Even though last night's Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony took center stage, talk around the NHL is still focused on the Milan Lucic-Ryan Miller incident, and Brendan Shanahan's decision not to suspend Lucic for running the Buffalo goaltender. In this morning's notes, we have writers wondering if we have a new bully rampaging their way through the league, the question of whether "on-ice justice" actually has any effect, and a whole lot more...
Nashville Predators News
I hesitated a bit over whether to include that Hockey's Future article in yesterday's notes piece, and perhaps I should have left it out altogether. Or would folks rather I include it and point out the problems? I know sometimes noses can get bent out of shape.
Nashville is a hockey town - CBC Sports
Women's hockey legend Cassie Campbell came to Nashville for Saturday's game as part of the CBC crew, and left impressed.
Nashville Predators look to fill Joel Ward's void - The Tennessean
So far I don't see anyone stepping into that role successfully.
The Predators rank tops among professional sports teams in the bang for their payroll buck | Nashville City Paper
It looks like someone may have just come across the Bloomberg article from a few weeks ago...
Also, kudos to Colin Wilson for participating in a recent anti-bullying campaign:
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Mark Howe Hockey Hall of Fame speech a show stopper (w/VIDEO) - Hockey Gear HQ
The highlight of the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony was Mark Howe's acceptance speech, a touch of pure class.
Shanahan on Lucic ruling, slams Buffalo’s ‘irresponsible’ comments - Puck Daddy
Was this Brendan Shanahan's most controversial ruling yet?
Are The Bruins Once Again The NHL’s Bullies? - The Hockey Writers
If the NHL can't slow them down, can anyone?
No, He Doesn’t Have a Point - CanucksCorner.com
Then again, Tom Benjamin pours water on the whole notion of on-ice justice.
Ruff foresees goalie violence; Bruins GM mocks Miller’s potty-mouth - Puck Daddy
Does the league need to do something as a result of the Lucic-Miller incident?
N.H.L. General Managers to Discuss Rule Changes - NYTimes.com
Forget this stuff, we're interested in the trade talks which will surely take place at times.
Nathan MacKinnon’s A Future NHL Superstar - The Hockey Writers
Projecting top picks for the 2013 draft? Gadzooks!
Zero Points, Zero Love for Blake Comeau - Lighthouse Hockey
They're losing patience with the Islanders' 2nd-round pick from 2004...
Technology, hockey savvy put Phoenix Coyotes video coach Steve Peters in demand - AZ Central
A key contributor to the Coyotes organization hasn't seen the team play live in years.
Bourque miffed over Hrudey's remarks - Calgary Sun
Hockey Night in Canada talking head Kelly Hrudey ripped into Calgary's Rene Bourque for basically not caring.
Why Now? - Mile High Hockey
David ponders the rather odd timing with Colorado naming Milan Hejduk captain.
Boston Bruins attacking Rangers fans among NHL's weirdest scenes - Adrian Dater - SI.com
Adrian Dater shares the wild & wacky...
Flyers vs. Hurricanes: Claude Giroux scores like 80 goals, Flyers win - Broad Street Hockey
Philadelphia pulls into the Eastern Conference lead with a 5-3 triumph at Carolina.
Sabres vs. Canadiens Recap: Enroth Still Stays Perfect On The Season - Die By The Blade
At least Buffalo got back in the win column, to help erase the memory of that stinker against Boston.
About Last Night - Jets: 5 Lighting: 2 Stamkos: Sucks. - Arctic Ice Hockey
Not as much as the headline writer here, apparently!