This morning's hockey notes include podcasts setting up your weekend of Predators hockey, an analysis by Forbes of how developments in the sports media market could affect TV viewers, and a one-on-one sit-down interview with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman...
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Nashville Predators News
Smashville 24/7: Smashville On The Glass - Peter Horachek and Blogger Roundtable
Buddy & Ryan welcome in The View From 111 to talk Preds.
The 303:30 – Ekholm, Craig Smith, next week’s road trip and Preds defenseman Jack Hillen | Section 303
More podcast juiciness to set up your hockey weekend.
Loss of Division I hockey at Alabama-Huntsville hits home with Blake Geoffrion - Nashville Predators Examiner
Boomer's brothers are getting left in the lurch by UAH.
Perfect Strangers: Switching the Defensive Pairings | The Predatorial
Did the D pair changes create the formula for victory Thursday night?
Ads Stay Hot, Defeat Wolves For Third Time | Admirals Roundtable
Jeremy Smith is carrying the load for Milwaukee these days.
Nashville Predators brace for Anaheim Ducks - The Tennessean
Sergei Kostitsyn is expected to play after taking yesterday off of practice.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
The Problem with Mandatory Visors in the NHL - The Hockey Writers
George points us to some interesting potential implications of broader visor use within the NHL...
Berger Bytes: When Gary Bettman Cuts Himself, Does He Bleed?
Howard Berger reports from inside the Commissioner's office in New York, in a solid interview about Gary Bettman's true role with the league.
Puck Daddy chats with Nikolai Khabibulin about great start, Oilers’ young stars, old NHL goalies, Winnipeg and Phoenix - Puck Daddy
The Bulin Wall has Edmonton sitting atop the Northwest Division these days..
How Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Succeeds As a Boy Among Men - Backhand Shelf
The 2011 1st-overall draft pick has earned himself an NHL job already, rounding out an incredible core of young talent in Edmonton.
NHL blueliners battle sophomore slump blues - The Globe and Mail
Don't be surprised if Blum hits more than a few potholes along the way this season.
Sharks win fourth in a row with 4-2 win over the Red Wings - Fear The Fin
San Jose is really starting to roll, continuing their road trip with a victory in Detroit.
Oilers Top Avs 3-1, Run Winning Streak to Four - The Copper & Blue
A titanic battle at the top of the Western Conference between the Oilers & Avs (what?).
Cam Ward Shuts It Down: Hurricanes 3, Blackhawks 0 - Canes Country
The Hurricanes pitched a shutout against our Central Division rival.
Lastly, here's a Forbes video (found at Kukla's Korner) discussing the evolving sports TV market, and how viewers are being impacted. I will note that when they put the major sports leagues side by side, it looks like they're using old data for the NHL; this season is the first of a deal which brings in about $200 million annually from NBC/Versus.