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National media celebrated Nashville Predators day yesterday. Of course, national media seems to really want to make a big story out of what happens to Pekka Rinne after (or during) this season. At the same time, Eeli Tolvanen or Kevin Fiala is going to be impressive this season.

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Inside look at Nashville Predators
Comments from David Poile, an offseason recap, and some talk about Eeli Tolvanen.

Three questions facing Nashville Predators
I would add two questions:

4. What happens to Austin Watson?

5. What about Zac Rinaldo?

Three questions facing Nashville Predators – ProHockeyTalk
These are a different three questions. Again, no mention of Austin Watson or Zac Rinaldo. However, there's some talk of crazy trades.

Under Pressure: Pekka Rinne – ProHockeyTalk
I don't like it when they speak frankly about Playoff Pekka Rinne, but it does make me wonder what will happen after this season? I would love to see him transition into a back up role for a few years behind his former roommate, Juuse Saros. When he retires from hockey, I'd like to see him involved with the team in some fashion for the rest of eternity.

Five NHL backup goalies who could play their way into starting jobs – TheHockeyNews
It's a very popular time for speculation on Pekka Rinne's future...let's just leave it at that.

Building off a breakthrough: Kevin Fiala – ProHockeyTalk
Hey, there’s some talk in here about putting Kevin Fiala on the first line, but they did a great job of pointing out his weak spots...by using our very own Rachel K's season review! What are your predictions for Fiala this season? Scoring? TOI? Unnecessary penalties?

Nashville Predators fantasy preview for 2018-19
My typical fantasy sports plan is to avoid adding players from my favorite team to my fantasy roster; It creates too many conflicts of interest and confuses my children when the game is on. However, maybe you don't mind the chaos and the pain. If not, check out this fantasy preview for the highest rated members of the team.

Nashville Predators key statistics
I really enjoyed the analysis of Craig Smith here. As a Craig Smith fan, and a Smith, I feel like Rob Vollman did a great job explaining the impact Smith has on the Nashville Predators.

Top prospects for Nashville Predators
Not a lot of surprises here. Of course, I'm not going to come off of my firm belief that Frederick Gaudreau is a much better addition than Zac Rinaldo, who I believe is expected to be wearing gold in Nashville and not blue in Milwaukee this year.

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