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Tonight’s game against the Flames is chock-full of playoff implications. Let’s hope our heroes don’t wilt under the pressure.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: So Long, Salo | On the Forecheck
This week in Milwaukee the Ads say goodbye to Miikka Salomaki, and prepare for a playoff run without Jarred Tinordi and Colin Blackwell.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Laviolette Named Head Coach of 2020 U.S. Men’s National Team | USA Hockey
While he hasn’t taken another NHL job yet, Lavi is staying busy in the meantime.

Already facing a lawsuit over minimum wage, the CHL might soon have to deal with a concussion case | The Hockey News
What started as a concussion lawsuit launched against the CHL, the WHL and Hockey Canada by former WHL player James McEwan in January 2019 was recently re-filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia to include both the OHL and QMJHL.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin out four weeks; Calle Rosen recalled | TSN
Jake Muzzin will miss approximately four weeks after breaking his hand in Tuesday’s game against the Lightning. I’m sure breaking a hand is not fun, but his new 4-year contract extension he signed on Monday will surely ease his pain.

How Kim Davis is pushing the NHL into diverse territory | ESPN
The NHL has long discussed engaging new communities. Kim Davis is actually doing something about it.

Rebuild or reload? For Wild GM Bill Guerin, the answer isn’t black or white | The Hockey News
The Wild made a seller trade in the weeks leading up to the deadline, but that doesn’t mean Guerin believes in blowing the whole thing up. He prefers to hedge his bets for now.

Canadiens’ Victor Mete out for rest of regular season with fractured foot | Sportsnet
Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but another Habs player is going to miss significant time due to injury.

31 Thoughts: Could Joe Thornton’s next destination be Toronto? | Sportsnet
Friedman seems to think that Toronto is the most likely landing spot for Thornton in the off season. I can’t really argue that, but I’m sure Thornton will have plenty of suitors this summer.

Ten Questions About the NHL as Hockey Gears Up for Its Stretch Run | The Ringer
I love The Ringer, but I always find it strange whenever they write about hockey. The staff is plenty capable of writing about the sport, but they only decide to do so a handful of times a year. It’s maddening.

Bill Daly: ‘There’s no easy fixes’ for emergency backup situation | Sportsnet

“We have to work with the [NHL] Players’ Association. Who’s a player? Who’s not a player? What qualifies all of that?” Bill Daly said. “But obviously we want what’s best for the game, and we want to make sure people aren’t putting themselves in danger by playing goal in a National Hockey League game … So that’s obviously something we have to continue to work through.”