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This [offseason] is beginning to feel like the long-winded blues of the never........

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Nashville Predators News

NHL farm system rankings: No. 26 Nashville Predators | The Athletic
There's always a ripple effect when you're a good, young team that has plenty of players who recently shed the prospect moniker, and who has a very short list of high 1st rounders (or 1st rounders in general) the last dozen years.

NHL 19's New Collision Physics Based on P.K. Subban | NHL.com
This is nifty.

Underwood Bringing Tour to Bridgestone, Announces Pregnancy with Fisher | NHL.com
Is it a sign of a changing market that Carrie is now referred to as "married to. . .Mike Fisher" rather than the other way around?

Central Division Roundup

NHL Central Division’s Best: Centers | Hockey Wilderness
Ryan Johansen comes in at #4, a pretty fair ranking.

Vladimir Tarasenko’s been cleared to return to the ice | St. Louis Game Time
The skilled young forward has resumed Blues practice with some contact.

Dallas Stars: Can Jason Spezza rebound under new Stars coach Jim Montgomery? | SportsDay
Spezza is 35, more of a 2C than 1C at this point in his career, and is making $7.5 million this season. Anyone else feeling more and more relieved that he nixed the trade here a few years back?

Three questions facing Colorado Avalanche | ProHockeyTalk
1) Can they get a few goals from the bottom three lines? 2) Is the ghost of Patrick Roy still lodged in the press box? 3) Will they make it far enough to get knocked out of the playoffs by the Preds again?

Blackhawks great Stan Mikita dies at 78 | Chicago Tribune
Hayley touched on this yesterday, but it's August y'all. Sad to lose one of the former greats of the game.

Around the Hockeyverse

Gretzky helping to grow hockey in China | NHL
Early posturing before the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Proposing 5 potential Christmas Day NHL games | Sportsnet.ca
Hey, the Preds make a hypothetical appearance! I could enjoy a hypothetical matchup against Winnipeg as an 8:30pm Christmas nightcap.

I couldn’t choose just one TV on the Radio tune for this post, so have another.