Tuesday, May 10, 2011

POTG Tuesday Morning Headlines, News and Links

The end finally came for the Nashville Predators but the hockey never stops at POTG. We will have The Morning After round-up within the next hour or so and plenty of day after stuff for the rest of the day.

If you did not see Barry Trotz's post game video last night, it is worth a look. He is pure class regardless of the circumstances.

Late tomorrow we will have the final presser from Barry Trotz and David Poile and plenty of locker room clean out stuff over the next few days.

Follow the jump for today's headlines, news, and links...

In Pred Nation...

David Boclair discusses a possible move to the Eastern Conference by the Predators.

Puck Daddy points to the fan Renaissance that will continue to grow in Smashville.

AJ has his Season Post Mortem - Part one.

Pete Weber was up early yesterday appearing on the Brady and Lang Show at The Fan 590 in Toronto.

Mike Brophy had a couple of Predators in his Conn Smythe possibility post.

Ryan Lambert has Predators' love for a change at Puck Daddy. I guess that proves that everybody loves Smashville.

There is a really cool video that Joe Durbin did with a lot of our Cellblock 303 friends on the right side of this link.

Tonight is game seven for the Admirals against the Houston Aeros at the Bradley Center.

Whale Tales...

Interesting post by James Mirtle on the Predators defensive match-ups against individual Canuck players.

Mike Fisher would have kissed the Green Guy's cutout of wife Carrie had it been a regular season game.

Nucks Misconduct preluded last night's game as a war and brought Phil Esposito's speech from the Summit Series into play.It was indeed a war.

Mike Halford questions if the Preds are really opening things up.

Around the NHL...

Darren Dreger has some interesting thoughts on the Glendale City Counsel vote that will take place tonight. Here is a copy of tonight's agenda and a list of email addresses of Council members. It is also being reported that the Ice Edge minority stake has pulled out of the Coyotes deal.

Hamilton won the longest game seven in AHL history on a goal by ex-Pred Dustin Boyd in the third OT.

It looks like Chris Pronger will have to have back surgery in the off season.

James Mirtle tags this year's playoffs "The Year of the Dive." You have to give credit to Kevin Bieksa who commented on his own teammate's questionable activities.

After Sunday's Sharks-Wings game, Jeremy Roenick called Patrick Marleau "gutless." Those were awful strong words and Adrian Dater looks at his choice of words.

Team USA fell to Switzerland 5-3 yesterday and will now have to play the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.

Chris Botta and Craig Button discuss the top five picks at next month's NHL Entry Draft.

Ad Age has an interview with NHL COO John Collins that gives his thoughts on the future of the league.

Mike Chen did a what if piece on a Lightning-Predators Stanley Cup Finals. Half of that equation is gone, unfortunately.

The OC Register has a slide show of bargain players this season.

Odds and Ends...

The Shuttle Endeavour is back on track for a Monday, May 16 launch after repairs have been made.

Interesting that this year's Kentucky Derby set the all time attendance record surpassing the prior record in 1974. You don't really think of horse racing as growing in popularity.

If you ever wanted to get outside on top of the CN Tower in Toronto, here is your chance.

For those of you in Middle Tennessee, you can get all your Cicada invasion news in one place at the Tennessean.

More Later...

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