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Gather your friends. Prepare your supplies. Next weekend features the event of the summer: HOT SHOTS, the Hot Chicken, Whiskey, and Bourbon festival. Batten down the hatches.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Hot Shots! Nashville Predators Launch Hot Chicken, Whiskey and Bourbon Festival | Bites | Nashville Scene
Jon and I are going. We're not sure about our lives afterwards. Come. Wallow in excess with us.

Greg Pogue, Joe Dubin returning to Nashville radio | Tennessean.com
These guys are the gateway drug of Nashville sports radio. And our friend Charlie Saunier will be the producer. And that means you people might hear some OtF on there once in a while.

Around the World of Hockey

Adam Larsson signs contract with New Jersey Devils - NHL Free Agency 2015
Not a bad deal at all. $4m and change? Sure.

Bettman says the shootout ‘isn’t going anywhere’ | ProHockeyTalk
"YESSSSSSSSS" -Blues fans.

Gary Bettman sticking to blueprints for NHL expansion | Boston Globe
He addresses geography, and realignment concerns. If you read between the lines, we need to start looking up some fishing spots in Florida in a few years. I'm here to help, folks.

Coyotes and Glendale Merely Delay Inevitable Clash - TSS
An excellent article about the NeverEnding Story.

10 questions to consider after Lamoriello hiring - Article - TSN
4. Does Lou have any plans to dress up as Mr. Burns at the office Halloween party?

Lou Lamoriello: Genius or yesterday's man? - Sportsnet.ca
If you are ever in need for product testing without actually testing the product, contact your local Toronto fan.

Sympathy for Lamoriello - Battle of California
I stuck around East Rutherford, But had playoff games we couldn't sellout. Over seventy million in debt, But still got a new arena to tout.

Hawks, Reed discuss Philips Arena rehab; locations for new arena | www.ajc.com
"We built an arena that's in the middle of the city, and next to the mass transit line AND multiple interstates. The arena has futuristic luxury boxes, it's adjacent to CNN Center, and... WE NEED A NEW ONE!" If you think Nashville spends recklessly, have you met Atlanta? Philips is a decent arena, but for a place named after a company that makes light bulbs... why is it so dark in there?

Rangers’ big question as Derek Stepan likely heads to arbitration | New York Post
Derek Stepan's quest to join his cousin in Nashville rolls on. His current ploy: asking the Rangers for all their remaining cap space.

Zac Rinaldo doesn’t ‘plan on getting suspended’ or ‘taking stupid penalties’ | ProHockeyTalk
Zac Rinaldo has plans?

North Dakota Nickname: UND Fans Are NOT HAPPY You Guys... - The Daily Gopher
And Minnesota fans are giddy at this. GIDDY, I say.

North Dakota Fighting Sioux Nickname Controversy and Protest: The Absence of Rationality - The Daily Gopher
*The Rare Double Link*

An Outsider's Perspective: Aaron Portzline - Mile High Hockey
Porty stops by MHH and gives Avs fans an honest assessment.

Not Hockey

Can a Tesla survive a weekend of tailgating? - SBNation.com
Always wanted to know that.

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL DRUNK SPECTRUM - Every Day Should Be Saturday
We need a hockey version of this. Have fun with this.