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Olympic possibilities, signings, and things you can do with sticks.

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Nashville Predators News

#NHLTopPlayers: On the bubble
No Predators fell in the 51-55 range, so I would love to hear how many will be in the top 50. Who and how high?

Top 10 NHL trade candidates for the 2017-18 season | The Hockey News
Some interesting names pop up in this article. Blockbuster trade possibilities are just a click away.

Around Hockey

Doan, Iginla 'have to have a plan' to play for Canada's Olympic team - CBC Sports - Road to the Olympic Games winter sports
It makes sense, but I wonder if Mike Fisher may still wind up on Team Canada.

Canadian Women's Hockey League will begin paying its players - The Globe and Mail
Don't make any down payments on a one bedroom house...

Roger Federer heaps praise on fellow Swiss phenom Nico Hischier - Sportsnet.ca
Well, the Swiss love the Swiss. But it didn't take Nico Hischier long to make a famous friend...even if they haven't met yet.

Flames GM talks about Jagr, Iginla and signing Sam Bennett - Sportsnet.ca
Brad Treliving doth protest too much, methinks. (about Jaromir Jagr)

Blue Jackets lock up top-line center Wennberg for 6 years
Solid weapon retention up in Columbus.

NHL free agents: Thomas Vanek signs with Canucks, sixth team in four years
With the other veteran free agents finding homes, surely Jagr will find a home soon.

Welcome to the Bandwagon!

Hockey sticks are pretty awesome. I even have one that Craig Smith broke. They can do amazing things. Of course, there's a lot you can do with them that will put you in the penalty box. Learn about them all here.

Video Rulebook: Stick Fouls | NHL.com - The National Hockey League - Video Rulebook
You can do a lot with your stick, but these will get you penalties.

Hockey 101: High Sticking

Blood on the ice? It was probably a high stick.