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We're getting an unexpectedly early look at the future of the Nashville Predators. As depressed as we all are at this point in the season, it's very bright. Just go watch some Saros highlights from last night and get excited.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators' Roman Josi suffers upper-body injury | The Tennessean
I'm not putting money on DoPS making any calls.

Preds Recall Carrier from Milwaukee | Nashville Predators
The Predators are very high on Alex Carrier. He may not play during his call-up, but it's good to reward him for his play in Milwaukee and give him a taste of the big league.

Predators' P.K. Subban skates with team for first time since injury | The Tennessean
Burying the lede: it's uncertain if Subban will go to the All Star Game.

Predators' expansion draft plan could hinge on Fisher -- TSN
The article concludes that Fisher really isn't an issue for the team's expansion draft plans.

Around Hockey

The hardest NHL player for your team to trade - Sportsnet.ca
This is worth reading just to laugh at how wrong most everything is.

The Wild’s owner is thrilled with their success, but realistic about their Cup chances | ProHockeyTalk
Leipold is happy, which makes me unhappy.

Best and worst from first half of NHL season | USA Today
No offense to Werenski, but he feels like a very "oh yeah, need someone who's not a forward or a Canadian team to round out the picks".

From a basketball jones to hockey: Seth Jones is in a league of his own | The Undefeated
Joe Sakic said you better know how to skate. You have to be a great skater.’

'Dynamic' Jones worthy of All-Star nod | Columbus Blue Jackets
It's nice to see an article about how good Jones is that doesn't seem to think Nashville didn't notice.

ECHL Line Brawl Culminates In Goalie TKO At Center Ice [VIDEO] " CBS Detroit
RIP, Cincinnati goalie.

A close look at Vasilevskiy’s unusual season - Raw Charge
This is pretty thorough, but in my opinion he's been played too much for such a young goalie.

What the NHL’s trademark fiasco can teach you about brand preparedness | Financial Post
And more specifically, how the NHL has none.