He has broken the bones of teammates and foes alike, rent Olympic nets asunder, and piled up goals at a prodigious rate over the last few years. Shea Weber's mighty slapshot is approaching legendary status, and this morning, a Belmont professor provides some insight as to just what makes it so special.
While you're reading this morning's notes, listen in to this interview that Willy Daunic conducted with Preds goaltending coach Mitch Korn, as he prepared to head to Milwaukee and work with the prospects:
Then follow after the jump for all the scoop that's fit to... um...
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Shea Weber and the science of slap - National Post
Inside the mechanics of Shea's awesome shot (hat tip to )
Preds On The Glass: Predators in Toronto, POTG Radio Podcast, and Tuesday Tidbits
Buddy's looking forward to what the Preds can bring with a relatively healthy lineup, at last.
Video: Watch Craig Smith abuse a goal cage, cost his NCAA Badgers - Puck Daddy
One of the dumber things I've ever seen on a hockey rink, courtesy of Nashville's 4th-round 2009 draft pick.
Coming Down the Pipe!: Team World 2010 - WHL
This includes a nice update on Taylor Aronson, who was drafted by the Preds (3rd round) earlier this year.
Several Predators heading home to play a road game - Nashville Predators Examiner
For many of the Preds, a trip to Toronto means having to buy a lot of tickets for friends and family.
O'Brien adds to offense Predators get from their defensemen | Nashville City Paper
A profile of Shane O'Brien, sniper.
We're hot ... but I'm injured - Predators Insider
Blake Geoffrion is going a little stir crazy while recovering from an upper body injury.
Blackhawks hate playing us - Predators Insider
In his latest entry, Colin Wilson talks about how some friends of his on the Blackhawks feel about playing the Preds.
Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne angles for better shot-blocking - The Tennessean
Pekka needs to shut down the softies, and he knows it.
Celebrate the night before Thanksgiving by seeing the Preds take on the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, November 25. Take advantage of the OtF discount to save money on Nashville Predators tickets for this, or any other home game.
Around the NHL
NHL's Campbell under fire for emails sent to Walkom - TSN
When NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says, "Any suggestion that Colin Campbell performs his job with any less than 100% integrity at all times and in every decision he makes is way off base and just factually wrong." does anyone outside of the NHL offices really believe it?
Campbell emails puts objectivity into question - Elliotte Friedman
Elliotte takes a temperate view of the Colin Campbell affair, and after following up with NHL contacts, finds unwavering support for him.
Colin Campbell E-mail Leaks After Rangers-Penguins Game - Blueshirt Banter
You can get used to seeing plenty of these posts in the future...
Garth Snow on replacing fired Scott Gordon with Capuano: 'Jack knows our players' - Lighthouse Hockey
Do you feel bad for Scott Gordon getting fired for coaching a lousy, injury-riddled team to 10 straight losses, or glad that he's now free of the cesspool on Long Island?
Central Division Shakedown - Predlines
Amanda takes her weekly swing around the division.
Six suggestions for VERSUS' new 'NHL Overtime' hockey show - Puck Daddy
Greg breaks down the debut of your new nightly hockey fix.
Down Goes Brown: So You've Made the NHL: Do's and Don'ts for New Call Ups
Helpful advice for recent call-ups like Nazem Kadri and Keith Aulie, such as "Do: Look forward to the fun and excitement of visiting various exciting cities around the continent. Do not: Look too disappointed when you find out your first game is in Edmonton instead."
The League of Extraordinary Statisticians: The Inaugural - Behind The Net
Asking a few hockey wonks which single NHL rule they'd change if they could.
Playing Without Markov Sadly Becoming a Norm | All Habs
Ahead of the Predators' visit to Montreal on Thursday, the Habs have lost their premier defenseman for a long time.
Santorelli hot; Repik may be on the way; Garrison ready to return – Sun-Sentinel
I don't know if I'd call 6 points in 15 games "hot", but Mike Santorelli appears to have found an NHL home in Florida.
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