Tuesday's news: Predators prospect perturbed

The two main stories heading into tomorrow's Predators game at Chicago are (1) whether Pekka Rinne will be able to play, and (2) whether Niklas Hjalmarsson will be suspended for his boarding of Buffalo's Jason Pominville last night. But there's a whole lot more going on in the world of hockey!

Follow after the jump as we hear about former Pred Jonas Andersson's move to Manitoba, an obscene gesture towards Sean Avery which will likely bring a suspension, and the story of a Nashville prospect getting shafted by his NCAA coach...

The St. Louis Blues make their first visit to Nashville on Thursday, and the Flying Ovechkins (err... the Washington Capitals) come in Saturday. Use this special offer for OtF readers to save money on Nashville Predators tickets for these, or any other home games this season.

Nashville Predators News

Coming Down the Pipe!: NCAA Rule Gets Failing Grade:The Taylor Stefishen Story
Taylor Stefishen, the Preds' 5th-round draft pick in 2008, contends he was pushed out of Ohio State, and forced to quickly pick up with a WHL team in order to continue playing competitive hockey. Some of the treatment described in here is downright despicable, such as not recognizing Stefishen's status as a Buckeye drafted by the NHL.

Preds On The Glass: POTG Radio Podcast with Ryan Porth and Amanda DiPaolo and Tuesday Tidbits
Buddy wraps up last night's show, and previews his appearance on a Chicago podcast tonight.

Joel Ward gives a glimpse into his future career - Nashville Predators Examiner
Read this piece for reason #9,472 as to why hockey players are the most enjoyable, accessible pro athletes around.

Vem Ar Malvakten? (Who Dat Playin’ Between the Pipes?) | The Hockey Writers
Jas gets multiple Preds' thoughts on the situation in goal this week.

Paul McCann - Thanksgiving/Columbus Day Notes
Paul has some wise cautionary words for Ducks fans heaping blame on Jonas Hiller. He's the least of their problems...

Five Observations From Opening Night | Admirals Roundtable
Jason is pumped up to see what Linus Klasen can do all season long for Milwaukee.

Gendur’s arrival - Brian Sandalow on the Killer Bees : TheMonitor.com
It looks like Dan Gendur (who was acquired from Vancouver along with Shane O'Brien) has been assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the CHL.

Rinne, Predators to proceed with caution following injury in opener | Nashville City Paper
David Boclair spoke with Pekka Rinne, who sounds confident that his injury Saturday night isn't a serious one.

Nashville Predators' rookie goalie awaits word on first start - The Tennessean
The Preds are preparing for tomorrow's game at Chicago as if Anders Lindback will start. All eyes will be on today's practice to see if Pekka Rinne takes the ice.

Around the NHL

Oilers should make clean break with Souray - Elliotte Friedman
Among Elliotte's 30 Thoughts is a ponder over the upcoming Shea Weber negotiations.

Announcing the glorious return of Puck Daddy Radio, 5 days a week - Puck Daddy
A wonderful way to distract yourself from your workday...

Central Division Shakedown - Predlines
In her weekly divisional roundup, Amanda highlights a great deal on a package to see a Blue Jackets game.

Boom! Suddenly Edmonton's downtown arena project has a lot more momentum - Cult of Hockey
As the public debate over a new arena in Edmonton has quieted down, things appear to be moving forward behind the scenes.

Big Swede back with a vengeance - Winnipeg Free Press
Jonas Andersson is continuing his North American comeback with Vancouver's AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. He's also playing for Claude Noel, under whom he played for the Milwaukee Admirals years ago.

The Jibblescribbits 2010-2011 Spoiler
Reporting from the future! I like it!

Pavelec’s Collapse Preaches Precautionary Measures
5 handy tips for all goalies, to help avoid incidents like Ondrej Pavelec's collapse to the ice the other night.

James Wisniewski Mocks Sean Avery In...Sean Avery Fashion - SBNation.com
Oh boy... suspension coming in 3... 2... 1...

And lastly, remember how the Predators like to send a few players out into the community to deliver season tickets? Well, Down Goes Brown found out that the Maple Leafs did the same thing this year...


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