Ryan Suter & Nashville Predators still talking: Friday's notes

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 24: Ryan Suter #20 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena on September 24, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

With 30 days left until the opening of free agency, Nashville Predators GM David Poile is still doing his best to lock up Ryan Suter with a contract extension. Our belated hockey notes today start with that situation, and touch on yet another signing from Sweden...

Nashville Predators News

Ryan Suter, Preds begin contract talks - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
If you're desperate for hope, this report at least says that Poile had something new to talk about with Suter and his agent.

Paul McCann - The Case For Suter to Remain in Nashville
Paul's shaking those pom-poms really hard, but a few of his arguments ring a little hollow. When you talk about a team's chance to win the Stanley Cup, and consistently spend to the cap to field a competitive team, can you truly say Nashville is the choice? Come on.

Cehlin ready for Nashville - Hockeysverige.se
Apparently the Preds have indeed signed Patrick Cehlin, just in the nick of time.

Digging for Gold: With the 66th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft… | The Predatorial
No 1st- or 2nd-round pick? No problem, writes Jeremy.

NHL Awards Roundtable: It's something for us to talk about. - Predlines
Dan, C.J., Carolina & Link debate the Masterton, Adams, and Selke.

Golden Bears name new hockey boss | Hockey | Sports | Edmonton Sun
Ian Herbers speaks with the Edmonton media about how family played the key role in his decision to leave Milwaukee for the University of Alberta. You can't argue with a choice like that, it sounds like a great situation for him.

The Aftermath | Admirals Roundtable
Cross Martin Gelinas off your list of potential Milwaukee head coaches.

Francis Bouillon building a future - Montreal Gazette
The Cube is very active supporting youth hockey back in Montreal.

Preds in review: Martin Erat - Predators Insider
It was the Year of the Marty Party. Now, if only he could play closer to 82 games...

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Tim Thomas 'Seriously Considering' Taking Year Off From Hockey - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Wow... this could be a real pain for the Bruins.

Is New Jersey Better than Los Angeles? - Battle of California
Outstanding smack here... Megalodon with another beauty.

Misfit Toys: Market Inefficiencies and the LA Model | Backhand Shelf
Sometimes, the Scratch & Dent section has some real bargains.

The Devils will need to re-imagine their Top Six in Game 2 | Backhand Shelf
They'll need to do something if they want anything more than the lucky bounce goal they got in Game One.

Kovalchuk is What Ovechkin Needs To Be | The Hockey Writers
Does the fact that Kovy is now in the Cup Final say anything about him individually compared to Ovechkin?

NHL salary cap to be temporarily set at $70.3-million - The Globe and Mail
Yeah, business is terrible, isn't it?

Lidstrom does it his way, Feaster on the spot: 30 Thoughts | Hockey | CBC Sports
As always, Elliotte Friedman is required reading.

Bob Hartley named Coach - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Calgary fans react with a bit of bemusement to the new bench boss, who happens to be the godfather of the GM's son.

Rangers News: Marian Gaborik Has a Torn Rotator Cuff - Blueshirt Banter
This sounds like it will involve a long recovery.

17:56 | mc79hockey.com
Tyler looks at what could be some terrible decision-making in Edmonton (shocking, I know).

Carolina Hurricanes may trade first round draft pick - The Hockey Writers
Is this David Poile's opportunity to get back into the first round?

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