Feb 14, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; A hockey puck sits in the faceoff circle at the Xcel Energy Center. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Predlines Morning Skate: Please Drop The Puck

Welcome to Predlines Morning Skate. I can’t wait until the puck drops on the 2013-2014 NHL Regular season. In this edition Predlines will look at the Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators, and the St. Louis Blues. Lets skate.                                  

Too Many Men on The Site: If the Detroit Red Wings want to skate into the Eastern Conference and make a run they may need Darren Helm to stay healthy. Helm has had health issues in the past, and the Red Wings need him to stay on the ice and out of the trainers room.

Nashville Predators: Okay this one hurts. But it’s not as bad as the Sabres new look. The Predators forgot how to spell Preds. To make matters worse they put the typo on t-shirts. The “Lets Go Perds” shirts got their spot on SBNation.com. This is a true “C’mon ” moment. It’s hard enough to fight the “small market” image that some of the NHL has of Nashville without errors like this. As some of our readers like to tell us #proofread.

Calgary Flames: The Flames just put fuel on the fire. Reports have come out that Brian Burke may join the Flames front office. I fully understand why this could work, but I just don’t like the guy. It’s nothing personal. There is just something about Burke that doesn’t sit well with me. Side note: Burke helped USA Hockey with selecting this years Olympic team. SBNation.com

St. Louis Blues: I hope this trade blows up in the Blues face. Sorry guys, but you’re in the Predators way of a playoff spot. However, this trade may turn out as a win for St. Louis. Magnus Paajarvi can play a 2 way game, and he will fit in with the Blues forwards. Hopefully Magnus is scared of GNASH. At least that way the Predators don’t need to worried about him on home ice.

Thanks for skating with us.

Tags: Calgary Flames Detroit Red Wings Nashville Predators St. Louis Blues

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