Wednesday, April 13, 2011

POTG Wednesday Game Day Headlines and Morning Links

We may have set the record for number of links in this morning's post. We also will have a preview of tonight's game and a look at Shane O'Brien and Mike Fisher's roles in the playoffs later this morning.

Don't miss our Eastern Conference RLD Radio preview with special guest E.J Hradek today at noon CDT.

Make the jump for everything you need to know about the Preds, Ducks and the rest of the NHL...

Programming Note...

This week we have a double dose of RLD Radio with yesterday's Western Conference Preview with Craig Custance from The Sporting News and Today's Eastern Conference Preview with E.J. Hradek od NHL Live and ESPN at noon CDT. Click the player below to hear the about the West and click this link to hear today's show live.

Listen to internet radio with Ryan Porth on Blog Talk Radio

In Pred Nation...

Joah Cooper reveals the details of Steve Sullivan's groin injury and surgery.

David Boclair says that you shouldn't expect to see much of Anders Lindback in the playoffs.

Mitch Korn has Pekka Rinne primed for the playoffs.

Here is yesterday's practice recap from Brian Mullen also has has a few quotes from Barry Trotz and a notes column that includes the Preds familiarity with Dan Ellis.

Kris Martel has his complete playoff picks at Predatorial. He also previews the Preds-Ducks and has a game one focused story.

Marl Willoughby dissects the Ducks (yuk!).

Section 303 announces their viewing parties for the first two road games.

Dirk Hoag has all the numbers of the Preds' first round series.

Colin Wilson has his weekly blog about going to California.

HNIN compares regular season and playoff hockey.Robby also has a pep talk for game one.

Hands of Cement has a look at their early season predictions.

Admirals Short Shifts looks at the recent additions to the Admirals for the playoff run.

Jas Faulkner has Rinne with a view at The Hockey Writers.

Patten Fuqua has his dirt on the Ducks at Section 303.

Puck Daddy has his Preds-Ducks preview.

Scott Reynolds at the Copper and Blue looks at PK save percentages by goalie and Pekka Rinne is one of the best.

Marc Torrence talked to the folks at SB sibling Anaheim Calling for a OC perspective on the series.

Rachel at What The Puck looks at the Preds from a Duck perspective.

Hockey for the Ladies has Nick Spaling as the Western Conference Hottie.

On the Duck Pond...

Here is a breakdown of the Preds-Ducks from the OC register.

Here are Ducks practice notes from Tuesday. Surprisingly, Ray Emery is now "available."

J P Hoonstra has the latest on the Ducks' return to the playoffs.

The Ducks don't like being in the position of playing the underdog Predators.

The OC Register also has a "Trashville" photo gallery. Fairly typical of what Music City USA is to the rest of the country. Nashville's David Climer responded in kind.

The Ducks were the last of the sixteen teams to announce their local TV schedule. From @AnaheimDucks: TV Schedule for Ducks-Nashville series: Games 1, 2, 4 on KDOC; Game 3 on FS West; Games 5 and 6 on Prime Ticket; Game 7 TBD. #Anh-Nas

Around the NHL...

The Oilers maintained their first pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft but the winner was the New Jersey Devils who moved up to fourth with the first ball pulled.

Marc Crawford was let go as the coach of the Dallas Stars after failing to win the last game of the season to clinch a playoff spot. Here's his reaction to the firing.

Ryan Porth has complete series previews for all eight match-ups at RLD Hockey. He also has his fearless predictions.
Carolyn Christians has a great guide for fans of non-playoff teams to find a good bandwagon to jump on.

Kevin Allen has his East Previews as well as his look at the West.

Dave Lozo has 16 things to know about the playoffs.

Darren Dreger has an update on the 16 team conference call where teams were warned to cut out any extra curricular activity before and after games.

Nick Cotsonika ranks the 16 playoff teams.

Steve Lapore has all the local team TV information at Puck the Media.

The New York Islanders dropped interim from coach Jack Capuano title.

Elliotte Friedman has his weekly 30 thoughts along with some trophy picks including kudos for Shea Weber..

Steve Lapore reveals that the new TSN radio in Canada is going younger with a more social media savvy bunch that the older more established shows currently on the dial.

Kukla's Korner has all the odds for the playoff series that start tonight. The Predators were 40-1 in the preseason and 30-1 now. Would you go 150-1 for Sergei Kostitsyn to win the Conn Smythe Trophy?

Brian Burke gave his Leaf's season eulogy yesterday. Here is the story and audio.

Ryan Lambert aka Two Line Pass and Jason Orach aka Chemmy are selling their blogging services for charity on eBay. They are willing to rip any team for the highest price. Bid high and bid often.

Odds and Ends...

The final resting spots for the three space shuttles were announced yesterday.Endeavour going to Los Angeles was a surprise but Atlantis remaining at the Cape was the right decision.

The Jenn Sterger-Brett Farve chronicle never seems to end. Jen gave an interview yesterday to good Morning America.

Bloggers are filing a class action suit against the Huffington Post and AOL.

Did you realize that the most dangerous thing you do in a day is sitting?

More Later...

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