Friday's notes: Out of the frying pan, into the fire

The morning after a tough loss is always a little drearier, isn't it? Well, Preds fans could get cheered up if the reports of Linus Klasen's recall from Milwaukee are true. We didn't get a chance to see him here during the preseason, but his YouTube highlights have had fans drooling over what he might do for the injury-riddled Predators as they embark on a tough 5-game road trip Saturday at Detroit. Can they continue picking up points against teams like the Red Wings, Coyotes and Kings on their home ice?


For now, follow after the jump for lots of reaction to last night's 3-0 drubbing by St. Louis, the first NHL goal for this year's #1 overall draft pick, and a look at Pittsburgh's new Winter Classic jersey...

The Preds don't play at home again until Saturday, November 13 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, but you can plan ahead and use the OtF discount to save money on Nashville Predators tickets for this, or any other home game. Heck, you can even get an early start on your holiday gift-shopping and get some Preds tickets for stocking-stuffers!

For recaps of last night's game, you can start with Chris' work from last night (with the advanced stats and video), and also be sure to check out Section 303Preds On The GlassPredlinesThe View From 111Hockey Independent, the Nashville City PaperThe Tennessean, the Nashville Predators ExaminerHockey Night in Nashville

Nashville Predators News

Preds On The Glass: Predators Head to the Road after Tootoo Controversy and Friday Findings
Buddy's morning links include pointers to the St. Louis side of the Tootoo question.

What The Puck: Your Morning Jed: More Hockey Love from Disney
How does Rachel get ready for Game Time? A little Hannah Montana hockey action. Personally, I'm a little more inclined towards Den Brother.

Shea Weber on NHL Live! - NHL Network
Keep an ear out for the captain's segment on NHL Live, sometime from 11-1 Central time today.

NHL Team Marketing Slogans: The Central Division - Houses of the Hockey
Is "Smashville" the best marketing slogan in the league?

Sulzer Steps Right In - Nashville Predators - Features
Just when I thought "gee, we should write an article about how Franson & Sulzer are playing well in part because they were a regular pair in Milwaukee for quite a while", Jay Levin beats me to the punch!

Predators' goaltending measures up - ESPN
Scott Burnside introduces the masses to Nashville's Nordic netminders.

TSN: 10 Backup Goaltenders Who Could Start
Look, it's nice to see credit given to Nashville, but to suggest that Anders Lindback is one of the 10 backups best equipped to handle a starting role is folly. 

Around the NHL

Pens Winter Classic 2011 Jerseys Revealed - PensBurgh
Blech, I'm not a fan.

Black Dog Hates Skunks: Season Predictions - Who Is Going To Win That Gold?
As fine a followup on pre-season predications as you could hope to read.

Taylor Hall's First NHL Goal - Historic Deflection - The Copper & Blue
...and there was much rejoicing in Edmonton.

Tim Thomas and Bruins shutout Leafs 2-0 on Milt Schmidt Night - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Priceless stuff here. The Bruins host the Leafs, Tyler Seguin scores, and the crowd chimes in with "Thank You Kessel" chants.

UPDATE: Marian Hossa Out "a couple of weeks" | Blackhawk Up
Chicago loses one of its big guns for a while... is it a concussion? A re-occurrence of his shoulder trouble? Who knows....

On the internet no one can hear you scream: horror movie Canucks - Nucks Misconduct
A nice Halloween tribute to the Vancouver Canucks.

Down Goes Brown: Shocking revelations from Kerry Fraser's new book
Yup, they're still bitter over 1993 up in Toronto.

Rangers Analysis: New and Improved Brian Boyle - Blueshirt Banter
A big Boyle is off to a great start in the Big Apple.

A Modest Live Request: Show the replay! - Lighthouse Hockey
Dominik shares a common frustration for hockey fans attending a game. Sometimes when a big play happens, it goes by so fast you don't get a chance at a second look.

Told it's for work visa, KHL player allegedly signs own release - Puck Daddy
Nasty stuff out of the KHL, where a Slovakian player and his agent allege that a team fraudulently got his signature on a contract termination agreement.

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