Monday, October 25, 2010

The Present Is So Bright That The Preds Have to Wear Shades and Monday Musings

Programming note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be a POTG Radio tonight. I will co-host RLD Radio on Tuesday at Noon Central.

As you awake on Monday Morning, check out the 30 team standings at and see your Nashville Predators at the top of the heap. After sweeping Dallas and Tampa Bay on the road the Preds unbeaten in regulation streak remains intact.

Last night's win was a true team win with no player getting more than a point and all four lines being involved in the scoring. Twelve separate players each got a single point in the effort.

Anders Lindback got three star recognition from and Puck Daddy for his 42 save performance. Pekka Rinne's early season injury was a blessing in disguise as last night's game probably would have been his first star.

The Predators do not play again until Thursday when they take on the Blues at Brigestone Arena in the last home game for 16 days.

Pete Weber called this Cody Franson score as being "shades of Bobby Orr." thought so too and ran it as a highlight video last night.

Preds-Bolts Wrap-Up...

Here is our game story from last night.

Nashville's Blogger's Row was well represented in Tampa with Jeremy Gover as the only media person on the road with the Preds.

Jim Diamond uses hic contacts to get quotes from Tampa in his game story.

Josh Cooper has his postgame ponderings to go with the AP story at the Tennessean.

The rest of the Nashville blog world had the best game view on the couch. Here are stories from Dirk Hoag (with advanced stats), Mark Willoughby, What the Puck, HockeyChic, PredsBlog, Hockey Night in Nashville, and Amanda DiPaolo.

For the game story with a Lightning angle, check out Tampa Tribune, Raw Charge,and the St Petersburg Times.

In Pred Nation...

Jas Faulkner has her weekly Preds wrap-up with some really nifty illustrations.

The Milwaukee Admirals played their first three game in three night set over the weekend and came away with two wins and a loss. Admirals Roundtable has the game stories. Linus Klasen continues at his goal a game pace and is probably another injury away from getting a call from Nashville.

Aaron Sims has another talk/listen episode, this week with Mark Dekanich.

For those with an artistic flair, go here to compete in the Preds Pumpkin Carving Contest.

On Tuesday, the Predators will practice at A Game Sports in Franklin from 4-5:30 and it will be open to the public.

Around the NHL...

Something to keep an eye on in New Jersey is Saturday's healthy scratch of Ilya Kovalchuk to give him time to "think about things." He returned on Sunday to play the Rangers with "no comments" in abundance. is return did not help in the Devils' 3-1 loss which kept them buried in a tie for last in the East.

Barry Melrose Rocks takes a look at the potential suspendable actions in the current NHL.

Many teams are pushing the nine game mark where rookies get sent back to juniors if the don't want to burn a year on their contract. Taylor Hall has yet to score a goal. Will he stick around past nine games?

Ryan Kennedy makes an argument that in spite of early season attendance woes in Columbus, Atlanta, and Phoenix, that Gary Bettman's sunbelt strategy is working on a different level.

Matt Reitz has the latest roundup of being a hockey fan in California.

Adrian Dater has some perspective on weekend events.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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