Preds & the city extend deadline, continue arena talks: Monday afternoon notes

Mar 4, 2012; Nashville,TN, USA; A general view as fans arrive for the finals of the 2012 SEC Tournament between the Tennessee Volunteers and LSU Tigers at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

The major bit of news on the Nashville Predators came off the ice today, as the team and the City of Nashville extended their deadline to complete an agreement on the Bridgestone Arena lease, while they continue talks. Of course, there's continued rumination over last night's Game Two loss as well...

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Nashville Predators News

Sports Authority extends Preds incentive deadline |
This was widely expected, as the team and Metro continue their talks on a new financial arrangement regarding the Bridgestone Arena lease.

No Predatory instinct in Radulov; dismal playoffs -
Does it strike anyone else as odd that Alex Radulov (1 goal, 5 assists for a team-leading 6 points) is getting piled on while Mike Fisher (0 goals, 3 assists) gets a free pass? I wonder what Sam Jones would say about this.

Hockey Night in Nashville: Preds in major hole after losing Game 2
Robby paints the scene, with Wednesday's game being dang-near close to being a must-win.

Inside Smashville " The morning after: Predators coming home down 0-2 in series
Seth sorts through the mess.

Game 2 Woes Continue to Haunt Predators |
Is this why they played like Number 2 last night?

I Would Walk 1,000 Miles Just to Be the One Who Gets to Yell At You. Lovingly. - Predlines
Caroline walks through the horror of some goals from last night.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Jack Adams Finalists: Ken Hitchcock vs. Paul MacLean vs. John Tortorella | Puck Daddy
Nope, no Trotz this year.

Kevin Dineen More Deserving Than John Tortorella | The Hockey Writers
Seriously? The Panthers didn't even win half their games.

From GM of the Year to ‘moron’ in one season; what’s the deal with Mike Gillis? - Pass It To Bulis
It's a roller coaster ride in Vancouver these days.

Steve Tambellini has built flexibility into his Edmonton Oilers | Edmonton Journal
Well, that defense sure bends a lot.

On Parity - Backhand Shelf
My answer to this? Expansion. It's time for 2 new NHL teams.

Metta World Peace, Ray Easterling, and our appetite for sanctioned violence - Grantland
One writer can't stomach violent sports any more.

Operation Eaves Follow-Up - Winging It In Motown
Very cool stuff here.

10 Potential Tampa Bay Lighting Goaltenders for 2012-13 - The Hockey Writers
Could Anders Lindback handle playing just a couple hours away from Disney World?

NHL hockey in Brooklyn? - The Globe and Mail
The new Barclays Center seats just 14,500 for hockey, that doesn't sound like NHL material.

Advanced Stats Primer: Or, what we know and how we know it - Raw Charge
A helpful guide here - one thing I'd add is that when it comes to couching one's conclusions due to uncertainty and luck, that's something which can be explicitly done with advanced stats, but not so much with the old "watch the game" approach.

Linus Omark's Twitter Account Is A Must Read - The Copper & Blue
That kind of frankness will get squashed soon, I imagine.

Forsberg talks about the baby, you is a guy | Hockey | News | Hockey Express
Foppa's gonna be a poppa. (run through Google Translate)

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