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Nashville Predators News

Preds Expect Scrimmages to Provide Key Role in Player Evaluations
I feel very fortunate that I'll get a chance to see this tonight. Based on what I've been seeing in practice, expect this to be an intense match-up.

Predators Loan Egor Afanasyev to KHL's CSKA Moscow
This isn't that big of a surprise. Egor Afanasyev will head back to the KHL in light of the CHL not currently playing.

Nashville Predators Announce 2020-21 Television Broadcast Schedule
Not as many games being broadcast nationally as I'd gotten used to. However, there are less games overall, so that may be a big part of it.

Around Hockey

Bergeron named captain of Bruins, replaces Chara
Craig Smith, who was allowed to walk away in free agency, will call Patrice Bergeron Captain with his new team, the Boston Bruins.

Ontario gives Maple Leafs, Senators green light to host games
It appears as though the approvals for some Canadian teams to host games are starting to come through. I would be surprised if they don't all get approved soon.

NHL GMs unsure what pandemic will mean for ability to trade in-season
Just another major roadblock presented by the global pandemic. I imagine this is a situation where the taxi squad would step in to fill the gaps.

World Juniors: Who Helped Their Draft Stock? - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
A number of 2021 draft prospects earned spots on their national teams at the world juniors. Hear what The Hockey News thinks about their performance, but wait for our very own Eric to break it down for you soon (and his will probably be better, honestly).

[Mike Modano:] Letter to My Younger Self
I always enjoy reading these. I would love to ghostwrite one of them one day.