It is that time of year in Tennessee when it is too hot and too humid to do a whole lot of anything outdoors unless you plan on finding a pool or a shower to cool down once you are done.
If you are sitting around inside where it is cool, here is a ton of news and links of all the latest in the hockey world...
In Pred Nation...
Jatkoaika has an extensive feature on Pekka Rinne in Finnish. You will have to use Google Translate.
J R Lind has the story and picture of the new "Fan Zone" that is being built in the 300 level of the south end of Bridgestone Arena. He also discusses bringing billionaire W. Brett Wilson on board as an additional owner.
Predators honcho Chris Parker joins Jeremy and Codey in this week's episode of the 303:30.
Ryan Porth discussed the fact that the Predators are crouched and waiting to make a big move in the next few weeks.
Robby Stanley asks the question "What does hockey mean to you?"
WacKY Hockey gets into the issue of blind faith by fans.
John Manasso writes about Ryan Ellis's chances to make the Preds at NHL.com. James O'Brien also discusses the possibility at PHT.
Dirj Hoag discusses what folks do when they have no facts to write about and also has plenty of Saturday links.
Around the NHL...
Patric Kane is having wrist surgery. It seems like a little late in the summer for that.
Adrian Dater has the entire story of Tim Horton, the player, and the legacy of his name on over 3000 stores in Canada today.
In the RLD Hockey Saturday Face-off the debate is who would you give an offer sheet to, Steven Stamkos or Drew Doughty.
It looks like the NHL will hold the second research and development camp in Toronto on August 17-18 to try out new stuff.
Ryan Kennedy sees positives in the current shake-up in college hockey.
It's all about winning says Steve Sullivan at From the Point.
David Staples looks at the future of Nikolai Khabibulin in Edmonton.
Craig Custance analyzes the Twitter evolution of Paul Bissonnette as he sails past 100k followers.
Kansas City is often mentioned as a future NHL town but it doesn't look likely at this point. They had some of the worst ratings in the country for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Chris Botta has a story about a local event on Long Island being canceled because too many people were going to show up. He uses the story to show why getting
City TV has a look back at the Canucks season in a special edition.
The NHL has a Twitter list of NHL players that you can follow.
Here a ten Jack Edwards calls from Stanley Cup of Chowder.
The Vancouver riot "kissing couple" was featured on the ESPY Awards and people in Canuck land are not happy.
Odds and Ends...
Here is one users page of circles on Google+ that are very specialized.
The Dawn spacecraft is expected to enter an orbit around an asteroid this weekend.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass