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Hockey may have started yesterday with those the Blues playing that team up north, but there's still one more day until those golden uniforms hit the ice in Bridgestone Arena. It's been a long summer, but hockey is almost here in Nashville.

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Nashville Predators News

Fiala Finds Spot on Preds Opening Roster | Nashville Predators
Yes, the Predators are just as excited about Kevin "Goals" Fiala making the team as all of us are.

Four Predictions for the Nashville Predators - The Hockey Writers
Spoiler: they're more optimistic than us, and I'm loving it.

P.K. Subban ready to help grow the game in Nashville | SI.com
There's nobody who I want P.K. to be more than simply himself. Also, his sweater is now on sale online rather than just a customized option, so if you have that kind of money hanging around, you have that option now.

Around Hockey

Super 16: Penguins remain No. 1 - NHL.com
I would make a very, very different list.

You’ve read this Capitals column before. No, literally. - The Washington Post
An amazing laugh, unless you're a Capitals fan.

Dubois Up, Wennberg Sent Down ... But Wait A Minute | BlueJackets Xtra
A shrewd move by Kekalainen to save some cap space. The flip side is that he could have just drafted Jesse Puljujärvi instead of a guy who'll be playing another year in juniors at #3 overall, but that's none of my business -sips tea-.

Hockey’s back! And the NHL is still sticking it to Canadian fans - The Globe and Mail
I mean, they're not wrong. Also, 10/10 execution on "sticking it" hockey pun.

Ducks unable to reach deals with Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell before opener - The Orange County Register
Isn't it nice not to have issues like this? Thanks David Poile!

New adventure for Larsson: "They traded me for who I am" – Norran, Skellefteå (SWEDISH)
I took a year of Swedish, but I still had Google Chrome translate the article for me. Minus 30 Forsberg points to Bobby.

Top 30 lines heading into NHL season - Article - TSN
IS THAT A SHOUTOUT TO KEVIN "GOALS" FIALA BY A CANADIAN NETWORK? OH BABY.

Wayne Gretzky doubts that he could play in today's 'systematic' game | CBCSports.ca Mobile
The Great One is being too humble. Perhaps his point totals would be lower, but the most creative players are always the best players.

2016-17 Hockey Graphs Top 50 Players | Hockey Graphs
John Klingberg at 35 and the 9th best defenseman? He can't even make the Swedish national team -high fives Mattias Ekholm-.

[Satire] Auston Matthews retires as greatest Leaf in franchise history - The Beaverton
One could say that this kid is pretty good.