With Halloween behind us, the calendar now flips over to "Movember", the month which has been adopted for a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of men's health issues, particularly prostate cancer. The Movember movement supports men growing mustaches for the month as a fund-raising effort, with Brent Peterson leading the way as the Predators participate once again:
After the jump, our hockey notes also build upon the Movember theme, featuring an interview with perhaps the mightiest mustache in the NHL...
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Nashville Predators News
Pizzo’s Points: Will Pekka Rinne hit 70 starts? - Backhand Shelf
This isn't out of the question, considering how things have gone so far. It's a long road, though.
Mike Fisher shares his suspension-related confusion | ProHockeyTalk
I missed this tweet from Mike Fisher the other day, complaining about Francois Beauchemin not getting suspended by the league.
The Homestand- the good and the bad - Predlines
Taking two out of three on home ice against good teams? We'll take that...
Nashville Predators fall to Chicago Blackhawks in overtime - The Tennessean
The effort was nice, but Barry Trotz wasn't crazy about the penalty box parade.
Metro could end Predators' lease but likely won't - The Tennessean
The current financial relationship between the City of Nashville and the Predators, which was struck in 2008 after local ownership took over, is due for a renegotiation. Given how much the non-hockey business has boomed since this deal was crafted, I'd be surprised to see major changes made, but since the money does come out of Metro's general fund, according to Nate Rau, I could see politics getting in the way.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
The Parros Mustache: Leader, Legend, Life Coach | PuckScene.com
After reading this, you might not only want to grow a Movember mustache, it may already have gotten started for you.
Down Goes Brown: Inside Gary Bettman's annual Halloween party
A DGB staple, just sit back and enjoy!
Policing Our Own: Bloggers & MSM in the New Media - Winging It In Motown
In some cities, blogs are still trying to earn the respect of the local team, and when one hack commits plagiarism, it puts the whole bunch at risk.
Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown, a self admitted geek | Hockey Independent
Next thing you know he'll start dropping Corsi smack on his opponents...
Are these Leafs for real? - The Globe and Mail
Fans in Toronto are wondering whether the playoffs might actually be within grasp this season.
Nieuwendyk: I like our roster the way it is and would like to see what it can do - The Dallas Morning News
The Stars' productive start has bought GM Joe Nieuwendyk the luxury of time to figure out his next move, once new ownership takes over.
We'll Use The Tree, Thanks: Preds 4 - Hawks 5 (OT) - Second City Hockey
Here's the Chicago perspective on last night's game.
Rangers Vs. Sharks: Ryan Callahan's Two Goals Spark Rangers; Win 5-2 Over Sharks - Blueshirt Banter
A big win for the Rangers against a Sharks team which had been steamrolling their way through a long road trip.
Sharks' Thornton calls Rangers soft after loss - CBSSports.com
File this one away just in case the Sharks and Rangers meet in the Stanley Cup Final.
In a War of Machines Versus Animals, Jets Confuse, Bewilder Panthers 4 to 3 - Arctic Ice Hockey
Kyle Wellwood did Winnipeg, and my fantasy team, proud last night.