Before you head downtown (or tune into the Preds' website) for tonight's Predators - Capitals preseason game, load up on your afternoon hockey notes, which include word that two former Nashville forwards are out of their teams' lineups...
Nashville Predators News
Preds On The Glass: Hockey 54's Launy "The" Schwartz Set for Nashville Radio Debut
Buddy's buddy is bringing a weekly radio show to 102.5 The Game.
Three Minutes With: Preds defenseman Teemu Laakso… | Section 303
Teemu's still looking for the lucky number which brings him a steady job in the NHL.
Bi:Weekly Question - What are the Expectations for Ryan Ellis? - Predlines
30-40 points? That's rather ambitious.
Centennial Training Camp Notes – 9/27 | The Predatorial
Jeremy shares his observations from yesterday's practice.
Pre-season Battle: Capitals vs Predators | Roster, Preview, and Prediction | The Predatorial
Offering a score prediction for a pre-season game? Just spin the dial...
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Suspect charged in Wayne Simmonds banana-throwing affair - Puck Daddy
Well, the guy certainly looks like a douchebag...
Protecting Mike Green the Red Wings Way - Japers' Rink
If you've got some time, this is one of the finest pieces of analysis (not stats stuff, don't worry) that I've read in quite a while, talking about how teams do (or do not) protect their skilled defensemen from taking big hits.
Florida Panthers Lose Mike Santorelli to Shoulder Injury ... Return: 'Between the Opener and Halloween' | On Frozen Pond
The former Pred got dinged up last night against Dallas.
Pass or Fail: Player numbers on the front of NHL helmets - Puck Daddy
Hmm... Not crazy about the idea but I'll have to see 'em in action.
OK, I need me some of this stuff!
I don't think this guy understands that Shea Weber will still be a restricted free agent next summer.
Where to find Boston Bruins hats online | Hockey Gear HQ
The Boston Bruins are getting ready to defend their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship, and wicked-smart fans will check here for deals available at some of the online vendors.
OMG... You had to know this was coming!