Tuesday, August 30, 2011

POTG Tuesday Headlines, News, and Links: Time to Help a Blogger in Need

As hurricane Irene left millions without power some were hit much harder. A fellow blogger and Tweeter than many of you know lost everything as water swept away her house and belongings and has been left living in her vehicle. She needs help in her recovery efforts.

Some of the best folks that I've ever met have stepped up to organize aid efforts and includes Carlos FigueiredoDani MuccioMatt Reitz, Mark Willoughby, and many others.

At all of these sites there  is a PayPal widget where you can contribute any amount of aid that you wish. An anonymous donor has agreed to match the first $1000 to help her get on her feet again. We would have the widget up but there is some type of issue with the code ad the Blogger format. We will keep trying.

For more trivial matters, make the jump for today's news and links...

Programming Note...

Today's RLD Hockey Talk will feature two excellent guests with Elliotte Friedman from the CBC and Mick Kern from NHL Home Ice radio. With camps opening soon, this should be a great show to get a good idea of what to expect from a pair of the best from the Toronto area. Join us at Noon CDT.

In Pred Nation...

By all accounts, new sports station and Predators affiliate102.5 The Game had a big first day with plenty of great guests from all sports around town. It was also announced that they would become the local ESPN affiliate on November 7.

Smashville 24/7 is up to number 22 with the Jordin Tootoo preview for the coming season.

Dirk Hoag gives his Predator fantasy picks to FHS in an early post today.

Josh Cooper has a video with an update on the Predators new dasher boards and glass.

Rebecca Dobrinski has a feature at Hockey Broad on how the Predators spent their summer vacation.

Austin Watson will get a few days of practice under his belt with the Peterborough Petes before reporting to Preds rookie camp next week.

Winging it in Motown has an outsiders look at the Predators.

Dirk Hoag is helping promote the cause of saving UAH hockey.

CMT has a short blurb about Mike Fisher's faith and points back to the BeliefNet feature on him and his new book "Defender of Faith", due out next month.

From @PredsNHL: Single game tix go on sale September 10; Season Ticket Holders will have a special presale opp before the 10th.

Around the NHL...

Yesterday's big hockey news was the trade of Daymond Langkow to Phoenix for Lee Stempniak. Nick Cotsonika has the story behind the story of Langkow's return to the desert.

The Hockey News picks out five rookies among the crop attending the Rookie Showcase in Toronto that will make an impact. The Preds' Blake Geoffrion is number two.

Sean Leahy has his top 100 Fantasy picks at Puck Daddy. The latest in the PD guilty pleasures series is the best Russian writer in the US, Dmitry Chesnokov.

NHL.com starts their fantasy week with their top 30 centers.

RLD Hockey has the top five GM's of the offseason. He also tries to figure out who will be the next 50 goal scorer.

Robby Stanley has his all-Northwest Division team.

Gary Roberts has had a great impact on players that he has worked with but his nutrition recommendations are a bit different.

Bob Wage has a good breakdown of all the rules that were tested at the Research and Development Camp and possibilities for implementation.

Michael Langlois asks who was the last superstar for the Leafs and who will be the next one.

It was a slow news day so the Cult of Hockey examines Dustin Penner's "beer bellyish" appearance.

Michelle Kenneth exposes a "Hockey Wife" fraud.

Odds and Ends...

I'm not sure how Nashville ever got in the discussion about the Tampa Bay Rays moving here but J.R. Lind puts the idea to rest once and for all. Above all else, this is a National League city with three close rivals.

Here are five Android apps to turn your phone into a scanner.

Hillsboro High in Nashville has temporarily become Middle Bend High for a movie.

A newly discovered planet may actually be the galaxy's biggest diamond.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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