The talk of the NHL came late last night out of Edmonton, where Oilers center Sam Gagner tallied 8 points (4 goals & 4 assists), tying a franchise record and presumably taking himself out of any trade speculation this month. Seriously, can you see a team trading a guy after having a game like this?
Then again, this is the Oilers...
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Nashville Predators News
Winterhawks hockey: As a player, coach and now in retirement, Brent Peterson rolls with punches | OregonLive.com
Petey is getting inducted into the Portland Winterhawks Hall of Fame today.
Taking Inventory At The Break | Admirals Roundtable
It sounds like Ryan is pretty blummed.
Former Admirals go viral on the internet for, well…you’ll have to watch for yourself… | hockeygalmilwaukee
I'm not sure what to think about this. Fan engagement is good, but this doesn't seem like a direction hockey should go in.
Smith reaches rookie milestone in Predators' loss to Flyers | Nashville City Paper
Well whattaya know, only Martin Erat has joined Craig Smith in the 20-assist club as a Preds rookie.
Nashville Predators squander momentum to Philadelphia Flyers - The Tennessean
Usually when you kill off a big penalty, your team gets a boost. Besides the mystical quality of "momentum", there's also the tangible effect of getting your better offensive players back out on the ice, while your opponent's stars take a rest. It didn't work out that way for the Preds last night.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Sam Gagner's 8-Point Game - The Copper & Blue
Unbelievable stuff here, as Gagner joins a select group which inculdes Maurice Richard, Darryl Sittler, Mario Lemieux, and some Gretzky guy. The Oilers punked Chicago 8-4, and if your recall, they also beat the Blackhawks9-2 earlier this season.
Bettman addresses clock controversy - NHL.com
The Commish promises to get to the bottom of things.
Katie Baker on bad predictions, the Boston Bruins, and the week in the NHL - Grantland
There's a little bit of everything in here.
Florida Panthers Get Loan from Broward County: Michael Yormark 'Dances' Out of Comment | On Frozen Pond
A couple years ago the Predators floated the idea of converting a couple club-level sections into an ultra-luxury area, and now the Florida Panthers have been lent public money to build something similar.
Avalanche should get Chris Stewart back | All Things Avalanche
Can the Avs undo last season's big trade?
Flyers trade Kevin Marshall to Capitals for Matt Ford - Broad Street Hockey
The Trade Deadline season really gets rolling with this blockbuster of a... wait, who are these guys?
Potential goal of the year from KHL - CBSSports.com
This has to be seen to be believed.
The 7 NHL stars that have yet to score an empty net goal (Update: Make It Six) | Puck Daddy
With Legwand usually in the mix, no wonder one of his teammates made this list.
The Rest Of The Schedule Is Not Kind For The Blues - St. Louis Game Time
A road-heavy schedule awaits for St. Louis.
GM Steve Yzerman: Next two games key to determining Tampa Bay Lightning trade position - Tampa Bay Times
Might the Lightning join the list of sellers, if they can't make headway soon?
The importance of a fourth line - View From My Seats
Certainly the 4th line got the job done for the Preds back in Minnesota.
Wayne Train rolls through Predators as Flyers win, 4-1 - Broad Street Hockey
From the Philly perspective, they didn't really have anything to complain about last night (other than SB Nation's technical troubles).
Happy Berthdayzzi: Red Wings Win In a Shootout - Winging It In Motown
Detroit took another two points in Vancouver.
Sharks stomp the Stars 5-2, set franchise shutout record - Fear The Fin
San Jose kept the Stars from making up ground last night.
The Afterburners: Winnipeg Weathers Storm, Defeat Lightning 2-1 in Overtime - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets are creeping closer to 8th place in the East.
New Jersey Devils Came Back to Knock Out Montreal Canadiens 5-3 - In Lou We Trust
Two goals for Zach Parise in this one.