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NBC SPORTS: Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber has fully recovered from the subluxed kneecap that knocked him out of the 2015 playoffs and is looking forward to the upcoming season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given last season’s improvement and the rise of promising youngsters like Filip Forsberg and Seth Jones, there’s considerable optimism among the Predators and their fans heading into this season. A healthy Weber remains a key part of their playoff hopes for this season.
THE DETROIT NEWS: Mike Green’s puck-moving skills and right-handed shot should make him a worthwhile addition to the Red Wings defense corps this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Green avoids injury and adjusts well with his new club, he’ll provide an additional measure of skilled offense from their blueline.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Blue Jackets signed forwards James Sheppard and Antti Pihlstrom to professional tryout offers (PTOs). Sheppard skated with the San Jose Sharks last season. Pihlstrom is hoping to make an NHL comeback after four seasons in the KHL.
CSNNE.COM: After a difficult season with the Boston Bruins, checking-line forward Daniel Paille is still seeking an NHL contract.
FORBES.COM: Morgan Stanley’s over-hyping the price of the Pittsburgh Penguins could botch the sale of the team. Claims the Penguins current owners seek $750 million may be exaggerated.