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Roman Josi is your new Nashville Predators Captain. Oh...and some pre-season games happened yesterday too. Hockey is back y’all!

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Pre-Season is underway in Smashville, kicking off today with a double-header against the Florida Panthers. The Preds dropped the first contest 5-3 but were victorious in overtime during game two. Yes. Overtime.

P.S. Miikka’s back again!

Josi Humbled by Captaincy Designation, Ready to Lead Preds | NHL.com
The Captain! Roman Jooosssssiiiiiii!

I was surprised when they didn’t make him captain after Weber was traded (no offense to Fisher) Josi just makes sense.

Nashville Predators-themed corn maze at Lucky Ladd Farms is a-mazing | The Tennessean
This is pretty neat, and in-case you’ve ever wondered how corn mazes are made, here you go!

Predators fans react to captain announcement: Where's PK Subban? | The Tennessean
There’s a lot of fire emoji takes on Twitter...all the time really, but yesterday some of them were a doozy. Just because Subban didn’t get a letter doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a leadership role to fill alongside Pekka Rinne and Nick Bonino.

See...it’s all love, fam!

Hockey News & Notes

Kings, Canucks get down to 'business' in Shanghai | NHL.com
I really want to like this, but expanding the NHL and hockey to other countries doesn’t fit in with the NHL’s anti-Olympics stance right now. It doesn’t make any sense. What’s their end-game here?

Sept. 19: NHL Preseason Roundup | NHL.com
The Preds fell to the Panthers during Game 1 of their double header yesterday but bounced back in Game 2. Can we blame the game-start time? Have Preds fans earned that right now?

Canadian NHL teams facing key training camp questions | NHL on CBC Sports
Oh Canada! There's a lot of talent on the Canadian NHL teams again. Time to make it count...eh?

Devils center Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer, expects to keep playing | Chicago Tribune
After being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia a type of bone-marrow cancer, Boyle says he plans to be on the ice with the Devils come October 7th. What a warrior. Best of luck Brian, that leukemia doesn’t stand a chance!

NHL says crackdown on faceoff cheats is about safety, integrity of game | NHL on CBC Sports
Now is this crackdown for all teams and players or...?