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The Preds are off again today, but at least they can’t disappoint you tonight!

NHL: FEB 18 Hurricanes at Predators Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Milwaukee Musings: The Panic of 2015 | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: The Admirals have been sharp all year. Let’s hope cracks don’t start to show now.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Vegas Golden Knights acquire Alec Martinez from Los Angeles Kings | TSN
This is quite the get for the Golden Knights, and the Kings net themselves two second-round picks in return to assist with their rebuild.

It’s nice to see a fringe playoff team address one of their weaknesses. Now if only another certain fringe playoff team would follow suit...

Leafs’ Johnsson expected to miss six months after knee surgery | Sportsnet
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson underwent successful knee surgery Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined six months.

Sidney Crosby’s four points lead Penguins past Maple Leafs | Sportsnet
*Sigh* ... The Penguins look real dangerous again.

Svechnikov NHL Hurricanes destined to become NHL superstar | Yahoo Sports
Marketing a player like Svechnikov, who brings multiple dimensions and dynamics to the sport, should be a no-brainer.

NHL Coaches Have Been On Thin Ice All Season | FiveThirtyEight
For better or for worse, job security doesn’t exist in the NHL anymore.

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Denis Malgin from Florida Panthers for Mason Marchment | TSN
I don’t understand why either team decided to do this. Florida is still very much in the playoff race and just traded a forward to a division rival, and I don’t really see how adding a middle-to-bottom-six forward moves the needle at all for Toronto.

Oilers recall Bouchard from AHL, place Klefbom on IR | Sportsnet
Boy, the Oilers are real banged up right now, aren’t they?

Wednesday Night Hockey: What can Rangers get for Chris Kreider? | Pro Hockey Talk
Answer: A whole lot from the right team.

How the Seattle NHL franchise is bringing hockey to everyone | ESPN
Every new NHL city sees a spike in youth participation. The Seattle franchise wants previously underserved communities to experience the sport too.

Kelowna Rockets fire coach Adam Foote | Kelowna Capital News
Foote has been given the boot...

I’ll see myself out.