Report: Sergei Kostitsyn injures shoulder at World Championships: Tuesday's nooner

Mar 15, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Sergei Kostitsyn (74) warms up before the game against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Nashville 2-1 in shootouts. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Hey, remember that Sergei Kostitsyn guy we were just talking about this morning? Well, there's good news and bad news from the IIHF World Championships...

Nashville Predators News

Canada wins, finishes first -
Good news, Sergei Kostitsyn got the lone goal for Belarus as Canada beat them 5-1! Bad news, SK74 separated his shoulder.

Paul McCann - Nashville TV Ratings and Random Notes
Paul trumpets increased TV ratings, but remember, these percentage jumps are off a very small base. Still, good news.

Smashville 24/7 - Top 5 storylines of Predators’ 2011-12 season
Ryan picks the stories that will stick with him.

An In-Depth 2012 Memorial Cup Preview | The Hockey Writers
The Preds have two prospects in the mix here, Austin Watson for the London Knights and Charles-Olivier Roussel for the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Alex Semin denies he’s done with Capitals; Ovechkin talks ice time in Washington | Puck Daddy
It seems like those "where will Alex Semin go" articles have been going on for years, don't they?

Party on, Kaner: Patrick Kane’s public inebriation leads to consternation in sports media | Puck Daddy
What makes Patrick Kane so different from a zillion other young 20-somethings? For one, I'd say he doesn't seem to handle his booze particularly well.

New York and Los Angeles Are Not the Key to Record NHL Ratings, Even if Everyone Keeps Telling You It Is " Puck The Media
Steve plays down the hype about a Kings/Rangers final, but it's still by far the most lucrative option for the league.

On Peter Laviolette's System and the Call For Change - Broad Street Hockey
It's very difficult to parse out the details of a coach's system from an outside perspective.

Phoneix Coyotes G.M. Don Maloney Traded His Way To A Contender | Edmonton Journal
Under rather unique circumstances, Maloney has wheeled & dealed his way to remarkable results.

The NHL's real problem are its defensemen - Raw Charge
Greg Zanon... Public Enemy #1.

Down Goes Brown: Hidden playoff injuries revealed
Hey now... "Ryan Suter, Nashville Predators – His teammates say he was obviously dealing with some sort of major injury that will require him to meet with a specialist in Detroit, since he spent the past few months constantly whispering into his cellphone about some sort of appointment there at 12:01 on July 1."

National Hockey League job opening: Manager, Media Strategy | Hockey Gear HQ
The National Hockey League has a job posting for a Manager of Media Strategy. This is your chance to get involved with perhaps the most dynamic part of the NHL's business.

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