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There is still a full slate of games on today, but the Predators are off for their Christmas break until Tuesday. Hopefully they come back well rested and ready to take the NHL by storm in the second half.

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Nashville News & Notes

Q&A With Predators' Ryan Johansen | The Hockey Writers
Johansen referred to Saros as a "handsome devil" while in New Jersey.

Former Nashville star David Legwand announces retirement | AP
The original Predator ends his career having played for four NHL teams.

Preds First-Ever Draft Pick, Legwand, Retires | Nashville Predators
May his retirement be filled with as many boats as his heart desires.

Pardy's promotion restores Newfoundland's NHL presence | The Telegram
You're welcome, Newfoundland.

Bachelorette Party Weekend Itinerary: Let the Good Times Roll in Nashville, Tennessee | Brides.com
They recommend taking in a Predators game.

Around Hockey

Here's how Tucson Roadrunner Craig Cunningham was saved from sudden death | Roadrunners | tucson.com
This is a very in-depth article about the process of saving Cunningham's life.

When NHL fights don’t cooperate with commercial breaks (YouTube Classic) | Puck Daddy
They're complaining about having too many commercials left during the first period.

NHL's youngest defenceman not daunted | Kitchner Post
Stupid Arizona, trading for Detroit's first round pick.

Terry Jones: Memo to NHL: Let the stars star — follow the rules, penalize all the clutching and grabbing | Edmonton Journal
Oilers fans are really not happy about the calls McDavid isn't getting, but he's kept his mouth shut.

Ducks still believe in underperforming Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry | CBC
They don't suck yet.

What it's like to face shots from Alex Ovechkin | USA Today
"He shoots hard, but on a day-to-day basis, I think he’s respectful (in practices)," Korn said. "He understands that his shot can kill you, and if he’s going kill anybody, it won’t be a teammate."

‘It’s pretty surreal’ — Megan, 26, to play first-ever NHL game tonight | ProHockeyTalk
NBC overlooked our very own Mike Liambas, who made his NHL debut early this month.

Love of the game and faith keep Jagr going -- TSN
He has to retire eventually. I assume.

Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty on the Habs' winning formula - 'We don't have egos on this team' | ESPN
A really interesting Q&A with the Montreal captain.

Down Goes Brown: Handing out Western Conference trade grades for 2016 - Sportsnet.ca
The sentence "But let's check back in five years and see if Nashville gave up on a Norris winner" isn't in reference to Shea Weber.