This must be Halloween, right? 3 doormats from last season are riding high these days, while the defending Stanley Cup champs sit in last place in the Eastern Conference. Strange days, indeed.
After the jump, your morning hockey notes carry rumor of major changes coming in Columbus, a few holiday-inspired articles, and news of how Preds hockey operations advisor Brent Peterson is taking his battle against Parkinson's disease to another level...
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Parkinson's disease disrupts Peterson's NHL journey - Edmonton Journal
Brent Peterson is set to undergo a fascinating procedure at Vanderbilt in December that may help him deal with the effects of Parkinson's disease. We all wish you the best of luck, Coach!
Puck and Punk: We've Crossed the First Threshold.
Link takes a look at the Preds at the 10-game mark as well...
Paul McCann - Chippy Saturday Night and Sunday Shots
Paul was glad to see how the Predators stood up to the attempted bullying by the Ducks.
Same Score, Different Day; Ads Drop Second Straight | Admirals Roundtable
The Ads lost, but Ryan Ellis scored again...
Injuries hit Nashville Predators again as offense clicks - The Tennessean
Josh Cooper offers up three theories behind the successful homestand, and sets up the scene for the road trip.
When Hornqvist piles up shots Predators' goals usually follow | Nashville City Paper
Patric Hornqvist's persistence began to be rewarded last week.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Sweeping Changes in Columbus? - The Cannon
Are Blue Jackets fans ready for another franchise reboot?
Schedule Summary - Oct 31 to Nov 6 - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
A handy reference for those of you setting up fantasy rosters this week.
Hockey Halloween: Outrageous costumes, awesome puck pumpkins - Puck Daddy
Both Alabama-Huntsville and Nashville are well represented here!
Breaking News: Sean Avery To Be Placed On Re-Entry Waivers Tomorrow - Blueshirt Banter
Hey, anybody interested in... nah, I didn't think so, even at a quarter of his original salary.
In Defense of the Defense - Blackhawk Up
The defense pairings in Chicago are still a work in progress.
Stance by Turris not a great one - The Province
The clock is ticking on Kyle Turris... get a deal done by December 1, or sit out the entire season.
Raffi Torres was Jay-Z for Halloween, dark skin included - Puck Daddy
My only question - can he record a new Run This Town track for the Preds to use in an intro video?
Sputtering Jets look to reassess objectives - The Globe and Mail
Who are they kidding? The Jets could afford to go 0-82 this season, folks are just so happy in Winnipeg to have the NHL back.
Driving Play: How Much of Shooting Percentage Is Skill?
Another way of looking at this critical aspect of evaluating player talent.
How useful is Raw +/-? - Arctic Ice Hockey
Here's one way of turning lousy stats into a competitive opportunity...
The Dark Blue Jacket: DBJ's 5 thoughts on Game 12: Anaheim
It was fight night in Columbus, as the Ducks were pissed off, and the Blue Jackets are rumored to be considering major staff changes.
Senators don't come from behind, beat Leafs 3-2 - Silver Seven
It's Ottawa's world, we're just living in it.
Kings at Avalanche Recap; Avalanche Defeat Corsi, Kings 3-2 - Mile High Hockey
The Avalanche were outshot 2-to-1 by L.A., but pulled out the win anyway.
Another Game And Another Win For The Oilers - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers, Avs and Senators are all playing well? What is going on here???
And lastly... Happy Hockey Halloween!
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