Nashville Predators News
Wilson backs up his words to the Winnipeg Sun | Predators Insider
Kudos to Colin Wilson for speaking up. These are by far the most interesting quotes any Predator has given since the lockout began.
David Briley asks NHL for a refund | In Session
The City of Nashville just renegotiated the Predators' arena lease earlier this year. Did they not have the common sense to consider the possibility of a lockout, and how that might affect the team's ability to deliver on its economic promise? I've also wondered why the city would enter into a long-term agreement like that right before a new CBA could radically alter the team's finances, and hence its reliance on government funds.
Hockey Night in Nashville: Preds must find a way to continue positive momentum
Robby seems confident that the Predators' work in the community over the last few months will be rewarded whenever play resumes.
Kontinental Hockey League - All-Star Game - starting lineups announced
Sergei Kostitsyn will start for Team East.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Memphis Grizzlies Hire ESPN Writer John Hollinger as VP of Basketball Ops - Nashville Sports Hub
At one time I had dreams about putting stats analysis to work in the service of an NHL team. Kudos to Hollinger for earning that chance in the NBA.
The Edmonton Oilers are making a wise foray into analytics in an odd way | Backhand Shelf
Meanwhile, the Oilers are going the game-show route of perhaps bringing in an analyst.
The NHL's Best Hope: Contraction - Forbes
Yet another contraction argument is raised, but I have yet to see one which convincingly defines the problem for which contraction is the solution. Players are averaging over $2 million apiece, the quality of play is pretty darned high, so where's the urgency?
Smashville 24/7 - NHL’s coverage exposed during lockout
I'm with Ryan - the NHL Network these days is a sad joke, and even when the league is playing, it lags behind what the NFL and NBA have to offer by a looooooong way.
NHL should change playoff format in abbreviated season - USA Today
Please, no! The playoff format doesn't need to be made any longer.
NHL Lockout: When "take it or leave it" is nothing of the sort | Edmonton Journal
Gary Bettman's finger wagging is getting less and less convincing over time.
Rest easy, here is your new CBA - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
"One NHL governor provided ESPN.com with the framework for a deal he insisted would be palatable to both sides." But no, they can't get it done, because there has to be a couple more weeks of posturing.