You can tell hockey season is really approaching as trade activity picks up once again. This afternoon, Calgary and Phoenix completed a trade which could result in a classic "win-win", with Phoenix shoring up their center spot and the Flames adding a goal scorer on the wing...
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The View from 111: NHL Tweetup for a Cause: @hawgs38 Hurricane Re-Build
Mark puts out the call for help, as a friend and fellow hockey blogger lost her home to Hurricane Irene. Head over here and consider making a donation, as there's also a dollar-for-dollar match being proposed.
Nashville Predators News
Hockey Broad: 30 Fans in 30 Days: Rebecca & the Nashville Predators
Rebecca (who you know from the Nashville hockey history project) provides an overview of the Preds' summer for the Hockey Broad.
Know Thy Enemy: Nashville Predators - Winging It In Motown
SB Nation's Detroit look takes a look at the Preds.
Smashville 24/7: 2011-12 Preview: Jordin Tootoo
Did we see enough of the new & improved Jordin Tootoo to be confident that he'll be a factor for 82 games this season?
Nashville Predators' new logo appearing on t-shirts | Hockey Gear HQ - reviews & deals on hockey equipment and apparel
The new logos are now being used in some spiffy new t-shirt designs.
Around the NHL
Daymond Langkow Back With the Coyotes for a Second Act - Five For Howling
Phoenix lands a solid center, while sending back Lee Stempniak in trade.
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey: The Top 100 players for 2011-12 - Puck Daddy
Pekka Rinne checks in at #13, with Shea Weber at #28. I'll have more on Fantasy Hockey coming up in the next couple weeks...
Tomas Vokoun took less money to play with Capitals because ‘I want to enjoy hockey’ - Capitals Insider
Hmm... this story sounds different than the one we heard in July.
Dave and Ezzy’s Top 10 Winnipeg Jets Away Games | Illegal Curve Hockey
Dave recommends that Winnipeg fans make the trip to Nashville this March.
A Deeper Look at How Teams Play in Front of Different Goalies - Broad Street Hockey
Do teams rally for their backup goalies?
What Can We Expect from Jaromir Jagr? - Houses of the Hockey
I find it hard to believe that he'll be a major force given his age.
Driving Play: On Whether Or Not Europeans 'Disappear' In The Playoffs
I had hoped that this notion was dead & buried, but Triumph digs through some numbers here to see if any real trend exists.
‘Scary Gary’ Roberts becomes diet guru for young NHLers - The Globe and Mail
After turning around his own career with a strict, high-performance diet, Gary Roberts has now attracted a growing legion of young players seeking his sage advice.
NHL Relocation To Hawaii: Examining The Possibility Of The Honolulu Islanders - SBNation.com
The horror... the horror...