Tuesday's news: Getting right back to business

There's little time to ruminate over last night's loss to Columbus, as the Nashville Predators get right back to work with three more games between now and Saturday. So follow after the jump as some Preds bloggers take home a big honor, Craig Leipold runs into an ownership issue in Minnesota, and one analysis says the Preds may have a good reason behind their underwhelming record so far...

The St. Louis Blues come to Bridgestone Arena tomorrow, followed by Sean Avery & the New York Rangers on Saturday. Take advantage of the OtF discount to save money on Nashville Predators tickets for these, or any other home game.

Nashville Predators News

For game recaps from last night, head over to What the Puck (where Rachel conducted a live blog), Preds On The GlassPredlinesNashville Predators Examiner, and from the other side of the rivalry, The Cannon

Strength of Schedule at the quarter pole - Bird Watchers Anonymous
By one measure, the Preds have played the toughest schedule in the league so far.

The 303:30 wins Best Podcast at 2010 A.I.R. Awards… | Section 303
Congrats to the 303 crew for winning big at the local A.I.R. Awards.

Preds On The Glass: Is Columbus a Playoff Team, Game Wrap, and Tuesday Round-Up
Buddy's getting ready to jump on the Blue Jackets' bandwagon after their performance last night.

Injured Predator talks a little trash - Nashville Predators Examiner
Did you know that Ryan Suter's baby boy was born on the same day as David Legwand's son last year (and remember how that night turned out)?

Analyzing One Predators Power Play Vs Carolina | Hockey Independent
David breaks down one of the Preds' PP's in exhausting detail, but I think his expectations are a bit unreasonable. A good shot every 20 seconds? Not even the best PP in the league puts pucks on net at even half that rate

What The Puck: Mo Money Monday: Week 3
Congrats to George for getting Rachel's weekly Movember nod.

Cal O’Reilly’s success no surprise to Scott Arniel - Nashville Predators Examiner
The Columbus head coach had to contend with Cal at the AHL level.

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper asserts that Ryan Suter's absence isn't that big of a factor in the power play struggles, and I wholeheartedly agree. He played all 82 games last year, and it's not like they tore the league up.

Around the NHL

THN.com Blog: Ownership concern in Minnesota and a classy Pat Burns ceremony in Montreal
It sounds like one of Craig Leipold's minority partners is coming under SEC scrutiny.

Savard then and now, plus 30 thoughts - Elliotte Friedman
Elliotte's weekly column includes a few ideas I disagree with, such as allowing disciplinary decisions to be reconsidered once the extent of a resulting injury is known.

Shot blocking on the rise - The Globe and Mail
The trend just keeps going up, and up, and up...

Down Goes Brown: The Code: Hockey's unwritten rules revealed
So this is what goes through Wade Belak's mind when he's on the ice...

The League of Extraordinary Statisticians: The Franchise - Behind The Net
Who would the hockey nerds pick to start their team with?

Time for teams to consider moving in-demand UFAs - From The Rink
It's never to early to start coveting other teams' potential trade assets.

Brad Richards Trade Rumors and How They Are Useless In November [Updated] - Defending Big D
The fans in Dallas are having to put up with a lot of noise about potentially losing their offensive dynamo.

Did replay fail the LA Kings with 3 seconds left in Ottawa? - Puck Daddy
In breaking news, the NHL hasn't yet achieved perfection with its replay system.

Are the 2010-11 Oilers worse than last season? | The Hockey Writers
Rebuilding can be a messy business.

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