Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits in Pred Nation

Last night's shellacking of the Predators by the Flames is one every Pred fan will want to put in the rear view mirror as soon as possible.

After being unable to upload our post game videos and audio last night they are now available with our post game article here.

During the early part of the game it was easy to be distracted from the ice with three big hockey stories breaking at one.

Locally, David Freeman shared an email with the Tennessean that he had sent to his senior staff explaining the situation with the tax lien filed by the IRS. Here is the email and here is the Tennessean story. The Globe and Mail gives the Canadian twist to the story.

This is one of the best cases of coming clean with the public and acknowledging what has occurred and that he mater will soon be resolved. Had Sommet not taken the low road in their response to the recent suit, it would have been resolved with little fan fare but since it became public this was the best way to come clean on the matter. Tiger Woods could take a lesson here.

The second big story was Keith Ballard's baseball type swing at the net that caught ex-Pred Thomas Vokoun in the head. This is one of the dumbest things I've seen in a while.

The third item that will receive a lot of pub was Alexander Ovechkin's second knee on knee hit in a week. This time he took out Carolina's Tim Gleason as well as injuring himself on the play. No secondary action was taken by the league in last week's incident but I don't see how it can be avoided this time. Unfortunately, suspending an injured player is not really punishment.

Other Stories on the Preds-Flames Game...

Bryan Mullen has a game story and a notes column at the Tennessean.

Jim Diamond has his story at the Examiner as does David Boclair at The City Paper.

Fellow bloggers Brandon Felder, Forechecker, What The Puck, and AJ and have all the angles covered in their posts.

The Preds will regroup for practice this morning at 10 a.m. and then hit the road this afternoon for Minnesota. Fortunately, it probably can't get much worse than it did last night.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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