The Nashville Predators finished their pre-Olympic schedule with a big win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a shootout on Sunday. Amazingly, the Preds remain in seventh place in the competitive Western Conference in spite of inconsistent play and going 4-4-2 in the last ten games.
Tonight on POTG Radio we will take stock of the Predators situation in a discussion with Mark Willoughby of The View From 111. Mark spent the last week following the Preds through the Big Apple and Pittsburgh and will have a full report of the last week's activities.
Additionally, Mark spent the last two nights dining with Preds GM David Poile and Pete Weber and Terry Crisp so he should have plenty of insight as to what to expect after the Olympic break as well as other interesting stories from hanging with the Predators on the road.
This is a show that I am looking forward to that should be a lot of fun. Join us live tonight at 7 p.m. Central or later for the podcast.
Here is our game story from the Preds-Pens game.
The Tennessean has the AP story. John Glennon had the postgame ponderings.
Mark Willoughby has the story from the Pred's last appearance at the Mellon Arena.
Other blogs with stories include Section 303, What The Puck, and Fan Huddle.
Here's a look from the Pens blog at the Post-Gazette including the rumors about Sidney Crosby's injury. There's also a story about the problems the team is having. Finally, here is their game story.
In Pred Nation...
John Glennon has interviews with David Poile and with Barry Trotz at Inside Predators. John also has another Ryan Suter Olympic story.
Mark Willoughby has a story of Olympic Dreams and his weekly View including the amazing fact of the snow clearing in New York City.
David Boclair has questions about future Predator captains.
Section 303 has a new edition of the 303:30 podcast featuring Michelle Kenneth, Demetry Chesnokov, Aaron Sims, and special co-host Darren McFarland.
Chris Burton has a Winter Olympics preview for the Predator participants.
Even though the NHL is on break, the prospects continue to play and Jim Diamond has the weekly update.
Craig Custance at The Sporting News writes about the Preds choosing between Pekka Rinne and and Dan Ellis.
Going back to Friday's game with the Devils, Michelle Kenneth has the explanation for the hats on the ice incident.
In Other News...
The web site "Nashville is Talking" ended on Friday. While this post say's it "died" a while back, I still enjoyed it. Christian Grantham gives his final thoughts.
Another day another geek toy... this time from Xtranormal, where you can turn test in to movies. Here's the first one that I saw from Southern Beale that makes fun of NewsChannel5.
Still another geeky thing... Threadsy, an app that combines all your in-boxes in one place. It's by invite only at this point but they are running rampant on Twitter. Thanks to dani3boyz for mine. This link may work if you want to try to sign up.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass