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Central Division News

Central Division’s Best: Between the Pipes - Hockey Wilderness
Our pals at Hockey Wilderness put out some pieces about the Central’s top forwards, centermen, defensemen, and goaltenders. Our very own Pekka Rinne makes this list. Take some time and check out how Hockey Wilderness rates Nashville’s forwards, centers, and d-men, too.

Around the League

Defensemen on the bubble
Here's five d-men who are barely out of the Top 20. Our very own Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, and P.K. Subban are in the Top 20.

Brady Tkachuk: Ottawa Senators to sign top draft pick |
The younger Tkachuk will join the Senators instead of returning to Boston University this season.

Inside look at Edmonton Oilers
In my predictions last season, I had Edmonton winning the Cup in 2018. They defeated Nashville in the Western Conference Final for a spot in the Final. I was pretty far off based on last season's abysmal performance.

Lundqvist tops Zuccarello in star-studded charity outdoor game
Why wasn't this on TV somewhere? Livestream? Anything? I could have used a nice dose of professional hockey and Roman Josi/Kevin Fiala/Mattias Ekholm/Filip Forsberg.

Seven prospects who raised 2019 NHL Draft stock at Hlinka Gretzky Cup
I wish there was a way Nashville could draft Phillip Broberg, but he'll likely go Top 10 as one of the best defensemen available. Watching the Hlinka Gretzy Cup was a ton of fun... maybe some of these kids will get a gold sweater next June.

Dahlin throws out first pitch at Buffalo minor league baseball game
Rasmus Dahlin is a popular guy in Buffalo...but couldn't they have given him an Adidas sweater instead of a Fanatics-branded jersey?

U.S. prospect scores smooth lacrosse-style goal in Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Draft this kid immediately and let him and Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson perfect their lacrosse goals. I watched this video several times in a row and I have no idea how he is able to pull this one off.

Why New Year’s Day is worth circling on the calendar for these five players – TheHockeyNews
Someone please sign Mark Stone for more than a year.

31 outlandish predictions & reality checks: Summertime musings on the 2018-19 NHL season – TheHockeyNews
These amused me a little bit. Hopefully they give you a few laughs.

Have a great week, folks!