best player at his position in the NHL this season.

Why Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper is hockey's most interesting coach | Puck Daddy
"Cooper is a different cat – a smart man without a hockey pedigree in an organization full of hockey blue bloods."

Shanahan authorized to rebuild Maple Leafs; Kessel, Phaneuf not in plans | theScore
Jokinen and Volchenkov for Kessel.

NHL unveils architectural rendering of 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series | NHL.com
As a Northern California native and resident, I'm cringing as I look at that photo.

Former NHLer Dan Sexton sets new standard for diving | theScore
That's about the worst dive I've seen since that one Canadiens' player whose name I can't recall...

Air cannon accident pulls confetti from NHL games | TSN
I hope the kid gets better and doesn't have long-term brain injury.

Theo Fleury gives country music a try | NHL.com
Theo Fleury played more than 1,000 games in the NHL. Now, the former right wing is releasing his first country music album in May.

How Far Have We Come Since the Canceled 2005 Season? | Grantland
"Your feelings about that week would have had a lot to do with your feelings about the state of the NHL in 2005. Maybe you saw it as a sacrilege, the ultimate triumph of naked greed over whatever idealism was left in professional sports. Or maybe you simply viewed it as a painful but necessary moment, like a limb being amputated to save a dying patient."