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Before we go back to pointing and laughing at Chicago's penalty kill, the Predators have the second worst PK% in the league. Constantly taking idiotic penalties that the refs definitely aren't going to miss, James Neal, or spouting off, Mike Ribeiro and Ryan Johansen, definitely isn't going to help.

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Ryan Johansen gets bizarre unsportsmanlike penalty | The Hockey News
I remember that.

Predators want to be 'tougher to play against' | The Tennessean
If Johansen can channel that guilt into helping win some games, that would be useful.

How McDavid and Talbot are making winners out of the Oilers | theScore.com
I'm still going to need to see them play a few more good western conference teams before awarding them the three spot in the Pacific.

Which defenceman should the Anaheim Ducks trade? - Sportsnet.ca
They're cap compliant for now, but they'll need to move salary sooner than later.

Jets put new recovery plan into action amid gruelling stretch - - TSN
This is a very interesting article about dealing with the challenges of a travel-heavy playing schedule.

Blackhawks' exceptionally terrible penalty killing costing them points early - CBSSports.com
Their penalty kill is historically bad, as in, worse than the Thrashers.

Alzner: Capitals’ playoff letdown is ‘deep somewhere in our heads’ – ProHockeyTalk
This seems like a sure-fire way to lose the room in a hurry.

Why is goal scoring up in the NHL? | USA Today
Get your theories in before they're gone, folks!

Early grades - Connor McDavid is flying high, while Chicago Blackhawks penalty kill has been brought low | ESPN
The Hawks' PK is so bad they're getting grades that don't even exist.

Senators' Craig Anderson takes leave of absence | The Hockey News
That's unfortunate.

Ice Ice "Baby": Justin Bieber Crashes British Hockey Team's Practice Session | WJBD | South Central Illinois’ News Sports and Weather Station
He doesn't just bandwagon NHL teams!

Skinner Launches '53's Difference Makers' Program | NHL.com
That's a really unique initiative. Kudos to Jeff Skinner.

'Pretty Good Rich Kids': Reaching the OHL takes more than talent | The Spec
There are a lot more implications to the skyrocketing cost of hockey than just general unfairness.