Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Boxing Day (Breakfast) and Round-Up!

The official Boxing Day (Christmas) Breakfast

Over the past ten year's, due to logistics, our traditional Christmas breakfast that we have had since I was a toddler, has gotten moved to Boxing Day. This year, in honor of our Canadian friends and hockey traditions, we finally officially recognized the move, which seems to be permanent, by renaming the event the Official Boxing Day Breakfast.

The meal consists of fried oysters, country ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits with massive amounts of butter and eggnog. Basically, nothing involved is good for you and adds about 50 points to a normal person's cholesterol reading.

If anyone is interested, we will issue a standing invitation to the meal next year on Boxing Day. Just let us know in advance.

In Pred Nation...

Admirals Short Shifts was the first to report that Andreas Thuresson will report to Nashville for tonight's game. The Tennessean confirmed the move today.

Short Shifts also has a few story gems including a Cody Franson feature from Kelowna and a Pickard brothers story from Su Ring.

Steve Sullivan's come back makes Puck Daddy's top ten feel good stories of the decade.

John Glennon had a feature on Christmas day about the NHL taking notice of the Pred's offense. Bryan Mullen has today's story about the Central Division race. They also have the Game at a Glance for tonight's game.

AJ Celebrates Christmas with a good story about fights.

Paul McCann talks about tonight's game at Hockey Buzz.

Mark Willoughby's My View is a special fone for Christmas. See Puck City has his Christmas wishes too.

The Chicago Sun Times has a look at tonight's match-up. Tim Sassone also has a look from the Chicago perspective.

The Globe and Mail has a story about the Preds and their defensive development. As always, from Toronto, the story closes with a negative. Also they have another story resurrecting old news to talk about trouble in Nashville.

World Junior Championships...

Today is the official start of the World Junior Championships from Saskatchewan. The NHL Network will carry three games today.

Game Time (EST)
Latvia vs. Canada 4 p.m.
Czech Republic vs. Sweden 6 p.m.
Slovakia vs. USA 8 p.m.

Puck Daddy Has the top ten storylines to watch during the tournament.

Around the NHL...

Team Russia announced their squad for the Olympics. Mirtle has the story with some projected lines that appear to be outstanding. Dmitry Chesnokov at Puck Daddy has a more in depth look with some different pairing and a ton of analysis.

Matt answers a tough question at View From My Seats; why he writes.

Chris at The Program offers Christmas Wishes with a virtual Yule Log.

For everyone needing to get back in ths wing quickly today, Ryan at the RLD has a preview of all of tonight's games.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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