Remember that today marks the end of the Preds' Movember campaign to raise money for prostate cancer awareness. At tonight's game you can buy a $2 Movember mustache of your own, and in the meantime, check out the updated pics of the players' mustaches, and consider making a donation (I put $10 on J.P. Dumont's, by the way). Since the Preds starting growing the facial hair on November 15, the team has gone 10-3-2. Should Barry Trotz hide their razors?
After the jump, we've got your morning news & notes, which includes Olympic roster decisions, another Red Wing hobbled by injury, and word that Preds prospect Colin Wilson had the first fight of his professional hockey career last night...
Admirals Win 4th Straight - Top Marlies in OT - Admirals Short Shifts
Colin Wilson gets his dander up, with the first fighting major of his career.
Game 33 Recap: Sinking Ship - The Cannon
Last night's game left a bad taste for Blue Jackets fans. You've gotta like this line: "The top 3 defenders on Nashville would immediately be the best defensemen in Blue Jackets history."
Postgame ponderings - Inside Predators
John Glennon writes that the Preds had a good idea what to expect from Columbus last night.
Around the NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning won't make panic moves during slump - St. Petersburg Times
The Lightning are in town today, in the middle of a nasty 1-6-2 slide.
Pepsi Center: ‘Why Am I So Empty?’ - PuckUpdate
Lots of musing over Colorado's attendance troubles. Personally, I think early-season attendance could be down because with the OTL loser point the standings are kept artificially close, and playoff position isn't really on the line until March.
Penguins new 3rd Jersey: What's your pick? - PensBurgh
Another potential 3rd jersey change might be coming for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Hooks Orpik offers up a few options.
The Rink Episode 57: Two for a Tweetcast | The Rink Podcast
The latest episode includes a Columbus fan breaking down the Blue Jackets' recent struggles.
10 Annoying People to Sit Near at a Hockey Game | Hockey From the Cheap Seats
How many of these folks were around you at your last hockey game?
Team USA GM Brian Burke says three spots left for 2010 roster - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun's blog covers the decision process that Brian Burke (with David Poile's assistance) is going through in preparation for the Winter Olympics.
If Team Canada goes by performance, not reputation, Dustin Penner is a lock for the Olympics - Cult of Hockey
Speaking of the Olympics, is Edmonton's Dustin Penner working his way on to Team Canada?
Cherry lashes out - The Globe and Mail
Don Cherry didn't take kindly to the criticism from a Canadian doctor that he's a "negative influence" in the campaign to reduce concussions in hockey.
NHL expansion, relocation and 30 thoughts - CBCSports.ca
Elliotte Friedman's latest includes some props for Trotz as perhaps the top coach of the decade.
Demythologizing Ice Edge: A look at the Coyotes' potential new owners - Five For Howling
Get the scoop on the group that's buying the Phoenix Coyotes. Multiple reporters who have talked with them come away impressed with their vision and business acumen.
NHL Board examines economy - The Globe and Mail
The NHL Board of Governors meets in Pebble Beach today and tomorrow, and economic issues will be front & center.
Fox Sports says… " LA Kings Insider
Rich Hammond tries to get an answer for Kings fans who don't get to see any of their team's games in Canada televised. The answer (or non-answer) he gets from Fox Sports West is hilarious...
What Do You Think the New Jersey Devils Should Do when Paul Martin Returns? - In Lou We Trust
An interesting question in New Jersey, where the team has done well while their top defenseman has been out of the lineup. Will his return mess things up?
Carolina Hurricanes Player's Rep, Erik Cole Gives NHLPA Update - Canes Country
SB Nation's Hurricanes blogger interviews Carolina's union representative about what's going on these days.
Referee performs on-ice CPR, saves player's life - Puck Daddy
Wow, I hope this ref at least got recognition as 1st Star of the Game...
Lastly, here's the video of the hit last night between Phoenix's Shane Doan and Detroit's Jonathan Ericsson; are the Wings going to lose another regular player from their lineup?