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PRESS RELEASE: Predators set 2012-2013 Opening Night Roster

From the Nashville Predators: “Nashville, Tenn. (January 18, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Chris Mueller to Milwaukee (AHL), in addition to releasing goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi from a Professional Tryout Agreement, finalizing the team’s roster for the 2012-13 season opener...

Predators announce opening night roster

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Today in Predneck Nation: January 18th, 2013

TODAY’S LINKS The Tennessean - Nashville Predators’ top line wants more goals in 2013 The Tennessean - Nashville Predators’ prospect goalie learns in camp Predators Radio - Numbers paint the picture – Preds 48-game “sprint” Fox 17 - This Week in Smashville Fox 17 - Predators frenetic pace Nashville City Paper - Predators relish opportunity to face off against someone...

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Today in Predneck Nation: January 17th, 2013

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Preds, fans happy to be back despite loss

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Blue Jackets spoil Predators' home opener

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What to Expect from the 2013 Nashville Predators?

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Hockey is “back.” Deal with it.

Written by: Miranda Martin Miranda@PredneckNation.com After months of protest, frustration, and more angst than a John Hughes movie, it seems to be difficult for NHL fans to have a small amount of complacency for the quickly-compiled shortened season. With just a short time before the “super Saturday” opening night matchups, the NHL has been tugging at the heart strings of overwhelmed...
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