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Like everyone else, I enjoyed P.K. Subban's romp through Nashville the last two days. Even though that guy is probably comfortable everywhere he goes, it's fun to see someone relax and have a good time. And with a locker room that's a bit on the young side, Subban is one of the elders playing for Nashville next year. That's awesome....

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....for several reasons. Now you have a bigger-than-life personality to take the pressure off of players like Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, Mattias Ekholm, and others who are stepping into the spotlight more. Shea Weber was a lot of things, and most of them were very good (or at least... above average) but he hasn't been the "put the team on my back" guy since 2011. Now, no one should immediately suggest Subban has to do that. There are plenty of fine and able bodies to pull the rope, but now there's someone in the room who will answer the questions first.

To be honest, not a lot happened in hockey yesterday. The biggest news happened right here. So let's dive in.

P.K. Subban's impact with Predators already felt | Tennessean
The quotes from Poile are inspiring.

Subban Joins Predators Perfectly Constructed Defense - Nashville Predators - Features
The picture midway down the page is worth the click alone.

Why Subban already feels right at home in Nashville - Sportsnet.ca
"Newest Predator P. K. Subban talks about his first impressions of the Nashville, says it's a fun city with great energy, which fits his lifestyle to a tee."

Some audio from yesterday, including Subban himself, Adam on Chase McCabe's show, and myself on Johnny Franks' show.

Former Canadiens consultant regrets Shea Weber comments - Sportsnet.ca
Weber is not an average hockey player. Is he an average top-pairing defenseman? That's possibly fair.

Sens acquire Brassard for Zibanejad - Article - TSN
The Sens get (another) 2C, and the Rangers get younger and get back some cap space.

Vrbata is talking to four teams about a contract: agent – ProHockeyTalk
We're not sure on the teams, or the league.