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Training Camp has officially begun, Fiala's feeling 100 percent, Phaneuf's feeling down and the debut of #SkinnyTrotz.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes:

Predators return to Nashville 'hungrier than we've ever been' | Tennessean
The Predators returned to practice Saturday for the first time since losing to the Penguins in June.

Kevin Fiala: 'I'm Full, 100 Percent' Healthy | NHL
"It went by very quickly, but when I watched the injury back, it was tough," Fiala said. "It was a long way, but right now, I'm full, 100 percent. It went very quickly, they thought it was going to be much longer, so I'm just very happy."

We're all happy, Kevin. We all are.

Preds, Red Cross Encourage Fans to Donate Blood on Sept. 30 | Nashville Predators
The American Red Cross and the Nashville Predators are calling all of Smashville to roll up a sleeve to help patients in need by giving blood during the preseason matchup between the Preds and the Tampa Bay Lightning. All donors will receive a T-Shirt and a coupon for Sport Clips.

Other Hockey News & Notes:

Phaneuf moving forward without two close friends | TSN
Here you go, Dion.

Calgary arena deal appears further from reality than ever | Sportsnet
This is starting to get really ugly, and it's only going to get even uglier before it gets better.

Is this year Edmonton’s best shot at a Stanley Cup? | Sportsnet
Hoo boy... Expectations for Edmonton are already mind-numbingly high. I'm sure there is absolutely NO WAY that this could possibly go wrong.

'It sucks': Alex Ovechkin accepts NHL's ruling to skip first Olympics since 1998 | The Guardian
Eloquently put, Ovie.

Training Camp Buzz: Parise misses first day of Wild camp | NHL
Stop me if you've heard this before.... Zach Parise is injured.

Kesler out indefinitely for Ducks after offseason hip surgery | NHL
Speaking of injuries, Ducks center (and league-wide irritant) Ryan Kesler has no timetable for a return after having hip surgery on June 8, GM Bob Murray said Friday.

Birthday boy Marleau adjusts to new environment | TSN
A Marleau/Komarov/Kadri line does seem quite scary.

5 new scoring duos poised to make waves in 2017-18 | Sportsnet
"With a number of high-profile names finding new homes in the off-season, 2017-18 should feature a few new dominant scoring duos."

BEHOLD! #SkinnyTrotz

Have a great week, everyone. Only 18 days until October 5th.