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Hockey will give you conflicting emotions.

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If you're feeling sad over Team USA getting out-played by our brother in the North Team Canada and ultimately being eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey last night, try to look at the positives. For starters World Cup eliminations mean we're getting closer to the start of the 2016-2017 season.

But most importantly we can rejoice because we no longer have to live in a world where a team made up of Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, and Ryan Suter exists.

If you're still not convinced, here is a fluffy reminder from the NHL that hockey is still great despite how you feel about the World Cup.

Roll the Wednesday morning feels!

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators Have Heavy Hearts as Barb Murphy Retires - Nashville Predators - News
Did I miss something? Are we actually sad about this? Who is upset about this? I need names!

Some of our local favorites were out doing good for the community yesterday with P.K. Subban stopping by Vanderbilt's Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital to meet with the children in support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

Later Subban met up with Mike Fisher, Ryan Johansen, and James Neal at Petey's Pred's Party to support the Predator's Foundation and the Peterson Foundation to raise money for Parkinson's related research.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Canada dominates Team USA in World Cup of Hockey, 4-2 - Yahoo Sports
Team USA really could have been so much better. See Team North America.

Lundqvist stands tall as Sweden blanks Finland - Article - TSN
Finland is not doing well in this tournament. And no, you actually can't blame Pekka Rinne for this one. Tuuka Rask got the start over the Nashville Finn.

Aaron Ekblad to return to Florida after suffering neck injury - Sportsnet.ca
Injuries are bad, neck injuries are really bad. Hopefully he's okay.

The World Cup of Hockey shows why referee body cams should be mandatory for all NHL games ‹ Russian Machine Never Breaks
I'm not sure if this should be mandatory but it does give some interesting angles. If nothing else this has shown just how horrifying it is to have Alex Ovechkin that close to you when he's angry.

NHL goes Lenny Kravitz’s way to replace Green Day – ProHockeyTalk
Lenny Kravitz's to the rescue y'all!

No progress in talks between NHL, Olympic officials on participation  - espn.com
I'm going out on a limb here but I'm guessing the NHL doesn't want to talk about the Olympics when they've got a World Cup to finish orchestrating.

Sold out: Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise reaches season-ticket deposit limit of 16,000 - Usatoday.com
I wonder how many people will ask for a refund when they finally unveil whatever underwhelming name they've decided to go with.

Former NHL Players Want You To Pay Attention To Hockey Concussions, Too | Huffington Post
I'm not sure what it's going to take to turn the tables on the concussion topic in the NHL, but players coming forward is a start.