The Predators dropped a rough one last night to the Red Wings, but there's no need to dwell on that. I've got a truckload of news for ya this morning to get your mind off the game.
Also, keep an eye out later today as I may be running a quick Farm Report on your favorite AHL team, the Milwaukee Admirals. Sneak peek: did you know that the Predators have a limited amount of call-ups until the Admirals are eliminated?
Follow after the jump where Derek Boogaard lays a dirty hit on Ryan Jones, Maxim Lapierre is suspended for his hit on Scott Nichol, and a Twitter account that may or may not be our own Jordin Tootoo...
Around Pred Nation
Glennon concurs with Dirk: awful night for Kevin Klein. [Preds Insider]
Allan Muir is another fan of Nashville's deadline moves. [SI.com]
Is this the real Jordin Tootoo? I don't know, but keep an eye on it in case it becomes a verified account. [Twitter]
Some good news on Shea Weber, with Barry Trotz calling it "day to day" and not ruling out a return on Sunday. *wipes brow* Phew. Also, Kyle Vanden Bosch in a Wings jersey? Boo. [Tennessean]
Mark recaps last night's debacle, and calls out the team for "mailing it in". [View from 111]
Jeremy with another recap of last night, if you want to re-live it. [Section 303]
The Admirals lost in the shootout last night, despite a PPG from Cody Franson. Will we see him this weekend for the injured Shea Weber? [Short Shifts]
Around the NHL
The Wheel of Justice spun, and Canadiens forward Maxim Lapierre was suspended 4 games for his hit on Scott Nichol. [Globe and Mail]
James O'Brien, new co-writer with Brandon Worley takes a look at the Blackhawks rebirth from those cellar dwellers of a couple years ago. [Pro Hockey Talk]
The Capitals were my big winners out of the East on deadline day, and the great crew at Japers' Rink takes a look at their moves in a cool "roundtable" feature. [Japers' Rink]
Derek Boogaard costs his team points and wins. Is he any worse than the average goon? Copper and Blue examines the subject. [Copper & Blue]
Derek Zona, prophet? Don't know, but Boogaard layed a vicious knee-on-knee hit on our buddy Ryan Jones last night. [Edmonton Journal]
A game recap, but also C&B's take on the Ryan Jones hit [Copper & Blue]:
A flagrant, deliberate attempt to injure that was as obvious a five-minute major and game misconduct as I've seen in quite some time. However, Jones is only an Oiler, so while the knee was detected the penalty was only two minutes.
Darryl Sutter is feeling the heat after firing his coach and trading Dion Phaneuf with no results. [Dreger, TSN]
DGB with signs that your GM had a rough deadline day. [Down Goes Brown]
Much to the delight of FFH, the NHL is suing former 'Yotes owner Jerry Moyes for a cool 61 million. [Five for Howling]