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Nashville Predators News & Notes

2019-20 Milwaukee Admirals Preview: The Defense | On the Forecheck
Rachel and Eric take a look at the blue line depth up in Milwaukee.

2019-20 Milwaukee Admirals Preview: The Forwards | On the Forecheck
Like the previous link, BUT WITH FORWARDS!

The Nashville Predators Set Roster at 22 | On the Forecheck
One more final look at the roster before the game tonight.

Other Hockey News & Notes

The OTF Staff Predicts the 2019-2020 NHL Season! | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: The OTF Staff laid out their predictions for the rest of the NHL yesterday.

Wild’s Pateryn out 6 weeks after core surgery | ESPN
The seven-year veteran has been sidelined due to a procedure for a bilateral core muscle repair. The injury paves the way for rookie Carson Soucy (what a name) to make the roster.

Crosby ‘good to go’ for Penguins season opener after foot injury | Sportsnet
Sid’s Foot = OKAY

Coyotes sign goalie Darcy Kuemper to two-year, $9M extension | Sportsnet
Nice little payday for the 6’ 5” netminder.

Mark Stone ready to lead in first full season with Vegas | Pro Hockey Talk
I’m really not going to enjoy this guy being in Vegas long term.

Young Canucks out to make Vancouver forget ghosts of franchise’s past | Sportsnet
Looking at their roster, it’s impossible to argue against the Vancouver Canucks being better this season. They certainly added plenty of new faces in the off-season.

Roster Surprises: Who is the unfamiliar face on each NHL team’s opening night roster? | The Hockey News
Here’s Clinton’s notes on Daniel Carr:

“Once a fringe player with the Canadiens, Carr spent much of the past two seasons – and almost the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign – in the AHL. Last season, he was remarkable in the minor league, registering 30 goals and 71 points in 52 games with the Chicago Wolves, and that was enough to earn him a look with the Predators. He took advantage of his opportunity and stuck around through camp, too, beating out notable youngster Eeli Tolvanen and roster regular Mikka Salomaki for the final forward spot. Carr will play a depth role and nothing more. That he’s earned that much is impressive, though.”

Rebuilding Senators vow to exceed 2019-20’s low expectations | Sportsnet
Well, the bar certainly is low... so I guess it’s technically do-able.

Ice Chips: Toronto Maple Leafs’ Jason Spezza skates as extra | TSN
This was the first opener Spezza missed in his career.

Lee Stempniak retires after 14 seasons with 10 teams | ESPN
Lee Stempniak, 36, who broke in with the Blues in 2005, has retired after playing for 10 teams in 14 seasons.