Tuesday, October 18, 2011

POTG Tuesday Headlines, News and Links: Predators Need a Quick Turn-Around

After a dismal showing last night in Edmonton, the team will return to the scene of the crime this morning for practice at Rexall Place looking for the magic that they had just a short time ago when they won eight games in a row during the preseason and opening weekend of the regular season.

After practice, they will fly to Vancouver where it won't get any easier against the Canucks who they last saw during the second round of last year's Stanley Cup playoffs.

It will be a challenge to force a quick turn-around but half the battle is won since it appears that the whole team understands that there is a problem. It will be interesting to see how they look in Thursday night's game against the Canucks.

Here are our gems from the couch last night and the Morning After Round-up from this morning.

Make the jump for all of today's news and links...

Programming Note...

If you missed Sunday night's Hockey 54 Show with Launy "The" Schwartz on 102.5 then you can listen to it here.

In Pred Nation...

Amanda DiPaolo has the latest guest post at Preds.com where she looks at several reunited teammates on the Predators.

Dirk Hoag takes a closer look at the advanced stats from the Preds game with the Devils and finds some disturbing trends. He also has news about an iPhone app from 102.5 The Game.

The Ekholm Dairies are back with in-season entries at The View from 111.

Predatorial looks at the swap in success between five on five play and the power play this season.

Predators.com has a really good, wide-ranging "week ahead" feature.

The London Free Press has a nice feature on Jordin Tootoo.

Things were touchy before the game in Edmonton when the giant oil derrick that the Oilers skate through malfunctioned.

Here is Stu Grimson's complete statement on the Don Cherry incident. Bruce Dowbiggin was still not impressed with Cherry's apology at the Globe and Mail.

PHT looked at David Legwand as the NHL's point leader and the Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as the team point leader before last night's game.

Lady Preds has the stencils for Predator pumpkins.

Here is the tribute video that was shown at the Admirals game last Friday.

Around the NHL...

Yesterday, I was thrilled to receive a copy of the NHL Goaltenders Style Guide from The Goalie Guild. I would recommend it to anyone whether you are fixated on goalies or just a hockey fan in general. If you are not familiar with The Goalie Guild, they are an independent scouting service on goalies and are experts on all things goalie. The guide is a great resource as well as interesting reading as they compare every NHL goalie.

Big news that the Kurtenbloggers have left The Province and are now at NBC's Pro Hockey Talk. There is also a job opening at The Province if you are so inclined.

The Colorado Avalanche set a record by wining five road games in a row with a 3-2 shoot-out win over Toronto in an early game that featured ex-Preds Cody Franson and Shane O'Brien.

Ryan Porth has his updated power rankings at RLD Hockey.

The NHL three stars of the week were named yesterday. Phil Kessel, John Tavares and Kari Lehtonen took the honors.

It looks like the Predators will see Ryan Kesler on Thursday as he plans to make his season debut tonight against the Rangers.

Elliotte Friedman is back with this week's 30 thoughts including a look at the "10 game rule."

Andy McDonald is the latest player to be added to the concussion list along with Tyler Kennedy.

Things have gone from bad to worse in Columbus with news that Jeff Carter will be sidelined with a slight fracture to his foot.

Ex-Buffalo captain Craig Rivet, is playing for the love of the game in the ECHL for $850 a week.

The New Jersey Devils will honor Mike "Doc" Emrick in ceremonies on February 24th.

The CBC has a ranking of the age of all 30 teams with the Predators heading the list.

Odds and Ends...

A surfer in Oregon found himself standing on the back of a great white shark in an odd encounter.

You may be too stupid to go into a corn maze if you have to call the police to come get you out.

The new Ice Cream Sandwich OS for Android will roll out first on the Motorola Xoom. Oh Boy!

More Later...

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