This morning's hockey notes include word that Blake Geoffrion has become the latest Nashville Predator to suffer a lost-time injury, reaction to a controversial call which had a major impact on last night's game, and speculation over whether the Preds should make a push to acquire the latest star forward who is reportedly on the trading block...
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Nashville Predators News
Hockey Night in Nashville: Should Nashville trade for Bobby Ryan?
I'd say no, based on what it would probably cost in trade. I'd rather see the team assemble a stronger 3rd line than try and acquire a big-name star.
Bobby Ryan being shopped? Paging David Poile… | Section 303
Jeremy's willing to empty the vault to bring in Bobby Ryan. A Top 6 forward, an elite prospect, and a pick? No thanks.
Video: Oilers’ Ryan Jones was jobbed by refs on Geoffrion major - Puck Daddy
There's no argument from me on this one - it looked like the refs made a call because Blake got hurt, more than anything else. It was a hard, clean hit, and Weber's goal on the resulting power play changed the game last night.
More On The Coaching Change | Admirals Roundtable
Ryan isn't happy at all to see Kirk Muller leave so quickly.
Nashville Predators lose Blake Geoffrion 'for a while' - The Tennessean
Boomer left the game with his arm in a sling, so I'll guess "separated shoulder" here.
Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh shakes off the Tootoo haters.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Down Goes Brown: Potential issues in the next NHL CBA
Among concerns being raised: "Phoenix Coyotes - Don't really care what's in next season's CBA, but are going to need to make sure it's translated into French. Uh, no reason."
Brian Burke hits three-year mark with Leafs flying high - The Globe and Mail
Is the Toronto GM finally putting the pieces together?
Hunter needs to get Ovechkin going + 30 Thoughts - CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman's weekly column touches on coaching changes, both recent and speculated. Also included here? A note that the Preds tried to claim Blake Comeau when he went through waivers, but Calgary stood ahead of them in line.
Muller: "If everyone is accountable, it's amazing what you can accomplish" - Canes Country
Kirk Muller has 'em swooning in Carolina.
Following Sanford, The Jackets' Defense Improves - The Cannon
Curtis Sanford is saving the day in Columbus, where they've rocketed up to 24th in Goals Against.
Remembering Dale Hunter's Most Notorious Moment In Capitals Red - SBNation.com
A history lesson for those of you who may not have watched Dale Hunter in action long ago, one of the most notorious cheap shots in NHL history.
A Theory of Ice: Get There From Here
E's looking for the secret sauce of the GM's world.
Ryan Miller isn’t sure Milan Lucic concussed him anymore - Puck Daddy
Well, it could be whiplash, right? I remember seeing an article on the similarity of symptoms a few weeks ago.
Brandon Dubinsky on Jody Shelley: "He's a terrible hockey player" - Broad Street Hockey
HBO's 24/7 has barely gotten rolling, and we've already got Flyers and Rangers getting catty with each other.
Emotional Selanne searches for answers - Fox Sports West
Teemu Selanne speaks frankly about what ails the Ducks, and he doesn't lay it on head coach Randy Carlyle.
Video: Adirondack Phantoms ‘Built This’ hilarious ode to 1980s - Puck Daddy
You gotta love minor-league wackiness.
Congratulations to one of my absolute favorite players to watch in the NHL, and one of its unlikeliest success stories.
Islanders 1st Quarter Grades: Bad, bad and not good - Lighthouse Hockey
Dominik hands out the grades on Long Island, a tardy task I plan to get to around here later this week.
Check out the Bruins' grades, too. They've been pretty much the hottest team in the league over the last few weeks.
Predators Dominate Lifeless Oilers, 2-1 - The Copper & Blue
From the Edmontonian perspective, last night's game was one of their worst this season.
Avalanche remain terrible on home ice | All Things Avalanche — The Denver Post
After getting beat 3-1 in front of 12,015 in Denver, Adrian Dater wonders if the Avalanche might be the next team to fire their coach.