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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

31 Thoughts: Could Nashville move Ryan Ellis instead of Mattias Ekholm?
Alrighty, I guess this is the new debate. Would you rather GM David Poile move Ryan Ellis or Mattias Ekholm?

Recap: Nashville Predators 2, Detroit Red Wings 0: Reverse retro return results in rout of Red Wings - On the Forecheck
Juuse Saros got the shutout and the Preds got another one in the W column.

NHL investigating incident involving official caught on hot mic
That's definitely a hot mic.

Asking for a friend...can we get this on a shirt?

Around the League

NHL postpones Canadiens games through March 28 due to COVID-19 protocols
Yikes...wishing health for the Habs.

NHL Rumour Roundup: Why the Coyotes are a wild card this trade season
It's interesting that the Predators are the "kingmaker." Further, I feel like Arizona is always involved in the trade deadline in some form.

NHL's Board of Governors approves changes to draft lottery format
Here's the biggest takeaways:

  • Teams would be limited to no more than two lottery wins in a five-year period
  • Teams would only be allowed to jump 10 spots with a lottery win
  • There would be a reduction in the number of picks decided by the lottery, from three to two

I also refer to this as the "Detroit Is No Longer Getting Screwed in the Draft" change.

With season on the brink, Flames' offence drying up when it's needed most
"On the brink" feels very dire.

Rookie Watch: Suter, Lankinen, Whitecloud among undrafted standouts
Kevin Lankinen should not only be a "duh" vote for the Calder Trophy, but he probably should be involved in Vezina Trophy conversation. Lankinen is the future of Finnish goaltending.

Insider Trading: Mikael Granlund could be an ideal fit for the Toronto Maple Leafs | TSN.ca
In other news, the Leafs want Mikael Granlund. This is not a surprise.

Puljujarvi enjoying second chance with Oilers
Jesse Puljujärvi's certainly deserved a second chance and he's making the most of it.

Marleau open to trade from Sharks: report
I think Patrick Marleau is the ultimate "Old Guy Without a Cup."

Mark Masters: High-flying Zack Hyman’s work ethic impresses Toronto Maple Leafs teammates | TSN.ca
Like I said last week...any team should want Zack Hyman.

Zibanejad corrects tweet calling him 'king' with GIF of Lundqvist
King Henrik is one of my favorite goalies.

San Jose Sharks' Kurtis Gabriel, head coach Bob Boughner fined by NHL | TSN.ca
Meanwhile, in San Jose...

NHL Power Rankings: Southeast Revenge | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I firmly believe Tampa Bay could win another Cup this summer.

Trade Deadline Watch: 10 Goalies Who Could Be Dealt | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
SOMEONE PLEASE TRADE FOR DARCY KUEMPER AND GET HIM OUT OF THE DESERT.

Dance Time: NCAA Frozen Four Preview | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Here's a preview of the men's NCAA Frozen Four. We’ll have more on that later here as well.

The NHL's best and worst this week - Joe Pavelski's post-career plans? Running a sports media company
Joe Pavelski would definitely be excellent at leading a sports media company.

Colorado Avalanche land goalie Jonas Johansson in trade with Buffalo Sabres
This trade may have flown a bit under our radar, but Colorado shored up their weird goaltending situation when they acquired Jonas Johansson over the weekend.