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Wednesday's news: Preds bloggers launch campaign for Weekes

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The summer heat must be getting to some of my colleagues in the Nashville Predators blogosphere these days. Despite a glutted goaltending market and prospects in the system who might serve as backup to Pekka Rinne this fall, a campaign has launched to bring in a guy who's traded in his goaltending gear for a microphone.

Follow after the jump for the "Kevin Weekes for Backup" meme, and a whole lot more!

Predators News

The best candidate to back-up Rinne? The retired Kevin Weekes… | Section 303
Buddy from Preds On The Glass made a joke about this, and Jeremy takes it a step further. Sorry, but I just ain't feelin' it! This guy's retired for a reason, and there are plenty of better options available. It's more like the "Rory Fitzpatrick for the All-Star Game" movement from a couple years ago.

Preds On The Glass: More on "Kevin Weekes for Back-Up" and Wednesday Wrap-Up
Buddy walks us through how the Weekes business got started in his morning post.

Sully proud annual golf classic helps local KidSport - Timmins Daily Press
Steve Sullivan goes the extra mile to help kids in his hometown participate in sports. You should see the jersey collection he's put together to auction off!

A Theory of Ice: Pro
A rare treat from a truly unique hockey blogger. This considers the question of how hockey transforms from a game to a job for young men, and what that means for the enigmatic Sergei Kostitsyn. Can the Predators indeed turn him around?

ESPY Award nomination a reward for Blake Geoffrion - Nashville Predators Examiner
Jim Diamond got Blake's thoughts before he headed out for the ESPY Awards, where he's a nominee for Best Male College Athlete.

Nashville Predators Blogs - Tom Callahan's Preds Prowl
Tom has thoughts on Development Camp as well as the Central Division at large. He thinks Columbus is just as big a wreck as I do...

The All-Development Camp Team… | Section 303
Jeremy picks the best lineup among the prospects from last week.

PredsBlog " Captain Shea Weber
Can the new captain also serve as the new face of the franchise?

Paul McCann - Final Thoughts on Development Camp and Random Notes
Paul shares his impression of some of Nashville's top prospects.

Around the NHL

My Core's Better Than Your Core, My Core's Better Than Yours - Second City Hockey
Chicago rages against the dying of the light as one player after another cashes in elsewhere.

An Evening At Nationwide - The Cannon
The Blue Jackets held a "Skate of the Union"-type meeting with their fans, and Matt brings us a report.

The Dark Blue Jacket: He's coming back...!
Columbus signs their knuckle-duster Jared Boll for two years. Hey, if you can't win, you've gotta entertain, right?

Getzlaf Economics: The Bridge to The Next CBA - Anaheim Calling
You'll be shocked to find that Nashville isn't the only team in the league constrained by an internal budget rather than the salary cap!

Red Light District: Top 5 Dates to Circle for 2010/11
Ryan has five important days you should set aside for your hockey viewing this upcoming season. Actually it works out to 10 days, but who's counting?

Grading Ray Shero: Part II - PensBurgh
Pittsburgh bloggers appraise the work of the former Preds Assistant GM as he tries to position the Penguins for another Cup run.

Choosing your free agent adventure can lead to unexpected results -
Justin Bourne walks us through some of the various factors that can influence a free agent's decision as to where he should sign.