Programming note: There will not be a POTG Radio tonight due to the Preds game vs. Detroit. POTG Radio will return on Monday, December 7, 2009.
It was a big weekend for Spring Hill resident and Pred's fan, Josh Sacco. We learned last week that he had been invited to Minnesota by the Wild for special festivities on Friday night. Josh has taken on somewhat of a folk hero status in an area that idolized the late Herb Brooks.
There are several videos on the Wild website commemorating his visit on Friday night to Minnesota where he inspired them to victory over the Islanders with his "Miracle" speech in the locker room before the game.
He also got to lead the "Let's Play Hockey" cheer to start the game.
He returned to the locker room after the game for a visit with Josh Harding and a ton of autographs. His dad, Jim was a proud Papa!
Here is a story from the Star Tribune on Josh before his big night.
For those who missed Josh's appearance on POTG Radio a few weeks back, here is the link.
In Pred Nation...
John Glennon discusses the battle of the Swedes on tonight's Preds-Wings game and discusses Colin Wilson's injury and the potential for surgery.
Colin Wilson was sent to Milwaukee late Saturday night and played his first game with the Ads on Sunday and had one shot and a minus one for the game. The Ads won 2-1 over Houston in overtime. Ads Short Shifts have their thoughts on Colin's first game. John Glennon also touches on the debut at Inside Predators.
Mark at the View from 111 has his quarter season report card on the Predators.
Another great edition of the 303:30 was released on Saturday with Aaron Portzline, Pred Prospect Taylor Beck and Jeremy and Codey's insight into the Preds.
Jim Diamond has the Pred's week in review as well as his weekly prospect update.
If you missed it over the weekend, we have our recap from Saturday's big win over Columbus as well as post-game comments from Barry Trotz, new dad, David Legwand, Pekka Rinne and Marty Erat.
Big Kev said the same thing Jackson did on Saturday, calling Leggy's big day the "Legwand Hat Trick", a goal, an assist, and a baby. Jackson didn't write it down unfortunately.
AJ is also very enthusiastic about the Pred's chances at Pull My (Fang) Finger.
Around the NHL...
George Laraque was back at it again with dirty play in the Wings-Habs game as he took out Niklas Kronwall and Darren Helm on the same shift.
Down Goes Brown has developed a flow chart to explain the NHL suspension process.
Glen Miller has a really interesting piece at Inside Hockey that looks at how many draft picks from 1993-2002 have actually played to the 50 game level in the NHL. How surprised would you be if Detroit was in last place?
We would like to congratulate @dani3boyz and @goaliegirl for the positive press they received from Stu Hackel at the New York Times.
Matt Rietz's great series on social media is also highlighted in the article. It was a privilege to be able to participate in the high profile piece.
Also in the same article is another story on Adrian Dater who receives more heat for his tweeting of the dispute in the Calgary locker room earlier this week. We were pleased to have Adrian on POTG Radio a couple of weeks ago after he riled Pred Nation with comments about opening night attendance.
Contrary to the popular view of most Pred fans, we found Adrian to be a decent guy who doesn't mind stirring the masses. He was gracious in his appearance and humbly confirmed that he may have jumped the gun in his criticisms of Nashville. You can't ask for more than that. We are looking forward to meeting him in person when he returns in February.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass