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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2: Comeback Win Boosts Preds To Central Division Title | On the Forecheck
This was a very strange regular season, but damn... that’s one fantastic way to end it.

Preds Official Podcast: Ryan Ellis Talks Division Title, Playoffs | Nashville Predators
Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the importance of game 82 with Ryan Ellis, and are also joined by rookies Dante Fabbro and Rem Pitlick, who share the fun things they’re learning about Nashville.

Breakdown: Nashville Signs Brandon Fortunato to a two-year, entry-level contract | On the Forecheck
The free agent defender is still recovering from a broken fibula.

Breakdown: Nashville signs Lukas Craggs to a two-year, entry-level contract | On the Forecheck
118 PIMs in 35 games sure is something. I don’t know if he’ll ever crack the NHL roster, but if he does...an enforcer named CRAGGS is sure to be popular with the fans.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Through Their Eyes: The day everything changed for the Humboldt Broncos | The Hockey News
This is your required reading for today. Excellent work from Ken Campbell.

Leafs left with no choice but to remove Sparks from lineup as playoffs loom | Sportsnet
I’m sure getting replaced by Michael Hutchinson right before the playoffs start is not the best for a young player’s self esteem.

Luongo undecided on future entering Panthers’ season finale | NHL.com
If old man Luongo wants to keep playing in the NHL it’s more than likely going to have to be in a backup role, which seems like something he’s already come to terms with.

“I realize that I’m 40 years old and taking on a big workload is a bit tougher at this age just because the recovery is a bit slower,” Luongo said of being a backup. “I’m well-aware if I do come back that’ll probably be the likely scenario for me and I’m OK with that.”

Phil Kessel Wins Free Burgers For A Grateful Pittsburgh Populace | Deadspin
Was this the first time the Penguins ever scored a Big Mac goal, because the crowd certainly acted like it was.

Habs eliminated, but future is bright in Montreal | TSN
The Habs’ rebuild is way ahead of schedule.

Does Connor McDavid really want out of Edmonton? | ESPN
McJesus is clearly frustrated about missing the playoffs for a second straight year, but I don’t think he’s the type to demand a trade. Well, not yet at least.

[Ed: This was submitted before McDavid’s injury.]

Which Canadian team is most likely to end Stanley Cup drought? | Sportsnet
Oh, great! This article again!