Wednesday's notes: Sour Grapes in Orange County

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 29: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks yells at Jordin Tootoo #22 of the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on October 29, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

It's nice to know that you're remembered, right? As we get ready for tonight's Nashville Predators/Anaheim Ducks game at Honda Center (9:00 p.m. Central on FS-TN), the vibe coming out of SoCal is all about revenge for last spring's playoff series, and the Oct. 29 game at Bridgestone Arena. As if the Ducks captain whining about Jordin Tootoo wasn't bad enough, we've got a local newspaper hack getting wound up again, too...

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Nashville Predators News

Inside Smashville " Draft class of 2003 proves big for both Predators and Ducks
Strongest draft in recent years? I think many would agree...

Counseling Session- "Turning the Corner" - Predlines
Dan touches on a number of issues which have been on Preds fans' minds.

Lionel Richie fuels good vibes for Preds - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper, rumor-monger???

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
All things considered, it was impressive that the Preds had a chance at a tying goal in the closing seconds of the game last night.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Quick notes from Tuesday’s practice - Ducks blog : The Orange County Register
Remember the last time the Ducks and Preds met? Yeah, Ryan Getzlaf is still yapping about Tootoo.

This is the chance for the Ducks to fix things - The Orange County Register
And to think some folks worry about bloggers being disrespectful and unprofessional. The "Hicksville Hee Haws"? Really?

What’s wrong with Arniel’s system? - The Cannon
He has one?

Roster Moves: Jackets Trade For Mark Letestu - The Cannon
The Blue Jackets add to their forward depth by acquiring a center from Pittsburgh.

Everybody hugs Raymond: Canucks welcome back winger - Vancouver Sun
Good news on the progress of Mason Raymond's recovery from a serious back injury.

Daniel Paille to undergo surgery - Stanley Cup of Chowder
No surprise here, after he took a slapper to the face the other night.

Breaking News: New York Rangers Trade Tomas Kundratek to the Washington Capitals For Francois Bouchard - Blueshirt Banter
I know, I haven't heard of these two guys, either.

Brent Burns: Mr. Fancy Pants - Battle of California
Well ain't this one of the goofier things you've ever seen?

Brophy on Pronger: Moment of panic - sportsnet.ca
It's hard to believe that Chris Pronger is still so resistant to using a visor.

The Price of Success - Puck Drunk Love
Will George Laraque's new book have any impact on the drug testing aspects of the next CBA?

The NHL's Most Interesting Name: Wrapping up the 1960s - Arctic Ice Hockey
Decisions, decisions... Cesare Maniago, or Andre Champagne?

Minnesota Wild @ Calgary Flames: Game Re-Cap - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota beat their division rival 3-0, as Jarome Iginla complained of a headbutt during a fight (I don't see it).

Notes and quotes from a 5-2 win over Washington - The Dallas Morning News
Your Dallas Stars... the top team in the league.

Mike Knuble after Capitals fall to Stars: ‘Of late, I don’t know if we’re all committed’ - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
...and in the Washington locker room, one of the veterans expresses concern.

Jets vs. Sabres Recap: Offense Steals The Show On Home Ice - Die By The Blade
The Sabres honored Dale Hawerchuk appropriately by winning a wild 80's-style 6-5 game.

Old Guys Lead The Way As Oilers Top Habs 3-1 - The Copper & Blue
They're pinching themselves in Edmonton to see if this is all really happening.

Feed the Mule? He Likes Curly Fries: Red Wings 5 - Avalanche 2 - Winging It In Motown
Johan Franzen recorded a hat trick as Detroit rolled at home.

Panthers topple suddenly struggling Leafs 5-1 - Litter Box Cats
Florida got back on the winning track.

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