With the NHL owners and players taking a break from CBA negotiations, hockey fans are left to speculate on what to do. Hmm... what to do... what to do...
Our morning notes include an update on the Nashville Predators' travel situation, a hilarious look back at the 1972 Summit Series which changed the game of hockey forever, and celebrity wedding news!!!
Nashville Predators News
Predators lose charter jet service – USATODAY.com
Hey, buddy, can you spare a ride for the Preds? It looks like they need to line up alternative transportation, now that Swift Air has cancelled their contract for this season. By the way, I wonder what published reports were used to get that "the Predators will travel more than 43,700 miles" line from?
Penalty Box Radio Sept 3, 2012 09/03 by Penalty Box Radio | Blog Talk Radio
Last night's PBR featured special guest Jonathon Blum...
Monday Night Forehand 09/03 by HasBeenSports | Blog Talk Radio
MNF's new lineup debuted as the Nashville podcasting landscape continues to shift.
Lockout a Double-Edged Sword for Nashville Predators - The Hockey Writers
Personally, I don't think losing a month (or even two) would be that bad for the Preds, especially depending how the new CBA shakes out.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Lockout City : Tom Benjamin's NHL Blog :: CanucksCorner.com
I'm 100% on board with Tom here. The NHLPA had better be prepared to hold out for an entire season, because "The last thing they – or we – need is for the players to stand united until December before collapsing and signing a deal only marginally better than they could get today."
Hockey fans: there is nothing you can do to prevent a lockout | Puck Daddy
A nice summation of the cacophony of calls for fan action these days. Sorry folks, but petitions, sit-ins, and such won't make any difference whatsoever.
It’s time for players to cut a deal and let NHL owners run their business, Peter Adler argues | Edmonton Journal
The bar for spectacular nonsense written about the CBA negotiations has been set to a new high. Apparently Mr. Adler is unaware that zillions of public corporations publish their revenue figures every quarter.
Down Goes Brown: Team Canada's 1972 Summit Series application form
In the event of a lockout, it looks like DGB will have no shortage of material.
The Quiet Room: Richard Zednik’s Neck (is still horrifying) | Backhand Shelf
It's still amazing that Zednik survived a lacerated carotid artery, and played again.
Elisha Cuthbert Engaged to Dion Phaneuf: All the Details! - UsMagazine.com
Now for some hard-hitting hockey news! Found via Kukla's Korner.
Dustin Penner’s controversial signing remains the only successful RFA poaching of the 21st century | Edmonton Journal
RFA Offer Sheets have turned out to be a real dud under the current CBA.
Welcome to the MHH lockout week - Mile High Hockey
Here's a novel approach to keeping a hockey site busy.