Friday, April 29, 2011

POTG Friday Headlines, Comments, and Links

Today is an off day in the Predators-Canucks series but there will not be a shortage of stuff at the site. Within the hour, we will have our "Morning After" feature that will put a bow on game one between the Preds and the Nucks last night.

At 11 a.m. we will have the Jack Adams finalist where we expect Barry Trotz to make the top three for the second year in a row. We will have other features throughout the day as we look forward to Saturday's game two.

Follow the jump for today's news, headlines, and links as well as the RLD Hockey Talk Second Round Preview...

Programming Note...

Yesterday, on RLD Hockey Talk we had the CBC's Jeff Marek help Ryan Porth and I preview the Eastern Conference semifinals and then had our buddy Adrian Dater on to preview the West and ended with a poignant analysis of whether Todd Bertuzzi could survive a bout in the ring with Adrian. Use the following player to listen or go to this link to download the podcast.

Listen to internet radio with Ryan Porth on Blog Talk Radio

In Pred Nation...

The Predators updated the schedule with start times for Tuesday and Thursday's games.

David Boclair has notes including Dan Hamhuis saying the Preds advanced because he was gone.

John Manasso takes a look at Mike Fisher's contribution to the Predators.

RLD Hockey has their second round previews.

J R Lind gives a big "Nuck You" to Vancouver.

Pete Weber headed into the Preds dressing room with a flip camera.

Dirk Hoag asked five questions to Nucks Misconduct.

Chris Burton wants you to get to know Mason Raymond and Dirk Hoag gives you the lowdown on Max Lapierre.

AJ at PMFF is celebrating in a way only a geek would understand and we say that in a positive way.

Pierre LeBrun gives his breakdown of the Preds-Nucks.

The staff of On the Forecheck has their second round predictions.

Hands of Cement looks at their first round predictions and takes a shot at round two.

Whale Tales...

The Province has a story about Shane O'Brien taking the bait.

The Globe and Mail has a great piece on Blake Geoffrion.

Alex Burrows became a new dad on his day off between periods.

Around the NHL...

Steve Lapore has NBC's plans for their second round coverage.

PHT went back and looked at their picks and compared them to the readers picks and the actual results from round one. They also have the facts that prove that this year's first round was a special one.

Bird Watchers Anonymous has about 2000 words on the Atlanta to Winnipeg rumors.

When it came down to it, the Pens really missed Crosby and Malkin.

People are talking about this Jack Edwards soliloquy before sign off at NESN on Wednesday night.

As we see when seasons end, the injuries are revealed. Ryan Miller had a concussion when he was out late in the year.

Odds and Ends...

All eyes will be on the Space Shuttle Endeavour's launch today at 2:37 p.m. CDT when it begins its last flight.

A report came out yesterday about sex in space. There is still no valid confirmation that it has occurred.

Here is an exclusive video of Steve Carell on his farewell week on the set of The Office.

More Later...

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