The day for the Nashville Flood Relief Tweet-Up has finally arrived. The event will be from 6:00 to 9:00 tonight at the Tin Roof at 1516 Demonbreun St. in Nashville.
An updated list of auction items can be found here. All proceeds from the event will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Flood Relief Effort.
Scheduled to attend and meet and greet with fans are Barry Trotz, Brent Peterson, Peter Horachek, Mike Santos, Pete Weber, Terry Crisp, Tom Callahan, and Stu Grimson.
POTG Radio will broadcast live from the Tin Roof at our regular time of 7:00 p.m. CDT. We will have Chris Wassel of The Program running the board and co-hosting while we talk to coaches an fans who are able to join us. Ryan Porth will also join us and we will have Mark Willoughby on as well.
Join us live on BlogTalkRadio or on iTunes.
Hawks-Flyers Game Five...
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 in what may have been one of the Hawks better games of the post season. Dustin Byfuglien lead the Hawks with two goals including an empty netter to end the contest.
The Hawks came out with plenty of jump and went up 3-0 in the first period. The teams alternated the next eight goals with the Flyers never cutting the lead to less than two. The Hawks picked up two power play goals after struggling on the man advantage in the first four games.
As good as the Flyers looked in Philadelphia, they looked even worse in Chicago. Chris Pronger was a minus five (and on the ice for a PP goal) for the evening and was drilled into the boards by Byfuglien in what was probably the statement play of the game.
When the game ended, Ben Eager was certain to make sure Pronger did not add another puck to his collection. After his poor performance, you would hope Pronger would have more on his mind.
The series returns to Philadelphia on Wednesday where the Flyers will try to keep the streak alive where home teams have won every game in the finals through five games.
The Texas Stars continued to confound the experts by beating the heavily favored Hershey Bears 4-3 again in game two on Saturday night. The game was tied with 45 seconds left when Travis Morin broke the tie and sent the Stars back to Texas with a 2-0 lead.
Tonight's game in Austin will start at 7:30 and will be available on XM Radio.
Thanks go out to one of our favorite sites, Intent To Blow, who named us as the Team Blogger of the Week. If you are not following them or making the site a regular stop in your daily reading, you are missing out.
In Pred Nation...
From @dchesnokov: According to reports in Russia and Sweden, KHL Dynamo Minsk' Jonas Andersson is close to signing with the #Predators.
Paul McCann has an idea about Jason Spezza coming to Nashville as well as game five thoughts.
Jim Diamond takes a look at prospect Gabriel Bourque. Bourque's junior coach wouldn't be surprised to see him play a few NHL games next season.
Jay Levin at Preds.com has a look at the draft with Adam Kimelman.
Blake Geoffrion was named the College Player of the Year by USA Hockey. He will receive the award on June 12, in Colorado Springs at the "Night of Tribute Dinner".
Around the NHL...
Hawknut has a good assessment of "bandwagon" fans and why teams need them at VFMS.
For what it is worth, here are the results of the KHL Draft held on Friday. Not many familiar names on the list. Pred's prospects Roman Josi was drafted 95th which makes little sense as he signed an entry level contract with the Preds a couple of weeks ago.
It looks like Ice Edge has taken the upper hand again with a vote scheduled for Tuesday night on an exclusive agreement to negotiate with the City of Glendale. Here is an analysis of the proposed agreement. This post also mentions a name change to the Arizona Coyotes.
Guy Boucher has been offered the Columbus Head Coaching job per the Columbus Dispatch.
Patrick Hoffman has another interview in his series with hockey bloggers. This time he has James "Tapeleg" Gralian in a really good piece.
Dmitry Chesnokov has a good piece about Ilya Kovalchuk's options in the free agent market at Puck Daddy.
Twtapps has a nice mention of Dani Muccio's NHL Tweetup page and use of Twtvite.
Odds and Ends...
The legendary John Wooden passed away Friday night and Sports by Brooks has another great one, Vin Scully's reaction.
Local writer and Preds fan, J.R. Lind was on Jeopardy on Friday and will return tonight to try to extend his win streak. Here is the big win at the end of Friday's show.
Evolutionary biologist Mark Moffett looks at the social structure of any colonies and how it mimics human behavior. I wonder how it would change if they developed a Twitter app and could talk to other colonies?
SpaceX's Falcon 9 had a successful first launch on Friday after the first attempt was halted as the countdown clock neared zero.
Here is a brief history of how Foursquare came to be from Wired.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass