We're finally at the end of another work week, and for Nashville Predators fans, it's been two long weeks of road games which concluded last night in St. Louis. With a steady batch of home games on the way, it's a good time to catch up on the latest hockey news.
After the jump, there's reaction to last night's Predators-Blues game, video of a coast-to-coast goal that's among the best of the season so far, and another criticism of the Forbes report on NHL franchise valuations...
Reaction to a comment on Forbes article - Nashville Predators Examiner
Jim Diamond uses a grammatically-challenged comment from his previous article to take another swing at Forbes' annual report on NHL franchise valuations. It's a pity that Forbes gets so much run out of it, because as Jim says, "The Forbes report is a work of fiction based upon assumptions and guesses, not actual facts, and should not have any value to anyone concerned with things like accuracy or legitimacy."
Preds use late surge to hurdle Blues in standings… | Section 303
Jeremy sums up last night's big win, and peeks ahead to the upcoming batch of home games.
See Puck City: Not Just In Terms Of BBQ: Nashville Tops St. Louis 3-1
An interesting question is raised - when the new 3rd jerseys go on sale, how many will now have "Hornqvist" on the back?
Around the NHL
Blueshirt Banter Radio Special Friday Edition with Theo Fleury - Blueshirt Banter
A great opportunity for SB Nation's New York Rangers blog, as their weekly podcast (tonight at 7:00 Central) will feature the one and only Theo Fleury as their special guest.
Hurricanes Face Serious Salary Cap Issues - Canes Country
The Carolina Hurricanes are an absolute mess right now; a terrible record, a stockpile of injured players, and salary cap problems to boot. As PredHead asked, is there a trade possibility there for Nashville?
Mail Box Question- Does The Extra Attacker Truly Give an Advantage? - Canes Country
Bob Harwood covers a question that is often asked - does pulling the goalie make sense for a team attempting to score a late, game-tying goal?
Murray decries effort by Blues - STLtoday.com
The St. Louis coach wasn't too happy about their loss last night...
Scouting the Flames: Q & A With Matchsticks and Gasoline - Die By The Blade
The Calgary Flames don't come to Nashville until the 29th, but I thought you'd enjoy this Q&A about them.
Avalanche Unveil 3rd Jersey… Which I Won’t Be Buying | Jerseys and Hockey Love
3rd jerseys are all the rage these days, and Colorado just rolled out some new ones.
All Habs: Canadiens-Coyotes: Special Teams are Truly Special
With perfect penalty killing and two power play goals, Montreal's special teams are humming as they head to Nashville for tomorrow night's game.
Modin Update (Puck-rakers)
Columbus winger Fredrik Modin is still troubled by swelling in his knee, and there is no timetable for when he'll return to their lineup.
Drew Miller claimed off waivers - Babcock's Death Stare
The Red Wings, desperately short of forwards after Jason Williams' recent injury, claimed Drew Miller of waivers from Tampa Bay.
The Hockey News: Depression an issue hockey can’t afford to ignore
Adam Proteau with an excellent look at how the NHL is impacted by depression, which is a serious and all-too-often misunderstood disease.
The 10 most significant goals of the last decade - Puck Daddy
Preds captain Jason Arnott ranks highly (and deservedly so) on the latest "decade" list over at Puck Daddy.
Lastly, we've got the goal of the night, as Owen Nolan went coast-to-coast against Tampa Bay (hat tip to Puck Daddy):