Found October 31, 2011 on Smashville 24/7:
Tomorrow is November 1st, and players all over the NHL grow mustaches in November to raise awareness for men’s health. The term used during the month is, simply, Movember.Last year, many Predators grew one. So I asked 16 players the same question: Who will have the best and worst mustache for Movember?Nick SpalingBest: “I’ll go with Laakso. He always has a mustache, so he’s pretty good at growing mustaches.”Worst: “Mine will definitely be up there! I can’t grow one, but I don’t want to say myself. I guess I’ll say Smithson. I’ve never seen him grow one.”Shea WeberBest: “If Bouillon grows one, he’ll have a nice and thick mustache.”Worst: “Smithson has a pretty funny one.”Jack Hillen“I think Smithson will have the best and the worst! Because it’s awful and great at the same time, or so I’ve heard.”Martin EratBest: “Smithson, probably.”Worst: “Spaling and Wilson – just look at them!”Blake GeoffrionBest: “Smithson will have the best by far because it is s

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Pekka Rinne was the reason the Nashville Predators went to the playoffs last year. He single-handedly kept them in games they had no business being in. He made save after save after save in order to buy time for just one more goal. His never-say-die mentality on every shot is synonymous with the team he plays for on every shift. The Preds got 20 saves from Rinne and goals from...

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To Catch A Predator: Blackhawks Edition

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Nashville Predators (5-4-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (6-2-2), 8:30 p.m. (ET)

The Predators know they are solid in goal thanks to the play of Pekka Rinne. It's staying healthy up front that has given the club problems so far.
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