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Eeli Tolvanen is melting the ice at the Olympics just as the Nashville Predators are considering whether or not they have all the pieces they need to bring home Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Olympics: Ice Hockey-Men Team Group C - FIN-NOR Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Broadcaster Blog: The Preds and Red Wings, Nashville's First Rivalry
I lived in Kentucky at the time and was much more interested in college life, but Oscar, the awesome guy that does my taxes, fondly recalled early NSH/DET games where Bridgestone was filled with Red Wings jerseys while we filed this week. Get ready for the next installment of this early rivalry with Pete Weber.

FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports GO, and Nashville Predators experiencing triple-digit growth | FOX Sports
The secret is out and media outlets are benefiting as well as the team itself. This may help you understand the scope of the growth that's taken place since the end of last season.

Predators: How 'all-in' is Nashville ahead of NHL trade deadline?
Pieces are available from other teams, but we've brought players out of retirement and have players on other continents that could be the missing piece we need to complete the Stanley Cup puzzle.

Olympic Hockey

Remember the name: Predators prospect Eeli Tolvanen impresses for Finland | News | CBC Olympics | PyeongChang 2018
I've been stoked about Eeli Tolvanen since draft day. Watching him break records in the KHL has been one of my favorite parts of the year as I wait for him to finish his contract and head closer to Tennessee.

Think about it, under 20 years old, physical, high shot volume, known sniper, has been playing against grown men in the KHL all year and now dominating the Olympics. I. Can. Not. Wait. If I knew which number he’d be wearing, I’d go ahead and buy his jersey NOW.

USA hockey vs Slovakia: American men win 2-1 in Olympics | SI.com
A couple of powerhouses rebound from early losses to bring back hope for Olympic gold.

More Than a Medal | By Tony Granato
Timely and outstanding piece.

Around Hockey

FLAMES SIGN MIKAEL BACKLUND
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NHL - Exposure Combine
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Karlsson’s not the only surprise this season, but he’s certainly the biggest | The Hockey News
Who's the biggest surprise on our roster this year?

NHL Trade Deadline can stir emotions for players, teams
Hear it from the guys who have experienced it firsthand. As we sit and discuss the future of Pontus Aberg from behind our screens, we have to remember that the man has a family and an adorable baby who are impacted by the rumors and potential trades. Tread lightly on the poor guy...and remember what he was able to accomplish is Milwaukee!

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