Found November 21, 2011 on PredsOnTheGlass:

  1. Bryan Mullen takes a look at the Predators' improving health with a big road trip on the horizon after Tuesday's home-stand finale against Edmonton.
  2. Nate Rau has more on possible ways for the city to pay the Predators' subsidy in a way that may be more palatable to voters and council members.
  3. Dave Lozo has the Predators at number ten in's Super 16 Rankings.
  4. The Predators have fallen all the way to seventh in Hockey's Future's organizational rankings. That's what happens when you promote from within to the NHL at the rate that the Preds have done in the last couple of years.
  5. Dirk Hoag is encouraging everyone to bring used hockey equipment to the game on Tuesday to benefit the local sled hockey program. Go here for details on how to help.
  6. Paul McCann gets an early jump on looking at the Preds at the quarter pole.
  7. This appears to be a weekly thing now where Milwaukee Coach Kirk Muller hands out grades to the Admirals.

The tradition of the president of the United States "pardoning" a turkey each year only seems like it has been around forever. Research shows that George Bush was the first to formally give out a pardon in 1989.

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POTG Predators Seven Stories: Dramatic Storms Collapse Pacific Coast Highway Edition

Ryan Porth discusses the stability that Frankie Bouillon brought to the Predators.The last time the Preds and Oilers played, Jerred Smithson took the team to task over an "embarrassing" game and the team reacted well.Jim Diamond sets conventional wisdom straight with a discussion of the quarter point versus the quarter pole.David Boclair looks at the Predators in...

Bouillon’s stability boosts defense’s consistency

In the first few weeks of the season the Predators’ defense was searching for answers and consistency. They got just that when Francis Bouillon returned to the lineup in late October. Bouillon has been back in the lineup for 12 games now, and the team is 7-2-3 in those games. As many of his peers mentioned, he has stabilized the defense and made everyone else’s job easier.On...

Lindback sharp, focused despite lack of starts

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has started 18 of the team’s first 19 games this season, a 94.7 percentage. No other NHL goaltender has started that often this season, as Rinne also leads the league in shots faced and saves.With the $49 million man making highlight reel saves on a nightly basis, backup goalie Anders Lindback hasn’t had much playing time this season. Though that...

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Early Carol of the Bells Edition

Craig Smith moved past his "learning moment" empty net miss that USA Today called "the worst missed goal ever" to have a solid game last night, splitting time on two lines, picking up a power play assist, and winning 7 of 12 in the face-off circle.Nate Rau takes a look at the subsidy that the Nashville Predators receive from Metro government to operate the Bridgestone...

"Life" Hits the Predators Square in the Face in 6-2 Loss

The Nashville Predators had been on a roll, picking up points in ten of the last eleven games and rising into fourth place in the Western Conference. On Tuesday night, it appeared like that team was having a group out of body experience in the opening period against the Edmonton Oilers.The team came out flat as a pancake and was out shot 13-3, and outworked on both ends of the ice...

Halischuk’s first fight not enough to spark Preds, Oilers thump Nashville 6-2

With Nashville trailing the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 in the second period, Predators forward Matt Halischuk tried to provide his team with some spark by getting into his first hockey fight. Standing near the left faceoff circle in the Predators offensive end, Halischuk dropped the gloves with Oilers forward Sam Gagner at 15:22 of the middle frame. After the game, and a 6-2 loss when...

Tootoo scores, frustrated after loss to Oilers

Jordin Tootoo collected his first goal of the season on Tuesday night, but that was the last thing on his mind as the Predators were blown out by a high-flying Edmonton Oilers 6-2. Tootoo scored on the power play at 11:32 of the third period, as he deflected a Shea Weber slap shot past Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk.“Any time you can contribute offensively it’s a bonus,” Tootoo...

Predators to Hold Huge Sale on Tickets and Other Bridgestone Events on Black Friday

The Nashville Predators will open up tickets for the second half of the season during the Black Friday sale starting at 8 a.m. on the day after Thanksgiving. There will be special pricing on Predators tickets as well as other upcoming events.The bargains are too numerous to enumerate so make the jump to see the full release from the Nashville Predators...NASHVILLE PREDATORS, BRIDGESTONE...

POTG Seven Stories: Unlocking the Secrets of Mars Edition

Robby Stanley looks at the one on one, shooter versus goalie showdown in hockey in an interesting piece. Craig Smith appears tired of talking about Craig Smith. He would rather talk about the team. What a guy!Anders Lindback claims the he is staying shark despite a lack of playing time. There is a good chance that he may get a start soon with back to back games on Tuesday...

Preview #21: Predators face League-leading Wild Wednesday

Season Records Nashville Predators 10-6-4 Minnesota Wild 12-5-3   Who will be in goal Wednesday night, Pekka Rinne or Anders Lindback? The Nashville Predators ended their five-game homestand with a 2-2-1 record. After picking up points in 10 of the last 11 outings, the Predators fell 6-2 to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. There is not much to put Tuesday night’s blowout...

Predators to Close Out Home Stand Against Oilers Tonight

The Nashville Predators (10-5-4) continue to roll in spite of stubbing their toe against Columbus on Saturday night when they lost 4-3 against an inspired Blue Jackets team that finally broke their 17 game losing streak in Nashville.The Predators are 7-1-3 in the last eleven games and have risen to fourth place in the Western Conference with 24 points. The hope to make it through tonight...

The Morning After Wrap-Up: Blue Jackets 4, Predators 3 (OT)

No one expected that the Predators 17 game winning streak on home ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets would go on forever and it didn't with Columbus pulling out a 4-3 win in overtime last night at Bridgestone Arena.Last season, on three occasions, I went to the rink on game day against the Jackets just knowing that karma would catch up with the Predators and she laid low...

Oilers 6, Predators 2: Barry Trotz post-game audio

Barry Trotz speaks after tonight's 6-2 loss to Edmonton...

Morning Skate: November 20

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Blue Jackets 4, Predators 3 (OT)Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. James Wisniewski, CBJ (game-winning goal, 1 assist, 5 shots)2. Rick Nash, CBJ (2 assists, 4 shots)3. Shea Weber, NSH (2 assists, 5 shots)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassInside SmashvilleSection 303Puck SceneHockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:

OOF…What Happened? Out-of-Sync Predators Walloped By Oilers 6-2

Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images Ryan Suter may have summed it up best in his post game quote: “We sh*t the bed” (awesome job from Jim Diamond [@diamondhockey on Twitter] for that gem). Nashville allowed 3 goals in the first, had a great second period outshooting Edmonton 18-7 but failing on a 5-on-3 and another powerplay, and finally allowing 3 more goals in the...
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