After a three week hiatus, POTG Radio returned last night with a fun show that featured Travis Hair of Five for Howling and Matt Reitz from View From My Seats. We also had a visit from Su Ring at the end of the live portion and into the archive.
The first part of the show included serious discussion of what the Predators will encounter in their visits to Phoenix and Los Angeles as they take on the Yotes and Kings on Wednesday and Saturday.
From there we got into more general topics of the day like the struggling New Jersey Devils, officiating the head shot, and who will win October's player of the month later today. It was a fun show with folks that are great to talk hockey with.
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In Pred Nation...
Here is great stuff from Jim Diamond on which Predator is most likely to forget his room number. It was almost unanimous. Guess before you read.
Josh Cooper takes a look at the the list of injured Predators and also the latest status of a new contract for Shea Weber. Cody Franson's steady play is also the object of another story from Josh.
Mark Willoughby presents a nice story of a young boy's dreams to play in the NHL.
Amanda DiPaolo at Predlines examines Jordin Tootoo's new role with the Predators this season.
Here is Ryan Porth's latest on the Predators for The Fourth Period.
Jas Faulkner reviews the last week in Pred world at The Hockey Writers.
Paul McCann checks in at HockeyBuzz and offers more on the Tennessean faux pas.
Chris Burton looks at Brad Stuarts goal on Saturday. The Preds need to score more so he'll look at one of ours. Chris also seems to think that Nick Spaling will return to Milwaukee when Marcel Goc returns. He has single-handedly salvaged the PK unit, so I don't see him leaving.
Dirk Hoag and OnTheForecheck had a big October and has his sights set on overtaking Facebook. He better not say that too loudly. After seeing The Social Network, I don't think I would mess with them.
Rachel at What The Puck gets all the guys lined up for Movember with the rules and regs.
Robby at Hockey Night in Nashville looks at the superiority of the Central Division.
Congrats to J.K Robbins of See Puck City fame for being added to the Intent to Blow crew.
I was a little late jumping on to a team, but I joined Paul Nicholson's Movember team for Preds fans. Feel free to donate to me or any of the folks participating. Here is the story from Predators.com about the players participation.
Around the NHL...
The official announcement came on Daniel Briere's three game suspension. Broad Street Hockey speculates that the third game may involve avoiding retaliation by the Islanders. Here is the video if you want to review the infraction. It looks like the official should have kicked one or both out of the circle prior to the brawl. Here is what Briere said after the suspension was announced.
So how bad is it in New Jersey? The experts roundtable the problems at From The Rink. To make things worse per Tom Guliti, Zach Parise will have arthroscopic knee surgery. The Canucks 3-0 shutout over the Devils was the first of the season against them.
Michelle Kenneth is back from her west coast trip and has a wrap up looking at the Devil's problems. I'm sorry that she made the journey and witnessed such poor play. At what point do folks change from ridiculing the Devils to actually feeling sorry for them?
Speaking of ridicule, the other side of the Devils story comes from KingsCast in Episode 76, Nightmare for Kovalchuk.
Matt Reitz has an expose on co-existing with co-workers (and teammates). It reads a bit like George Clooney talking about filling his back pack in "Up in the Air." Matt also writes about Tyler Meyers terrible tumble as a sophomore so far.
Amanda DiPaolo throws her support behind Jordon Eberle for the Calder Trophy. I'm assuming she would classify him as an emerging national treasure.
Patrick Hoffman takes a look at this week in the NHL at RLD Hockey.
The Preds took a hit at the RLD Power Rankings after two losses as you would expect. They also fell at ESPN and it's hard to believe who is #1.
Updated injury news on one of Nashville's least favorite players from @TSNBobMcKenzie: Looks like VAN will have Alex Burrows back in the lineup on Tuesday night.
Jordan Staal was about to return from his foot injury and broke his hand in practice and will be out for another six weeks.
Two days after polishing off the Predators, Chris Osgood injures his groin at practice.
Brian Campbell returned last night and played against the Rangers. Campbell played almost 20 minutes in the Hawks 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
While the Chicago media was in New York yesterday, they had a private meeting with Gary Bettman. Here's a summary.
Are you tired of the NHL injury disclosure policy that limits info to upper and lower body injuries? If so, go here to sign a petition.
Here are three Caps kids to follow on Twitter that might be more interesting than Ovie or Mike Green.
Odds and Ends...
Congrats to the Nashville City Paper on 10 years of publication.
The Music City RollerGirls moved up to number three in the region with their good showing in the regionals. The National Finals run Fridsay through Sunday this weekend in Chicago.
Here's a new program that has privacy experts baffled. Firesheep allows a user to see the social networks of others logged in via a public network. The program allows users to basically hijack another person's account.
How could the National Enquirer go bankrupt? People love that stuff.
Buddy Oakdes for PredsOnTheGlass