Tuesday's news: Nashville's Captain Marvel

Nothing puts the Nashville Predators blogosphere in a better mood than a win on home ice, unless of course it involves a starring role for new captain Shea Weber.

Follow after the jump for a host of reaction to last night's game which featured a game-winning goal and an assist for #6, along with a look at how the Preds are still recovering from the historic flood which hit Nashville last May, and word that the NHL may be close to taking a major step forward with streaming video...

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Nashville Predators News

Former Predators make the list for Sports Illustrated - Nashville Predators Examiner
Let's give it up for #47, #50, and #76...

Preds On The Glass: Predators End Home Preseason Schedule With a Win, A Jovial Barry Trotz, and Tuesday Tid-Bits
Look out world, the younger half of POTG is old enough to drive. It's a good thing that Buddy works in insurance...

Predators Edge Thrashers 2-1, Roster Starts To Take Shape - Predlines
Amanda liked what she saw out of key veterans like Weber and Hornqvist.

Preds On The Glass: Shea Weber Leads Predators Past Atlanta
Buddy has post-game comments from Barry Trotz, and commends the way Pekka Rinne is playing. He's certainly having a better camp than last year!

Hockey Night in Nashville: Predators defeat Thrashers in Pre-season home finale
Robby sees hope on the Predators power play.

Preds finish out home pre-season schedule with win over Atlanta… | Section 303
Jeremy's recap includes special recognition for the anthem singer.

Predators respond to Trotz call - Nashville Predators Examiner
For one night at least, the head coach is happy.

Red Light District: Preds still feeling effects of May floods
Ryan points out that the Predators' dressing room is still under repair, and it may not even be ready for the season opener.

Weber shoots, shoves, shows the way for Predators' victory | Nashville City Paper
The captain played a complete game last night, both by letting loose a big shot, and opting to pass when that option was taken away.

NHL's salary cap growth has Predators approaching a $50 million payroll | Nashville City Paper
I'm not sure how David Boclair is adding up his numbers, as I show the Preds at roughly $46.6 million in payroll, not over $48 million. I suspect he just pulled the cap figure from CapGeek.com instead.

Around the NHL

NHL sees breakthrough in local streaming - Sports Business Journal
it's funny, because over the weekend a few of us were talking about online scoreboard streams as a hockey-watching video alternative, and it turns out that's actually being discussed. Nashville is one of the markets mentioned as being closest to having this happen.

Four Good and Four Bad Things HBO Can Do For the NHL " Puck The Media
Steve Lepore examines the ups and downs of the new HBO show covering the Penguins and Capitals as they head towards a Winter Classic showdown.

Redden's exile unfair, plus 30 thoughts - Elliotte Friedman
The CBC reporter is back with his weekly fixture, focusing on the Wade Redden affair.

What Do We Do With Bieksa? | CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG
Long rumored to be traded out of town, does Vancouver need to hold on to the mobile defenseman due to Sami Salo's long-term injury?

What kind of effect will goaltending have on the Sharks next season? - Fear The Fin
How much will the Sharks miss Evgeni Nabokov?

Thornton shares a thought or two on captaincy — plus Boyle, like Murray, has a Stockholm connection | Working the Corners
With Rob Blake retired, it's time for a new captain in San Jose.

Down Goes Brown: 2010-11 Eastern Conference Preview
DGB pulls no punches appraising the teams out East...

The Hockey News: Panthers goalie Vokoun hungry for playoffs in what may be final year in Florida
Tomas Vokoun's not messing around. He expects the Florida Panthers to compete this season.

Spectrum to come down slowly, painfully in November - Broad Street Hockey
A grand old arena is slated for demolition in Philadelphia.

Alex Ovechkin to record hip hop track with Eminem - English pravda.ru
Um... really??? (from Kukla's Korner)

2011 NHL Entry Draft - An Early Look - From The Rink
It's never too early to look ahead to next June's draft.

Defense: The Road Most Traveled - View From My Seats
It's all about the blueline, writes Matt Reitz.

Fantasy Hockey: Right Wing Rankings | The Hockey Writers
Note to fantasy hockey geeks - the steal of the season will be Patric Hornqvist, especially if your league values Shots on Goal and Power Play Goals.

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