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The Nashville Predators may have been eliminated, but Tennesweden is alive and well in Denmark. Forsberg, Arvidsson and Ekholm will meet Fiala, Josi and the rest of the Swiss in the IIHF Final.

Sweden v USA - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Semi Final Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

Nashville News & Notes

Tolvanen Could Earn Roster Spot with Preds Next Season | Nashville Predators
"Everything went well for what we wanted to accomplish," David Poile said. "We signed him, we got him over here, he got to meet all of our players and he got to play in three NHL games… Next year, it'll be our goal and his goal to make our team. It'll be fabulous if he does, and he can because that'll be another upgrade when he does make our team."

Preds Want Hartman to Play Increased Role Next Season | Nashville Predators
While Ryan Hartman may not be quite ready to hit the ice when the Predators report to training camp on Sept. 13, he's sure to have every opportunity to carve out a solidified role for himself when the time comes.

In other news, Sweden demolished Team USA, 6-0, to advance to the IIHF World Championship Final where they’ll face Fiala, Josi and Team Switzerland. Everyone’s favorite Swedish Hedgehog, Viktor Arvidsson, had 2 goals in yesterday’s match against the Americans.

Other Hockey News and Notes

Connor Hellebuyck still learning from the school of hard knocks | Sportsnet
What's got two thumbs and doesn't feel sorry for Connor Hellebuyck?

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien too big to handle | ESPN
Dustin Byfuglien is a truly incredible player, but can you imagine how good he'd be if he was... you know, actually in shape?

He'd be unstoppable.

Ovechkin's pregame meal is old school carb-loading at its best | Sportsnet
Just call Alex Ovechkin 'The Sauce Boss'.

The greatest hockey story ever told: Golden Knights on the cusp of Stanley Cup final | The Hockey News
So... who is going to play Marc-Andre Fleury in the inevitable movie about this team?

Ron and Don: James Neal is real leader of Golden Knights | Sportsnet
Don Cherry is all about the Heel James Neal.

If the Hurricanes are open for business, who could be on the move? | The Hockey News
The Carolina Hurricanes have told teams they're willing to listen to offers and are looking at "every position" as they enter the off-season ahead of the 2018-19 campaign looking to end the NHL's longest active playoff drought.

Quinn primary target for Rangers' HC job | TSN
Interesting approach by the New York Rangers.