"Yay, Mitch is back! Break out the pickled herring!"
After hearing over the weekend that division rival Columbus made a pass at Mitch Korn, the Nashville Predators have apparently signed their goaltending coach for another season. In a bit of a bonus this afternoon, we've got this story, all your Stanley Cup Final Game 3 setup, and a boatload of other hockey stories after the jump...
Father's Day 2011 Gift Idea #10: New Ice Hockey Pants | Hockey Gear HQ
If your dad plays hockey, I'll bet some of his gear is older than you are. That's OK for gloves & shin guards, but it becomes a major problem with hockey pants.
Tonight at 6:00 on 104.5 The Zone, Robert Vollman of Hockey Prospectus will join Willy Daunic for an hour of hockey talk, focusing on how the Preds can manage to lock up the trio of Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, and Pekka Rinne long-term.
Stanley Cup Final (Game 3 tonight at 7:00 p.m. on VERSUS)
Creating more traffic the goal for Bruins - NHL.com
Expect a little "Big Bad Bruins" attitude as forwards crash the crease tonight for Boston.
Canucks May Need To Finish Series Without Hamhuis - Nucks Misconduct
It's looking more and more like there will be no more Hammer Time for the Canucks this season.
Canucks rely on science to ease rigors of travel - NHL.com
I've written quite a bit about the travel burdens faced by various NHL teams, and Vancouver has taken the most proactive approach towards dealing with the issue.
What We Learned: Thomas, Luongo and goalie bias in Final - Puck Daddy
Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo are both successful veteran goalies, and Vezina Trophy finalists this year, but the perception of each varies considerably.
Nashville Predators News
Predators keep goaltending coach - The Tennessean
Hands off, Columbus!
Preds On The Glass: Preds' Prospect Ryan Ellis Wins OHL's Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy (Press Release)
Ryan Ellis wins another award which most of us have never heard of.
Paul McCann - Monday's Random Notes
Paul hits on a number of items, including some savvy cash grabs by the new ownership in Winnipeg.
Around the NHL
Minnesota Wild Coaching Candidate: Peter Horachek - Hockey Wilderness
Our SB Nation comrades in Minnesota asked for input on Peter Horachek, so Mark from The View From 111 and myself chimed in.
LaBarbera Re-Ups for Two More Years With the Coyotes - Five For Howling
This is a good deal for Phoenix, where the bigger question is whether they can retain Ilya Bryzgalov.
Howson "Open for Anything" When it Comes to the 8th Pick; What's "Anything"? - The Cannon
The Blue Jackets have another Top 10 pick at their disposal... will they take proper advantage?
The taint on the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Raw Charge
Fans in Tampa weren't ready to hear Boston fans complain about Alexandre Burrows avoiding suspension and dominating Game 2, considering the way Nathan Horton did the same to eliminate the Lightning.
2010 - 2011 Braintrust Evaluations: Joel Quenneville - Second City Hockey
How happy are they with the Mustache up in Chicago?
When A Team Disappears - Puck Worlds
Besides Atlanta-to-Winnipeg, there are franchise changes going on at the AHL and junior hockey levels, too.