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The one where Nashville bids farewell to a fan favorite.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators Trade Viktor Arvidsson To Los Angeles Kings | On the Forecheck
The Predators, with more moves potentially on the horizon, receive two early-round draft picks in return.

While not a total surprise, the loss of Arvidsson will hurt many fans in the feels.

Nashville Predators v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Two Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Thank You, Viktor Arvidsson | On the Forecheck
Thank you for everything, "Arvi."

Rachel K nails it - “Thank you for playing your heart out in gold.”

Hockey News & Notes

Andre Tourigny Arizona Coyotes Hockey Canada | TSN.ca
The 47-year-old Tourigny has spent the past four seasons as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Ottawa 67s in the junior Ontario Hockey League.

The new head coach will have his work cut out for him as the Coyotes try to get back to the post season.

10 Interesting UFA Goalies to Watch in 2021 | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
This is the fifth – and final – in a series of blogs examining the 2021 UFA class of NHL netminders. Some of these goalies are closer to the end than they are the beginning, but each deserves a look.

This list includes a Nashville net minder. No one get any ideas.

Nashville Predators v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Canadiens set to get Ducharme back for Game 3 of Final against Lightning | nhl.com
Dominique Ducharme tested positive for COVID-19 on June 18 and was required to quarantine for 14 days. The earliest he can return is Game 3 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

Will his return be the spark the Canadiens need?

NHL names TikTok star Josh Richards 'voice of the fans' | nhl.com
The NHL has tasked content creator Josh Richards with growing the game, but many fans aren't pleased with the choice.

Perhaps looking a tiny bit outside the box would be a creative idea. Read the room, NHL.

Montreal to host outdoor viewings of Canadiens games as request to increase Bell Centre fan capacity denied | CBC Sports
Montreal has announced it will set up outdoor viewing parties to allow fans to watch the Canadiens play in the Stanley Cup final, a day after Quebec public health denied a request to allow more fans into the Bell Centre.

Outdoor viewing parties are a blast...ask us how we know!

Still celebrating the U.S. Men’s National Sled Hockey Team gold medal win!

Mood Music

Hoping Viktor and his family remember “all the ones who love you in the place you left”.