As if a third-period collapse on a Sunday afternoon weren't bad enough, I'm sorry to start your Monday morning off with news that the Nashville Predators don't expect Shea Weber back for tomorrow's game in Atlanta, either.
Things aren't all bad, though; after the jump we've got a heaping helping of hockey news, including word that things aren't going well for the Thrashers right now either, the San Jose Sharks should perhaps give their goalie a rest, and Columbus forward Derick Brassard needs to stop playing with glue...
Runners can support Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s - Nashville Predators Examiner
Jim Diamond is running the Music City Half Marathon, and is requesting donations for the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's, to benefit awareness and research related to this disease.
Bright & Early: Not Easy Being Green Edition - Nashvillest
There was a Green
Man Lady sighting at yesterday's Preds/Canucks game.
What The Puck: It's Been...One Week
Thanks Rachel, now I've got Bare Naked Ladies playing in my head. Look for her free agency preview this summer, titled "If I Had a Million Dollars".
Canucks Comeback In the 3rd Period To Steal 2 Points From Nashville - Brandon Felder
Sticking with the music theme, maybe Brandon should have titled his recap "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", as the Preds looked OK heading into the 3rd period yesterday.
Preds On The Glass: A Dismal Day Game in Nashville and POTG Radio Tonight with Jim Diamond and Josh Sacco
On tonight's podcast, Buddy catches up with Josh Sacco (pint-sized orator of the Miracle speech), to hear about his experience attending the Olympics in Vancouver.
Big Kev's Thoughts on Hockey: Welcome to the ice your bi-polar Predators
Among other things, Big Kev jumps on board with the #split28 movement.
The View from 111: Predators Give Away a Game and Two Vital Points to Vancouver
I love this line from Mark: "Alex Burrows is a certified piece of fecal matter."
Preds On The Glass: Game Recap: Predators Let One Slip Away Losing to Vancouver 4-2
Jason Arnott, for one, wasn't laying the blame yesterday on Pekka Rinne. He chided the entire team for easing up in the third.
See Puck City: Canucks Cause Preds To See Big Green Men - Lose 4-2
One point of solace that can be taken from yesterday is SPC's endorsement of Otter's as a preferred pre-game destination... read on to find out why.
Predators stumble without Weber, lose 4-2 to Vancouver - Nashville City Paper
David Boclair notes how rarely Dan Hamhuis fights, but when it's Alex Burrows on the other end, is anyone really surprised?
Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
John Glennon is concerned about Pekka's play, but cautions that Dan Ellis hasn't been lights-out, either.
Predators won't have Shea Weber for next game - The Tennessean
Well, this doesn't bode well for the start of this week's road trip.
Predators aren't helped by home ice - The Tennessean
Pick those jaws up off the floor, David Climer wrote about the Preds. This season they've been unusually mediocre on home ice.
Around the NHL
The Perils of Fandom: A Lament - Bird Watchers Anonymous
The mood is turning sour in Atlanta as well, where the Preds play tomorrow.
Thrashers Fail Against the Hard Trap Yet Again - Bird Watchers Anonymous
The Falconer gets specific on a couple points the Thrashers need to address when the Preds come calling.
The Maturation of Dan Carcillo - Broad Street Hockey
Many like to draw a comparison between Philly's Carcillo and Nashville's Jordin Tootoo. Are these uber-pests developing into better hockey players?
Is Evgeni Nabokov seeing too much time between the pipes? - Fear The Fin
As the playoffs approach, San Jose fans should be very concerned with how much work their starter is getting, and whether he can hold up over the long haul.
That Burning Sensation (Puck-Rakers Blog)
The story behind Derick Brassard's unusual upper body injury from last month.
Crawford wants to continue to stay positive - The Dallas Morning News
Are the Stars fading from the Western Conference playoff picture? It's getting close to that point...
Video: Savard stretchered off after Matt Cooke head-shot - Puck Daddy
Nasty, nasty stuff from yesterday's Boston-Pittsburgh game.
The top 10 reasons why Crosby snubbed Letterman invite - Puck Daddy
Sid the Kid passed up an opportunity to read a Top 10 List on Letterman, and Greg Wyshynski knows why.