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C’mon, guys.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators: Juuse Saros the future, Pekka Rinne the present | A to Z Sports
We'll be taking a closer look at what's up with Juuse Saros after the weekend, but in the meantime Alex Daugherty weighs in on Juuse Saros's slow starts and how it's been working out okay on balance.

Other News & Notes

Penguins keep heating up; Struggling Stars sink lower | ProHockeyTalk
I too remember when the Stars used to not have goaltending, but at least then they had an offense that could score. Now they have bad luck and a much more wary system.

Rosters released for USA vs. Canada series | The Ice Garden
After a few women's international competitions where Team Canada was not perfect, they're opting to make a number of significant roster changes, going a lot younger and leaving many familiar faces off the roster. I think I've said before, but it bears repeating: Canada winning everything all the time was bad for the sport.

Things are so bad for Wild, even Bruce Boudreau’s getting called out | ProHockeyTalk
Jason Zucker thinks it's the head coach's fault that the average age of the team's best players is about eighty. Someone was saying that what the Wild really need is a top-three draft pick, and to them I say that Eric Staal was taken second overall! ...sixteen years ago.

Doughty's mom hoping defenceman quashes feud with Flames' Tkachuk | Sportsnet.ca
Doughty complaining that a Canadian arena shouldn't be taking the American-born Tkachuk's side in their rivalry is beyond stupid. It's the NHL, not the Olympics. (If you, like me, had missed this until recently, you can catch up with this piece on the history there.)

Helm fined $5K for slash on Flames’ Lindholm | ProHockeyTalk
Lindholm received no consequences for elbowing Helm in the head.

Something good, something bad about each Canadian NHL team's start | Sportsnet.ca
The Canadiens are having the exact same special teams problem the Predators are: the power play went from awful to really effective, but the penalty kill is suddenly terrible.

LA Kings set Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Laser Show’ | ProHockeyTalk
Well, at least they're having fun.