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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Five-Hole Friday: Puppies and Goats | On the Forecheck
In case you missed it, here’s Rachel’s weekly

Predators should not trade Tolvanen, Fiala at deadline | ProHockeyTalk
Is...is anyone suggesting in all seriousness that the Predators trade Kevin Fiala for an unsigned, unguaranteed rental? Because yeah, definitely don’t do that.

Ford Ice Center Programs, Sled Preds Help Young Boy Thrive on Ice | NHL.com
“Looking back to seven months ago, Ashley Fowler and her family still can’t believe the difference the All Stars program and Sled Preds have made in their lives.

‘The truth is they told us Will might not ever even walk,’ Fowler said. ‘And now I look at him faster than I am and say, “I wonder what else he’s going to be able to do that they told us he wouldn’t.”’”

Other News & Notes

Flyers trade Anthony Stolarz to Edmonton, acquire Cam Talbot | Broad Street Hockey
It may or may not shock you to learn that the Edmonton media is already celebrating Keith Gretzky’s unambiguous win of a trade.

Oilers’ Puljujarvi bereft of confidence after another soul-crushing night | Sportsnet
Speaking of the Oilers, this is not a great look for them. It’s always possible that Jesse Puljujarvi is actually not that great at hockey, but if he is, they’ve messed up yet another one. I’m not actually sure how Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is still both on the team and playing okay.

How to Watch: 2019 Rivalry Series | The Ice Garden
Looking for more women’s hockey this weekend? The third, decisive game of the US-Canada rivalry series will be airing tomorrow on NHL Network. Catch up on the first two games here if you missed them.

Cory Schneider ends personal losing streak with perfect relief outing in Devils’ OT rally past Wild | nj.com
Schneider has gone from being one of the best goalies in the league on a bad team to being...much less good, but still on a bad team. It’s not a recipe for success, but the length of time he’d gone without getting that W next to his name was brutal. This is pretty great for both him and Devils fans. (Also, the 4-1 lead is still The Most Dangerous Lead In Hockey.)

Rangers’ DeAngelo lands one-punch knockout on Sabres’ Okposo - ProHockeyTalk
Given Kyle Okposo’s history with concussions (and complications of concussions), this is one of those headlines you immediately go “oh no” to. Not good at all.

Islanders News: First Round Will Be at Coliseum; Rest of Playoffs in Brooklyn | Lighthouse Hockey
Nobody except the NHL likes Barclays.