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I guess Pekka Rinne can’t score every night in Chicago.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 1, Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT) Recap: Preds Grab a Point in the Windy City | On the Forecheck
This was not the outcome that the Preds needed.

Analyzing Five Under-the-Radar Trade Targets for the Nashville Predators | On the Forecheck
Whether the Preds will still be in the market for additions on Monday is the real question.

Adapt or Die: Building a Successful Bottom-Six in the Modern NHL (Part One) | On the Forecheck
What does a good bottom-six in the NHL need to look like these days? New contributor Eamon Smith starts a two-part look at what exactly it takes, where the Preds have it, and where they don't. (Also, welcome!)

Other News & Notes

With Connor McDavid Injury Documentary, The NHL Is Endorsing The Wrong Message Completely | Defending Big D
If you read only one piece from today's links, make it this one.

A note on every NHL team ahead of the 2020 trade deadline | Sportsnet.ca
Elliotte Friedman wonders if the Preds might start shopping Matt Duchene (or Ryan Johansen) over the offseason, It might be the only way to break the curse.

Blue Jackets nightmare season of injuries continues with Bjorkstrand | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Speaking of curses, uh, has anyone checked in on Columbus lately?

The Wraparound: Feb. 20 | The Ice Garden
Michelle brings the news and updates from around the women's leagues.

NBC Sports all-female crew to broadcast Blackhawks vs. Blues game March 8 | Second City Hockey
It's really unfortunate that this is going to be a game between the Blackhawks and the Blues, the idea of watching which ranks somewhere below "getting my wisdom teeth out with nothing but Novocaine again", because this sounds great other than that.

Sabres waive Zach Bogosian, plan to terminate contract | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
If there’s anything that can make a Twitter rumormonger’s suggestion that the Preds should go after Bogosian sound even more ridiculous than the phrase “the Preds should go after Bogosian” suggests, it’s that the Sabres have completely given up hope of getting any asset back for him.

Canadiens recall Karl Alzner from AHL Laval on emergency basis | Sportsnet.ca
If things are so bad you're recalling Karl Alzner, it's definitely an emergency.

Bruins get Ondrej Kase from Ducks for Backes, pick, and prospect | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
I am not sure what the Ducks are doing here. Kase's health is really the only reason I can see to have traded him, and...meh.