Broadcaster Blog: Two Stats of Note Through Nashville’s First 10 Games | NHL.com - “Through the first 10 games of the Predators’ season, the most important stat is Nashville’s eight wins in 10 contests.’’ However, the two stats of note begin with “J”.
Forsberg Setting Records, Leading Preds Through October | NHL.com - Prince Filip ladies and gentlemen.
Weekly Edge: The Nashville Predators need more from P.K. Subban | AtoZ Sports - Our buddy Alex with his take on P.K. Subban’s start to the year. Also - does anyone have any theories on why Bridgestone is losing its winning mojo?
HNIC After Hours: Ryan Johansen | NHL.com - ”Preds center Ryan Johansen joins HNIC’s After Hours to talk bull masks, Peter Laviolette and the team’s hot start.” Canadian media man - all about Twitter talk, both nothing about the dogs. Good interview by Ryan though. Some great pictures from his junior days.
Preds Play Baseball | NHL.com - ”Web gems, inside-the-park home runs and rundowns, the Preds’ baseball game at Vanderbilt University has it all.” Last time it was the home run derby - this time it’s an actual game.
From a bit ago....these pups ain’t no rats.
Central Division News:
Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau on goaltender equipment, coaching millennials and more | ESPN.com - Nice interview with Bruce Boudreau. He comes thiiiiss close to calling those goalies from last week a bunch of whiners. Good thoughts on why Eric Staal has returned to form too.
Jake Allen injured in 7-3 Blues victory over Blackhawks | St. Louis Game Time - Ruh-roh. I was impressed with the back up goalie until I saw he only took 5 shots. Saint Louis has a goalie issue - color me shocked.
Yakupov’s dad on Blues coach Mike Yeo: “When the coach is an idiot, the team will fail” | The Sports Daily - I know I shouldn’t have, but I so dislike Mike Yeo that this had to be linked.
Other Hockey News:
Matthews out at least four weeks for Maple Leafs with shoulder injury | NHL.com - Oof. Too bad they don’t have another elite center.....oh.
NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership | NHL.com - The official announcement.
NHL-MGM partnership FAQ on what this means for in-game betting, player tracking, league revenue and more | ESPN.com - Surprisingly from ESPN (home of triple length titles that end with “and more”), here is all the stuff you really wanted to know.
Super Slow Mo: Week 3 | NHL.com - Waiting, waiting......Hi Viktor Arvidsson! RV! RV! RV! Sweet pass Filip Forsberg. Hi Mattias Ekholm and Juuse Saros! Oops. Hey a save! More saves! Random blue helmet swirling on the ice. Hi Filip Forsberg! Nice. Love me some JOFA. Hi P.K. Subban and Juuse Saros! Oops again. WHERE IS KYLE TURRIS AND HIS BEAUTIFUL OT WINNER?
31 Takes: Player deployment shouldn’t be this hard | Yahoo.com - Fire up the Hot Taek Dragons! Seriously, I missed Patrik Laine getting demoted to the fourth line. Full Disclosure - I did not read all of the linked articles.
What You Need To Know About The American Hockey League | The Sports Daily - Yes this is Pittsburgh focused though only for examples, but I learned a bunch about the AHL that I didn’t know.