Welcome to a new week and another Monday. Tonight we will have a very special show on POTG Radio with the focus on the New York Islanders and their quest to build the Lighthouse Project which will transform the arena area into a showplace that will benefit folks far and wide on the island.
Our special Lighthouse Project/Islanders Edition of the show will include Nick Giglia who writes for Let There Be Light(house), Dee Karl AKA Islanders 7th Woman who blogs at her own site as well as serving as the Islanders correspondent at Hockeybuzz, and Katrina Doell, who is the Public Relations Coordinator for the Lighthouse Development Group and also writes for The Light Post.
This should be a fun show and help folks better understand why the Lighthouse project is needed to maintain the viability of the Islanders franchise. More detail on our guests can be found here in Friday's post.
In Pred Nation...
The guys at Section 303 with guest co-host @whatthepuck put together another great 303:30 podcast on Saturday. Guest included @JulieRobenhymer @dani3boyz & @ViewFromMySeats.
Today is the day for the Predators in NHL.coms 30 in 30 preseason preview. It is a very thorough outsider's view of the Preds as they stand right now. There is also a separate story on Sully.
John Glennon has a Monday roundup that includes a shakeup in the front office to make room for Derek Perez as the new head of marketing. Still no official release from the Preds on Perez. As we have expected, David Poile will meet with his staff this week to take a look at what is left on the free agent market. I still believe we will add a veteran or two after camp starts.
Jim Diamond at the Examiner has a story this morning wrapping up Team USA Junior version and talking about the Olympic Orientation camp that begins in Chicago today. Jim is now on Twitter. Follow him at @diamondhockey.
The View from 111 takes on finances in college athletics with a unique proposal.
Forechecker starts the week with his Breakfast Links.
Kelly at Confessions of a Predators Fanatic follows the players she likes best from each team with the ones she hates the most.
OHL Prospects blog lists ten players who may make the jump from Juniors to the NHL this season. Oddly enough, they include Ryan Ellis at #6.
There's new video up at Preds.com of Ryan Suter checking out the Northerntool.com 250. There's also vids of the cheesecake photo shoot for the calendar.
In another series of 30 dirty players in 30 days, Armchair Pools takes on Jordin Tootoo.
Around the NHL...
The Rangers were front and center in the news over the weekend signing Vaclav Prospal to a one year $1.1 million contract. They also hired Mark Messier as some type of front office adviser in which he will be groomed for the GM job eventually. I'm sure we will see a teary eyed presser within a few days.
The Junior Team USA finished off Russia 6-0 on Saturday night taking three of four in the series.
Matt Reitz who was a guest on the 303:30 on Saturday is starting a new series on New Media and Hockey. Here is the first day post.
Monday is a great day for another post from the Psycho Puck Lady. This one is about dating and is another must read to get your day started.
Former Short Shifter Stephanie Muraro who now has her own blog at Hockey Gal is guesting at The Hockey Writers.
Big announcement in Boston later today which appears to be an announcement of a lottery for tickets as this Stanley Cup of Chowder post reveals.
The Western Hockey Exchange takes a look at the product on ice in Phoenix. It's good to see hockey relates stuff on the Coyotes.
Off Topic... AJ in Nashville pointed us to this link where you can buy a homemade fail whale pillow.
Now here's something for you to ponder on a Monday.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass