NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 17: Fans and players react to Brian McGrattan of the Nashville Predators after a fight against a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the at Bridgestone Arena on November 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
This afternoon's hockey notes being with a look at the Nashville Predator who is perhaps the most entertaining guy on the roster...
Nashville Predators News
The Enforcer: Brian McGrattan - Nashville Scene
J.R. pens an ode to the Preds' basher as part of the Scene's "People Issue".
Numbers never lie, Nashville Predators creating buzz - ESPN
Scott Burnside looks at both the on- and off-ice success (and challenges) which the Preds are having right now.
Paul McCann - Lion-like Month?
Paul looks ahead to a month full of playoff-caliber foes.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Erik Karlsson's Norris Case | The 6th Sens
Lots of detail in here, but still nothing but dancing around the fact that Karlsson doesn't play even a significant role on the PK, which if you ask me is a pretty important component in a defenseman's all-around play.
George McPhee on Alex Ovechkin’s weight - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Ovie topped out around 242 pounds, which may well be a part of his underwhelming offensive performance this season.
Tonight’s featured game is… Florida vs. Winnipeg? | Backhand Shelf
Yeah, that is weird. St. Louis/Vancouver should bear watching, though.
NHL Special Teams: A Different Look - Winging It In Motown
Taken in total, the Preds come out looking pretty darned good special teams-wise.
A How-To: Fitting in with a new team for dummies | Backhand Shelf
Hal, Andrei, Paul... pay attention.
McKenzie: Saskatoon expresses interest to NHL for a franchise
You know, the Blues came close to relocating there almost 30 years ago.
To Renew or Not to Renew? - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Toronto fans are calling for their coach's head, but what about Calgary? Does Brent Sutter deserve to stay?
Minnesota Wild on Fantasy Island: Chances at Zach Parise and Ryan Suter - Hockey Wilderness
This would pretty much suck.
Puck Daddy’s Create a Cheesy 1990s-style NHL Poster Contest: Gallery 3 | Puck Daddy
More Photoshoppery to delight & amuse.
The NHL's Most Interesting Name: 2000s Part I - Arctic Ice Hockey
It's... It's... Byron Bitz... It's.. It's...
And hey, check it out! KHL playoff highlights, as Alex Radulov led Salavat Yulaev to a 3-0 win over Ak Bars Kazen, with three assists: