Perhaps it's best for this Labor Day weekend to tune out the NHL and all the CBA news, and think instead about the game of hockey at others levels. Our notes today jump from rec leagues, to the 2014 Winter Olympics, and then to the streets of Mexico - how's that for a whirlwind tour?
Nashville Predators News
Predators to open new suite for small groups - Nashville Business Journal
It looks like the Preds are moving forward with the idea of mini-suite packages for 2, 4 or 6 people, an idea they tried to push forward three years ago.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Black Dog Hates Skunks: Hockey Who?
A nice bit of perspective here, which makes me feel awful about not being signed up to play with a rec league team this fall.
The Dark Blue Jacket: Ground Floor: The 2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets
Now this would be a fantastic marketing slogan.
Blinded by a number: Why Jordan Eberle’s numbers won’t go into free-fall | Backhand Shelf
Justin's buying long on Eberle.
Latest Look at Hockey Facilities for Sochi 2014 | The United States of Hockey
These are some seriously cool-looking buildings.
Labor Day sales mean huge hockey equipment savings | Hockey Gear HQ
This is your chance to start hockey season with new skates or a new stick to help you get the jump on your competition! And yes, goalies can save, too...
Oh yeah, and Go Blue!