I know, I know; there's lots of hand-wringing going on amongst Predators fans these days given the team's poor start, but good news is right around the corner.
After the jump we get word that defenseman Dan Hamhuis is expected to return to action tomorrow night in Minnesota, against a team that might be in worse shape than the Preds right now...
Hamhuis expects to play Wednesday - Predators Insider
Byran Mullen notes that Dan Hamhuis should be in the lineup tomorrow in Minnesota, while Jordin Tootoo is still not returning soon.
Predators' Dave Scatchard ends 'retirement' - The Tennessean
John Glennon provides another profile of the long road that Dave Scatchard took to get back to the NHL.
Dodgeball smashes into Eblen - Cookeville Herald-Citizen
The Predators are sponsoring a Dodgeball Challenge to benefit the Boy Scouts.
Around the NHL
Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
Leading up to tomorrow's Predators/Wild game, check out the recap from Minnesota's 3-1 loss in Chicago last night.
Rangers Recap: Rangers down Coyotes 5-2 (Gaborik Update) - Blueshirt Banter
Folks were nervous last night in New York, as their shiny new toy Marian Gaborik limped off the ice during a game against Phoenix. Given his injury history with Minnesota, there's natural concern about his durability.
Moyes agrees to sell Coyotes to NHL - The Globe and Mail
There, that didn't take so long, did it?
Kovalchuk out 4 Weeks, How Will Thrashers Respond? - Bird Watchers Anonymous
Atlanta gets some bad news about Ilya Kovalchuk (broken foot), and The Falconer runs down the options as to how they can cope.
NHL Hypes Increased Attendance, TV Ratings (and For the Devils!) " Puck The Media
Maybe the salary cap won't drop by 5-10% next season after all...
Does This Strategy Ever Work? " Teds Take
Ted gets it, it's that simple.
Suggest A "Fire Bettman" Rally - KuklasKorner : Mike Chen's Hockey Blog
The leaders of the NHLFA (NHL Fans Association) have decided that they want to organize a movement calling for the firing of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. I was going to write a piece about how misguided this effort is, but Mike Chen beat me to it.