The Predators take on the Chicago Blackhawks tonight and will have their work cut out from them in an effort to turn around a couple of outings in which they gave up five goals a a game. They will send Dan Ellis out against the Hawks and have made one (or maybe two) moves to shake up the roster.
We will have our Preds-Hawks preview and keys to the game later this afternoon and will update you immediately if indeed Mike Santorelli is sent to Milwaukee (see below).
In Pred Nation...
John Glennon has his notes from Chicago an tonight's game at a glance.
There were lots of shakeups in Milwaukee in addition to Ryan Jones coming to Nashville on Thursday. Short Shifts has all the moves.
Late last night we saw this from @Short_Shifts: "Trusted source indicates Mike Santorelli has also been re-assigned to Milwaukee. Will look for official confirm tomorrow AM."
The City Paper has a post about Marcel Goc.
Dirk continues his grades for November with the defensemen.
The Sports Authority Oked the name change to the Sommet Center but the Preds are holding off pending an amicable resolution.
Mark has his weekly View at The View from 111
Around the NHL...
Comcast (which includes Versus) has purchased a majority stake in NBC/Universal. Steve Lepore at Puck The Media has some bold NBC/Versus marriage proposals.
Brendan Shanahan was named Vice President of Hockey and Business Development in an announcement on Gary Bettman's radio show on Thursday. So much for the NHLPA rumors.
Rosie's Rebounds takes on this weird week that we just had.
As the Preds head into Chicago, the Hawks resigned their young core to long term contracts. Patrick (20 cent) Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith all received extensions. Here are the details from the Hawks site.
Something new on the NHL site is a page where the top dog tweeters have their posts listed. We also added the new NHL TweetMixx at the botton of this page. Check it out.
Finally, Matt at View From My Seats has twenty jokes about Tiger Woods and hockey. No mercy for Tiger. He has one thing going for him that Steve McNair didn't. At least he lived to be able to apologize.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass