It has officially flipped over from football season to hockey season in Middle Tennessee; not only are the Titans and Volunteers finally done for the year, but with the temperature staying below freezing for pretty much the entire week, heading inside for a hockey game sounds downright warm & snuggly!
After the jump, we've got the 1st anniversary for a local hockey podcast, the 100th anniversary of Montreal Canadiens hockey (finally), some Nashville fans who traveled to Boston for the Winter Classic, and word that one Predators prospect is on fire at the World Juniors...
Preds On The Glass: 1st Anniversary Show on Podcast and Tuesday Tidbits
Buddy's morning update includes a recap of POTG's 1st anniverasy podcast last night. Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you...
John Cartwright: A truly Classic honeymoon… | Section 303
Two Preds fans got to make the trip to Boston to catch the Winter Classic, and share their experience. Good stuff here!
Game Night - The Freezer Edition | Paul McCann
The Preds' PA announcer previews tonight's game with Calgary... don't let the cold weather keep you at home!
Spitfire Ellis sets scoring record for defencemen - Canada.com
Preds 2009 1st-round pick Ryan Ellis is lighting it up for his country at the World Juniors.
Predators do enough to compete for playoffs - The Tennessean
John Glennon gives 10 reasons why the Preds are doing well so far.
Around the NHL
A Hundred Year Flashback: The Story, Details, Media Rumours And Unprecedented Excitement That Lead To The First Ever Montreal Canadiens Game On January 5, 1910 - Habs Eyes On The Prize
A trip through the Wayback Machine to 100 years ago, and the debut of the Montreal Canadiens.
Should the Oilers tank the rest of the season? Peter Adler weighs in . . . . - Cult of Hockey
The mood is really, really dark up in Edmonton these days.
Coming Down the Pipe!: Filatov might not be "Hitch-ing" a ride back to Columbus next year
At first, when Nikita Filatov left for the KHL, all the talk was that it was just a one-year thing, and he'd be back with the Blue Jackets next fall. Now, his comments have taken an entirely different turn.
"We've Got A Plan" (Puck-rakers)
It sounds like Ken Hitchcock is lashing himself to the mast and hoping to make it through some choppy seas in Columbus. It is a bit odd that his "plan" to play the youngsters didn't include Filatov.
2009 NHLer of the Year: Martin Brodeur - The Copper & Blue
Bruce McCurdy reviews an incredible year for the New Jersey goaltender.
No shortage of history as Canada, U.S. clash in championship - TSN
It's Canada vs. US for the gold at the World Juniors tonight...
Canucks' Bieksa out 2-3 months with severed tendons - TSN.ca
Nasty news from Vancouver, where defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who had a leg muscle cut by Vern Fiddler's skate a couple years ago, had a similar collision with Phoenix's Petr Prucha, which severed tendons in his left ankle.
Burke on U.S.: 'There isn't going to be penny bet on us' to win - Puck Daddy
The Truculent One speaks about Team USA's prospects in the Winter Olympics.
CBCSports.ca - Blogs - Real Winter Classic fun begins, plus 30 thoughts
Essential weekly reading from Elliotte Friedman, including lots of Winter Classic items to consider for the future.