Another Monday has arrived which means we are one week closer to the start of preseason camp all through the NHL.
This week, once again, we have the next best thing to live hockey. Starting tonight at 5 p.m. and then again at 9 p.m. CDT, and running through Saturday at the same times every day, the NHL Network will carry the Predators-Vancouver second round playoff series replay.
Game one of the series is not particularly inspiring as it was described by the Vancouver media as "the closest blowout in history." In retrospect, it was probably what cost the Preds the series as they were behind the eight-ball the rest of the way.
Make the jump for the rest of today's news and links...
In Pred Nation...
Robby Stanley has a player preview for each one on the Nashville Predators.
Dirk Hoag moves to the number six playoff moment with Shea Weber's game tying goal against Anaheim. He also announces that SB Nation will be on the iPhone.
Jeremy Gover moved on to part five of his Preds forward preview with some of the more interesting players with a shot at the team.
Predatorial has the second half of his look at how rule changes could affect the Predators.
It's kind of sad but also exciting for Cody Franson to see this video of him being interviewed during an autograph signing in Toronto. In Nashville, he was in the dressing room every night ready to talk and discuss the game, win or lose.
The Milwaukee Admirals will still play 32 of their 38 home games in the leagues shorter schedule on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Around the NHL...
Over 1000 folks attended the memorial service for Rick Rypien on Saturday in Blairmore, Alberta.
Kevin Allen accesses this year's potential Calder Trophy winners that includes three Predators.
Icethetics has all the new looks for the new season in one place.
Ross MacLean takes a look at a few of the prospects who stood out at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament.
Adam Jahns caught up with Ray Emery who is determined to stick with the Blackhawks this year.
Lyle Richardson puts Shea Weber at the top of the list of players with the most potential to be traded in the Western Conference.
John Fischer has a few tips for Brendan Shanahan so that he doesn't screw up as head of discipline. I think that it is a no brainer that he will do well based on the transparency he wants to implement.
Launy finally landed a Sedin at the NHL Awards on Hockey 54.
NHL.com looks at ten players new to their team that could make a difference. The list looks hit or miss to me.
Rebecca Dobrinski has great insight into the inroads that hockey has made into the hallowed grounds of SEC football country.
Slapshot looks at the quiet exit of Chris Drury. He was a great guy that overshadowed anything he did on the ice. I personally know one of his youth coaches that swears to his character.
Miss USA is a Canucks fan
Kevin Allen brings in to focus what day one of the 2011-12 NHL season will look like in your living room..
With Travis Zajac out for three months will Dainisu Zubrus be ready to step up and fill the hole?
The Ottawa Citizen reflects on what would happen if Gary Betman had guts.
Here's "getting to know" Sean Avery from The Hockey News. There is really no substance here.
Guilty Pleasures takes aim at Ryan Lambert, one of their own.
CBJ Blog looks at shootouts in detail as they describe them as "the home run derby of hockey."
Here is an interview with Helene Elliott, the longtime Kings Beat writer for the l.A. Times.
While you are waiting for a new owner in Glendale, here is every goal scored by the Coyotes last season.
Character guy, Ethan Moreau has signed a one-year deal with the L.A. Kings which could bring a little veteran leadersip to the room that was lost when Ryan Smythe left for Edmonton.
Odds and Ends...
What makes a hole good for all golfers? Here is a good discussion along with a panel's picks for the 18 best holes in Brevard County.
I'm not a big Civil War buff (sacrilegious for a Middle Tennessean, right) but I did find a few stories here fairly interesting.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass