Thursday afternoon notes: Preds Prospect On The Trading Block?

LAKE PLACID, NY - AUGUST 08: Austin Watson #26 of Team USA hits John Klingberg #9 of Team Sweden at the Lake Placid Olympic Center on August 8, 2011 in Lake Placid, New York. Team USA defeated Team Sweden 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This afternoon's hockey notes bring word that a Predators prospect may switching teams soon, one of the NHL's most oft-injured players is out of the lineup again, and a beer-league player has been thrown out of his league for... well... the most unusual reason I've ever heard of.

Follow on for all the details!

Hockey sales changing quickly as Christmas 2011 approaches! | Hockey Gear HQ
We're starting to see more hockey retailers offer discounts and sales as Christmas gets closer, helping you save on NHL gear or ice hockey equipment. Here, I list four opportunities available for a limited time.

Nashville Predators News

Is Thursday's game Watson's last as a Pete? - Peterborough Examiner
It sounds like the Preds' 2010 1st-round pick could be on the move again within the junior hockey circuit, perhaps in a trade to the OHL's Sarnia Sting. Late in the 2009-2010 season, he was traded from Windsor to Peterborough. Just remember, this is only a junior hockey trade, the Preds will still retain his rights.

Bridgestone extends arena-naming rights deal | nashvillepost.com
JR rounds out the arena naming talk with a little discussion about bringing an NHL All-Star Game to Nashville.

Smashville 24/7: Know the Enemy: Klein previews Detroit
Get some pre-game scoop from the Preds defenseman.

Preds On The Glass: Hockey and Heels Event Slated for Saturday
Buddy shares the scoop on a special event taking place before Saturday's game.

Paul McCann - Game Night - The Big Brother Comes to Town Edition
As a Philly guy, you can bet that Paul was tuned in to 24/7 last night!

Admiral All-Stars? | Admirals Roundtable
Ryan muses over which Ads might make it to the AHL All-Star Game.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

I-Team: Tell Us About This Adult Hockey League Poop Fight - Deadspin
Um, wow. This sets the bar for on-ice nonsense at a whole new level.

DiPietro on Injured Reserve--Again - NYTimes.com
Stop me if you've heard this one before...

Coaching situation update " LA Kings Insider
Slowly but surely, the Los Angeles Kings are working on hiring a new head coach (who by all accounts will be Darrell Sutter).

Puck Daddy Reader Art Contest: NHL Holiday Ornaments - Puck Daddy
Make us proud, Preds fans. This is a pretty fun idea.

NHL 36 Suffers in Comparison to 24/7 " Puck The Media
Besides 24/7, the new "NHL 36" debuted last night, too.

Sharks Gameday: What is Luck? Part 1 - Battle of California
This is one of the more unique game previews I've ever seen!

The Peerless Prognosticator: On the Matter of Alex Ovechkin's Consistency -- Part III: The "38th Parallel"
The third part of this gargantuan investigation of what's up (or rather, down) with Alex Ovechkin's goal-scoring.

A Building Deflated - Die By The Blade
Is the thrill gone in Buffalo?

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