Weekend Notes: Can the Preds push this one to 11?

There's no rest for the streaking Nashville Predators, as they return home from last night's triumph in New Jersey to face the Los Angeles Kings tonight at Bridgestone Arena. Chris has your Game Day Preview posted, so read up and ponder whether the guys can keep this 10-game point streak going.

After the jump, we have all the reaction to last night's game, one fan's plan for a takeover in Nashville, and at long last, a new leader steps in at the NHLPA.

Tonight the Los Angeles Kings come to town, followed by the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, so make sure to use our coupon code for discount Nashville Predators tickets. Remember, hockey tickets can make a great holiday gift, so you can also look through the schedule, and get seats for any other home game!

Nashville Predators News

For recaps from last night check out What the PuckThe View From 111Preds On The GlassSection 303, PredlinesHockey Night in NashvillePull My (Fang) FingerJosh Cooper's post-game ponderings, and from the other side, In Lou We Trust.

Hockey-less in Memphis: Change needed?
This Predators fan has some serious gumption, and is plotting a takeover at Bridgestone Arena.

A Reunion of Little Consequence " Pull My (Fang)Finger
AJ offers his thoughts on the Arnott captaincy, and where both he and the Preds are headed going forward.

Hockey Night in Nashville: Controversy Brewing in Nashville?
When the backup goalie does well, that always gets speculation rolling.

Rookie Lindback standing tall in Predators' net - NHL.com
The league at large is starting to recognize the greatness of Anders the Giant.

Smith Scares Monsters; Ads Win 3-0 | Admirals Roundtable
Give it up for Jeremy Smith, pitching the shutout for Milwaukee!

My left D - Predators Insider
With two lefties manning the 3rd pair, it's up to Shane O`Brien and Alexander Sulzer to figure out who plays the right side.

Jason Arnott focuses on new team, not old one - The Tennessean
Things haven't gone well for Arnott's New Jersey Devils this season, but he had dinner with some of the Preds Thursday night.

Around the NHL

Your New NHLPA Executive Director - KuklasKorner
Cue the Darth Vader music as Donald Fehr assumes the throne.

Daly Says N.H.L. Revenue Sharing May Change - NYTimes.com
One change that may come in the next CBA affects revenue sharing. Currently, teams in major media markets (like the Islanders and Ducks) are ineligible to receive funds. It's amazing that a team with $20 million in local TV revenue can still qualify as "small market", but removing that provision does make some sense.

NHL moms deserve to hit the road just like dads - The Globe and Mail
Roy MacGregor makes a great point. NHL teams typically bring the players' dads along for one road trip a year, so why don't the moms get a turn?

NHL Power Rankings: A Scout's Take on Unsung Stars -- NHL FanHouse
One scout offers up one player from each team who's contributions are getting overlooked.

Chris Pronger out 4 to 6 weeks, and why that's not so bad - Broad Street Hockey
They're keeping a stiff upper lip in Philly, as they lose their top defenseman to foot surgery.

Leafs' Giguere out with groin injury - The Globe and Mail
As they struggle to stay within arm's reach of the playoffs in the East, the Maple Leafs can ill afford to lose their veteran goalie.

Viktor Fedorov: "Farmers Don't Win Stanley Cups" - Japers' Rink
Sergei Fedorov's dad has never been shy about voicing his opinion.

Denmark clinches berth in 2012 World Juniors - Puck Worlds
Japan trounced Ukraine 6-0 in action yesterday, among other scores.

And lastly, courtesy of our man in Washington, we have video of the "Teddy Bear Toss" conducted at a Calgary Hitmen junior game recently. This should get you in the holiday spirit! And remember, the Predators are running a Toys For Tots collection at tonight's game, so bring something to help brighten Christmas for a local child in need (just don't throw it on the ice...).


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