Wednesday, May 18, 2011

POTG Hump Day Headlines, News and Morning Links

We have almost made it halfway through the week and are looking forward to getting together with some Preds friends this weekend to see the Nashville Roller Girls on Saturday night. Here is some info if you would like to join us.

Today we have plenty of Preds news as well as from around the rest of the league. Boston and Tampa are now tied 1-1 in their series and San Jose will play Vancouver in game two tonight at 8 p.m. CDT on Versus.

Make the jump for all  of today's news and links...

In Pred Nation...

Josh Cooper has an extensive feature story on David Poile's career that is still missing the Stanley Cup.

Jim Diamond looks at the maturing process of Shea Weber in his first year as the Predators Captain.

Amanda DiPaolo looks at whether Shane O'Brien is in the Predators' future plans. I personally hope so.

David Boclair gives an update on surgeries to Mike Fisher and Nick Spaling.

Dirk Hoag has the #9 moment in the Preds' season which was Jordin Tootoo hitting Michael Frolik.

Chris Burton has the grade on Cody Franson from the past season.

George Malik reports that the KHL is downplaying any moves to the NHL by Alexander Radulov or Jaromir Jagr.

Barry Trotz makes the top ten whines about diving during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The masses think the Preds will move in a survey at PHT.

The Predators have a summer full of fun lined up for kids and youth.

If you are in Milwaukee, here are the details of the Admirals' garage sale.

Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5...

Last night's game 2 in the Eastern Conference finals was everything the first game was not. It will be remembered as Tyler Seguin's coming out party with his four points in the second period. Here is what he had to say. It was a must win game for Boston but the Lightning still have home ice advantage based on their win in game one. I still think that it is going seven games.

Atlanta Situation...

Craig Custance has the latest on the potential Conference adjustment due to a Atlanta to Winnipeg move.

An alleged new group has surfaced in Atlanta wanting to keep it local. Illegal Curve identifies the mysterious "Balkin."

Stewart Cink appeared on The Power Play yesterday and discussed the Atlanta situation.

TSN has instituted a "JetsMeter" which is similar to the doomsday clock for folks in Atlanta.

Paul McCann looks at second chances.

Around the NHL...

Pierre Lebrun looks at tonight's game and has an interview with Ryane Clowe.

With tonight's game two between the Sharks and Canuck looming, there still appears to be controversy from a slash on Roberto Luongo in game one.

Dany Heatley has been invisible lately. Patrick Hoffman investigates.

Yesterday, Carolina GM Jim Rutherford gave a state of the team address on the team's plans going forward.

Chris Botta has the latest in an interview with Diane Yatauro, the minority leader in Nasssau County.

Dan Carcillo received a two game suspension to be served at the start of next season for a confrontation in the hall with an official between periods in the Flyers game against Boston on May 6.

Kingscast has a great group of writers discussing the season in Episode 108.

Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts is always a must read.

Bob Duff is expecting big changes for the Red Wings in the offseason.

Adrian Dater has the final player grades for the Avalanche.

J T  Bourne has a post every writer should read about the death of Derek Boogaard.

The is now a digital version of In Goal Magazine that is really slick.

For folks looking for hockey folks to follow, Cap Geek has several lists that can be sorted by type. I'm still not sure why we are considered Main Stream Media.

Down Goes Brown looks at whether Canadians should be cheering for the Canucks.

Odds and Ends...

Stephanie Gordon aka @stefmara became the latest internet superstar when her space shuttle pictures went viral. Here is her story.

An animated Napoleon Dynamite TV series is set for next year with all the original voices doing the audio.

It's hard to believe that the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip is closing its doors after 59 years.

Southwest Airlines had another incident with a heavy person and she blogged about it.

A poodle survived being dropped by an eagle.

More Later...

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