Thursday afternoon notes: Get to know Magnus Hellberg

Counting down the hours until the Predators and Lightning battle at Bridgestone Arena? Settle in for some afternoon hockey news, then, including a lineup preview heading into the game, an interview with one of the Preds' prospects overseas, and another injury in Philadelphia...

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Nashville Predators News

Magnus Hellberg – Big, Tall and Swedish - The Hockey Writers
An interview with Nashville's 2nd round draft pick from this summer, and the latest in a line of giant Nordic goalies coming up through the system.

Preds On The Glass: POTG Thursday Headlines, News and Links: Making Cancer Personal
Buddy puts a personal touch on Hockey Fights Cancer Night, sharing the tale of a friend of his who's a thyroid cancer survivor, and fellow hockey fan.

Erat out, Rinne in and a quick skate update - Predators Insider
It looks like we should see no lineup changes from Tuesday night...

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Pierre Gauthier: A Shot in the Dark | All Habs
Trying to make some sense out of yesterday's abrupt firing of Montreal assistant coach Perry Pearn.

Brayden Schenn Injury: Broken foot will keep No. 10 out for 'a few weeks' - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers get hit with another injury, this time to the young center they got in trade from Los Angeles.

The Case for Columbus – Part 4d: Bonus Round | CBJ Blog
Thanks to Andy for including us in this exhaustive, multi-post survey of bloggers around the league and their perception of Columbus as a hockey market. While there's the obvious on-ice rivalry, I think Nashville fans can sympathize at times with their plight as a fellow 90's expansion team looking to establish itself for the long haul.

Kane denies he wants out of Winnipeg - The Globe and Mail
Verrrrrry interesting...

Kyle Turris wants a trade - CBSSports.com
Good luck with that, kid - seriously, has he done much to earn any kind of leverage here?

The Player: Can we trust NHL, Shanahan’s judgment on hits? - Puck Daddy
An anonymous NHLer sounds off on the fine line that the league has to walk on head shots. Really good stuff here...

Whatever happened to that NHL goal verification line? - Puck Daddy
You'd think implementing a solid idea would be a simple thing, right?

2012 Draft will be in Pittsburgh - PensBurgh
Wow, what a secret which finally got let out toda... zzzzzzzzzzz....

Pizzo’s Points: If I could hack into player’s twitter accounts…. - Backhand Shelf
Hmm... what would you do?

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