We polish off the work week this morning with not just your usual helping of Predators and NHL news, but also a few tributes to Montreal's 100th anniversary celebration, which concludes tonight with their game against the Boston Bruins.
After the jump, we also have word of some surprising moves within Nashville's minor league system, and one Central Division rival living the high life, while two others are down in the dumps...
Preds' Goc gets to notch some scoring opps - Nashville City Paper
David Boclair highlights Marcel Goc's recent production.
Predators' unveil third jersey, then watch their fortunes change - Nashville Scene
Did the Preds' recent winning streak end because they debuted the new 3rd jerseys?
Major Shakeup for Ads Roster - Admirals Short Shifts
Besides Ryan Jones getting called up, there was a surprising move made with Mark Dekanich heading down to the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones, with Jeremy Smith coming up. I don't know which is weirder - that, or the fact the Section 303 guys noticed that Jeremy Smith was just added to the Admirals' roster in EA Sports' NHL10 in their latest patch as well.
Around the NHL
Our begrudging tribute to 100 years of Canadiens hockey - Puck Daddy
Greg brings you everything you need to know about 100 years of hockey in Montreal...
The Birth Of The Montreal Canadiens: From Humble And Tenuous Beginnings, Came Hockey's Greatest Franchise - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Robert takes us back to how it all began for the Habs.
85 Reasons to Hate the Canadiens - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Given their rivalry with Boston, it also makes sense today to celebrate reasons to despise Montreal's club...
Blackhawks prove again they are what Bears aren't: winners -- chicagotribune.com
Rick Morrisey is downright giddy at how things are going for the Blackhawks these days. Can the Preds ruin the good vibes tonight, like they spoiled Chicago's red-carpet opener last season? (hat tip to Kukla's Korner)
Chris Pronger Commits Mutiny Against Mike Richards | PuckUpdate
Strange stuff coming out of Philadelphia, where Pronger spoke with the media about Mike Richards' leadership as the Flyers' captain.
Stevens on the hot seat in Philly - From The Rink
Coach John Stevens is also in hot water, given the enormous expectations the Flyers had heading into the season.
Jiri Tlusty Traded - Pension Plan Puppets
The Maple Leafs faithful are scratching their heads a bit over yesterday's trade of prospects with Carolina.
Acquisition Of Jiri Tlusty About More Than What’s Been Said - Canes Country
When first-round draft picks get swapped like this, speculation abounds as to what the GM's motivations really are.
User-controlled camera debuts on Hockey Night - CBCSports.ca
The next step in televising games online, as Hockey Night in Canada will offer online viewing with a 360-degree camera that users can manipulate themselves. This sounds pretty awesome...
6 Sports/Hockey Related Predictions For the Unholy Matrimony of NBC Sports & VERSUS " Puck The Media
Steve Lepore with some thoughts on how Comcast's pending purchase of NBC might impact the NHL.
Down Goes Brown: When teammates attack: Other teammate-inflicted NHL injuries
DGB brings the funny like nobody else...
Do Goalies Need to Face Shots in Order to Stop Shots? - Behind The Net
A nice piece of myth-busting by Hawerchuk.
Rangers Analysis: Grading the Blueshirts thus far - Blueshirt Banter
Joe hands out interim reports on the New York Rangers....