Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Paul McCann's SlapShot Radio Plans Road Trip to Carolina and Tuesday Tidbits

Paul McCann's SlapShot Radio has put together a great package for a road trip to see the Predators play the Carolina Hurricanes on November 20 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC.

At last report, the bus was filling up fast and had roughly 15 seats left. A block of rooms has been held at the Comfort Suites two blocks from the arena. Rooms will be $79 or $89 depending on the configuration. Tickets will be $38 and the round-trip bus fare will be roughly $40.

If you are interested contact Denise McCann at delymc@yahoo.com. She can answer any questions and put you on the list to join the folks that are already signed up to go. You can also join the SlapShot Radio page on Facebook to get additional updates on the trip.

With only one home game in November before the game in Carolina, this makes for the perfect time for an out of town trip. We are looking forward to the trip and hope to see a bunch of others join Paul, Denise and the gang for what promises to be a great time.

In Pred Nation...

The Nashville Predator Rookies officially hit the ice today at 1:00 before they leave for Florida to play the Florida Rookies on Wednesday Night and Thursday. Seth Lake has a complete rundown of all the rookies in camp that are competing for a slot with the Predators.

Ryan Porth has interviews Matt Lombardi for The Fourth Period.

Josh Cooper asked three rookies about their goals. He also has a story about the Predator's in-house goalie quest.

Amanda at Predines welcomes the rookies to Nashville and has her weekly Central Division Shakedown.

Mark Willoughby has pictures and a story from the Peterson for Parkinson's event.

Jeremy catches up with Pekka Rinne for three minutes in his series.

Here's an early heads up from @predsaddict: Just got confirmation from fan relations: Meet the Team for STHs is October 4.

Steve Sullivan's profile for the coming season is up at OnTheForecheck.

Sam at PredsBlog is back with Patric Hornqvist's tenth goal.

Aaron Sims has a story about the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame. When will the Tennessee Hall open?

Around the NHL...

The NHL had one final burst in the Kovalchuk case when they fined the Devils were fined $3 million and will have to forfeit a third round pick in 2011 and a first rounder in one of the next four years of their choosing.

Donald Fehr plans to meet with each team before players vote in late October.

Tonight is the night for our friend Launy Schwartz with the opening night of The Score's Drafted 2 Competition starting in Canada at 9 p.m. Central on The Score. For us in the US we will have to watch it on the internet.

Roberto Luongo gave up the Canuck's captaincy on Monday. Debate now is Henrik or Kesler.

Michael Amato has a list of the top ten underrated players at Inside Hockey. No Preds? The Preds get so little attention that they don't even make the underrated lists.

Ryan Porth at the RLD has the top five goaltender battles in preseason camps. Two involve ex-Predators.

Ryan's RLD Radio will feature Doc Emrick tonight at 7 p.m. Central.

Adrian Dater gives his take on Donald Fehr at Versus.

Steve Lapore reports a "Big Announcement" is scheduled for the NHL Network tomorrow at 11a.m. Eastern. Further word comes from @mirtle: Senators will hold a news conference on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Owner Eugene Melnyk will be joined by Gary Bettman to make major announcement. Bank on it being Ottawa landing the 2012 all-star game.

Lyle Richardson has updates on teams that are above the salary cap and the one team that is still below the floor.

Along those lines, Joe Yerdon has news of a couple of Devils that are rumored to be leaving.

Probably not the best first impression from a player with a history of similar issues from @KatieStrangNYI: Kirill Kabanov will not be skating this morning for disciplinary reasons; showed up late for team physicals #Isles

Odds and Ends...

A would be Koran burner in Amarillo had the book snatched from him by a skateboarder at a weekend protest.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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