As we announced yesterday, we are celebrating Nashville RollerGirls Week at POTG so we will have an interview with Rambo Sambo that we taped at Saturday's bout to start off the POTG Radio Show tonight.
Our primary guest will be Anthony Perez, who is the Phoenix Coyote's Examiner. I have been following Anthony's work for a good while and he seems to have has a pulse on the Coyote situation.
We will find out the latest in the ownership quest for Ice Edge Holdings as well as any of the other entities that are rumored to be in the mix. We will also look at the on ice product that the Yotes will send to the ice in their quest to return to the playoffs next season.
We will also discuss the expected ruling from the arbitrator on the Ilya Kovalchuk hearing.
Please join us at 7 p.m. Central at the following link or on iTunes.
In Pred Nation...
Jim Diamond has an interesting piece about Nashville's one hit wonders, otherwise described as players that only played one game with the Preds.
Hockey Quarterly has a piece about unlocking the keys to the Pred's success in goal by Stu Dickson. He claims that it is consistent as death and taxes. HQ also has a look at goaltending in the Central Division.
Brandon Gee at the Nashville Business Journal has the news on the Bankruptcy Court giving final approval of the sale of Boots Del Biaggio's stake in the Preds to the other owners. There are still steps to be completed but this is a positive step in the process. Once completed, it should improve the teams ability to see additional investors for the team.
Brandon Felder returns from his honeymoon with a rather unique suggestion on how to improve accountability for the Predators actions,
Dave Gutzman picks out ten must see Preds games this season. I already know that I'm going to miss the Caps game.
Rachel at What The Puck chose Youngblood for here weekly summer hockey movie this weekend. I have to admit, I have not see it. This should motivate me to make the effort.
Chris Burton has the Help Wanted sign up at On The Forecheck. They also consider pre-game meal destinations. I always vote for Demos.
Jas Faulkner sends an interesting note to the Poobahs in Edmonton. She offers good advice.
PredsBlog makes the case for Ryan Suter to wear the A. They are also up to Patric Hornqvist's seventh goal in their series.
Nathan at Predlines salutes Chris Chelios who is retiring to join the Red Wing's front office. He also stumbled across an oldie but goodie on YouTube where Karma wins with Steve Sullivan and a fan.
Aaron Sims hopes that Mike Santorelli makes the most of his new opportunity in Florida.
Julie Robenhymer feels that Austin Watson should make the final cut for the Junior Team USA that will play in Buffalo in December.
Jordin Tootoo and Colin Wilson are set to play a charity hockey game along with some other NHLers on August 12 at the MTS Centre.
Bidding has started at Ebay on the original new design Milwaukee Admirals jersey worn by Blake Geoffrion at the state fair unveiling.
The Preds kicked off the Lexus Inner Circle experience for those wanting the best seats in the house and personal service at the Bridgestone Arena.
Today is the day when the final result of the arbitrator should be announced. There is no clear timetable or schedule for when it may be revealed. There should be no shortage of analysis once the decision is made.
Michelle Kenneth was snooping on Gary Bettman Friday morning and felt that he was in a foul mood. Do you think that had anything to do with Kovi's arbitration hearing?
Steve Stirling has an early look at at what to expect at Intent to Blow.
Around the NHL...
Matt Reitz has an interesting story about Zach Hyman, a not so average fifth round pick of the Florida Panthers.
Steve Lapore continued his series about potential suitors for the NHL TV package with a look at ESPN. In the final part of the series, he looks at all the other networks.
The Pens unveiled a new exhibit and announced their all time team.
Ryan Porth has the story of Max Afinogenov returning to the Russia with a five year contract with KHL's SKA. Will the number of Russian players fall below 20 before the season starts?
Interesting piece in the New York Times where Chicago fought the salary cap and the cap won (so it appears).
Here is a nice feature story about Larry Kwong, the first Asian to play in the NHL. He is finally getting the recognition that he deserves.
Matt Reitz wonders if Philadelphia will suffer the hangover with out the cup in hand.
Check out the offseason blues with the guys over at Kingscast.
Intent to Blow has the top five stories of their first six months.
Odds and Ends...
Things that make you wonder... Here are comparative maps between states that allow same sex marriage and once that allow cousins to wed. The long tradition of marriage being all in the family lives on in Tennessee.
How about a fear based culture in the workplace? Here are some tips.
With Shark Week coming to an end, here are ten really odd looking sharks.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass