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Listen, I'm cool with the national media bypassing the Preds when they praise teams based on their current play. That doesn't matter to me, nor should it matter to the team. Even if the team is destroying everything and its path and scoring 4 or 5 goals consistently, I've always believed that younger teams play better when they fly under the radar. And last night, Nashville iced SIX rookies.

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Nashville Predators News and Notes

Inside the NHL: Eastern and Western playoff picture - ESPN Video
Spoiler: Nashville is in good shape.

JEEZ ANAHEIM!

Other Hockey Stuff

Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher to miss 2-3 weeks with injury - Sportsnet.ca
The Habs without Price were dead in the water. But this doesn't help.

Marcus Kruger, Blackhawks agree on 3-year contract extension - Chicago Tribune
$3 Million a year for their fourth line center. 2012 David Poile thinks that's a good deal.

Jason Demers Injured Against Montreal, Potentially Out for the Regular Season - Defending Big D
Massive loss for Dallas, who now have to rely on Kris Russell even more.

Lundqvist's Absence Revealing Rangers' Weaknesses - TSS
When Henrik finally recedes back to mortal, the Rangers are in a world of pain. But when he's hurt, they're a staggering punch-drunk boxer waiting for the bell to save them.

Heika: Eaves rejoins top line after illness trying to help Seguin and Benn snap out of slumps | SportsDay
Patrick Eaves: the other guy from the Legwand for Jarnkrok and a 2nd round pick (Dougherty!) trade.

Steen, Elliott are bouncing back from injuries | Morning Skate | stltoday.com
No rush fellas. Take your time.

North Dakota duo among college free agents to watch for the NHL - CBSSports.com
AKA: Minnesota's feeder system.

Brad Marchand, Bruins Proving They Belong With Post-Deadline Surge | Boston Bruins | NESN.com
Statement win for the B's in Tampa.

Detroit Red Wings notes: Jimmy Howard to start in Columbus; Pavel Datsyuk hopes to return | MLive.com
Who are you backing in the East: Detroit or Philly to make the playoffs?

Reimer shoots down report of $6M asking price – ProHockeyTalk
"I don't even want to dignify it with a response." -Reimer, as he pointed upward and nodded. (Not really)

Sabres' Kane knows only his actions matter - Article - TSN
I'll take Craig Smith over Evander Kane at this point. Smith has a good contract, works like a man possessed, and when he does miss an open net... it's funny and not angering.

Mulroney: Low Canadian dollar means Nordiques not returning 'tomorrow morning' | theScore.com
Good, because the playoffs are about to start.

30 Thoughts: Making the NHL's development model better - Sportsnet.ca
"In this week's 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman takes a look at how the NHL is looking to improve its development model, the upcoming GM meetings, Jared Cowen and more."

Rangers Dan Girardi keeps making pointless passes to the wrong team - SBNation.com
This is fun to watch on loop. Try it!

Not Hockey

First footage of Jeremy Clarkson and co's new Amazon Prime car series | News | Culture | The Independent
Be still my tortured heart.