The 2011 induction ceremony for the Hockey Hall of Fame takes place tonight at 6:30 p.m. Central on NHL Network, so do yourself a favor and tune in as some of the greatest players from the 80's and 90's are honored.
In the meantime, you can read up on your afternoon notes, which include speculation on coaching changes, news about the Washington Capitals as they prepare to face the Predators tomorrow, and the tragic death of a young Canadian hockey player.
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Nashville Predators News
Pass or Shoot? The Jammed Artillery in Nashville | The Predatorial
Kris wants to see more of a shoot-first attitude from the Preds.
Paul McCann - Revenue Story - Wondering about motivation...
Paul smells a rat... named Richard Rodier.
Nashville Predators Depth Analysis, Fall 2011 - Hockey's Future
The fact that about half a dozen guys in this article are actually with the Preds full-time now detracts somewhat from what I think we'd really call prospect depth.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Edmonton students mourn teen killed by hockey puck: 'A great person with such a big heart' - Vancouver Sun
Horrible, horrible news as a young player died after blocking a shot and taking a puck to the throat.
Should Hall of Famers Have to Shine Internationally Too? - NYTimes.com
Pointing out just one of the many flaws which are part of the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection process.
Capitals Vs. Predators: Mike Green Doesn't Practice, Will Not Make Trip - SB Nation DC
Nope, no Mike Green for the Washington Capitals tomorrow night.
Roman Hamrlik expects to play in Nashville - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
The Caps will have Hamrlik, though.
Alex Ovechkin: ‘My job to score goals, not make the hits’ - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
Alex Ovechkin is getting frustrated...
Top 10 Most Hated Active NHL Players | Hockey Independent
Yup, Toots makes the list.
Project Mayhem: NHL All-Star vote scheme brings rivals together - Puck Daddy
Pure, concentrated Evil, this is. Delicious, though.
Where Do We Stand? - Habs Eyes On The Prize
A really good look at team-level performance so far, which doesn't bode very well for the Preds.
Interesting idea here from Steve, to set up a channel that takes from game to game during critical times like power plays, ends of periods, etc.
Elliotte's 30 Thoughts are required reading each week.
A unique game-calling style has helped Redmond voice a Hall of Fame career - NHL.com
Detroit color commentator Mickey Redmond is receiving the Foster Hewitt Award as part of the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremonies, a well-deserved honor.
Milan Hejduk Named Avalanche Captain - KuklasKorner
A solid choice here, Hejduk's a respected vet.
Why is Scott Arniel still the coach? - The Cannon
Now that Carter and Wisniewski are in there, time has to be running short for Arniel.
Sacking Sacco: Pros and Cons - Mile High Hockey
Is it time for a change in Colorado?
Death to the Thrashers and their low standards - Winnipeg Free Press
And here Winnipeg thought they were getting an NHL team...
Another One Bites the Dust - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Calgary gets to split Niklas Hagman's $3 million salary with Anaheim now, since the Ducks claimed him on re-entry waivers.