Duncan Keith covered a wide range of topics in a brief presser after winning the 2010 Norris Trophy at the NHL Awards Show in June at The Palms in Las Vegas.
At about the 7:00 mark, Keith discusses Shea Weber and other young defensemen that he will defend his Norris Trophy against in the coming years. He also discusses the trade that sent his friends Dustin Byfuglien and Brent Sopal to Atlanta shortly after he first heard heard about it.
In Pred Nation...
Premium Scouting has the Predators featured in their 30 in 30 series and has great insight into the Pred's prospects.
The Preds 30 in 30 feature at NHL.com includes a history of the team, an outlook for the season, and a video featuring Pekka Rinne.
Forechecker raises an interesting question about how much are writers supposed to buy-in to the team's culture. One criticism of bloggers is that they can also be "fans" of the team. Now in Arkansas a writer has been stymied by wearing the apparel of another rival. In light of our ongoing ladies hockey apparel discussion, I wonder if it was a ladies hat.
Chris Burton looks at the Predator's choices for backup goaltender. He also has a poll and doesn't include Kevin Weekes as a possibility. That makes me sad.
Amanda at Predlines takes her weekly spin around the Central Division and there is not a lot to see.
Aaron Sims asks for suggestions for the Admirals Mt. Puckmore as well as for the Preds.
The BCLocalNews has another post about local boy, Shea Weber, giving 100% to the fans.
From @PredsNHL: 1st Preds Tweet-up of '10-11: This Thu (Aug. 19), 6 pm, at Otters Music Row -- informal discussion on the Preds social media strategy
Matt Hutter has a post about the Preds being in stealth mode in his Central Division outlook.
Dannielle at Cycwords has the latest news from Cincinnati.
Barret Ehgoetz has agreed to return to the Cincinnati Cyclones for his fifth season. He served as captain last season and owns 21 team records.
Michelle Kenneth has the calm before the storm at the new revamped Inside Hockey. She also has some extra commentary at her site. I like this. It's like a "director's cut" on a hockey story.
Around the NHL...
The NHL Research and Development Camp gets underway today. Check out the NHL Network schedule for for coverage times.
Nicholas Cotsonnika has an excellent post on Brendan Shanahan's transition to an executive position with the NHL.
Sports Business Daily is reporting that The Sporting News has a new affiliation with Yahoo. This comes on the heels of the demise of "The Grinder" hockey blog.
The Rink podcast has a new edition featuring Ryan Mance. I know what I'll be listening to this AM instead of XM reruns.
Adam Kimelman takes a look at teams that were outside looking in at the playoffs in the East and the West.
Our friend Matt Reitz is interviewed by The Hockey Writers about his View From My Seats site. Matt also has a piece on Thomas Hickey.
Dobber Hockey has a list of underachieving veterans from last year that may be good fantasy pickups.
Looking ahead to next year's 75th World Championship Tournament, the schedule has been released. It will be held in Slovakia from April 29 to May 15. It's never too early to start complaining about how irrelevant the tourney has become.
The Islanders have added four new bloggers to their "Blog Box." Congrats to the new guys and to the Isles for recognition of the blog community.
I never thought that I would admit that Justin Bieber did something cool but he did. He hung out with Kevin Weekes at the airport. Here's proof. Puck Daddy reports that Kevin picked up over 5000 new followers from the picture episode. My only advice would be to start blocking... fast.
Is the Prudential Center for sale? The Mayor says no.
You know it is a slow news day when a PR release about a presser at Canadian Tire on Friday makes the cut.
What about some doppelgangers from NHL Snipers?
Intent to Blow has monkeys on ice... seriously.
Odds and Ends...
Yesterday's big trend was finding out what your Twifficiency was. Here is the story behind the 17 year-old that developed it with no intention of it going viral.
Is today the day that Facebook will announce their location sharing application to try to compete with Foursquare?
21% of adult Americans do not use the internet. Here are the reasons why they don't.
Ten years ago, Laird Hamilton let go of the rope and launched himself into surfing history.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass