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Hockey is back in full swing this week.

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NHL: Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

The Preds have a homestand, hockey is back in action, and it’s ridiculously warm for early February. Welcome to Nashville.

Nashville Predators News

NHL Central Division Roundup: Week Seventeen - On the Forecheck
Kate has your Week 17 Central Division Roundup here.

Admirals Battle Back for OT Point
The Admirals scored two times in the final three minutes to tie the score before eventually falling 3-2 in overtime.

How Jordin Tootoo and the Predators evolved during his embattled career
Our friend Alex takes a closer look at Jordin Tootoo’s time as a Predator here.

Around the League

Surprise family reunion leaves Maple Leafs coach, among others in tears
These get me every. Time. Welcome home, sir!

Ryan, Lindhom, Hanifin lift Flames in return to Raleigh -
Not mentioned here is Elias Lindholm’s troll of Carolina as the Flames were leaving the ice.

Drouin scores OT winner as Canadiens hand Oilers fifth straight loss -
Jonathan Drouin went coast-to-coast for a beautiful OT goal.

'Today Show' hosts team up with Devils, Boyle for prostate cancer exam ad
Two hosts from "The Today Show" hit the ice with the New Jersey Devils for an important public service announcement about checking. Also, Brian Boyle is a very large man.

NHL Trade Buzz: Blue Jackets deal with Panarin, Bobrovsky uncertainty
Let's hope we see some big trades this week!!!!

Ice Chips: Wild waive Brown, Prosser -
Minnesota waived J.T. Brown and Nate Prosser yesterday.

NHL Rookie All-Star Teams: Looking beyond the Calder Trophy trio of Pettersson, Dahlin & Heiskanen - TheHockeyNews
Rookies everywhere!

Five bargain-bin defensemen who could be hot commodities come deadline day - TheHockeyNews
Who needs a bargain d-man? Here's five that might be moved before the deadline.

2019 Mid-season draft rankings: the top five solidifies - TheHockeyNews
Nashville currently has a first-round pick in this year's Entry Draft. Will they keep it and be able to use it?

Penguins ship Brassard, Sheahan to Panthers for Bjugstad, McCann in deal that works for both sides - TheHockeyNews
Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford is unafraid to make changes. He did so on Friday.

Bruins beat Capitals for first time since 2014
I didn't know that the Bruins hadn't beaten the Caps since 2014. Yikes.

A Bigfoot sighting and a Mitch Marner offer sheet: equally likely - TheHockeyNews
Toronto has some cap issues but there definitely will not be a situation in which Mitch Marner gets an offer sheet.