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It may be preseason, but who cares?

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Nashville Predators News

Top 10 Norris Trophy candidates for 2018-19 – TheHockeyNews
I have a feeling if you're reading this description, you'll love reading this article. But don't take my word for it...

Hartman Taking Contact, Remains On Track to Return from Injury
I'm sure the vast majority of Nashville Predators fans hope he is able to "prove it" with his "prove it" deal.

New Season, new mask for Pekka Rinne:

Predators' P.K. Subban gets a kick out of Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey
I really hope a TV show comes out of this. I honestly think it would be riveting to see the amount of progress a highly skilled professional athlete that has never skated before could make in 6 months. I don't know if he'd be NHL (or any professional level) ready, but I think you'd love to have him on your beer league team.

Around Hockey

Domi suspended remainder of preseason for action in Canadiens game | NHL.com
That'll show him...

At the 88 Summit, NHLers share their thought process | SI.com
I was very curious about this article. The concept is not necessarily new or fresh outside of sports, but it seems strange that in 2018 this is considered groundbreaking. Of course, I cringe at Patrick Kane's involvement. Imagine, sitting in a room with his cold, dead eyes staring at (through?) you...

A different approach to ranking NHL teams by their under-23 players - Raw Charge
Of course, Kate R pointed this article out yesterday on twitter, but for anyone that likes to look at the youth factor in an organization, this blended approach to statistics tells a much more accurate story. Oh, and lots of love for Juuse Saros.

Seravalli: Domi escaped regular season suspension based on precedent - Video - TSN
I don't see why this can't be a regular season suspension, precedent or no.