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Get your piping-hot Matt Duchene sightings here, plus some other news.

NHL Prospects Tournament Washington Capitals v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Duchene Settling In as Predators Training Camp Hits the Ice | NHL.com
I know that he's actually really here, not just for a bachelor party, this time, but that practice jersey really looks like a bad photoshop. Especially with the way it clashes with the helmet. And the pants. Maybe the gloves too? Anyway, it's a real photo and he's really here.

Other News & Notes

Report: Jets RFA Patrik Laine to skate with Swiss league's SC Bern | Sportsnet.ca
Switzerland: the trendy, scenic destination for RFAs to browse travel brochures of this season.

Sharks open camp with new captain after Pavelski’s departure | ProHockeyTalk
With the amount of blood, sweat, and teeth Logan Couture has shed for the San Jose Sharks, I can definitely see where they're coming from with this.

Canadiens among teams interested in Stars' Julius Honka | Sportsnet.ca
Elliotte Friedman says the Hurricanes might also be interested, which is a solid mark in Honka's favor. He's been such a weird case the last few years--excellent on paper, struggling on the ice and distrusted by coaches, still excellent on paper. Bad or unfavorable deployment can make any player struggle, of course; it'll be interesting to see if a fresh start helps Honka or if he is what he's looked to Stars staff to be.

NHL suspends Capitals' Kuznetsov three games for inappropriate conduct | Sportsnet.ca
"Inappropriate conduct" is a euphemism for "making the league look stupid", right? (Or, possibly, a euphemism for "lying to the league.")

(Re)imagining PWHPA Teams | The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden's egdemestihas has mocked up some fantastic team concepts for the PHWPA's Dream Gap Tour. I loved reading about these, I know someone who isn't even a hockey fan yet who I could probably lure with one of these Rogue jerseys, and the entire concept of the Battery (from name to logo) is just, gosh.