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Who's all bored? Everyone? We're almost through the break and back to Predator hockey, so hang in there.

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Nashville Predators News

Predators on track to sell out every home game for first time - The Tennessean
Well done, Smashville.

Around Hockey

Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark | The Players' Tribune
Mental illness is much more prevalent in the hockey community than people realize. Now that more concussions are being diagnosed, the rate of players suffering from depressions should also be increasing. Similar to the "unseen injury" nature of concussions, a lot of mental illness issues around hockey have been glossed over. This is the tale of retired goalie Corey Hirsch and his battle against depression and suicide.

Mailbag: Future of John Tavares, Islanders - NHL.com
Everyone is saying that every team should go after Duchene. Well, except the Coyotes. They should go after the Centre Vidéotron.

Canadiens will ‘play as a team,’ new coach Claude Julien vows | Montreal Gazette
Somewhere in a corner of the Centre Bell, Alexander Radulov is dying of laughter. Best of luck on that task, Julien.

Vermette decision may come Thursday - TSN
I'm not sure how intentional this was, but we'll see what the official word ends up being.

Little Caesars founder quietly paid Rosa Parks' rent for years - CNN.com
Those who knew Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last Friday, have spent the past few days fondly remembering his impact on friends, on Detroit residents, and on the sports community.

Former NHL Player Mike Comrie under LAPD rape investigation - Yahoo! Sports
Former NHL player Mike Comrie is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department after one of the women in a three-way sex tryst at his home claimed he raped her "multiple times."

Mirtle: Vegas expansion draft killing trade talk around the NHL – The Athletic
#TeamStandPat

How a young Matthews was discovered playing for a Ukrainian team - Sportsnet.ca
A cool story on the best non-Finnish rookie this season.

Former NHLer McGrattan vehemently disagrees with Nyquist's 6-game ban | theScore.com
Oh McGrattan, couldn't agree more with you on this one.

Shots fired! Andrew Ference says 2013-15 Oilers wouldn’t go to war for each another | Edmonton Journal
Well a war lasts more than 60 minutes, and those Oiler teams couldn't even play a full 20.

Humor

[Satire] Michel Therrien to take over struggling Timbits Hockey team - The Beaverton
I was laughing, but then I read the third paragraph and literally keeled over.