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The Predators showed some serious mediocrity Saturday evening in Winnipeg. Will this week be better?

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not too happy with Nashville’s performance on Saturday, but here’s some hockey links.

Milwaukee Admirals News

Ads Win Big in Rockford | Milwaukee Admirals
The Admirals smashed the Ice Hogs on Saturday 8-2.

Around the League

Hartman embraced as member of Flyers at Blackhawks bar owned by parents | NHL.com
Hi, Ryan Hartman and Hartman family.

Beyond Headlines: Is 'load management' feasible in NHL? | Sportsnet.ca
Remember this time last year when Nashville was healthy scratching players just to get them extra rest before the playoffs?

Maple Leafs sign goaltender Joseph Woll to entry-level contract | Sportsnet.ca
It's #BrickWoll time in Toronto.

Giordano tallies three points, leads Flames to win over Canucks | Sportsnet.ca
Mark Giordano should be in the Norris conversation.

Jets build on early success to clinch playoff berth | NHL.com
They're doing all this without Patrik Laine scoring hat tricks in every game. The Jets are scary and if you think otherwise, you're probably wrong.

Hurricanes shout out March Madness, van Riemsdyk throws down dunk | NHL.com
This is my favorite Storm Surge to date. TVR dunks a basketball and every other Hurricane on the ice is having a blast.

The leading contender and the long list of candidates for the Vezina Trophy | TheHockeyNews
Andrei Vasilevskiy has been phenomenal this season, largely because he has a solid backup in Louis Domingue to give him the rest he needs.

Chara signs one-year, $2 million contract with Bruins | NHL.com
Big Z has signed a contract to remain a Bruin. The captain remains in peak shape and has a blistering slap shot.

Going streaking: Five players that need to break out of ruts in playoff push | TheHockeyNews
Mikael Granlund makes an appearance on this list for Nashville. Many of us would like to see him get going, but it's going to require the right combination of linemates.

Kuemper is Coyotes' clear MVP as team inches closer to shocking playoff berth | TheHockeyNews
Darcy Kuemper is carrying the load while Antti Raanta is injured. Side note: the Arizona Kachina third jerseys are awesome.

Girl's charity work gets noticed by Landeskog, who sends tickets, stick | NHL.com
Here's a cool story out of Colorado.

Sabres secondary scoring woes, defensive slump led to missing playoffs | NHL.com
Now the Sabres have to enter the offseason wondering if they can re-sign Jeff Skinner.


Have a great week, folks.