The weekend is finally near and there is the potential that the NHL could be moving to round three fairly quickly looms large. If the Bruins and Sharks finish off their opponents tonight and Vancouver wins on Saturday, we could see the start of the Conference Finals round by Sunday or Monday.
Within the hour we will have our Morning After recap of last night's Preds - Canucks game and other updates throughtout the day.
Follow the jump for all of today's news and links...
Thanks to Sean Campbell at The Team 990, Shawn Lavigne at TSN Radio, and Marion Wilhoite at 910 The Duck for haveing me on the Radio yesterday.
In Pred Nation...
Mark Hollingsworth has part two of his Cellblock 303 history. It brings a tear to my eye remembering the infancy of hockey in Nashville and how it has evolved.
Chris Burton has a reality check for Preds fans at On The Forecheck.
Sam Page says it's better to burn out than to fade away.
Pete Weber was on Hockey This Morning yesterday.
Puck Daddy has the story of the cameraman who was diving before Tuesday's game 3.
Is Big Ben selling out to the Green Guys?
Here are the ratings numbers from Game three on Versus.
The Milwaukee Admirals lost to Houston 3-2 in overtime to even their series at 2-2.
Slam Sports likes hockey in Smashville!
More love of Nashville from Mark Spector of SportsNet.
The Copper and Blue has a great comment on Alex Burrows "selling" penalties.
Shane O'Brien had nice things to say about the Canucks before game four.
Josh Cooper visited 5 on 5 for Vancouver 24hrs.
Around the NHL...
Tonight's action in the NHL could mark the end of multiple games in a day as Boston has a chance to sweep the Flyers on home ice (7 p.m. CDT, Center Ice/Versus) and San Jose has a little tougher assignment trying to sweep the Red Wings in Detroit (6 p.m. Versus).
Illegal Curve has the latest on the desert deals and it sounds like we may hear more about the Coyotes today.
Patt Hoffman at RLD Hockey looks at whether it is time for Bruce Boudreau to go.
George McPhee says Boudreau is expected to be back next year.
Ex-NHL enforcer Jim Thomson wants to ban fighting.
Hockey's Future has their look at Calder candidates.
The Hockey Writers already are talking NHL Entry Draft.
Michael Langlois has ten things that would make the NHL better.
Here's an NHL themed 30 Rock animated short.
Odds and Ends...
Being a geography major in undergrad and grad school, I found it interesting that Geographers predicted where Bin Laden would be found.
Crackheads need justice too so it appears.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass