Monday, April 18, 2011

POTG Monday Headlines and Morning Links

Follow the jump for the latest news and links from The Predators and around the NHL as well as the story of the latest Predator blogger love-fest. Our Morning After look at last night's game will be out shortly too.

Programming Note...

On Saturday, Jeremy Gover of Section hosted five other Predator bloggers for a special edition of the 303:30 podcast. Attending were Amanda DiPaolo, Ryan Porth, Mark Willoughby, Chris Burton (by phone) and me. Although it was early after a late night game, it was a lot of fun. It's another way in which the Predators are "non-traditional" in a positive way. I doubt that there are many other markets where you could have representatives of the top six local blogs come together and have fun and work in such a positive manner.

In Pred Nation...

Marc Torrence reports that Mike Fisher is making a name for himself in Nashville.

AJ looks at a new generation of Preds fans at PMFF.

Jim Alexander has an interesting post about Jon Blum making the NHL as another landmark in Sorthern California hockey.

J R Lind looks at the sudden love for the Predators by the formally hateful Toronto media.

Hockey's Future looks at the Predator prospects from Europe and the ranks of the NCAA.

Ryan Shannon appears to have birthed another Predator related blog at Music City Mindset.

The Milwaukee Admirals lost to the Texas Stars 3-1 on Saturday to even the series 1-1. The Ads play the next three games on the road starting on Tuesday.

Around the NHL...

The Rangers came alive on Sunday with a 3-2 win over the Caps to cut the series lead to 2-1 and the Blackhawks look to be making an early exit going down 3-0 to Vancouver after a 3-2 loss at home.

Ryan Porth has his Midnight wrap-up that puts a bow on yesterday's action.

Another day, another hit to be reviewed by the NHL. This time, Raffi Torres has a blindside hit on Brent Seabrook.

Larry Brooks has a great post along the them of the integrity of the NHL that we discussed last week when non-playoff teams gave 100% in their final games.

Is it time to panic in Boston where the Bruins are down 2-0 and headed for a pair on the road.

Scott Cullen released an "intangible index" which tales into consideration several stats of a non scoring nature. SHea Weber was the highest Predator but there were three Preds in the bottom 25. Guess who they were.

Johan Franzen proved to be a real trooper on Saturday as he took 21 stitches to the bridge of his nose and returned to the ice. The injury occurred when he was hit by Shane Doan and fell awkwardly into the boards.

The Goalie Guild looks at the "Curious Case of Michael Leighton" and what his recall means to the Flyers.

Zdeno Chara missed game two as he was hospitalized with dehydration and the Bruins went on to lose their second game on home ice 3-1 to Montreal. This is truly an upset in the making.

An odd match in California when childhood teammates Drew Doughty and Logan Couture faced off in the opening round.

Gann Matsuda questions the NHL wheel of justice's actions during the playoffs.

In spite of threats from the NHL, the octopus made a return to the ice on Saturday at the Joe Louis Arena.

David Shoalts has a piece on Darcy Olsen, the CEO of the Goldwater group that appears to be successfully running the Coyotes out of town.

Damien Cox has nothing good to say about Phil Kessel and his effect on the Leafs, or the Bruins for that matter.

Danny Briere has a blog. Dis you know that?

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More Later...

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