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It’s the longest road trip...ever.

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Nashville Predators 3, Vancouver Canucks 5: Although We’ve Come to the End of the Road (Trip)
Bryan stayed up late for this one, so the rest of us didn’t have to.

The Preds will finally be home on Saturday and it can’t get here soon enough.

2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: Martin Chromiak, Winger | On the Forecheck
Eric is back with his 2020 Entry Draft Profiles!

Josi, Weber Excited to Skate in Hometown with Preds | NHL
“I grew up there, grew up five minutes away from the rink, so it’s pretty special for me. My whole family’s there, all my best friends I grew up with are there and Bern is the only team I played for. It’s going to be a great experience for me, and I think for the whole Predators organization.”

If the captain’s excited we’re all excited!

NHL Power Rankings: Capitals leapfrog Bruins while Blues break into top five | CBS Sports
I respect Pete for not going the road most travelled and instead picking anything but country music for the Preds.

Thanks, Pete.

To be fair, I dig his song selection across the board.

With Pete DeBoer losing patience, Sharks goalie tries to reset season | Mercury News
The Sharks have been...existing so far this season. I think November is still too early to call it a “reset” but at least Aaron Dell is making the right moves to get it together before it’s too late.

Leon Draisaitl on life in Connor McDavid’s shadow | ESPN
“To put it in modern NHL terms, McDavid is the Sidney Crosby, and Draisaitl is the Evgeni Malkin.”

There are worse players he could be compared to.

Kade Foster gets blue-and-white birthday surprise from Maple Leafs | SportsNet
Hockey Twitter came through for this kid. Toronto came through for this kid, but it still breaks my heart that no one came to his birthday party.

Take your children to their friends’ birthday parties. Kids remember those moments.

WMU hockey player born with 3 fingers on hand delivers brilliant hat trick celebration | mlive.com
This couldn’t be more perfect.

Indiana Disabled Hockey's Blind and Sled Hockey program turns no one away | Indy Star
Hockey is for everyone.