Good Monday morning! Today marks the start of the first full week of the Predators' offseason but there is still plenty going on in the hockey world.
Over the weekend we had feature stories on Shane O'Brien and the Predators' thoughts on Ryan Kesler's play in round two. The were both well received so check them out if you missed them.
Make the jump for today's headlines, news and links...
In Pred Nation...
David Boclair looks at the rise and fall of the stock in certain players in the playoffs as well as Shea Weber's contract status.
Jim Diamond looks at the Predators' options on J P Dumont for next season.
Predlines takes a look at what is ahead for Pred fans this summer.
With a former Predator on each team that remains, Dirk Hoag has a poll where you can choose which one you want to win.
Predatorial looks at the Pres-Canucks series with a week to digest the outcome.
From Milwaukee comes speculation that Lane Lambert may be in line for a move to Nashville after four successful seasons with the Admirals.
Sam Page made a good History Will Be Made video featuring the Geoffrion lineage.
Mark Willoughby made his Conference Finals picks and looked back at his choices in the second round.
Around the NHL...
Vancouver kept rolling with a 3-2 win over the Sharks last night in game one of the Western Conference finals. One off the ice highlight was the Green Men decking out in Don Cherry-like blazers to salute Grapes beside the penalty box after Cherry said that they needed more class.
Craig Leipold issued a heartfelt statement on the passing of Derek Boogaard. The family donated his brain to research. John Tortorella also issued a brief statement.
Our friend Nick Giglia is back at Let There Be Lighthouse with a good rundown of the new proposal for an arena on the Island.
Finland won it's first World Championship since 1995 with a 6-1 win over Sweden in the gold medal game on Sunday. Pred prospect Jani Lajunen saw his stock rise in the tournament. The Czech Republic beat Russia for the Bronze.
An Atlanta move sees possible based on this Toronto Sun story with quotes from the owner.
Ryan Porth looks at the domino effect if Atlanta moved to Winnipeg.
The Jaromir Jagr sweepstakes is officially on.
Changes are in store for the Red Wings after their second round exit for the second time in two years. It was revealed that Dan leary and Todd Bertuzzi suffered concussions in game seven against the Sharks.
Tim Panaccio makes the case for the Flyers to sign Ilya Bryzgalov.
Broad Street Hockey looks at what makes a good power play (Attn: Barry Trotz).
A Canucks fan had a huge flag with the team logo at the royal wedding last month.
Detroit is hoping for a move to the Eastern Conference at some point in the future.
Matthew Barnaby says the issues that led to his Friday arrest were a "family matter."
Mayors Manor has 20 questions with Luc Robitaille.
Is Donald Brashear headed to the MMA octogon?
Scott Burnside looks at the Passion of Guy Boucher.
A day in the life of a Hockey Wife has some interesting Q and A's this week.
Here is an odd blog called "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel" that is interesting. The word gay is used as my mother used to use it when I was growing up meaning fun, happy, or wild, not in a derogatory manner. Anyway, it's about Don Cerry's jackets.
Odds and Ends...
The Space Shuttle is scheduled to lift off at 7:56 a.m. CDT this morning. Go here for live coverage.
The New York Post had the best headline ever regarding Bin Laden's porn stash.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass