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The San Jose Sharks are in town tonight. Wouldn’t it be nice if our special teams came to play?

Buffalo Sabres v Nashville Predators Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Smashville News:

Predators Recall Goaltender Troy Grosenick | NHL.com - I always have a soft spot for never drafted players who make it to the NHL (even if only for a few games).

Back-to-Back for Bushwacker: The Inside Story of the Preds’ Bull Head - ”Peter Laviolette admitted he didn’t want to do it.” All you ever want or need to know about the now infamous “Bushwacker” challenge!

The Week That Was: Week 2 | On the Forecheck - Great piece by Mr Brooks on the Nashville Predators last week in review. Hopefully we will have many good weeks to generate many good articles this season.

Weekly Edge: Juuse Saros picks up Predators with Pekka Rinne injured | AtoZ Sports - Our old buddy Alex with his weekly review. What do you think? Have the Preds been more good than lucky or more lucky than good?

This week there were three new posts from the puppers, two of which I’ll save for leaner times. The below however, demanded to be posted. I think that is Doug who has Roman Josi’s back while he naps. Anybody know what the ankle tattoo is?

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Snuggles with Uncle Roman ❤️

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Central Division News:

10 things we know about the Blackhawks after 10 percent of the season | Chicago Tribune - I think I enjoyed this more than I should have.

Sundqvist hopes Wilson ‘learns his lesson’ | stltoday.com - If Gary Bettman stalls long enough, Tom Wilson’s suspension length could be a moot point. Oskar Sundqvist’s thoughts on the hit and the suspension as well as his rehab process. Also included is an update on a few of the other key Saint Louis Blues injured.

Defenseman Ryan Suter scheduled to play 1,000th NHL game Thursday | NHL.com - Yes, yes. Good job, congrats. Hey! Did we know that Ryan Suter is Owner and Chairman of the USHL Madison Capitols?

Other Hockey News:

Seth Jones to Return for Tuesday’s Columbus Blue Jackets Game Against Arizona | The Cannon - He’s baaaaack!

NHL wins and sins: Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, a hockey team from Kenya, and Gritty, of course | CBSSports.com - The week in review from CBS Sports. Some good points and one definitely not. Also, some Gritty news for those of you who find him relevant. (For me, squirting water on little hockey players and throwing shoulders to knock people over in that bubble game are not qualities at the top of my mascot list - but you do you Philly.)

NHL Weekly Reader: Real vs. fake NHL trends to start season - Lots of good stuff in this article and a much better take on illegal hits. Love the conversation about Fortnite also.

Kariya having jersey retired by Ducks ‘far beyond any dream’ | NHL.com - A great player and fantastic teammate had his number retired by his original team. Congratulations Paul Kariya!

For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain | The Washington Post - I can’t make up my mind about this issue. While I respect the opinion that if the goalies are getting bruised now it will get worse as sticks improve, the articles I’ve read seem to only quote Braden Holtby, Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Elliott as the main naysayers. Thoughts?

Super Slow Mo: Week 2 | NHL.com - Poor goalies. These clips are rarely kind to them. Hi Filip Forsberg! Sweet. Hey a save! Waiting....Waiting....Still Waiting.....Really?!? Number one in the league this week and we have one clip? How do you expect Ryan Johansen to keep shooting if you ignore his beautiful goals?

‘Leaving guys hanging’ has become an epidemic in the NHL | Yahoo.com - ”Over the past few days, we’ve seen a few unsettling instances of teammates missing each other’s invitations for ‘knucks’ and I believe it is reason to be concerned.” No mention of P.K. Subban leaving Ryan Hartman hanging with the post goal hug offer. However, the Evgeny Kuznetsov video makes an appearance and that’s just.......hahahahaha.

Nonchalant NHL ref catches flying stick during game | Yahoo.com - ”During Saturday’s clash between the Sabres and Kings, Vladimir Sobotka’s twig went skyward and veteran official François St-Laurent made a play that would impress MLB outfielders.” Ten out of ten on the catch, but deductions from the Russian judge for the use of two hands.