Tuesday, September 27, 2011

POTG Tuesday Headlines, News and Links: Nasty Night in Philly

Today is one of the last chances for the public to see the Predators practice in the preseason at Centennial Sportsplex as the action will be shifting more and more to the Bridgestone Arena and on to the road.

Bryan Mullen has the update from camp. On ice sessions are scheduled today from 11:30 until 2:30.

Earlier today, we had a story about Pekka Rinne looking to improve on last year's Vezina nominated season.

Make the jump for today's news and links that includes more Shanahan TV and a nasty night in Philadelphia....

Programming Note...

Today on RLD Radio, at noon CDT, we will have Mike "Doc" Emrick as our special guest. He will discuss his plans for the new season in his new role at NBC/Versus. With yesterday's Winter Classic announcement, we will take a look back at the first four games as well as what's ahead in Philadelphia. We should have several other timely topics too.

Please join us live or anytime on podcast.

In Pred Nation...

Mike Organ reports that Blake Geoffrion may return earlier than previous estimates.

David Boclair looks at the attributes Zack Stortini could bring to the Predators.

Dirk Hoag has a good explanation of how waivers work and who remains on the Preds roster that would have to clear waivers to go to Milwaukee. He also takes a look at Niclas Bergfors and Jon Blum.

Ryan Porth had a conversation with Zack Stortini.

Jeremy Gover defends the Preds move to send Matt Lombardi to the Leafs. Lombardi had his first practice yesterday with contact.

Robby Stanley looks a the potential line of Kostitsyn, O'Reilly, and Erat.

In spite of Phil William's insistence that there was something shady about the Arena concession deal, the Sports Authority approved the new contract.

J.R. Lind has an ode to George Plaster at the City Paper.

PredGold seems to be panicking at an odd time about re-signing Ryan Suter.

The Cult of Hockey has picked up on Jack Stortini's success on Saturday all the way from Edmonton.

The Leafs appear ready to use ex-Pred Cody Franson on the penalty kill.

Around the NHL...

The latest episodes of Shanahan TV included suspensions for James Wisniewski (rest of preseason and eight regular season games) and Brad Staubitz (rest of the preseason and three regular-season games). Up next appears to be Tom Sestitio's hit on Andre Deveaux in last night's controversy laden Rangers-Flyers game.

Also during the Rangers-Flyers game last night Sean Avery accused Wayne Simmonds of using a homophobic epithet against him during a heated conversation on the ice. This Winter Classic build up is off to a great start. I hope 24/7 got all the controversy on tape. For now we have this from RLD Hockey.

Ryan Lambert wonders if Brendan Shanahan can keep up the pace as the season progresses.

Bruce Arthur likes what he has seen from Shanahan so far.

Ryan Porth sat down with Evander Kane for his thoughts on a variety of topics.

Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts starts with a story about a fundraiser for an ex hockey player's wife who was injured at the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.

Bill Daly was in the NHL Home Ice studio with Boomer Gordon on Monday. Have a listen.

Nick Cotsonika says that Steven Stamkos is ready to make to make a bigger impact this year.

Chris Campoli endured a long summer of free agency but now has a contract with Montreal.

Despite efforts to stop the destruction, demolition of the old Igloo in Pittsburgh commenced on schedule on Monday morning.

The New Jersey Devils are set to retire Scott Niedermeyer's jersey on December 16. David Shoalts points out the Devils' problems both on and off the ice.

Adrian Dater has been feeling puny lately but manages to cover a lot of ground at All Things Avs.

The waiver wire list will be fully loaded for the next ten days or so.

Ex-Pred Steve Begin was released by the Vancouver Canucks.

Odds and Ends...

A guy from PEI has put 4800 messages in a bottle over the last 15 years and has gotten 3100 responses.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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