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Wednesday's notes: Preds bloggers are on the rise

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The Nashville Predators' relatively slow start to the NHL season (Tampa is the only other team with just one game played) continues tonight in Chicago, so be sure to read up on your Game Day Preview, vote for the OtF Play of the Week, and get yourself ready for game time, 7:30 Central tonight.

After the jump, we've got two new bloggers joining the Preds scene, one recovering from a wipeout, and another one flying high, and not just because the Predators romped their way to a win in the season opener...

The St. Louis Blues make their first visit to Nashville on Thursday, and the Flying Ovechkins (err... the Washington Capitals) come in Saturday. Use this special offer for OtF readers to save money on Nashville Predators tickets for these, or any other home games this season.

Last night's NHL Scores

Colorado 5, Detroit 4 (SO) - SB Nation
After Kirk Maltby retired earlier in the day, the Red Wings dropped a shootout decision to the Avalanche.

Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 - SB Nation
The Kings held serve on home ice as Jonathan Quick recorded 31 saves.

Nashville Predators News

Fang Finger Fever: Scratching An Itch: Introduction/Expectations
Josh tries his hand at the blogging thing, starting with his origin as a hockey fan.

Hello, World. - Hands of Cement
Welcome to the blogosphere, boys!

Preds On The Glass: Predators Return to the Scene of the Crime and Wednesday Wrap-Up
Buddy's got a bushel full of hockey links for you and recaps his appearance on a Chicago podcast last night.

Preview: Predators at Blackhawks (10/13) | Section 303
Patten's preview notes that there's still room on the Cellblock 303 bus heading to Atlanta for the December 6 game.

The View from 111: Can the Culture of Hockey Change?
Mark channels his inner Aretha Franklin while discussing yesterday's suspensions.

New Coke | PredsBlog
Sam's back on-line, but instead of featuring Hornqvist's triumphs, he's highlighting Kevin Klein's miscues. Ouch.

Hump Day Agenda: The Flag is Up! " Pull My (Fang)Finger
AJ was higher than a kite when he wrote this. Literally.

Paul McCann - Game Night, Suspensions and Random Notes
Paul has a great solution to New Jersey's roster issues.

What The Puck: Tuesday Top Ten
Rachel has the low-down on some tired routines we can expect to be repeated this season.

NHL Blogger Survey: Know Your Nashville Predators -- NHL FanHouse
Buddy from Preds On The Glass drops some Nashville knowledge on the wider hockey audience.

What Does Kelsey Wilson Need To Do? | Admirals Roundtable
An interesting question raised by Ryan - does Kelsey Wilson have a realistic shot of ever making the NHL?

Hornqvist swings back into preferred spot for Predators | Nashville City Paper
Patric set up shop in front of the opposing net Saturday night and got right back to goal-scoring.

Nashville Predators still struggle with bitter loss at Chicago - The Tennessean
The Preds return to the place where it all turned wrong late in Game 5...

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stays home - The Tennessean
Who's going to be more nervous tonight? Anders Lindback, or Preds goalie coach Mitch Korn?

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Around the NHL

DISH Network says Fox Networks to Blame For Service Drop - Five For Howling
DISH Network and Fox Sports are squabbling, and sports fans are left on the short end of things, as usual.

Video: Dallas Stars Ice Girls titillate film geeks on Lake Day - Puck Daddy
An annual rite of silliness from the Dallas Stars.

Brian Rafalski Out 3-4 Weeks - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings will miss their #2 defenseman for a while after he had his knee scoped.

Magnus Paajarvi - The Oilers New Tough Minute Center - The Copper & Blue
It's not as sexy as scoring 40 goals or 80 points, but taking on the toughs is important work.

The New Jersey Devils Will Remain Shorthanded for the Time Being - In Lou We Trust
You know, the title of SB Nation's New Jersey Devils blog gets more poignant with each passing day.

The AHL On The NHL Network - KuklasKorner
You'll be able to catch some minor league hockey on the NHL Network this season. There are no Milwaukee Admirals games scheduled, but you can catch Jonas Andersson and the Manitoba Moose a few times.

Marginal Cap Efficiency - Rolling Averages - The Copper & Blue
An interesting take on measuring the effectiveness of NHL front offices. You'll want to follow the first link in the article to get the full story.

Sex abuse charges against former Kings assistant coach dropped | ProHockeyTalk
An ugly incident ends with charges being dropped... but something still smells here.