Today, we have a full cupboard of news and links from the Predators, Ducks, and the rest of the hockey world. We will have a story up shortly about Pred killers, Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu. Also, don't forget that the Calder trophy nominees will be out later this morning.
First up, we have news of a guest on RLD Hockey Radio that Ryan and I have been looking forward to having since we met him last month in Nashville.
Today at noon CDT Ryan Porth's RLD Hockey Talk will feature Andre Delsol of Hockey On the Fly. Andre is a great guy who we met when he was in Nashville as a part of his thirty arenas in 29 days tour, which set a Guinness World Record.We've been following his travels and have really been looking forward to talking to him now that he has sat still for a few days.
In Pred Nation...
David Boclair explains how happy Patric Hornqvist is to be on the ice in this year's playoffs. He also has a post about the Preds not worrying about Corey Perry's provocative play.
Josh Cooper also has a post about what a healthy Hornqvist has meant and a notes column,
Jim Diamond has the lowdown on which Predators will attend the Lady Gaga concert tonight.
Sam Page comments on Ducks GM Bob Murry encouraging his team to cheat more in game four.
Kevin Allen labels the Mike Fisher pickup as the most important move of the season.
Here is the audio of David Poile with Gord Stellick on NHL Home Ice yesterday.
Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert, who is usually rough on the Predators, has some Preds love in his weekly What We Learned post.
Jim Diamond followed up with Barry Trotz on the exorcism at the end of Sunday's game.
Robby at Hockey Night in Nashville challenges the Predator fans to be ready on Wednesday.
John Manasso is doing a great job covering the Predators for Fox Sports Tennessee.
The Mormon Times has a feature story on Preds Coach Brent Peterson.
After a little banter between AJ, J.R. Lind, Forechecker and me, J.R. issued a photo shoppers challenge to produce a Festrunk Brothers picture with SK74 and a toothless Marty Erat. There are several fine entries.
Here's another Dan Bradley/Patten Fuqua production. I love the Johnny Cash version of Rusaty Cage.
Dirk Hoag has the Todd Marchant slew foot on Joel Ward. Had Marchant focused on defense instead of thuggery, they might have avoided the goal.
Kris Martel ponders a possible goaltending controversy in Anaheim.
The Milwaukee Admirals head to Texas to play the stars for the next three games. The series is tied 1-1.
On the Duck Pond...
Ducks GM Bob Murray accused the Predators of being a bunch of divers.
Two goal scorer Teemu Selanne was livid after Sunday night's loss.
Adam Brady of Ducks Blog has more insight into Selanne's rant.
Playoff trivia from @icemancometh: Selanne's two goals in 30 seconds were the fastest two by a player in the playoffs since Petr Nedved scored two in 11 sec for PIT (4/17/96)
Around the NHL...
After last night's action, the three series in the East are at 2-1 and Detroit is about to put the Coyotes to bed with a 3-0 lead. Philadelphia beat Buffalo 4-2, Boston beat Montreal 4-2 for their first win and, Pittsburgh slipped past Tampa Bay 3-2 to take the lead in their series. Detroit had no problem overcoming the desert white out with a 4-2 win.
Ryan Porth has his top five playoff traditions. He did not use my input of throwing dead things on the ice.
Elliotte Friedman's weekly thirty thoughts includes some ideas on Raffi Torres.
Puck Daddy has the retirement of what he calls the worst third jersey in hockey. It must have supplanted the Preds' old mustard in his mind.
Amanda Fortier looks at Home Ice (dis) Advantage at View from my Seats.
When you lose a game on the road I guess the best thing to do is rip the building. That's what Bruce Boudreau did of MSG.
From @TSNBobMcKenzie: As per @DarrenDreger, no supplementary discipline for Raffi Torres for his hit on Brent Seabrook. The Blackhawks as well as most hockey pundits were not happy with the ruling.
Odds and Ends...
Mashable has four free conference calling services. You never know when this might come in handy.
Get ready Tennessee! The cicadas are coming soon.
Michael is leaving the office but not before another round of Dundees.
United Space Alliance still hasn't given up of taking over the Space Shuttle program to fly them twice a year after NASA is done with them.
Twitter is in talks to buy Tweetdeck for $50 million.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass