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Can the team begin to right this ship in their game with Chicago tonight?

NHL: JAN 24 Predators at Stars Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Smashville News:

Connor Ingram Checks Into NHL’s Player Assistance Program | On the Forecheck
"The goaltender has entered the program voluntarily." Coach Hynes has confirmed that Kasimir Kaskisuo will be moving to the taxi squad to fulfill the goaltender requirement. Best wishes for Connor Ingram as he gets whatever assistance he needs for his health.

New season music to Nashville Predators center Matt Duchene's ears | Tennessean
I have to give Paul his props. He used the words wait and weight together in the same sentence - TWICE!

Predators’ shortcomings exposed in Dallas road trip | Nashville Post
I feel like we are making it very easy for writers to recycle their pieces from last year. Also, I'm not hearing anything about Juuse Saros allowing EIGHT powerplay goals in two games. As was said about Pekka Rinne last year, he's got to stop some of those power play and breakaway goals if they are going to go anywhere.

How two new Nashville Predators are helping save Roman Josi | A to Z Sports
Mark Borowiecki and Matt Benning are helping save Roman Josi from excessive minutes and the Nashville Predators from its own third pair.

Central Division News:

Carolina Hurricanes coronavirus update: Jesper Fast on list | Raleigh News & Observer
"Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesper Fast added Saturday to NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, the sixth Canes player listed." It's amazing no one on the Nashville Predators has tested positive.

Can Post-Trade Patrik Laine become Post-Trade Brett Hull? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
"Will we one day look back on Laine-to-Columbus like we do Hull-to-St. Louis?" Let's hope not, or at least not until after we get our "normal" division back.

Detroit Red Wings Need to Move On From Jeff Blashill | The Hockey Writers
I was going to make some comments. Really. Then reading their record and the author’s main complaints, I thought about glass houses and hard objects.

Other Hockey News:

NHL suspends John Chayka for rest of year after dispute with Coyotes | Sportsnet
The saga continues in the desert.

NHL postpones Hurricanes-Lightning, announces other schedule changes NHL.com
"NHL postpones Hurricanes-Lightning, announces other schedule changes: Six of the seven rescheduled games involve the Carolina Hurricanes." You couldn't pay me to be the scheduler this season.

NHL Power Rankings: Early surprises, disappointments, and mystery teams | NBC Sports
Apparently the Preds are a mystery team - no one can tell what they are going to be. After rising in the ranks, the dismal Dallas results drop them all the way down to 25. Fix those special teams - now.

NHL Power Rankings: Montreal Flying High | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I'm hearing some Tom Petty in the background as the Nashville Predators free fall all the way to 28. With the talent on this team, that is just embarrassing.

NHL Power Rankings: 1st impression of every team | theScore.com
Hmmm. 22 with a possible bullet if they can improve the PP. At least someone has some hope for us!

NHL opens season with record viewership in United States, Canada | NHL.com
This is pretty impressive when you consider the impact of beginning the season during the NFL playoffs.

Hockey hair, 2021 edition: The NHL's best beards, mullets and more | Sporting News
We see you, Filip Forsberg!