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The Nashville Predators’ ups and downs to start the season have been frustrating. Nothing clears that up like a good win streak! Places to start? Stop taking so many penalties and clean up the penalty kill.

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Smashville News:

Kyle Turris, Ryan Ellis out to prove their worth | A to Z Sports
Ryan Ellis and Kyle Turris are both off to hot starts. As they were last season's scapegoats, who will fans pick on next? (I am betting Juuse Saros and Austin Watson.) Alex shares his weekly summary.

Nashville Predators stock report: Who to buy in on, who to sell | On the Forecheck
Sarah with a review of who and what are the best Nashville Predators investments. Though I must say, if you are a seller after eight games you could be in the wrong market.

Nashville Predators Sign 2019 Draft Picks Tomasino, Afanasyev to Entry-Level Deals | On the Forecheck
It's nice to lock these guys in early and to have the ability to slide these contracts for a couple of years. (Thanks to Musa for reminding me that CHL players can't play in the AHL until age 20.)

To my great relief, there was a Dozer sighting this week, confirming he is still with Ryan Johansen. Apparently this relatively small dog is heavy enough to set off the seat belt alarm. Welcome back Dozer!

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Central Division News:

Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin's house destroyed in tornado | wfaa.com
Wow! Something tells me he is going to have to lower the price. Seriously, though, glad no one was still living there.

Gabriel Landeskog on the Colorado Avalanche hype and his golf rivalry with Nathan MacKinnon | ESPN
"The Colorado captain has been through quite a lot with the team. He weighs in on living up to high expectations this season and much more." Good interview. Why is it hockey players make such good golfers?

Blues hold players-only meeting in effort to get back on track | stltoday.com
It's pretty early for a players-only meeting. Still, maybe the Predators could try that to figure out why they don't want to play 60 minutes every night.

Other Hockey News:

The NHL's best and worst this week - Are new sticks to blame for shot-blocking injuries? | ESPN
Whatever it is, way too many folks seem to be going down by blocking shots. I must say though, what courage to stand in front of Shea Weber shots after you've already been hit.

Brian Boyle is the type of depth player the Florida Panthers need right now | TheHockeyNews
I feel like all anyone talks about in relation to Brian Boyle is his playoff experience and veteran presence in the room. He can also, you know, "do that hockey".

Carter Hutton likely to reclaim the crease vs. Sharks after earning NHL’s Third Star of the Week | The Buffalo News
"The league don't run on Carter Hutton so it's all right." I love you Carter Hutton. #HeyThanksForHavingMeGuys

Super Slow Mo: Week 2 | NHL.com
Welp. Here we go. Waiting...still waiting...Ouch, Juuse Saros! Where was your help?...Halfway point...Has Evgeny Kusnetsov's eagle been retired as a celly?...Lots of Colorado Avalanche highlights this week...Still waiting....Mikael Granlund! Top shelf!

Coyotes 'feel like a playoff team,' Stepan says | NHL.com
Look, I'm not saying that the Arizona Coyotes aren't a playoff team, but other than the Ottawa Senators, is there any team out there saying they aren't good enough to make the playoffs?