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Ryan Ellis is the NHL’s second star of the week! Welcome back!

Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Smashville News:

Somewhere to the right of or below this article will be an excellent recap of last night’s game. Check it out!

Preds' Ryan Ellis Named NHL’s Second Star of the Week | On the Forecheck
Shout out to Ryan Ellis's performance this past week. It's good to have you back, Captain Redbeard!

The Nashville Sled Preds: The Next Big Thing on Ice | On the Forecheck
Today's long and excellent read is Ann's in-depth look at the Nashville Sled Preds and Jr Sled Preds programs.

Weekly Edge: Rocco Grimaldi gives Nashville Predators incredible value | A to Z
"The Nashville Predators did little on deadline day, but signing Rocco Grimaldi should not be overlooked. He brings the best value of anyone on the team." Alex with a look at Rocco Grimaldi's output this year. He also asks - if Rocco Grimaldi is the new Viktor Arvidsson, is Colin Blackwell the new Rocco Grimaldi?

Nashville Predators Partner with MTSU in Support of Daniels Center | NHL.com
The Nashville Predators continue to find opportunities to positively impact lives in Middle Tennessee.

I just love this animal - so cute! (As you can probably tell, we are ready for a new dog after grieving for SashaDog. We will wait until after hockey and vacation though, so we can give its settling in a good period of time before kenneling it. #adoptdontshop)

Central Division News:

Kevin Fiala named NHL’s First Star of the Week | Hockey Wilderness
"Perhaps the Mikael Granlund trade wasn’t so bad after all." The tune has changed in Minnesota. Congratulations to Kevin Fiala for a great week.

Chicago Blackhawks: People who run games at the United Center | Chicago Tribune
"First of all, the name of the man who hits the horn is ... Mike Horn. No joke." Great read. It would be cool if the Nashville Predators would do one of these too.

Winnipeg Jets Injury Report: Laine, Morrissey, Dahlstrom, Lowry, Perreault, Sbisa & Niku | Illegal Curve Hockey
The Winnipeg Jets are pretty hurt. Maybe not Columbus Blue Jackets hurt, but still.

Other Hockey News:

Emergency goalie procedure doesn't need change, GMs say | NHL.com
"The NHL procedure for using emergency backup goalies works how it is supposed to work and will remain unchanged, the general managers decided Monday at their annual meetings." Yay! Fun wins the day!

Rule changes having positive effect, NHL executives show general managers | NHL.com
This is all good, but maybe a few more things could be added to the potential review list. What do you think, Preds fans?

5 NHL teams we'll learn a lot about before the playoffs | Sportsnet.ca
"And now the Predators, far from backing into the playoffs, are grinding their way there." Embrace it! Embrace the Grind!

IIHF cancels six tournaments, Swiss Leagues postpone playoffs amid coronavirus outbreak | TheHockeyNews
The spread of the coronavirus's impacts on international hockey continue to ramp up. This has nothing to do with the availability of hockey sticks.

NHL Seattle’s season-ticket prices will likely cause some sticker shock - but there’s a reason for it | The Seattle Times
Bold prediction - season tickets will sell like hotcakes. There is quite a bit of money in Seattle.

New York Rangers facing tough decisions on crowded crease | TSN.ca
As much as I understand people wanting to get a look at Connor Ingram, I hope Pekka Rinne keeps one of the slots through the end of next year. I don't want his career to end as other than a Nashville Predator. I feel the same about Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.

Guess The Country Lyric | NHL.com
I love these things. Kara Hammer clearly wins, but Mattias Ekholm has a surprisingly strong showing. These guys do live in Nashville, right?