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Mike Fisher was named captain of our beloved local hockey team on Thursday, in case you missed it while watching the Finland versus Sweden exhibition game. It's well deserved, even if it's not the most exciting of picks. I'm more interested in his new haircut. Will the flowing locks ever return?

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Nashville News & Notes

Preds Praise Fisher's Appointment to Captain - Nashville Predators
The full press conference, if you were like me and were busy watching a pre tournament game at the time.

New Era Begins as Mike Fisher is Named Captain - Nashville Predators
The Predators made a hype video for the announcement, including the epic call of his triple overtime winner.

‘An honor and a privilege’ — Veteran NHLer Gaustad announces retirement – ProHockeyTalk
Adiós, Gaustad. May you never be subjected to a goose call ever again.

Dittmer shines with stars | Chatham Daily News
P.K. at forward? I'd watch that.

Around Hockey

Babcock challenged with task of scratching elite NHL stars - Sportsnet.ca
Making Team Canada's roster is hard enough, much less getting any amount of ice time.

Prust aims to prove he can still contribute - TSN
He can still probably kill penalties and skate a few minutes a night on the fourth line, but so can a lot of other players and many of them are getting pushed out to Europe.

World Cup of Hockey: Five steps for USA to win it all | USA Today
Only five steps? Sounds doable.

Why Matt Murray is Team North America's most important player | ESPN
I'm pretty sure McDavid is going to split his ice time in goal in between playing center, so there shouldn't be an issue.

ESPN's Levy claims NHL players are frustrated with TV coverage | Puck Daddy
As a dedicated hockey fan, I'll watch hockey regardless of the platform, but there's something to be said for the pervasiveness of ESPN.

NHL Commish: Hockey 'Doesn't Lend Itself To Gambling' | Legal Sports Report
Sure, Gary.

Edmonton Oilers officially get keys to their new downtown arena | Toronto Sun
The Oilers ownership keeps hyping it as one of the premiere venues in the world, but I have my doubts.