Your morning hockey notes include a former NHLer talking openly about his battle with depression, a goalie heading to the real penalty box, and musings of a possible addition to the sports radio scene here in Nashville...
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Nashville Predators News
Arbitration Looms Large - Music City Mindset
Ryan's not sweating over the long wait... yet.
Is 102.5 re-formatting? | nashvillepost.com
Could Nashville get another all-sports radio station? A sister station of 102.9 The Buzz, which carries the Preds broadcasts, may be heading in that direction, and one would have to think that if that came to pass the hockey coverage would move over there.
Preds On The Glass: POTG Wednesday Getaway Edition: Headlines, News and Links
Buddy made an appearance on Montreal radio yesterday to talk some puck.
Craig Smith’s potential - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper shares a quote from Mike Eaves, who coached Craig Smith at the University of Wisconsin.
Around the NHL
Former Canucks star Geoff Courtnall opens up about father's suicide, his own depression - TimesColonist.com
Depression is a pernicious, debilitating, oft-misunderstood illness, and Geoff Courtnall deserves major credit for sharing his story like this.
Khabibulin drops appeal in drunk driving case - CBC.ca
It looks like Nikolai Khabibulin will do a conditioning stint in the Arizona Penal League before showing up for Edmonton's training camp.
How To Be An Effective Head Of NHL Discipline - The Copper & Blue
It'll be interesting to see just how long it will take before Brendan Shanahan, one of the most popular players in recent memory, becomes despised as the NHL's head of supplementary discipline.
As the offseason drags on, Buffalo's cap situation may be interesting to San Jose - Fear The Fin
Are the Sabres a possible trade candidate, given their standing against the salary cap? They have quite a few decent forwards to consider.
The Long Summer Continues - Western College Hockey Blog
This brings up a good point - what ever happened to College Hockey, Inc.?
mc79hockey.com - If the Titanic was painted more nicely, maybe it would have survived the iceberg
Does a coach have to be an endless fountain of optimism about his team? There's a time when such talk strains the bounds of credibility, and this is where I was going last week with my questioning of whether the Preds have really gotten closer to being a Cup contender.