The question coming out of last night's spectacular loss in Toronto is a simple one - is this a game that the Preds should review in detail, and use as an object lesson in what not to do? Or do they put it in the rear-view mirror and focus on the road ahead, which leads to Montreal? You can throw around catch-phrases supporting either position, but the proof will lie in how they finish off this 4-game road trip.
Preds On The Radio: The Tennessean's Predators beat writer, Josh Cooper, joins the Thom Abraham Show at 3:45 today (in addition to his regular 1:45 spot on the 3 Hour Lunch), and of course SlapShot Radio airs at 6:00 on WNSR with this week's guests Craig Custance of the Sporting News, Rick Moffat (Montreal radio announcer), and Preds assistant coach Peter Horachek.
For now, though, follow after the jump for your morning news & notes...
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For all the recaps you can stomach of last night's disaster head over to Section 303, What the Puck, The View From 111, Preds On The Glass, Predlines, Hockey Night in Nashville, and Paul McCann at HB.
A Preds Fan at a Leaf Game | The Checking Line
Here's the tale of a Preds fan who got to see last night's debacle up close & personal.
Preds On The Glass: Preds Have One Day to Regroup, Game Round-Up, and Wednesday Links
Buddy's morning links post includes several quotes from after last night's game.
Weber knows about losing - Toronto Sun
All eyes will be on the new captain to see how the Predators come out tomorrow night.
Three Things Milwaukee is Doing Well, Three Things the Admirals Need to Work on. | Admirals Roundtable
A nice summation of the goings-on in Milwaukee these days...
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
The Touches Stat - The Next Horizon In Advanced Stats - The Copper & Blue
Now THIS is where we need reliable data to truly track the performance of individual players.
What Exactly is Luck? - Behind The Net
A nice, short-but-sweet primer that demonstrates how a crappy team can indeed have a successful season.
Ex-ref Warren: Colin Campbell was 'ruling' on son’s NHL games - Puck Daddy
The referee at the center of this week's email scandal says that Campbell's tirades over calls involving his son did indeed trickle down to the on-ice officials' level.
Bourne Blog: Putting myself in Gregory Campbell’s skates - Puck Daddy
Justin Bourne takes a look at the guy who really has to be uncomfortable with all of this, Colin Campbell's son (who plays for the Boston Bruins).
Elliotte's 30 thoughts are required hockey reading each week.
Brassard Putting It Together - The Cannon
Is Columbus' young center finally producing again?
In need of pest control - TheScore.com
Montreal boasts an agitator every bit as infamous as Jordin Tootoo in Maxim Lapierre.
A Statement Win for the Canadiens - Habs Eyes On The Prize
As they await the Preds, the Habs punked the Flyers 3-0 on home ice.
What John MacLean & His Staff Can and Can't Control - A Discussion - In Lou We Trust
Interesting review of everything that's going wrong in New Jersey, and what, exactly, the coaches realistically can do about it.
Canes Now - Canes claim Bodie off waivers | newsobserver.com blogs
You remember that guy who ran over Pekka Rinne in the season opener against Anaheim? The Hurricanes (who host the Preds Saturday) just claimed him off the waiver wire.
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