Former Nashville goalie Lindback inks 2-year deal in Tampa: Friday afternoon notes

Anders Lindback will be able to spend as many weekends as he likes at Disney World thanks to his new 2-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. That story and a whole lot more make up your afternoon hockey notes...

Nashville Predators News

The Hippodrome: Land of 10,000 Hates | Pith in the Wind
J.R. sums up a week full of vitriol for Predators fans.

Two days later: Predators' Poile still upset with Suter decision | The Tennessean
After reading the 2nd paragraph here I can't help but think - does Ryan Suter know more about Shea Weber's future intentions than David Poile does?

The Ryan Suter Aftermath | Admirals Roundtable
Jason looks at how this summer's moves may bode well for two former Admirals.

Hockey Night in Nashville: Preds can't afford to take risk on Weber
Robby outlines a number of reasons why Shea might want to stay.

Predators must make Shea Weber big offer, deal him if he declines – USATODAY.com

Kevin Allen adds his voice to a growing chorus.

Smashville 24/7 - Smashville On The Glass podcast — Elliotte Friedman featured
Ryan & Buddy welcome in the 30 Thoughts man.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning signs goaltender Anders Lindback to a two-year contract - Tampa Bay Times
See, Edmonton? This is reasonable.

Roberto Luongo: "...I think it's time to move on" - Nucks Misconduct
Confirming what's been speculated about for a while...

Debate: Whither the Wings and Rick Nash? - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun talk about an entire All-Star Team worth of big names who could be on the move.

Millions on NHL: Bouwmeester on the outs? - sportsnet.ca
I know he's a guy who can soak up a ton of minutes on the left side, but Jay Bouwmeester doesn't strike me as a guy that would thrill Barry Trotz. He's been described by opponents as "easy to play against", which is pretty much the opposite of The Predator Way.

Rolling newsletter: Should Stars make RFA offer to Shea Weber? | Dallas Stars Blog
Why would any team do this, knowing that Weber will be unrestricted in just one year?

Organizational Success Since the Lockout | Overtime
By this measure, the Preds are middle-of-the-pack, while the Wild suck eggs. Sounds about right.

Interview With Patrick Burke of the You Can Play Project - Jewels From The Crown
Catching up with the leader of the public advocacy campaign.

NHL’s nuclear option for Phoenix Coyotes: Dispersal draft rather than relocation? | Puck Daddy
Might the Coyotes simply be put out of their misery?

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