Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Preds Win But Trotz Raises Specter of "Clock Operator-gate"

Preds-Sharks Game Highlights

The Nashville Predators are flying high after last night's 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. After the game, Coach Barry Trotz elaborated on his theories about "Clock Operator Gate". See our video from the postgame and Jim Diamond's post below for the full conspiracy theory.

Although the Preds played a much tougher opponent than they did on Saturday when they dominated Montreal, it appears that they continued to build on the positives which translated into a big win against the Sharks.

Here is our game story from last night which includes our usual postgame interviews with Preds players and Barry Trotz. For the first time we also have comments from the visitor locker room with words from Todd McLellan, Scotty Nichol and Thomas Greiss.

Other Game Stories...

Bryan Mullins has the game story for the Tennessean. He also has a discussion about the problems with the game clock that infuriated Barry Trotz.

Jim Diamand has more on "clock operator-gate" at the Examiner.

Forechecker has all the numbers of the game along with his wrap-up at OnTheForecheck.

David Boclair has his take on the game at The City Paper.

Brandon Felder has his always complete coverage at Hockey Buzz.

See Puck City and What the Puck have their usually classic commentary too.

The San Jose version of the game from David Pollak at the San Jose Mercury News story is here.

Joel Ward and David Legwand got Honorable Mentions from Puck Daddy on his Three Stars of the day for their three point games.

In Pred Nation...

Admiral fans are rejoicing! Bryan Mullin reports that Colin Wilson will do a re-conditioning stint in Milwaukee when he returns from his injury.

From @NHLPredsInsider: "Good to see Marty Gelinas, dir. of player development in town for a couple days. He's been busy traveling the globe to watch preds prospects"

SlapShot has a nice piece on former Pred and current Shark Jed Ortmeyer.

The Preds ECHL franchise, the Cincinnati Cyclones, is leading the league in attendance at 6653 per game.

Around the NHL...

Michelle Kenneth has news on tomorrow's opponent, the New Jersey Devils and a few notes from her Monday POTG Radio appearance.

Brendan Shanahan officially retired on Tuesday.

Nikita Filatov's future in Columbus has been up in the air recently and now he has been "loaned" to CSKA Moscow for the season. This is really an odd move considering the frosty relations between the NHL and KHL.

Finally, the first person to comment on this article below and say "I want the Tickets" and provide a valid email or Twitter address will win two free tickets to the Preds-Panthers game on Saturday, November 28. This will be a free look at the new third jerseys for the lucky reader.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass


@stackiii said...

I want the Tickets!

Josh R. said...

Thanks for the tickets for last nights game! Really great time. Keep up the good work.

PredsOnTheGlass said...

Josh, you are welcome! It was a great game in spite of clock operator-gate.

@stackiii said...

Thanks Buddy!