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Eeli Tolvanen isn't teaching classes at the University of Helsinki this fall, but he schooled former NHL goalie Jhonas Enroth in the first KHL game for each player.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators' TV, radio broadcast teams change | Tennessean
The man who, by most accounts, coined the term JOFA has been replaced by fan favorite (as a goalie and radio color commentator) Chris Mason. A positive change, in my opinion. Hal Gill joins Pete on the radio broadcast, and I don't know enough about Hal's broadcasting savvy to comment.

Clairification: According to this tweet from @WillyD1025, the term JOFA came via a tweet from a fan. They credited him on air.

Video: Eeli Tolvanen nets three goals and an assist in stunning first KHL game | Streamable
Looks like Macaulay, plays like Gretzky? Perhaps an overstatement (it is), but the kid had a great game.

Central Division Roundup

CSN Chicago to become NBC Sports Chicago on Oct. 2 | NHL.com
I thought NBC Sports was already the flagship station of the Blackhawks? *rimshot*

The Kerfoot Kerfuffle: College free agent will reportedly sign with Avalanche | Fear The Fin
Why am I sharing a story about the Avs that was posted on the Sharks blog? Because of the lit title, of course!

Berglund returns to rehab grind this summer | STLToday.com
The Blues center is back in the Lou for training, but will likely be out of commission until December.

Around the Hockeyverse

Down Goes Brown: Which number yields NHL's best starting lineup? | Sportsnet.ca
Fun look at historical jersey numbers and the lineups created. I'm a bit miffed that Forsberg is not even mentioned for modern players wearing #9, but #Canadian, so...

Brock Boeser and sister Jessica show off sibling rivalry in Da Beauty League showcase game | Russian Machine Never Breaks
NHL players suited up for an exhibition game against players from the Minnesota Special Hockey league, and many happy tears were shed. I love seeing NHL players making an impact in the community!