Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jackson Takes the Place of the Groundhog and Wednesday Round-Up

Much to the chagrin of Jackson, we go back into the archives to bring you this year's Groundhog Day prognostication. Since we don't have a groundhog, we used a much younger Jackson to check out the shadow situation.

So here is the result of this year's early morning search for the shadow in Columbia, Tennessee.

While the Groundhog day forecast is probably fairly hokey, I can guarantee with 100% accuracy that Jackson will not be happy when he sees this blast from the past.

Preds-Flames Round-Up...

Here is our game story from last night with post game video from Barry Trotz.

Josh Cooper had his game story, notes column, and and postgame ponderings.

Jim Diamond takes a look at the curious case of Nick Spaling in last night's game.

David Boclair has his story at The City Paper.

From the blog world reports come from Ryan Porth, Amanda DiPaolo, Mark Willoughby, Chris Burton, Fang Finger Fever, and Hockey Night in Nashville.

The winning view of the game comes from The Calgary Sun, The Calgary Herald, Matchsticks and Gasoline, FlamesNation, Battle of Alberta, and Hit the Post.

Audio clips from the Predators include Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne, Marty Erat, and David Legwand. Also from Calgary comes Coach Brent Sutter, Jerome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff, and Cory Sarich.

Programming Note...

I will be a guest host on Ryan Porth's RLD Hockey Radio today at Noon Central in a special Wednesday edition. Dan Rosen from will be a guest. Please plan on joining us at BlogTalkRadio.

In Pred Nation...

Pekka Rinne will appear on NHL Live this morning between 11:00 and 1:00 on XM Home Ice, NHL Network and

Rachel from What the Puck has a great mash up of inspirational speeches.

The Milwaukee Admirals have strong veteran leadership this year under Brett Palin, Aaron Johnson and Scott Ford.

Around the NHL...

A bombshell from @MicheleSteele: NHL's Devils for sale - person familiar tells Bberg News Devils owner Vanderbeek has hired Moag & Co to oversee sale. Further clarification revealed that Jeff Vanderbeek does not want to sell but his minority partners do. It never seems to end in Jersey this year.

The massive Midwest storm took it's toll on the NHL with the Avs at Blues being postponed. The Avs were luck to get out of town before the worst hit ST. Louis..

It looks like the Sabers sale is a done deal with a presser set for Thursday.

Ryan Porth has some interesting X-factors for the playoff run. How could he doubt the Doughty? He also does a breakdown of standings at the all-star break versus season end for the last ten years.

Nick Cotsonika looks at the top ten things to look for in the rest of the season. Mike Russo also looks at some similar keys in the second half.

Steve Lapore reports a 36% increase for Versus' All-Star telecast. He also has the numbers for the CBC. It appears that TSN was the big weekend winner with 1.5 million watching the Fantasy Draft.

Joe Yerdon sings the praises of Raleigh as a Southern hockey city at PHT.

Here are some thoughts on the worst cities for NHL relocation. You might be surprised that Toronto is on the list.

Dan Rosen has his top six breakout players for the season so far.

Matt Reitz is mad about elitism in hockey and some comments written over the weekend.

The Motherpucker Hockey Hottie competition for 2011 has started. I nominated @Predlines and hope Predator Fans will support her.

When my kids were little, they had a class project called "flat Stanley". USA Hockey has converted Stanley to a more recognizable figure.

Congrats to Intent to Blow who celebrated their one year anniversary yesterday. They announced a new initiative to celebrate. Check it out.

Odds and Ends...

Pod Camp Nashville is now officially set for March 26.

Droid Life reports that Google may launch a Browser-Based Android Market today.

Google Maps 5.1.0 is also now available for the Droid.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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