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Does it make a difference that they are auctioning rides on the pedal tavern for charity? Is it okay as long as it stays in the arena?

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Smashville News:

For all the analysis of last night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, look to the right or below this posting on the OtF home page.

#RallyTavern turns 'boos' into 'woos!' in Preds season opener | News Channel 5
Now it's also a hashtag.

Pekka Rinne talks retirement, wanting family, plans for the future | Tennessean
"Predators goalie Pekka Rinne talks retirement, injuries, wanting family and more in this Q&A." Seems like Pekka enjoys those mild Tennessee winters - summers not so much.

Come on - how can you resist? Boop!

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Central Division News:

3 takeaways from the Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss to the Flyers, including why Robin Lehner should start the home opener | Chicago Tribune
"Goalie Robin Lehner deserves to start the Hawks' season opener on Oct. 10." Hot taek alert!

"This is kind of bull(bleep); It's embarrassing for the referee" Nikita Zadorov unloads on officiating double standards he says he faces | Colorado Hockey Now
Okay. I have to say I agree with him on the fighting major. He gets sucker punched by a gloved hand while he is looking at the referee (who is watching this) as if to say "get this guy off me".

Jets storm back from four goals down to beat Devils in shootout thriller | Winnipeg Sun
The Winnipeg Jets are making my New Jersey Devils prediction look suspect right out of the gate.

Other Hockey News:

Vegas Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury cleans up after brawl, gives Sharks' stick to fans | Sporting News
Marc-Andre Fleury has game, man.

Hurricanes celebrate opening night win with Storm Surge | NHL.com
Pass the popcorn and let's see what the next one is! Take that, Don Cherry!

Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza working way back into Babcock's good graces | Sportsnet.ca
Let him play coach - let him play!

World Cup of Hockey could return, NHL says | NHL.com
Positive words about the World Cup of Hockey, not so much about the Olympics. As we suspected, it's all about the money.

Shattered Ice: Former NHLer Steve Seftel's memoir details battle with mental illness and journey back to the game | TheHockeyNews
Nice read. This book is going on my Wish List pronto.

Karlsson announces birth of daughter with touching post on Instagram | NHL.com
The pregnancy was pretty low-key, as you'd expect after the last. This is the best news of the weekend! Baby Shark doo doo!