Chins up, Predator fans, last night's 3-1 loss at Calgary was certainly a disappointment, but with 3 wins already on this 6-game road trip heading into the All-Star break, things are still going well overall (the Preds are 7-3-0 in their last 10 road games). Tomorrow night's tilt at Vancouver is an opportunity to earn some bonus points above what we'd hoped for at the start of this trip, ahead of the team's return to home ice next Tuesday, and a chance at revenge against those pesky Flames.
For now, then, follow after the jump for some morning hockey news, including some skin flashing, and a discussion about the greatest hockey games ever seen...
The Preds have 9 home games coming up in the month of February, including dates against the Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks, and Chicago Blackhawks. Save some cash and get yourself some discount Nashville Predators tickets for these, or any other home game.
Tattoos reveal different side of several Nashville Predators - Nashville Predators Examiner
Jim Diamond goes a-flesh peddlin'.
Preds On The Glass: The Hockey Gods Even Things Up in Calgary and Tuesday Tidbits
Buddy's looking ahead to Vancouver, and awkward reunions for guys like Shane O`Brien and Dan Hamhuis.
Weber, Geoffrion Nominated For Awards At Dinner Of Champions - Predlines
Amanda reminds Preds fans to get out the vote!
Darren Pang Part 2 — Debut, Eddie B, & Lane | Admirals Roundtable
Ryan keeps Panger's thoughts coming.
The Hockey News: Jack Adams Award Watch: Time for Trotz to get his due
Rory Boylen is ready to toot Trotzy's horn.
Greetings From Smashville! Season 13, Week 16 | The Hockey Writers
Jas goes crazy with the YouTube music videos...
Around the NHL
NHLPA ANNOUNCES FOUR STAFF ADDITIONS - NHLPA.com
Richard Rodier (former henchman of Jim Balsillie) lands a job as a "lawyer and economic consultant" with the players' association. Hmm... I wonder if Craig Leipold will sit opposite Rodier at the negotiating table?
The Nabokov mess and 30 thoughts - Elliotte Friedman
Your weekly review of goings-on around the league with the CBC reporter.
Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire Need a Divorce, or at Least a Trial Separation " Puck The Media
Steve Lepore dissects the horrible awfulness of NBC's intermission "debates".
The Goods Behind The Canucks' 7-1 Destruction Of Dallas - Nucks Misconduct
As they prepare to face the Preds tomorrow night, the Vancouver Canucks rolled over the Dallas Stars.
Concussion again sidelines Savard - The Globe and Mail
Bad news out of Boston, where star center Marc Savard has suffered another concussion.
Are the Ottawa Senators Really Emotionally Prepared to Rebuild? - PuckUpdate
Friday I wrote about how the Predators have never really gone through the "tank & rebuild through the draft" cycle, and it appears that in Ottawa, they may be preparing to head down that road.
Down Goes Brown: Looking on the bright side of the Ottawa Senators season
At the very least, if the Sens do go through a rebuild, they'll give DGB plenty of material.
Leafs 'disgusted' after punch on Kulemin - The Globe and Mail
They're whining in Toronto, after Nikolai Kulemin danced with the wrong partner and paid a heavy price.
Habs InsideOut shares an item from the Montreal Gazette from 50 years ago... advice some of the Preds could surely use!
MOULSON TALK: Some Truth To The Rumors | Hockey Independent
B.D. Gallof looks at the possibility of the Islanders dealing Matt Moulson.
The League of Extraordinary Statisticians: The Greatest Game - Behind The Net
What's the greatest game you ever saw?
Sleeping Giant gets wake-up call - Litter Box Cats
is prized prospect Erik Gundbranson ready to rebound from a disciplinary issue from a few days ago?
And this just in... Philadelphia has taken the lead for coolest arena in the NHL. They've brought in the big guns for beer sales: