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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators to Participate in the 2020 NHL Global Series | NHL.com
The Predators will finish training camp in Bern, Switzerland. They will play an exhibition contest against SC Bern. Next, they will travel to Prague, Czech Republic. They will face the Boston Bruins in their 2020-2021 season opener.

Wow. A Winter Classic appearance in the same year as a Global Series game. 2020 will be a great year for the Nashville Predators.

Frame-by-Frame Analysis: Transition Play and the Subtle Art of Not Giving Up a Puck - On the Forecheck
Caroline returns with a Frame-By-Frame. We’ve missed her insight and game breakdowns. This edition is about zone entries and neutral zone transitions.

The Science of the Skirmish: the Mechanics of a NHL Fight - On the Forecheck
Ann takes a look at fighting in the NHL and the finer points of trying to punch another guy while staying upright on ice.

The NHL Has Fixed the Incorrect Shot Locations from Earlier This Year - On the Forecheck
Bryan takes a look at the NHL’s tracking of shot locations and how it impacts overall numbers for each team and player.

Around the League

Lightning edge Sabres at Global Series in Stockholm
The Lightning defeated the Sabres in the first game of the 2019 Global Series in Stockholm.

Letang week to week for Penguins with lower-body injury
The Penguins have really been hit hard by the injury bug.

Imitating opponents offers new twist on advance scouting
This is a pretty neat insight into how mimicking an opposing goaltender can help out the team. Jake Allen ceded his starter's net to Jordan Binnington last season, yet he still found ways to help the Blues in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Friday Four: Stars have found winning ways
As mentioned in Kevin Weekes' Friday Four, the Stars are slowly gaining some momentum. They've put together a nice string of games recently and should not be underestimated.

Lightning, Sabres get special masks to mark Global Series in Sweden
I love that the mask artist, Dave Gunnarsson, was invited to the game to unveil each unique mask.

Gary Bettman: Olympic participation 'incredibly disruptive' to NHL season - Sportsnet.ca
These comments by Bettman will not go over very well.

Eight NHL teams Taylor Hall could conceivably be playing for in 2020 - Sportsnet.ca
Thus begins the Taylor Hall Sweepstakes.

Jets reassign defenceman Ville Heinola to Finnish league's Lukko Rauma - Sportsnet.ca
The Jets reassigned young defensemam Ville Heinola to his team in Finland.

Truth By Numbers: Breaking down David Pastrnak's crazy start to season - Sportsnet.ca
David "Pasta" Pastrnak is having an incredible season so far.

Henrik Lundqvist is still proving he can be invaluable to the New York Rangers - TheHockeyNews
Henrik Lundqvist is an incredible goaltender. "King Henrik" has posted some impressive stats in back-to-back contests, too.

Budget Booms: The five best value players in the NHL right now - TheHockeyNews
Nashville's Rocco Grimaldi makes an appearance on this list. Former Predator Brad Hunt is also listed.

Five reasons to believe the Vancouver Canucks have arrived - TheHockeyNews
Have the Canucks "arrived"? The Predators will find out for sure on Tuesday evening.