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The Nashville Predators sit just outside the Wild Card spots with games in hand on both teams ahead of them.

NHL: FEB 15 Predators at Blues

Smashville News:

It's Kyle Turris with a huge Predators goal for huge win over Blues | Tennessean
"Who better to represent a shifting mindset under John Hynes than the one player who’d been so famously disregarded by the previous coach?" From zero to hero, it's....Kyle Turris!

The Nashville Predators can "see the light" after weekend sweep of Blues | A to Z Sports
To trade or let walk – Craig Smith and Mikael Granlund edition.

I love this. “Everybody’s EARS GO UP!”

Central Division News:

What we learned about Blackhawks during five-game road trip | NBC Sports Chicago
"The Blackhawks went into their five-game road trip in Western Canada with a "life or death" mentality and came away with only two out of a possible 10 points. So what did we learn about them?" Much of this sounds very familiar. The Chicago Blackhawks were on a turn around, until they weren't, a cautionary tale.

5 things that are plaguing the St. Louis Blues | St. Louis Game Time
"Last February, it was a home and away sweep of the Predators that truly locked in the Blues’ winning streak and sent them on their way. Let’s hope the home and away sweep at the hands of Nashville doesn’t doom them this year." Oh, let's do.

NHL, Air Force Academy release statement on Stadium Series game | FOX31 Denver
Hmm...I think if you watch the flyover video (from the aircraft) to the end, you can see a long line of headlights in one direction and a long line of tail lights in the other. I would daresay a large number of people were not in the stadium for the puck drop, let alone in their seats.

Grubauer out indefinitely for Avalanche with lower-body injury | NHL.com
The injury bug attacked the Colorado Avalanche at the outdoor game on Sunday.

Other Hockey News:

Vancouver Canucks acquire Tyler Toffoli from Kings in big pre-deadline splash | CBSSports.com
Nothing like a hat trick in an outdoor game to get the old trade wheels a movin'.

NHL Power Rankings: Lightning keep getting better | NBC Sports
Hey, we finally cracked a top sixteen!

NBC to Use All-Female Broadcast Crew for Blues vs. Blackhawks; 1st-Ever in USA | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
This is cool. What would be cooler would be for all hockey broadcast teams to be more diverse. Step by step, I guess.

Beyond Rentals: 10 trade deadline targets who won't become UFAs this summer | TheHockeyNews
What do you think?

There is a revolt against the Department of Player Safety, and it might be the best thing for hockey | TheHockeyNews
"Evander Kane didn't hold back on the Department of Player Safety after receiving a three-game suspension, and the Sharks winger is right. The system for on-ice discipline in the NHL is broken." This is hardly breaking news, but I do give Evander Kane props for putting it out there. The inconsistency of officiating and supplemental discipline is the elephant in the NHL room. It's time for folks to talk about it.

Sabres suspend Zach Bogosian for failing to report to AHL | Sportsnet.ca
I understand pride, but if this is the end of your career, get the money!

Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien fined $10K for post-game comments | TSN.ca
Really? Pretty tame for $10K. At least he didn’t get the John Tortorella clause.