Nashville Predators News & Notes:
Predators find some offense, beat Canucks - The Tennessean
When can we give Viktor Arvidsson all of the awards?
Ryan Ellis named to Preds leadership group - Nashville Predators
Great move by the Preds, Ellis fits a leadership role nicely. He definitely has some captain material.
Other Hockey News & Notes
NHL Alumni: 6 Players Holding on in AHL | FOX Sports
Mike Ribeiro's move to the AHL seems to be a nice reminder that this happens to players all the time. Obviously most of them aren't given as many opportunities or as much money, but it is still a part of the NHL circle of life for a lot of players.
The Vegas Golden Knights are swimming in an unprecedented NHL expansion coaching pool - SBNation.com
Vegas has a handful of coaching options. They could hold a draft for their head coach with all the firing happening in the NHL lately. Also there's a nice little note in here about the Predators and Barry Trotz during the 1998 expansion.
NHL players to fill out survey rating ice conditions - Sportsnet.ca
Is this going to be a pen and paper system? Is there a grading scale?
As Sidney Crosby nears 1,000-point mark, moments with teammates resonate more than stats - ESPN.com
Some fans grow up with Gretzky, some fans grow up with Crosby. Despite criticism, Sidney Crosby has had an incredible career all before turning 30.
Bryan Bickell aims to return to Hurricanes this month - NHL.com
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in November, Bickell is looking to finally return to the game.
NHL 100: Mario Lemieux among NHL players who left game early - NHL on CBC Sports
Sometimes the hockey gods are just cruel.
Scientist: NHL’s demand would harm all ongoing CTE research - Article - TSN
This is really something else. It's one thing to fight a law-suit, it's another thing entirely to interfere with medical research that could potentially prevent other players from suffering from CTE.
Connecticut governor wants to upgrade sports arena for NHL | Newsday
The Governor of Connecticut and the Mayor of Hartford have sent the New York Islanders a letter asking them to consider moving to Connecticut. Hartford's got big dreams.