Tuesday, February 9, 2010

POTG Podcast and Tuesday Tidbits

Last night's POTG Radio show is now available on podcast. It was a show that featured Michelle Kenneth of Inside Hockey and Anthony Curatolo of Crash the Crease, The Hockey Guys and several other sites.

Michelle detailed the week long saga of what she knew of the trade that eventually brought Ilya Kovalchuk to the Devils. We talked about the Devil's participants in the Olympics and the fear that a star player could receive a season changing injury. We also discussed the upcoming match-up with the Preds on Friday.

Anthony brought us the latest update from the Island and discussed tonight's match with the Preds. He feels that the Preds are ripe to romp over an Isles team that is currently in disarray. As he also writes about the Kings, we got additional insight into their streak (that ended last night) and Jonathan Quick's breakout season.

We also had a brief visit at the beginning of the show with Nick Giglia of Let There Be Light(house) who gave us the latest update update in the long saga of local politics between Isles Owner Charles Wang and the Town of Hempstead.

Finally, during the after show portion of the podcast, we discussed the special Hockey Fight's Cancer fund raising shows that Anthony and George Brew are putting together for March 24 and 25th along with Chris Wassel and others. More details will be coming soon.

In Preds Nation...

John Glennon looks a what the Preds may potentially do at the trade deadline. He also has the game at a glance for the Preds-Isles game. John reported the return of Marcel Goc and the lines at practice at Inside Predators.

AJ has a multi-part story on Calling It as I See It that starts with a story on Dan Hamhuis.

Jim Diamond has the Predators Olympic preview at Preds.com. Jim also has a look at the current four game East coast swing.

Forechecker found this post about several Pred's prospects from the Pipeline Show. Dirk also has a story and a link to an interview from the Thom Abraham show about Cal O'Reilly.

Chris Burton also has a preview for tonight's game at On The Forecheck. Chris also has an interview with an Islander's blogger about what to expect from the Isles tonight.

Chris Botta at Islander's Point Blank has a good look at tonight's game from the Isles perspective.

Happy Birthday to Section 303 which re-launched a year ago yesterday.

More updates from Coolsprings.com on the new Arena sponsor. If they go with Bridgestone Tire Center folks will start showing up for tire, lube and an oil change. Let's hope for Bridgestone Center or Arena.

The Nashville Business Journal also jumped into the naming rights fray with a story from Brandon Gee on Monday afternoon.

Preds101 encourages fans to get on the Preds bandwagon for the stretch run.

Rachel's morning Jed features an episode of the Nanny with a hockey twist.

Fox Sports has a piece listing Dan Hamhuis as available at the deadline.

Looking past tonight's game to the match with the Rangers on Wednesday, Patrick Hoffman explains the Rangers preparation for the the game.

Mark Willoughby arrived on the Island last night in time for a Tweetup arranged by @dani3boyz in honor of his visit. Here is proof of the meeting in a picture commissioned especially for PredsOnTheGlass.

@dani3boyz and @TheViewfrom111

Around the NHL...

Bob Gainey steps down as GM of the Habs and Pierre Gauthier will step in to the top spot. This was a surprise to everyone except Bob and the Habs as it has been under discussion since the holidays.

Big news on Long Island yesterday as the Town of Hempstead called a Press Conference to announce a vote on a "Zoning Plan". Nick at Let There Be Light(house) knew of the matter in advance but had more journalistic integrity than the Long Island Herald and did not publish the story early. After the press conference Nick has more as does B D Galloff at Hockey Independent.

In the midst of the Burke family's morning the loss of their son, some narrow minded homophobes are wanting the Wikipedia entry for Brendan Burke deleted. Whether you agree with his choices or not his "coming out" was a momentous occasion in the sports world. His family's public acceptance was a model for other folks facing similar situations.

Here is the Mike Milbury transcript that did not sit well with Caps fans during the first intermission of Sunday's game that led to a confrontation between Milbury and a Caps blogger after the game. Here is the story of the post-game scuffle between Milbury and Caps blogger Phil Van Der Vossen from Phil's perspective. Puck Daddy has the final word and analysis of the situation.

Russ Cohen ranks the top five NHL goalies.

NBC tied their highest rating with Sunday's Caps-Pens game.

Adrian Dater ranks the top five NHL fighters at Versus.com. No, Wade Belak is not on the list.

School of Block at The Goalie Guild takes a look at a few resurgent goalies including Steve Mason who has been MIA all season.

Intent to Blow has the story of the child that was traumatized by Rick DePietro in the "Hockey is for Everyone" commercial that NHL Network plays about three times an hour. It's bad enough that DePietro hurt his back filming the commercial. Now this happened. (caution - please look at a couple of stories on the site before you get too keyed up)

I never thought too much of Michael Buble until I heard him talk about his love for hockey at the Awards Show last summer. He has a chance to carry the torch in Vancouver on Thursday.

In non-hockey news, the NFL Network has signed a deal with the new indoor football league, AF1 to air games in the upcoming season. The closest team to Nashville is the Alabama Vipers in Huntsville. I really enjoyed the first incarnation of the Nashville Kats, but the second, Bud Adams version, was really missing something.

If you were distracted and missed any ads during the Super Bowl, Youtube has them all in one place.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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