Last night's POTG Radio was a good show and featured Pred's beat writer, Jim Diamond, and "Miracle Speech Kid" Josh Sacco and his mom, Julie.
Jim is always interesting to talk to at the games so it was good to get him on the show. I only made it about halfway through my list of topics, so it will guarantee a return visit.
One topic that I would like to emphasize is Jim's involvement in supporting the Peterson's Foundation for Parkinsons and he describes his fundraising through the Music City Marathon in this post. If you want to make a pledge, you can go directly to this site.
Josh Sacco and his family were straight off their trip to the Olympics and Josh and his mom discussed all the things they got to do in Vancouver and what they saw there. Sometimes you can lose site of the fact that Josh is a five year old that is ready for baseball to start where he will play in the Spring Hill (TN) Little League.
If you missed the show last night, go to the player below to hear the podcast.
On a programming note, I will co-host RedLightDistrict radio today at 12:30, Central, along with RLD head, Ryan Porth and Anthony Curatolo from The Hockey Guys. Guests will include The Sporting News' Craig Custance and Chelsea Alexander. If you haven't listened before, it is a good dose of hockey for those stuck at a desk mid-day.
In Preds Nation...
John Glennon has a bunch of changes for the Predators at Monday's practice and the Game at a Glance.
To see what the AJC says about the game go here.
Jim Diamond has an article about and a reminder that Barry Trotz's "Under the Lights" episode will be shown tonight after the Preds-Thrashers game.
David Boclair says that Barry Trotz has asked for everyone's A-Game tonight.
On the Forecheck has tonight's Game Day Preview. Dirk continues with his scoreboard watch feature and Pred fans really did not like what they saw last night with the Stars and Kings winning big games.
Codey at Section 303 has more on Nashville's "Green Lady." I would suggest lower bowl tickets. Also at 303, Jeremy rehashes his pleas for three players that got away from us earlier this year.
Section 303 also has a new Facebook Fan page. Go here to become a fan.
Finally, Section 303 is headed to Atlanta this morning to take in the game tonight. Here is their preview.
Jas Faulker has reflections on the Preds -Nucks game at The Hockey Writers.
Preds 101 says that this is our time.
Ex-Pred Ryan Jones fits in well in Edmonton. He has already made injured reserve with a torn ACL. With no playoffs in site in Oil country, this is probably a season ender for Jones. Unfortunately, the Edmonton Journal has comments about Grebeshkov's return to injury too.
Here is a great point from the @predfans group written by mike_causey: Of course the sports council does a free shuttle for the SEC Tournament, would be nice for the Preds games. Sure enough, there is a shuttle to remote lots for the SEC tourney according to a "Sommet Center" press release.
Ancient wisdom from @Jtootoo22: Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
The Predators Foundation is having a wine tasting event on March 31st at the Bridgestone Arena. Find a good designated driver and make your reservation now.
Around the NHL...
James Murphy has a thorough article on the need for a head shot rule change which is being considered at The GM meetings this week. Pred's Radio man Tom Callahan also speaks out on the issue. Here's what Marc Savard had to say about his recent shot to the head drom Matt Cooke.
Grant at Hockeyisms has the lowdown on how Roller Derby handles shots to the head. Before you cringe, realize that at least they have rules.
Michelle Kenneth explains how poker and golf can lead to better hockey writing.
Stay Classey makes an excellent point about hockey coverage from the "experts" versus the blog community.
Steve Lapore has the latest on Sunday's ratings from the Wings-Hawks match. Basically, there was no increase a week after the huge numbers for the Olympics.
The latest ESPN power ratings have the Preds in 13th place but eighth in the West.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass