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OK. Labor Day is over. It’s time to hockey already - and don’t try to distract me with football.

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News:

Central Division News:

Ortiz: Yeo has Houston ties, plans fundraiser for flood victims | stltoday.com
"Blues coach lived six years in Houston during two stints with a minor-league hockey club. He still owns a home that he rents out in a Houston suburb." Yeo is planning a charity event for Harvey relief. Good on him.

Chicago Blackhawks-like logo boycotted by young player | yahoo.com
"The Chicago Blackhawks’ logo is one of the most iconic in hockey, as an Original Six team. It’s also a point of increasing controversy, as Native American (and Indigenous Canadian) iconography used for sports teams has been decried and eliminated in the last decade." Another spark of controversy around this logo. The Blackhawks could change it, but I still wouldn't wear it.

Seguin and his swimming dog take identical plunge into pool | NHL.com
"It was difficult to tell who was more amped up to do some Labor Day Weekend swimming: Tyler Seguin or his dog." Another cool hockey dog on social media. He's cute, but he's no Doug.

Matt Duchene deserves better than this from Avalanche | Yahoo.com
He certainly does. #freemattduchene

Other Hockey News:

Duclair signs one-year contract with Coyotes | NHL.com
"Forward Anthony Duclair signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday." He's trying a one year prove it deal to get a better long term contract after a down year.

Canucks GM: We're not trading Sedins | NHL.com
"Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin will not be asked to waive their no-trade clause this season." Sounds like a Mike Fisher type arrangement between the Sedins and Vancouver.

NHL: Seven unsettled story lines with camps close | USAToday
"John Tavares is set to play in the last season of his contract, while Jaromir Jagr still remains unemployed." As tired as I am of the Matt Duchene drama, I really feel for him if he has to report to camp. What a way to mishandle your talent, Sakic, make them the center of a media storm.

Top 25 NHL prospects to follow in NCAA hockey next season | SBNation.com
"These college hockey stars could be making the leap to the NHL in the near future." Looks like we need to be watching Boston and North Dakota. Go get 'em boys.

Darryl Belfry teaches players from youth leagues to the NHL's best | news-press.com
This is interesting. Belfry has been working with Patrick Kane since age nine. Seth Jones is also at his camp. Maybe there is a Predator or two who could benefit.

NHL - Players still reluctant to donate brains for concussion studies | ESPN
"Studies to examine brains of deceased athletes are getting better participation from former NFL players than NHL players. And that's a problem, says a doctor involved in the studies." It's going to take more guys stepping up to help not only win lawsuits, but to help develop treatments for CTE.

Wickenheiser on mission to grow hockey on international stage | NHL.com
"Regarded as one of the greatest female hockey players in the world, Hayley Wickenheiser retired with a new plan in mind: to grow hockey internationally." Sounds like she is doing good work.

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