Nashville Predators News & Notes
Predators' Mattias Ekholm thriving in increased role | Tennessean
Ekholm and Ellis are going to continue to grow their games, and that's exciting for everyone involved.
Down Goes Brown's Weekend Review: It's Ugly up in Canada | VICE Sports
We're lining up to have a Canadian-free playoffs for the first time since 1970, when there were only two teams in the country.
Wilson Ready to Return; Forsberg Hits 100 (Again) - Nashville Predators - Features
Those lines.... I love 'em.
Buff Gets Paid
Dustin Byfuglien Re-Signed - Arctic Ice Hockey
Whelp, guess that means Ladd is out?
Winnipeg Jets couldn't afford to lose Dustin Byfuglien - ESPN
"Keeping Dustin Byfuglien in the fold shows the entire league that Winnipeg can compete with the big boys and gives the Jets some breathing room at the trade deadline." -What ESPN had as their teaser line. That's hilarious.
Dustin Byfuglien deal sends Jets fans the right message - Sportsnet.ca
Message: This team is mediocre at best, and they're going to fight like hell to stay there.
Other NHL News/Stuff
'Second Six' took shape 50 years ago | NHL.com
There were five groups from LA? Wow. The NFL is impressed.
WATCH: Cam Fowler tries everything to stop Sidney Crosby, fails miserably - CBSSports.com
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler did everything he could to stop Sidney Crosby on this play. He was not successful.
Pulkkinen is Odd Man Out as Detroit Looks for Offense - TSS
"The Detroit Red Wings need an offensive boost. Jeff Blashill just doesn’t trust the guy who could provide it."
Martin Brodeur & the Great Goalies of the Past, Where Does He Stack Up? - All About The Jersey
An excellent, honest piece.
Hockey world watching Bettman’s decision on Wideman ban - Article - TSN
"Guys, don't hit officials."
Video: Panthers furious after Abdelkader ‘cheap shot’ hit on Barkov – ProHockeyTalk
Barkov left the game and didn't return. You be the judge on the hit.
Projecting North America’s World Cup roster | SI.com
"North America GMs Peter Chiarelli and Stan Bowman will choose from the past five NHL draft classes, with competition at every position."
Nashville Chili Festival
This is one of our favorite days of the year. Jon, Link, Kris, and I will all be there.