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Welcome to Nashville, Joey. Jamming to Rick Astley on the bench as the team shuts out the Minnesota Wild is everything I could ask for in a home debut. Too bad the photos are forever spoiled by those terrible helmets.

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Nashville News & Notes

Nashville Predators hosts Fangtastic 5K | The Tennessean
The Predators will host their annual 5k next month.

Dream Continues for Johansen in Nashville | Nashville Predators
Johansen really appreciates playing in the NHL.

Predators turn to goalie Carter Hutton against Wild | The Tennessean
I was very, very happy with Hutton's play versus the Wild. (I guess I'd have to be, it being a shut out.) Laviolette wouldn't say who gets the start on Tuesday.

January Can't End Soon Enough For Predators - Today's Slap Shot
Lots of home games coming up next month.

Around Hockey

U.S. Earns Gold With 3-2 OT Win Vs. Canada | USA Hockey
The US made a comeback from being down 2-0 to earn an overtime victory for the gold the second year in a row.

Detroit Red Wings still prefer the slow route for prospect development | Hockey's Future
Old habits die hard.

Coyotes GM considered waiting on Scott trade until after All-Star Game | Sportsnet.ca
The conspiracy theories will nevertheless continue.

The X-Files: John Scott trade conspiracy edition | Puck Daddy
Aliens. Sure.

Braden Holtby of Washington Capitals pulled against Buffalo Sabres with point streak | NHL.com
RIP The Streak. I'm just surprised it didn't happen versus the Avalanche.

Video: Habs’ Emelin crushes Blues’ Stastny with massive hit | ProHockeyTalk
This hit is incredible.

Penguins acquire Hagelin from Ducks for David Perron, Adam Clendening | CBS Sports
Pittsburgh and Anaheim had some late night dealing for a supremely underwhelming player swap.

Statistically Speaking: Ducks, Pens swap wingers | TSN
Oh right, Clendening used to belong to Chicago.

Late goal by Brad Marchand lifts Bruins over Maple Leafs | USA Today
I'm looking forward to the league reworking the replay rules regarding coaches challenges. Or the skate on the ice rule. All of it, really.

Anze Kopitar has 'great feeling' with new contract finalized | Puck Daddy
I too would have a good feeling with that kind of cash.

How the Rangers Can Improve Their Two-on-One Defending | Blueshirt Banter
Some good analysis of something that's been going wrong for the Rangers this season.