Another big win, another big loss for the Preds yesterday, so let's see what the buzz is about the team this morning:
...we're 10 years or 11 years into this, and with this economic downturn it's going to be difficult for this team in the next couple years, but if it can hold on — you know Nashville is going to have to try to get more corporate sponsorships, and if they can start getting that and get some corporate help...
You know, a lot of the players love playing here. You don't hear a bad thing from anybody that's played here, we enjoy it, I'd love for it to stay here. Until you come and watch a game here, you don't really know what you're missing. It's definitely one of those experiences where you leave and you're just like 'wow, that's totally different than what I expected here'
Kudos to James for great work on this series, a very fair look at the overall situation. It looks like Ms. Conduct has our back, too.
As for the rest of the news,
Section 303 has launched a new podcast, entitled "303:30", be sure to take a listen!
John Glennon at the Tennessean confirms the news that Martin Erat is out for the rest of the regular season with a broken leg, courtesy of a Shea Weber slapshot.
Also at the Tennessean, sports columnist David Climer wrote a second Preds piece in the same week. I might just faint...
The Windsor Star shines the spotlight on Cal O'Reilly, who set up Jerred Smithson for a goal yesterday in Detroit, and used to play right across the Detroit River for the Windsor Spitfires as a teenager.
Frankly, I'm not buying this story that Martin Erat has to miss a month with a fractured tibia. Maybe the Predators need to dump Vanderbilt Medical Center as a partner and send him to this place, where they'll whip him back into shape: