Thursday, September 29, 2011

POTG Thursday Headlines, News and Links: Preds Riding High after 4-1 Win over Caps

It's still the preseason but  it feels like we are in the middle of it already. Fans are starting to get excited as the Predators are 5-1 after beating a respectable line-up from Washing ton last night.

After the game, Barry Trotz said, "Winning breeds winning" which is what you would expect at this point. It's much better than if the Preds were 1-5 and folks were acting like the bottom had fallen out.

Here is our comparison of Colin Wilson and Craig Smith  as well as our morning after round-up for all the links and stories from last night's 4-1 Predator victory that was a solid effort from start to finish.

Make the jump for a ton of other Predators news as well as the latest from Shanny TV and the rest of the NHL News...

Programming Note...

An early heads up for Friday's Smashville on the Glass Radio at noon CDT. Preds radio voice Tom Callahan and Launy "The" Schwartz from Hockey 54 will be joining us.

In Pred Nation...

Ryan Porth caught up with Joel Ward while he was back in town with the Washington Capitals.

Brian Mullen has his post game musings at has a nice feature on Pekka Rinne this morning.

John Manasso also has a piece about the new faces on the Preds getting the same results.

There is also a look at the Preds winning at home at

Josh Cooper has a note about an opportunity for Craig Smith.

Jeemy Gover had three minutes with Teemu Laakso.

Dirk Hoag has added Mike Fisher to his stable of preseason previews.

Preds prospect Anthony Bitetto tweeted the link to the Northeastern Huskies Men's Media Guide with his picture on the front.

Brian Mullen had a pregame story from yesterday with some humorous quotes about Joel Ward.

Predators AJenda has Part one and Part two of Lucky 13 - a season preview.

Admirals Roundtable welcomes Jeremy Smith back to Milwaukee.

Aaron Sims has the latest from the Milwaukee training camp.

The Cincinnati Cyclones preseason camp opens on October 1. Here are the details.

Shanny TV...

Today's edition of Shanny TV featured the hammer coming down on Tom Sestito for an illegal hit from behind to New York Rangers forward Andre Deveaux during a preseason game on Monday. The verdict -  the remainder of the preseason and two regular-season games.

Next up will be the Brendan Smith on Ben Smith hit from last night's Wings-Hawks game which has been described as the "poster child" hit

As a side note to Shanny TV, Marty Brodeur is not happy with the all the suspensions.

Around the NHL...

Ryan Porth looks at potential new playoff teams in the NHL this year.

Kevin Allen has ten players with something to prove this season.

The perpetrator of the thrown banana has been caught in London, Ontario.

It was ugly in Colorado last night and Matt Duchene was all apologetic on Twitter after the game.

Has Jaromir Jagr found the fountain of youth in Philly? He has three goals and two assists in a pair of games.

All the questions about Jonas Hiller are dying down in Anaheim.

From @NHLschuylerb: Player numbers will be added to the front forehead location of all player helmets at the start of this season. The Preds had them last night.

Ray Shero shares his thoughts on realignment.

Ryan Kesler shed his clothes for ESPN and is hoping for a return soon.

Puck Daddy has the latest over and under point totals for NHL teams. Always bet the over on the Preds.

HBO started shooting at the Flyers practice facility on Tuesday. It's too bad they didn't take in Monday's Ranger-Flyers game that was filled with controversy.

Jason Arnott will be out from eye surgery for a week or so.

Kat Ehas has an excellent commentary at Strait Jackets on the Avery-Simmonds incident that needs a wide audience.

The latest Hockeywood podcast features our friend Matt Reitz.

Female hockey player and friend Winter Adams gives her definition of hockey.

Houses of the Hockey looks at the Animals at the NHL Zoo.

Down Goes Brown has their version of "Campbell TV" with a look back at Matt Cooke's hit on Marc Savard.

Odds and Ends...

Amazon announced their latest challenges to the iPad, the Nook and other tablet devices yesterday.

An odd African berry may lead to advances in artificial sweeteners.

Coyotes (the animal, not the team) are showing up in Cocoa, Florida.

Google + users went through the roof when it went public and is approaching LinkedIn and My[].

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass

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