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It’s beginning to look a lot like hockey season in Smashville.

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Hockey News & Rants

Observations From Monday’s Preseason Games | On the Forecheck
It's only preseason but the Preds absolutely crushed it on Monday. Rachel walks you through everything you might have missed during their double header.

Central Division Preview: Chicago Blackhawks 2018-19 | On the Forecheck
Bobby kicked off our Central Division previews yesterday and I think Chicago Cellar Dwellers might be my new favorite name I didn't know Chicago needed.

Predators news: Graffiti Murals popping up in and around Nashville | The Tennessean
I'm here for this! Paint this city gold! Team Smashville. All. The. Way.

Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #10 Tomas Vomacka | On the Forecheck
Eric has put in a lot of hard work this summer to break down the Preds' Top 25 Under 25 and he's finally reached the top 10.

After Five-Point Preseason Outburst, Fiala Confident in Offensive Ability | NHL
If Fiala finally hits his stride this season, he’s going to be dangerous. We know what he’s capable of, now he just needs to show it to the rest of the league.

Golden Knights are again hottest ticket in NHL | ESPN
San Jose disagrees.

Actually...there's a lot of teams in the West that will disagree.

The N.H.L., Seeking Fans in China, Calls In the Great One | NY Times
The NHL might be the only league in any sport that says they want to move forward and expand their market by taking hockey to places that it’s never been, all while simultaneously sticking to the past.

The NHL is still a long ways away from being the NBA. I don’t know, something about this is just a complete miss to me.

NHL: How the sport plans to grow in China ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics | CNN
Getting the league to confirm they’re actually going to the 2022 Winter Olympics might be a good start.

Sept. 18: NHL Preseason Roundup | NHL
Football season gets about two weeks in my brain before I’m 100% in hockey mode. It’s only preseason but hockey is here y’all!

Nothing to ‘C’ here: Importance of NHL captains is changing | Yahoo Sports
It’s weird to read an article where Ryan Johansen is talking about the team he used to play for. He’s so Nashville now I actually forgot that whole stint he did in Columbus.

The NHL now has an official liquor shot | Yahoo Sports
Yeah okay...but Jack Daniels is still the drink of Bridgestone and the entire South...don’t at me.