In case you're wondering why I haven't done a "best Preds of the decade" post, it's because over the summer, since Nashville had just completed 10 seasons of NHL hockey, the readers here at OtF voted on an All-Time Nashville Predators Team. I recommend you check it out in case you missed it a few months ago.
After the jump, we've got news of a Preds prospect lighting up the World Junior tournament, a look at where the team stands as they approach the halfway point of the season, and a feature on a historic game from December 31, 1979...
WJHC Three Stars: Olympic effort keeps Swiss hopes alive - Puck Daddy
Check out the #1 star from yesterday's action at the World Juniors, it's none other than Preds 2008 2nd-round draft pick Roman Josi, who has assumed the captaincy of Switzerland's team.
A Season on the Brink: Predators at the Halfway Point (Part I of II) "
AJ wonders if Tuesday's victory in St. Louis has righted the Preds' ship.
Around the NHL
The Toughest Division In Hockey - Hockey Or Die!
I'll give you a hint, it ain't the Central, as many supposed prior to the season.
Guide To Watching the Winter Classic | Hockey From the Cheap Seats
Matt's got everything you need to know before settling in for taking a break from college football tomorrow.
Thrashers' uncertain future may contribute to Kovalchuk's exit | Jeff Schultz
Jeff at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution paints a grim picture for the Thrashers re-signing Ilya Kovalchuk: "I now believe the chances of a deal are just this side of dead".
History Repeats Itself, Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils Shutout Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 - In Lou We Trust
An interesting storyline is developing in the Eastern Conference, where the Devils have dominated the defending Stanley Cup champs so far this season.
Canadiens - Red Army, December 31st 1979: the New Year's Eve rematch that closed a great decade - Habs Eyes On The Prize
A way-cool retrospective about this historic game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Soviet Union's Central Red Army team.