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Indian summer is going to last a couple more days and the Predators have a few banners to raise tonight. See you there!

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Smashville News:

Deleted Scenes: Bonino's Disguise | NHL.com
"Just what you've been wanting! Even more of Nick Bonino undercover."

Bridgestone Arena Renovations | NHL.com
It's video day! Join our PREDSident and have a look a what improvements to expect at tonight's opener.

MOAR VIDEOS!! Chris Mason and friends bring the funny in this link.

Predators Home Run Derby | NHL.com
ALL THE VIDEOS!!! Some better film of the recent Home Run Derby. Captain Josi doesn't seem too happy and some of Team Europe are confused as to what sport they are playing!

This week’s offering from Doug and Dozer shows us that Dozer has become quite the handful! (Nice socks Joey!)

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Good luck in your game tonight, dad!

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Central Division News:

Pros and cons: Putting Blackhawks 2-0-1 start into perspective | NBC Sports Chicago
For those trying to decide if they are glass half empty or glass half full on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jets have room to grow: Season-opening split won’t tell much of the tale | Winnipeg Sun
No, they are already big enough. But seriously, I was surprised at how much (but not all) of this article would be true if it were written about the Nashville Predators.

Yeo sounds the alarm, blasts Blues for their 'brutal' play | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
Mike Yeo blasts his team for playing "shinny" hockey among other things. Maybe they need to get some dogs.

Other Hockey News:

OTF: van Riemsdyk Injury Update | NHL.com
"Flyers forward to miss 5-6 weeks with lower-body injury." Preseason/early season injuries continue to mount. This sounds serious.

Blue Jackets Place Center Brandon Dubinsky On Injured Reserve | NHL.com
"Dubinsky to be sidelined four to six weeks with a strained oblique muscle suffered in practice on Sunday." Woof. The Columbus Blue Jackets going with the new transparent injury announcement.

Tootoo happy to share ups and downs from 13 seasons in NHL | NHL.com
"Jordin Tootoo hopes to use journey from Nunavut to League to motivate others." Nice piece on Toots - hope he hooks up somewhere. Toot, Toot!

The NHL’s expansion era may be ending with Seattle. What does that mean for Quebec City? | The Washington Post
"Seattle is expected to be approved for a new franchise in December. That will give the NHL 32 teams, which means Quebec City's best bet is waiting for a team to relocate there." In all seriousness, could they manage a team worse or attract fewer fans than Ottawa?

Seattle NHL group unveils $70 million training center plans | USA Today
Meanwhile in Seattle, more money is being allocated to hockey. This sounds pretty swanky - can we have one?

Sockeyes or Totems? Announcing the winner of our (unofficial) tournament to name Seattle’s NHL team | The Seattle Times
Sockeyes? A fish, really? I think the Kraken could be cool. Also I actually like Cascade singular. I don't relate Freeze to Seattle at all. And what is a Geoduck?

Hurricanes’ new victory celebration is pretty awesome | ProHockeyTalk
Setting aside that they are doing this to "All I Do Is Win", what if too many of them hit the glass at once???