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Start your weekend off right with hockey.

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The Nashville Predators are taking on the Detroit Red Wings tonight in what will go down in history as the final game ever played at Joe Louis Arena. There's a lot of history between Nashville and the Red Wings during the early years of the Predators franchise, including a rivalry that fans still miss.

While times and conferences have changed there's still a little bit of a rivalry there. A little spark of aggression just simmering. Detroit will be looking to close the chapter on their old arena with a victory and the Predators will be trying to shake off two losses. Get your beverages early, this might be an emotional one.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators find success in untapped Swiss talent pool - The Tennessean
The Swedes better watch out, the Swiss are taking over.

Preds Reflect as Final Game at Joe Louis Arrives - Nashville Predators
If this doesn't send you down memory lane this morning nothing else will.

Wayne Gretzky on the P.K. Subban trade, creativity in hockey and the state of the game - Montreal - CBC News
If the last thing you read about the trade is this, walk away content. Great points and insight from the great one.

Around Hockey

Carey Price to make season debut for Canadiens Thursday night - NHL on CBC Sports
After missing almost a year Carey Price returned to the goal for the Montreal Canadiens against the Arizona Coyotes. For the sake of the Canadiens and Price, I hope he finds a way to finally stay healthy.

What are the best player vs. player rivalries in the NHL today? - Sportsnet.ca
Ahh everyone loves a good ol fashion player rivalry. With David Backes gone from the central does Jonathan Toews start another rivalry with James Neal? Is that what that fight was really about?

Wings will need a better defense if they hope to top Predators, Sharks - Detroit Free Press
Detroit and Nashville are both playing back to backs this weekend. Each team will need to shake off the early season kinks to get something going for the long haul.

Laine vs. Matthews shines bright spotlight on NHL's exciting youth movement - CBSSports.com
Youths, so many youths.

Rutherford: Don't presume Fleury is out - Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh just signed Matt Murray to a three year $3.75 million extension, leaving many wondering about the future of veteran goal-tender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Canucks emergency backup goalie lives NHL dream for one night - Yahoo Sports
This is a great, fuzzy, feel good hockey story.

deadmau5 Honors 100 Years of Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey With New Official Anthem: Watch | Billboard
This is definitely something you don't see every day. If Toronto puts Auston Matthews on a stage before every game with some huge musical art maybe no one will notice how many games they still lose.

6 NHL teams hit early with goaltending questions - Sportsnet.ca
Spoiler alert: Nashville isn't one of them.

NHL, NHLPA launch program to help players prepare for future - ESPN.com
This is a great move for the league and players, and it finally shows that the NHL does care about the future of their players.

Jaromir Jagr scores 750th NHL goal - NHL.com
Long live Jagr.