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Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 

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James Neal eager to emerge as leader for Predators

Updated: Tuesday, July 1 2014, 05:42 AM CDT
Nashville Predators forward James Neal is eager to deliver offensive firepower for a franchise traditionally known for its defense.
  
The Predators acquired Neal in a Friday trade that sent forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In a conference call Monday with local media, Neal said that, "I need to step up and be a top guy on the team, be a leader. I'm excited for that challenge."

Neal's addition reflects how the Predators are attempting to boost their offense under new coach Peter Laviolette after having a reputation as a defense-oriented team throughout the franchise's history.

The Predators ranked 19th in the league with 2.61 goals per game last season and missed the playoffs for a second straight year.

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James Neal eager to emerge as leader for Predators


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