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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Return Home Ready to Get Back to Winning Ways |
Here's hoping the players are right and tonight's game goes the way they want it to.

Nashville Predators Prospects Report: October | On the Forecheck
In case you missed it, check out Eric's great and thorough look at what the Preds' prospects have been up to.

Other News & Notes

Necas rewarding Hurricanes’ patience | ProHockeyTalk
Seasoning prospects is a delicate and time-consuming process.

Oilers' Connor McDavid unfazed by weight of his career-best night |
He looks so incredibly dead-eyed in the picture here.

Megan Bozek joins Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays | The Ice Garden
Some familiar names (including Noora Räty) have turned up this season in the Russian Women's Hockey League.

Flames' T.J. Brodie out of danger, search for more information continues |
Scary stuff. I'm glad Brodie seems to be okay.

Maple Leafs, Sharks, Golden Knights entering make-or-break stretches | ProHockeyTalk
The Leafs and Knights are in trouble (the Leafs did go and lose the Friday-night game against the Bruins this article mentions they had coming up). You hate to see it. The Sharks are probably also still in trouble, given that the one fix this article's writer admits they need (goaltending) is not a thing they have moved to improve yet.

Truth By Numbers: Evaluating improvement of Maple Leafs' Cody Ceci |
I gotta say, what Cody Ceci has been doing this season is not what I was expecting.

Islanders place Andrew Ladd on waivers | ProHockeyTalk
Does anyone else feel the prickle of gooseflesh as Lou Lamiorello explains that someone with a huge cap hit relative to their actual on-ice production is too injured for NHL play?

Shea Weber extends point streak to five games, Canadiens beat Capitals |
The other interesting thing about this is that the article credits Alex Ovechkin's hit on Jonathan Drouin with energizing...the Canadiens. Always good to see someone point out that energy goes both ways.