After a big weekend with the Entry Draft we are lucky to be facing a four-day week in the States before the long Fourth of July weekend.
No better way to start the week than with tonight's PredsOnTheGlass Radio show. To keep in tune with the festive Summer holiday season, we will have a fun show tonight. We'll touch on the draft and how the Predators did with Jeremy Gover from Section303.com and then bring on Montreal NHLTweetup organizer and the hockey queen of Twitter, @dani3boyz.
Dani and all the others at the Montreal Tweetup appear to have had a great time and we will have her give us all the details of the big weekend. I have given her free reign to invite others to stop by with their accounts.
So far, I know she has lined up her travel companion @antheia and @NYIsles10 a writer who covered the draft for Isles Official's Outlook. Beyond that, there is no telling who will call in. Stop by and see for yourself. It is guaranteed to be a fun show.
In Pred World...
John Glennon has a look at the Preds busy Monday trying to sign their UFAs at Inside Predators. He also covers several free agent issues from yesterday's presser with David Poile. In a third story John discusses Poile's thoughts on the players taken in the draft.
Jim Diamond takes a look at Ryan Ellis at the Examiner.
Dirk has a good seletion of stores at OnTheForecheck including more details on the death of Hugh Jessiman's mother, Laura.
Paul McCann provides a few points from David Poile at yesterday's press conference.
Here's a late roundup of the draft from David Boclair at the City Paper.
From the Milwaukee Examiner, a roundup of the Pred's draft picks who won't see time in Milwaukee anytime soon.
Cam Reid, the Pred's final draft pick is a popular guy. This is the second out of town story that I've seen on him.
Around the NHL...
Ryan at the RedLightDistrict is doing yeoman's work on the draft and the free agent frenzy. No one is covering it better.
It's looking more likely that the Sedins will leave Vancouver.
Mirtle starts a series on Free Agents with the goaltenders. Forwards are here.
As a followup to yesterday's note about John Tavares throwing out the first pitch at Citi Field, here is the actual account of his first pitch. Further followup from Dee Karl indicates that the moment wasn't on the ESPN broadcast. Great job ESPN, the all sports (except hockey) network. So here is a video recap from the NHL (nice footwear selection John).
A match made in heaven, Chris Pronger and the Flyers, from ProHockeyNews. The already tough Flyers are now even tougher.
Off Topic but an interesting take on Canada as a country.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
From @ Sean_Leahy "NHL Network US to broadcast TSN's "Free Agent Frenzy" on Wednesday from 1-6pm"
NHL.com's look at 50 of the top free agents (note: not "The" 50 Top Free Agents) Talk about CYA.
The Hockey News has an interesting post about how many second round picks actually make it to the NHL.
Blueshirt Banter suggests that our guest tonight on POTG, @dani3boyz, should be considered for an "more official position" with the NHL.
From @kausatoday "Rangers' John Tortorella and Islanders' Scott Gordon will be USA's assistant coaches at Olympics."
Fox will take questions from Twitter during MLB All-Star game.
The Preds announced Rosters, Times and additional info for the Developmental Camp next week in Nashville.
@pwnicholson is really on the stick as he has sent a Twtvite for the Saturday session of the Preds Prospect Camp as well as a Facebook Event Page.
Forechecker gives us a Free Agent Cheat Sheet that is really handy to have everything in one place.
From @JonAdmirals "Tonight's radio show on WSSP from 6-8 pm. Paul Fenton, Ray Shero, Todd Richards, Scott Ford and Gino Cavallini. Best Center Ice show EVER!" That's pretty stiff compitition for POTG but I guarantee we will be less serious and have more fun.
In the Duh! category from Kukla's, Rads will not be back to the NHL this season. Forechecker puts an even bigger fork in Rads here.
Eklund is being persistent on the Cammelleri to Nashville rumor. I don't see how we would pay $6 mil plus and a long term deal for Cammelleri and not be able to sign Sully and Ward for significantly less.