Sunday notes: Florida ships Booth to Vancouver, Columbus crashes again

Sure, your morning hockey notes are a little late, but it's been a lazy Sunday - there's lots to catch up on from last night, however, including a big trade between Florida & Vancouver, a stunning collapse by Columbus, Hall of Famers honored with statues in Chicago, and a whole lot more!

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Nashville Predators News

You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Angry - Predators AJenda
Maybe Shea caught an unexpected dose of gamma radiation over the summer up in B.C.?

Ellis moves up depth chart as Ekholm chooses Sweden over Admirals… | Section 303
I wouldn't crank up the #EllisWatch quite yet, as Francis Bouillon sounds close to returning to duty, and Tyler Sloan has NHL experience as well down in Milwaukee.

Paul McCann - Game Night and Another TV Battle Brewing - UPDATE Ekholm gone!
Dangit, for a second I thought he wrote "Eklund".

Two losing streaks snapped with Predators win in Calgary - Nashville Predators Examiner
From his post-game comments, it sounds like Barry Trotz plans on giving Craig Smith more time at center.

Ads Score Three In The Third To Beat The Heat | Admirals Roundtable
It was a big night for the blueline, with Victor Bartley scoring a goal and Taylor Aronson earning his first pro point with the assist.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Canucks Trade Samuelsson And Sturm To Panthers For Booth(!) And Reinprecht - Nucks Misconduct
Um... Booth would've looked good in Predators Gold, but he does have that concussion history.

Tallon Sends Message, Deals Booth to Canucks - NHL Hot Stove
That's right, Panthers, shape up or ship out!

Report: Kostitsyn on the block - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Should David Poile put in a call? Maybe if he has a "buy one, get the other half off" coupons on Kostitsyns.

Video: Tampa’s Tesla coil lightning show unleashed - Puck Daddy
OK, this does look pretty cool.

Justin Bieber and girlfriend hit the ice at the MTS Centre - The Globe and Mail
The real news here is that Bieber and Selena Gomez were both offered contracts with the Jets to shore up their team toughness.

Statues for Mikita, Hull unveiled at United Center - NHL.com
So when do we statues for Cliff Ronning and Sergei Krivokrasov outside Bridgestone Arena?

Petr Sykora dupes referee, apologizes for it - CBSSports.com
Wow... Patrik Elias takes a penalty for New Jersey, and Petr Sykora deliberately heads to the box in his place. Elias ended up scoring a shorthanded goal during that PK, as the refs didn't pick up on the ruse until too late.

Is Coach Martin on a Short Leash? | All Habs
Well, if he wouldn't poop on the neighbor's lawn so often...

Clare Drake, the greatest university hockey coach in Canadian history, weighs in on advanced stats | Edmonton Journal
The ideal situation would be to detailed, touch-by-touch data for every NHL game. But I do like Drake's point about getting the players buy-in for such metrics.

Methot's Thumb "Exploded" | BlueJackets Xtra
Ewwwww.

Video: NBA’s Jonas Jerebko skates with Detroit Red Wings - Puck Daddy
Oh, those wacky basketballers.

The Zoo Crew: NHL Mascots Speak Out - The Hockey Writers
Now THIS is the inside scoop we need more of in the hockey media...

Schedule Summary - Oct 24 to Oct 30 - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
Handy information to review for fantasy hockey managers setting up their rosters for the week.

Game 8 Recap: The Nightmare Continues for Columbus - The Cannon
Is it just me or are the BJ's getting really good at losing?

Recap: Caps 7, Red Wings 1 - Japers' Rink
Washington put an absolute beat-down on Detroit.

Game 8 Recap: Avalanche Road Magic Continues in 5-4 Shoot Out Win - Mile High Hockey
The Avalanche are off to a surprisingly good start...

Sharks hold on in third period, defeat Bruins 4-2 - Fear The Fin
San Jose made sure that Joe Thornton's return to Boston was a successful one.

Winnipeg Thrashes Carolina: Jets 5, Hurricanes 3 - Canes Country
Another chapter in the bitter divisional rivalry that is Carolina and Winnipeg.

Panthers Recap: Cats beat Islanders despite late-game jitters - Litter Box Cats
Following the big trade, Florida took a 4-2 decision on home ice against New York.

A hockey fan's guide to Halloween costume & decoration ideas | Hockey Gear HQ
If you want to wear your hockey-loving heart on your sleeve this Halloween, we have great costume & decoration ideas to try out.

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