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Happy Thanksgiving, Forecheckers! Before you over-indulge on food, perhaps you should whet your appetite on some of these sweet, sweet, links!

Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks
“Is that a deep-fried turkey?!?” - Peter Laviolette, probably.
Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Are under-performing Predators in need of a coaching change? | The Hockey News
Add The Hockey News to the ‘Fire Laviolette’ bandwagon.

A Statistical Look at the Nashville Predators’ Kyle Turris | On the Forecheck
In this follow-up to #TurrisTuesday, Bryan looks at exactly what Turris really has brought to the Preds on the ice.

Milwaukee Admirals goalie Troy Grosenick brought his two-year-old son Beckett to the ice for a training session | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

Other Hockey News & Notes

As Flames continue Bill Peters investigation, firing seems the only outcome | Sportsnet
You just HATE to see that....

Jets’ Paul Maurice on player-coach relationships: ‘The game has changed’ | Sportsnet

“I think there is a real awareness over the last year or two, certainly on our staff,” Maurice told reporters Tuesday. “And if I’m going to give anybody credit, I will give the assistant coaches credit for kind of pushing me to evolve, to be more understanding, maybe, of young players. More caring, possibly.”

New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider: ‘I’m not thinking about the deadline’ | TSN
Good. I was hoping the Predators would trade for you way before the deadline anyways.

Report: NHL Seattle GM Ron Francis was told of physical altercations between former Carolina coach and players | The Seattle Times
Well this isn’t a great look for the new Seattle GM...

Update: Rod Brind’Amour confirms Michal Jordan’s accusation of Bill Peters’ physical mistreatment | Canes Country
Yep... not a great look at all.

Sabres defenseman Dahlin out indefinitely with concussion | Sportsnet
And Cernak only got a 2 game suspension for one of the most blatant elbows to the head I’ve seen in some time.

This league is pretty damn stupid sometimes.

Panthers’ Barkov, Huberdeau are establishing themselves as one of the NHL’s best one-two punches | The Hockey news
‘There are few duos in the NHL who have scored quite like the Panthers’ first-line tandem of Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau since the start of last season, and it’s time to recognize them as one of the best one-two punches in the league.’

NHL.com players poll: Seattle expansion nickname | NHL.com
Please, please, please name this team the Seattle Pigeons.

NHL says Devils’ first goal vs. Wild shouldn’t have counted | Sportsnet
I hate it when any league does this. “Yeah, our officials totally bricked that call. Sorry!”