We're halfway through the work week (which means I'm just a few days away from floating my way around the Caribbean), and there's lots to cover this morning. We've got reaction to the Cal O'Reilly signing, the possibility of the Predators playing games in Saskatoon this season, and a shocking allegation about the NHLPA's firing of Paul Kelly coming from our colleague in Edmonton.
All this and more after the jump!
Second line needs one more player - The Tennessean
John Glennon raises the question that remains unanswered this summer, "who will play alongside Legwand & Erat?" Predictably, it appears that the Preds want to see if any existing candidates prove worthy of the job.
Preds ink Cal O’Reilly to a 2-year deal… | Section 303
Jeremy reacts to the Cal O'Reilly signing and sees a number of decisions facing the Predators next summer.
Predators and Coyotes in Saskatoon? - Nashville Predators Examiner
Part of the "Ice Edge" bid for the Phoenix Coyotes includes playing 5 games in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, one of which is a January 21st date against the Preds.
Around the NHL
Roundtable Discussion: Southeast Division Preview - Hockey From the Cheap Seats
Another excellent group of bloggers digs into the Southeast Division.
Salary Cap Questions: The Story of The Summer - Fear The Fin
Mr. Plank answers a number of reader questions about where the San Jose Sharks stand as training camp approaches.
Why did Alex Tanguay choose Tampa Bay Lightning? It was all about the fit - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun gets the word from Tanguay about why he chose Tampa Bay.
Forensic Accountant Quits NHLPA - The Copper & Blue
Jonathan Willis connects some dots and makes a startling assertion regarding the NHLPA's firing of executive director Paul Kelly.