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Sometimes, I go on google spirals. Is there really a hockey team in Birmingham? Can Auston Matthews speak Spanish? Did Poile ever talk about what happened to Ryan Ellis?

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Nashville News & Notes

Nick Bonino eager to chase Stanley Cup with Predators | NHL.com
He elected not to have surgery for his broken leg, which is handled disturbingly casually (and we still haven't officially been told what's up with Ryan Ellis).

Freelton native Ryan Ellis reflects on Stanley Cup run with Nashville Predators | FlamboroughReview.com
Speaking of Ryan Ellis, he spoke at length with his hometown paper about his experience during the playoffs and recuperating from his surgery.

Pay No Mind…Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love hockey | The Wetumpka Herald
I'm linking this 100% because it's a hockey article from Wetumpka.

Worth a look? Predators waive goalie Mazanec | ProHockeyTalk
Eh.

Around Hockey

Friedman Reviews Dynamics Of Duchene Trade Situation | FanRag Sports
Elliotte Friedman gave an interview on a radio station yesterday about the Duchene situation. If Duchene doesn't get moved, it won't be anybody's fault but Joe Sakic.

Arbitration benefits both player and team - Arctic Ice Hockey
Arbitration can get nasty, but it's a fairly useful tool.

Is Rick Tocchet the right gamble for Arizona Coyotes? | Puck Daddy
So this is weird.

McDavid's heavy lifting clears way for Matthews to sign his own mega-deal with Leafs | The Hockey News
Let's all hold our horses until next summer when he can actually sign his next deal.

Maple Leafs have too many forwards, but that can be fixed - Sportsnet.ca
Solution: trade some of them.

NHL’s big new extensions reinforce Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews aren’t the Blackhawks’ problem - Second City Hockey
You're not going to get in trouble paying your star players.