Hal Gill's Good To Go: Friday afternoon notes

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 19: Hal Gill #75 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Our afternoon hockey notes lead off with welcome (if not surprising) news on the Nashville Predators' lineup for tonight's Game 1 at Phoenix 8:00 p.m. on NBC Sports). After suffering an injury in the penultimate regular season game, defenseman Hal Gill looks ready to play...

Nashville Predators News

Radio Note: I'll join the 3HL on 104.5 around 4:45 or so to help set up tonight's game...

Gill: "I think we’re ready to go" - Predators Insider
The words we've been waiting for. Hal Gill's back.

The 303:30 – 2-time Stanley Cup champ Bobby Holik and a Preds, Coyotes preview with Carl Putnam | Section 303
For your pre-game listening, there's a fresh 303:30 complete with Holik, who's wonderfully candid for an ex-player.

Smashville 24/7 - Preds want net presence against Smith
Given that mandate, I wonder how much ice time Patric Hornqvist will get.

Predators vs Coyotes Preview: Brothers from the Desert - Predlines
Dan sees Nashville as having a pretty broad advantage.

Inside Smashville " Keys to success for Predators in second round of playoffs
Seth offers up his thoughts on what the Preds need to accomplish.

Paul McCann - Desert Game Night - How I Predicted the Qtrs and My Calls for the Semi's
I, for one, am SHOCKED that Paul is calling the Flyers over New Jersey.

Preds On The Glass: POTG second round NHL playoff predictions
Buddy believes in Washington.

Coyotes and Predators are mirror images - NHL.com
This is the first angle many take when looking at this series from the outside.

Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne leads NHL playoff run | The Tennessean
Has David Climer caught Preds fever?

Time to Say Goodbye . . . | Admirals Roundtable
Jason surveys the scene in Milwaukee following their sudden playoff dismissal, giving some credit to Ian Herbers for stepping up after the surprisingly swift departure of Kirk Muller.

Season in review - JSOnline
Paul Fenton talks up the job Herbers did, too.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Hart Trophy Finalists: Henrik Lundqvist vs. Evgeni Malkin vs. Steven Stamkos | Puck Daddy
Is Stamkos a shocker, since his Lightning didn't make the playoffs?

The Five For Howling Roundtable: Predators vs. Coyotes Predictions - Five For Howling
The gang in Phoenix calls their shots.

Bad Stories: Five Terrible Hockey Narratives and Why They Need to Go | Backhand Shelf
If everyone followed E's advice here, a good portion of hockey writers would be left without material. Hmm... maybe that ain't so bad.

Where Do We Go Now? - Second City Hockey
Dare we welcome Blackhawks fans on the Preds bandwagon?

2012 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Second Round Predictions - Fear The Fin
Really good stuff here for any of you who dig the stats stuff.

Rink Roundtable: Capitals vs. Rangers, Round 2 - Japers' Rink
The Caps crew looks ahead to Washington vs. New York.

Hodge Podge Post, Complete with 2013 All Star Game Logo! - The Cannon
Pretty decent job on the logo, I'd say.

Canada's NHL teams should be better - The Globe and Mail
Make It Zero - the number of Canadian NHL teams left in the playoffs, that is.

Goalie items on extra 15% discount with new coupon code | Hockey Gear HQ
For any of you goalies out there, here's a chance to gear up while saving some cash.

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