Weekend notes: We're talking about practice...

Hey, pal, they don't give out spiffy trophies for blogging, you know...

Folks can finally catch the Nashville Predators on the ice this morning, as Team Blue starts practice at 9:30, with Team White going from 11:00-12:30, and Team Silver from 12:30-2:00. You can find training camp rosters at our post yesterday, catch all the action at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville.

Readers of On the Forecheck can take advantage of a special offer to save anywhere from $6-24 on Nashville Predators tickets.

After the jump, we've got some weekend hockey news for you as well. The gang in Cellblock 303 is organizing a trip to Atlanta, Patric Hornqvist talks about living up to his new contract, and a new Preds blogger hits the scene, some kid named Blake Geoffrion...

Predators News

Ride to Atlanta with Cellblock 303 on 12/6! | Section 303
Patten's getting the word out for a bus trip to Atlanta to see the Preds take on the Thrashers.

Three Minutes With: 2009 first round pick Ryan Ellis… | Section 303
Jeremy gets a few words with Nashville's dynamic defensive prospect. Keep in mind the Preds could, if they wanted, send him back and forth between the NHL and junior all year if they liked - but anything past 10 games would count as the first year of his pro contract, and bring him that much closer to eventual free agency. Expect them to let him mature for another year in Windsor.

Cool and special to be a Pred - Predators Insider
Blake Geoffrion blogs about his experience in the rookie games at Florida, calling his fight in Game Two "fun".

Addicted: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Jennifer shares a few great memories from recent years to get you in the mood for Predators hockey.

Camp Medicals: Preds Open Up and Say, "Rawr!" | The Hockey Writers
Jas sums up yesterday's physical testing.

Paul McCann - Hypocrisy at Its Finest
Paul notes that while critics love to lambaste Gary Bettman as a basketball guy, most observers are falling all over themselves celebrating Donald Fehr... who comes from baseball.

Nashville Predators' Patric Hornqvist feels more responsibility - The Tennessean
Patric's back and ready to build on his 30-goal season.

More competition at camp - Predators Insider
There will be a lot more scrimmaging in training camp this season, all the better to shake out the final few roster spots.

Around the NHL

Setting the record straight for Pat Burns - TSN
Bob McKenzie pens the column of the year, about his longtime friend Pat Burns. Yesterday afternoon, rumors circulated prematurely about his death from lung cancer.

The Top-10 Training Camp Battles - The Goalie Guild
Justin highlights a Predators goaltending battle here, but not the one you may think.

Chiarelli: Savard "suffering symptoms related to post-concussion syndrome" - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Double-plus ungood news for Boston...

Penn State Adds New Hockey Program - Western College Hockey Blog
While speculation abounds as to whether this will lead to a Big Ten in hockey, the addition of Penn State is a positive for the game, pure and simple.

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