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Nashville Predators News

2019-20 Nashville Predators Player Report Cards: Matt Duchene | On the Forecheck
Bryan has a Duchene report card here.

Around the League

Color of Hockey: Clemons making quick impact with Syracuse women's team
William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Syracuse University freshman forward Rayla Clemons.

Canucks season preview: Holtby, Schmidt added to talented core
Canucks will be excellent this it.

Toews has medical issue, no timetable for return to Blackhawks
Jonathan Toews will be out for the Hawks while trying to understand the nature of an illness. This is a huge loss for Chicago and we wish him the best.

WJC roundup: Zegras, Knight lead United States past Czech Republic
Team USA is rolling.

Anderson has chance to replace Lundqvist for Capitals
Craig Anderson will have a chance to fill a veteran goalie role for the Caps.

Cheveldayoff on Patrik Laine: 'He’s probably going to have one of the best years of his career' | least he's not doing it in the Central.

Athanasiou signs one-year, $1.2 million contract with Kings
Andreas Athanasiou signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. I’m very glad he’s not in Nashville.

'I'm not going to change my game': Corey Perry eager to bring grit, experience to Canadiens |

Oilers sign Devin Shore, Ryan Stanton to professional tryout deals
The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Devin Shore and defender Ryan Stanton to professional tryout agreements. There’s been an uptick in PTO agreements lately.

How Do the Blackhawks Replace Jonathan Toews? They Don't | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Chicago was going to have a tough go of it this season...then this news for Toews.

Sebastian Wraneschitz is the Feel-Good Story of the World Junior Championship | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Cool name alert.

How to Fix the Competitive Imbalance at the World Juniors | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
So how about holding a qualifying tournament during the summer? It’d give Eric some extra work over the summer :)

[Ed.: Don’t make me have to figure out how to clone Eric.]