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In which our heroes prepare for a tough test against a division rival, Dallas reveals their Winter Classic jerseys, and a couple of players take pucks to the dome.

NHL: OCT 26 Predators at Lightning
“Dude.... please score.”
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Nashville Predators News & Notes

The Nashville Predators don’t need any star forwards - they’re scoring by committee | The Hockey News
The best defense is a good offense.

Preds Launch Loyal Legacy Program for Season-Ticket Citizens | Nashville Predators
Mark me down as not being a fan of the phrase “Season-Ticket Citizens”.

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Second Place in Iowa | On the Forecheck
Pitlick, Richard, and Tolvanen have to start scoring sooner or later, right? RIGHT?

Other Hockey News & Notes

Dallas Stars veteran John Klingberg hit by puck, out at least two weeks | ESPN
So Klingberg took a puck to the face, but also somehow sustained a lower-body injury in the process. That’s some rotten luck, and a tough blow for a Dallas team that’s attempting to rebound after sputtering out of the gate to start the season.

Speaking of Dallas, they also revealed their Winter Classic jerseys yesterday. The gloves and pants being two different colors irks me a bit, but overall I’m a fan of these.

Winnipeg Jets F Bryan Little received 25-30 stitches after puck to the head | TSN
And speaking of pucks to the head, OUCH.

Great Expectations: Six teams that are exceeding or failing to live up to pre-season projections | The Hockey News
Honest question. How does Peter DeBoer still have his job?

Analyzing Taylor Hall’s early impact and the Devils’ difficult decision | Sportsnet
Despite still being a point-per-game player, Taylor Hall’s shot rates have dropped like a rock across the board. Is he still dealing with issues from his injury he suffered last season?

Bagnall: Can Senators break early pattern of historically low crowds? | Ottawa Citizen
So through the first seven home games, attendance at Canadian Tire Centre averaged 11,260, or less than 60 percent of capacity.

WOOF!

Milan Lucic pledges to continue to defend Flames teammates after suspension | Sportsnet
Then you will likely continue to get suspended, you big dummy.

‘The Russian Five’: NBC Sports Buy, Sets Premier Date for Hockey Documentary | Deadline
Forecheckers, did any of you catch this last night? If so, how was it?

Sportsnet’s 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: November | Sportsnet
It’s Prospect Ranking SZN.