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When you consider the position, style of play, contract, production, and the human being himself... there are few players more desirable than Patrice Bergeron. He might not have as many goals as Crosby or Ovechkin, and that's okay. He's something different. And if there's someone you would want your child to emulate on the ice, he's a good person to watch. So let's do our best to enjoy tonight. And hope his team loses.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Remain Confident, No Matter Who's in Net - Nashville Predators - Features
Did you expect anything less?

Predators floundering in 3-on-3 overtime | Tennessean
Also, Bourque is on his way back. Glad to know he's alive.

Is there a market for Eric Staal? - Article - TSN
If he were to come to Nashville, he would be as pure of a rental as it is. But unless Ribeiro or Fisher get traded or hurt, there's no longer a glaring void for him to fill.

Other Hockey Stuff

Hurricane vet the missing piece to another Rangers’ Cup run | New York Post
With what cap room?

Joel Quenneville thinks Blackhawks should target forwards in trades - CBSSports.com
Sure, why not? Rental forward in exchange for a cheap prospect you can use to fill out your roster while paying Toews/Kane $TEXAS? Great idea.

The door is still open for Jonathan Drouin with the Tampa Bay Lightning - Raw Charge
Who doesn't like a good metaphor?

NHL - 2016 World Cup of Hockey - Czech Republic roster projections | ESPN
It's a lesser version of the Russian team, including a lesser defense that features Radko Gudas.

Radko Gudas did it again, and if the league won't suspend him the Flyers should sit him - Broad Street Hockey
Yep. That Radko Gudas.

5 Pens Thoughts: Scuderi waived, Polak and Boedker in trade rumors and more - PensBurgh
Realist thoughts: "...and the Penguins already have a depleted prospect system and future draft picks and don't have the ability to win."

BREAKING: Dennis Wideman 20 game suspension upheld by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Either way, the NHL was going to be trashed in this. Might as well protect the refs.

Brian Burke rips NHL's handling of Dennis Wideman suspension - Sportsnet.ca
Sorry about your damn luck.

Karri Ramo, Flames' goaltender, out for season - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
More bad news in Canada's Texas.

Flint Firebirds Coaches Fired — Again - Todays SlapShot
Stuff is dumb.

Not Hockey

Everything That Was Too Expensive to Include in Deadpool | Gizmodo
Spoilers.

Memphis Grizzlies Trade Courtney Lee to Charlotte Hornets as Part of Three-Team Trade with Miami, Acquire Chris "Birdman" Andersen, Second Round Picks - Grizzly Bear Blues
The NBA trade deadline is today, so expect some chaos. The NBA is a fascinating league in which front offices are convinced that a player is a bust 2 years after being drafted as a 19 year old.