Saturday, October 15, 2011

POTG Weekend Headlines, News and Links: It's Game Day in Smashville

It is a beautiful autumn day in Nashville that is perfect for fans to head out to the rink early for the plaza party that begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Bridgestone Arena prior to the Predators-New Jersey Devils match-up.

Fans in attendance will receive the ever-popular magnetic schedule for your refrigerator. Puck drop will be shortly after 7 p.m. There is no local TV but the game is on the Center Ice Package with the home blackout lifted.

We will have our game preview up shortly.

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

Programming Note...

This Sunday at 10 p.m. CDT Launy Schwartz will premier The Hockey 54 Show on 102.5 The Game. Launy will bring his own brand of hockey entertainment to the Nashville airwaves. The guest on his first show will be the Predators' Kevin Klein.

In Pred Nation...

Thanks to Joe Yerdon from PHT for picking up our story on Brian McGrattan from Thursday night.

Josh Cooper had an update from practice on Friday. He also has a post about the friendship between Ryan Suter and Jersey's Zach Parise. His notes column looks at the percent of scoring on the power play.

Brian Mullen writes about the Predators' resiliency after Thursday's loss.

John Manasso has a feature at about Craig Smith's rise tot the Predators.

AJ at Preds AJenda points out that the Coyotes Out-Predatored the Preds on Thursday.

Aaron Sims is the guest on the latest 303:30 podcast. Jeremy also has a report from the 303 Mega-Trip.

Mark Willoughby has his weekly "My View" with news that Warren Buffett thinks the rich should pay more taxes at the same time that he is fighting the IRS over $1 billion in taxes.

Dirk Hoag has his Saturday serving of Breakfast Links.

Predatorial reports uncharacteristic responses from fans during Thursday's loss to Phoenix.

Puck Daddy looks at free tickets building a fan base.

The Tennessean has a rare poll about the Predators.

Here is a link to the Kirk Muller speaking before last night's game in Milwaukee. The Ads won the game 4-2 with four points from Chris Mueller.

Vince Gill now has his own bobble-head.

A portion of the proceeds from the Preds' October 27th game against the Lightning will go to support the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Center.

Shanny TV...

Ken Campbell thinks Aaron Asham should be suspended for his post fight antics against Jay Beagle. One thing that is almost guaranteed is that Asham's blood will be on the ice the next time the Pens and Caps meet.

Around the NHL...

Kevin Allen has ten early season surprises and number three is David Legwand.

Adrian Dater explains why NHL teams get hangovers after winning the Cup.

Progress has been made in the negotiations for the new arena in Edmonton.

The NHL set records in every media platform that they support during the opening week of play. Go here to read the full release from the league that covers everything from television to social media.

Matt Reitz has his weekly Hockey Guy in California piece with the traditional ending sentence.

Here's a story about Tomas Vokoun remembering friends lost in the Lokomotiv airplane crash last month.

Cody Franson will finally get to play tonight in Toronto.

The NHL and the NHLPA are in a dispute over what is "revenue" so last year's escrow checks are being withheld.

Just like clockwork, Rick DiPietro is injured again, this time with a concussion.

Cheryl Bradley at Mile High Hockey has come to find out that ex-Pred fan favorite Shane O'Brien is a decent guy.

Odds and Ends...

Here is an article about black boxes in automobiles in The Tennessean that I contributed to as an "expert."

If you have wanted a Motorola Xoom but were waiting for a price drop, a "family" edition will be at Best Buy this Sunday for $379.

@android is now on Twitter with all the latest Droid news straight from the developers in Mountain View, California.

If you like fresh corn on the cob but hate dealing with the silks, then this video is amazing. You can remove all the silks without shucking and have perfectly clean ears of corn.

More Later...

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