In Pred Nation...
David Boclair points to Pekka Rinne as a transcendent figure during the Predators' rise. He also talked to David Poile about Alexander Radulov.
Josh Cooper has quotes from Shea Weber and others about their future.
Ryan Porth and Amanda DiPaolo both had stories about Shea Weber staying in Nashville.
Jim Diamond has two posts including Sergei Kostitsyn wanting to return and would not consider Montreal and Francis Bouillon is still fighting his post concussion syndrome.
Jeremy Gover talked to Marcel Goc about his frustrations with his injury.
Mark Willoughby has random thoughts at the end of the season.
Hockey Night in Nashville looks at a potential move to the Southeast Division by the Predators.
Paul McCann looks at the Predators' closeout day.
In Goal Magazine looks at Pekka's Glove - where rebounds go to die. That also have a Chet Pickard post.
David Poile mentioned Mattias Ekholm in the presser yesterday. Google translate makes it sound like he is coming across the pond. Dirk Hoag has more.
Chris Burton has his report card on Francis Bouillon.
Aaron Sims is moving on at his Admirals Blog.
I'm really disappointed in this year's Puck Daddy eulogy for the Predators. At least Two Line Pass used facts, hit hard, and pissed people off last year. This is so unmemorable that it isn't worth reading.
Kurtenblog puts the wraps on the Preds-Canucks series in their latest podcast.
The National Post has a story about Ryan Kesler finding a new level.
Around the NHL...
The details were announced on the Islanders new arena project to be financed by a $400 million bond issue that will be voted on by the populace on August 1. The county is actually bankrupt and did not seek approval before the announcement. Chris Botta was on NHL Home Ice with details about the announcement. Here is the official Press Release.
Ryan Porth looks at the Sharks' season slipping away from them.
Puck Daddy anoints Shea Weber as the leader in the top ten playoff beards.
Craig Custance says that it is hard for Detroit to make history but they could do so tonight.
Joe Yerdon has five thoughts on the Detroit-San Jose series that ends tonight.
With Phoenix set for another year, the crosshairs now focus on Atlanta. It also appears that Columbus lost $25 million this year and $80 million over the last six seasons.
Glendale may be changing horses in mid-stream by talking to Jerry Reinsdorf again, for the fourth time.
Adam Proteau has the top 10 game seven playoff performances. Will someone crack the top 10 tonight?
Eric Lindros blames the NHL and changes in the rules for the increase in head injuries.
Is Guy Boucher the savior in Tampa?
Ryan Dixon says the Caps have to trade Mike Green in the off season.
ESPN has 50 reasons to love the NHL.
Michael Langlois takes a look at which announcers you find the most annoying.
The remainder of the playoffs may be canceled to give fans more time to bicker over societal issues. Intent to Blow has the story.
Odds and Ends...
Is Google and their Android platform going to take over the digital world? It seems like it. The ChromeBook is also about five weeks away.
If your TV isn't connected to the internet, there is a 76% chance it will be by 2015.
The New York Times paywall is driving down it's page hits.
If you have a Droid X, Gingerbread is almost here.
Sitting down all day may be killing you. Maybe that is my problem.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass