There was so much news about the Predators over the last 24 hours that it was hard to sort through it all. The Canadian media has over-"run this town" and are reporting on every nook and cranny that they can find.
The Predators players may find that living in the fishbowl for this series may be a good reason to stay and play in Nashville for the rest of their careers and give the Preds a little hometown discount to do so.
Our game preview will be up shortly. No internet at our house has really slowed things down this morning.
We have a ton of stuff after the jump but you also need to check out the Vancouver links in the right column for much more than we can link...
In Preds Nation...
Smashville had a great feature video story from TSN on the fans in Nashville. Jeremy K. Gover gave a great statement comparing the Bridgestone Arena to the Shark Tank in San Jose.
Jim Diamond has the story of the Predator hockey moms.
Josh Cooper discusses the young Predators stepping up.
Cellblock founder, Mark Hollingswoth has the origins of Section 303. This is the first in a series that really paints the picture of the early lifeblood of the team.
Joel Ward's playoff production should lead to a raise for wherever he lands in the off season.
The Preds have done a good job of shutting down the Canucks top scorers.
Joe Biddle steps up with a story about past losses being a learning experience.
Dirk Hoag has good news on the Predators attendance this year. He also went on Vancouver Sports Radio.
Brent Peterson discusses his recent limitations on the ice.
Teresa Walker explains that the Preds are happy with a defensive series.
This is a big week for the Preds Foundation. Here are the details. They also distributed a record amount of funds to area organizations.
Trivia from @BMullenSports: According to #Preds, normal reg season game in Nashville has 55 credentialed media. Game 3 has 140.
More trivia from @jmanasso: One difference between #Preds coach Barry Trotz & #Canucks coach Alain Vigneault: Trotz spoke for 16:40 & Vigneault spoke for 6:40.
Also new to Twitter is @ShaneOBrien55 This is the real Shane O'Brien.... Stay tuned and enjoy - This has not been officially verified by the Predators but Biz Nasty is a fairly good source on this one.
Predatorial asks is Vancouver or Detroit is more nervous.
Big Ben (Preds belly sign guy) made his international debut on NHL Home Ice's The War Room with Mick Kern. The audio clip is posted at his Facebook Fan Page. He also has a new Tumblr page called Gut Rumblings.
RLD Hockey has a post about Pekka Rinne bailing out the Predators.
John Manasso has a feature on Matt Halischuk at NHL.com.
Ryan Shannon talks about hockey in May at Music City Mindset.
Kurtenblog discusses how to solve Pekka Rinne.
The Golbe and Mail discusses Rachel Addison's "Luongo Couldn't Stop a Nosebleed" sign. There is also a great description of the Preds' return to Nashville on Sunday.
Ben Kuzma wasn't happy that Dasvid Legwand wouldn't answer a question about his legacy.
The Green Men from Vancouver plan to be in Nashville tonight.
Here is an odd picture from a Vancouver Media person.
Around the NHL...
There was only one game last night in the playoffs and Boston took a commanding 2-0 lead over Philadelphia with a 3-2 overtime win on a David Krejci goal with six minutes left in the firat extra period. Play now moves to Boston where the locals hope to close it out in four games
Wednesday's schedule jam will be relieved somewhat by the NHL Network airing the Caps-Lightning game.
Here are all the RLD Hockey "See you next year's" in one place.
The Edmonton Journal looks at the Junior A to NCAA route for young hockey prospects.
Fred Poulin has the top 20 worst bang for the buck forwards at Hockey Independent.
Illegal Curve has the latest on a team to Winnipeg front.
Team USA advanced to the second round at the World Championships with a 4-2 win over Norway. Pred Prospect Craig Smith scored for the second game in a row.
Puck Daddy reports on NHC's contingency plan for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
The hockey wife asks the hockey husband questions about the game. Good stuff.
Lauren Hart discussed her singing "God Bless America" before last night's game. Here's the video of her singing at last night's game.
The Rat Trick has been bitten by the Green Eyed Monster.
Odds and Ends...
The Southwest-Airtran merger went trough yesterday. That should open up a few more possibilities of place to go.
A guy actually Tweeted Bin Laden's death.
We heard this before but it looks like Twitter did buy TweetDeck.
May 10th is the earliest that Endeavour can launch.
Dahlia Kurtz has a new Facebook fan page. Go there and like it.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass