Sunday's notes: Sunday brunch with the Preds rookies

Just like yesterday, the Preds' rookie goalies hit the ice at 10:00 this morning, with a full practice running from 10:30 - noon at Centennial Sportsplex. Check Preds On The Glass for printable schedules & rosters before heading down!

And now, on to your morning hockey news...

Nashville Predators' new logo appearing on t-shirts | Hockey Gear HQ - reviews & deals on hockey equipment and apparel
If you're looking for fresh gear for the upcoming NHL season, here are four offerings which include the updated logo.

Nashville Predators News

Hockey Night in Nashville: Preds Rookie Camp day 1
Robby shares his take on yesterday's skate, and gets quotes from a couple Ryans (Flynn & Ellis).

The View from 111: Predators Pre-Season Preview, Part 2: Blogger Roundatable
The question of the day... are the kids alright?

PredGold: Over the Hump – Now What
Here's a different spin on a question the Predatorial looked at a few weeks ago, as to how teams in the Predators' shoes have performed in the past.

Smashville 24/7: A look at Atte Engren’s mask
Is Atte drenched in buttery goodness? Well, at least his mask looks that way.

Inside Smashville " Predators rookie camp is all about first impressions
Even though we won't see many of these kids play for Nashville this season, Rookie Camp is an essential component of the Preds home-cooking approach to team development.

Reasonable Expectations- Cal O’Reilly - Predlines
I'd call this optimistic, but with a name like that, maybe the luck o' the Irish will shine on #16.

Preds On The Glass: POTG Weekend Headlines, News and Links: Rookies Take to the Ice All Weekend
Buddy's looking forward to seeing Pekka Rinne in commercials on the NHL Network this fall...

Terry Crisp remembers friend Ace Bailey who was lost on 9/11 - Nashville Predators Examiner
A fitting interview on this 10th anniversary of that awful day.

Summer Sit-Down With Coach Muller – Part II | Admirals Roundtable
Ryan gets Kirk Muller to talk about what makes a power play click, how to get the most out of young forwards, and some of the players he looks forward to coaching in Milwaukee.

Nashville Predators hand rookies early test - The Tennessean
Josh previews the rookie games coming up tomorrow and Tuesday in Florida.

Around the NHL

Lokomotiv officials decide to not play 2011-12 KHL season - Puck Daddy
I'm sure this was a difficult choice for all involved, as despite some generous suggestions that were made, it's tough to develop an emergency draft plan on the fly like this.

Chatting with Pavel Datsyuk about Lokomotiv plane crash, his friend Ruslan Salei and future of the KHL - Puck Daddy

Somber thoughts from Detroit's deke-meister. 

Panthers to host Predators, Lightning in Rookie Tournament - Litter Box Cats
Here you can check out the rosters for all 3 teams participating in the scrimmage games this week.

The case against zero tolerance of head shots - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
It's interesting to see how strongly many players are now coming out against head shots, considering the fact that the league's GM's have discussed the issue for at least a couple years in a row now, and only taken the most minor steps towards banning them.

Jets stuck on real estate runway in Winnipeg - thestar.com
Oh, the travails of the professional athlete. There just aren't enough nice homes on the market in Winnipeg to accomodate all of them. Don't worry, I'm sure some builders can take care of that within a few months.

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