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Will we have turned into housebound hermits by the end of this?

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Smashville News:

Preds Give Thanks to Healthcare Heroes on National Doctors' Day | NHL.com
Bless all of the doctors, nurses, EMTs, police and other first responders, including members of the military, who are on the front line of the COVID-19 battle.

Weekly Edge: The Nashville Predators' top five best contracts right now | A to Z Sports
Alex with a review of the five best contracts on the Nashville Predators right now. Did he miss anyone?

OTF March Madness: Best Games in Nashville Predators History (Round 2) | On the Forecheck
Time for the round of 16!

Willy and Mace share their most embarrassing broadcast moments.

We haven’t heard from this guy in awhile.

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Other Hockey News:

The NHL's coronavirus pause - Possible playoff formats, players' workout plans, free agency and more | ESPN.com
I'm not sure why the NHL thinks they can start up again anytime soon. Who would attend?

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is coming up short during the global pandemic, and it’s pathetic | The Boston Globe
This man is worth over $3 billion. Really bad look, Jer.

NHL Power Rankings: Top 2019-20 UFA signings | NBC Sports
Hmmm. Thoughts? Omissions?

Wild's Fiala keeps training in anticipation of season's resumption | StarTribune.com
It doesn't say, but I'm wondering why Kevin Fiala would return to Europe if he thought the season would resume. Nice background piece on the former Predator.

Which pending UFAs may have played their final NHL game? | TheHockeyNews
Dan Hamhuis (it's time), Justin Williams (awww) and Corey Perry (!!!!!!!) among those who may not be back next season.

NHL coaches, GMs share stories of their first jobs in hockey | Sportsnet.ca
There are definitely some long and winding roads to the top in the NHL.

Gardiner's young son Henry shows off slapper, whacks 18 ping-pong balls | NHL.com
"Somebody get Henry Gardiner an entry-level contract." He not only has the shot, he has the work ethic!

Reading Recommendations:

[Fiction] Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - A great story, with a wealth of information on the real lives of geisha - not simply the stereotypes.

[Fiction] Rising Sun - Michael Crichton - One of my favorite authors. Again, if you’ve seen the movie, wipe your memory and come at it fresh.

[Biography] Child Star: An Autobiography - Shirley Temple Black - Everything you want to know - straight from the source.

[Biography] Dolly - Dolly Parton - As much as you think you know about Dolly, you’ll learn more.

[Horror] Interview With The Vampire - Anne Rice - Put Tom Cruise as far out of your mind as you can, though Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst did good jobs. The opener of Anne Rice’s vampire books is a page turner.

[Sports] A Guy Like Me - John Scott - If you don’t already love him, you will. This book is the reason I boo Gary Bettman.

[Romance] The Kadin - Beatrice Small - I’m usually not much on the historical romance genre (Outlander excepted), but you will remember these characters and the historical details for years to come.

[Sci-Fi] The Number of The Beast - Robert Heinlein - I don’t know what the proper entry point to Heinlein’s “Past through Tomorrow” stories is, but this one got me started. It also started a disturbing trend of authors dying right when I became obsessed with them.