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Every night, coaches have to make decisions on who to put on their game roster. Sometimes, they chose to play Pontus Aberg. Other times, they play Andrew MacDondald. Sometimes the results are the same.

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Nashville News & Notes

Fisher returning to Ottawa as captain | Peterborough Examiner
Imagine, Mike Fisher could have been the Senators captain instead of Erik Karlsson.

Local volunteers help host USA Hockey's Sled Classic - Franklin Home Page
There appear to be more volunteer opportunities available.

Predators defenceman Subban the centre of attention in Ottawa | Ottawa Citizen
Please like my sport and everything, but if you think Subban at the Titans' game was particularly unusual, you should watch other sports.

Around Hockey

Benching Shayne Gostisbehere is classic over-coaching by Dave Hakstol - Broad Street Hockey
The bottom line is they swapped out Shayne Gostisbehere for Andrew MacDonald, which is Dumb.

Auston Matthews leans on dad during goal drought - Sportsnet.ca
"Dad, why didn't you fake my birth certificate so I could go third behind McDavid and Eichel?"

Hockey's next labour battle will be over escrow -- TSN
Escrow is one of those things that is difficult to believe is actually real.

Oilers still tied for lead in Pacific despite absence of offensive output | Edmonton Sun
Turns out John Gibson got an assist the game after the Preds lit him up for four goals.

Penguins notebook: Hornqvist, Kunitz day-to-day with injuries | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Weird, how getting two handed in the neck a bunch can lead to concussions.

Stamkos, Gaudreau, Hall out: Which NHL team will be hurt the most? | USA Today
Stamkos could miss four months, so I'm going to say the Lightning.

Minnesota Wild send rookie Joel Eriksson Ek back to Swedish club | ESPN
He scored a bunch and the Wild can't have that.

Down Goes Brown: What would NHL Awards look like using an MLB model? - Sportsnet.ca
#Weber4Norris