Predlines Morning Skate – November 29

Welcome to the Predlines Morning Skate – November 29, 2013 edition. Glad you could join us this morning.

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We hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and ate too much food. If you are heading out shopping today, have fun with that. If you would rather shop from home and have a hockey fan you are shopping for, here is a link that could give you some ideas.

Yesterday, we posted a link to an article about the Buffalo Sabres’ handling of Mikhail Grigorenko. We stick with that trend today with an article about the 2003 draft class and the impact of the lockout on that draft year and its continued NHL success. The 2003 class was a very successful one for Nashville with both Ryan Suter and Shea Weber drafted that year.

We always talk about how tough NHL players are compared to other pro athletes. Here is a fun video of players doing their own dental work.

NHL.com posted its projected roster for the Finnish Olympic Team. Former Nashville Predators defenseman Kimmo Timonen is all but guaranteed to make the team, but the real question is what will happen with Pekka Rinne. At the start of the season, Rinne would have been considered the favorite to back-stop the Finns in the Olympics. Tukka Rask is now the projected starter but that could change with a return from Rinne.

Thanks for stopping by this morning.

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Topics: Nashville Predators

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