Last night's POTG Radio Show was two full hours of pure hockey talk that covered a wide range of topics.
Joe Yerdon, who is the editor of NBC's ProHockeyTalk as well as his is own site at Gross Misconduct Hockey, was one of the most interesting guests that we have had on the show.
We covered a lot of ground over the course of the show. If you listened to the first hour live, you need to catch the second hour on podcast as we got into some topics that Joe was passionate about including RPI hockey, the struggles of the University of Alabama-Huntsville team, and the potential for the growth of hockey in warm weather sites.
Earlier in the show we discussed some interesting things that NBC (and eventually Versus) have planned to have a better presentation once their coverage starts in January.
All in all, it was a substantive show with a guest who was passionate enough about the sport that we finally found the end of the amount of time that BlogTalkRadio will allow for the show. Luckily, we were about to end when the show cuts off abruptly at the two hour mark.
We ask that you join us with the player below or download from iTunes. It will definitely be some of the best hockey talk you will hear today on all the recent events in the hockey world.
In Pred Nation...
There is a new 303:30 from Section 303 that includes David Poile, Kevin Allen and Adam Proteau. I listened yesterday and is is good stuff as always.
Forechecker has a oood story on hockey in Italy of all places.
Nate Rau reports that the completion of the sale of the Boots DelBiaggio share of the Preds has been pushed back into next month due to "procedural issues." This should not be a surprise to anyone.
Chris Burton looks at Francis "Cube" Bouillon's outlook for the coming season.
Jim Diamond has all the information on The Best Buddies of Tennessee 5k set for this Saturday.
Here's news that Milwaukee fans can't do without from @JonAdmirals: Proud to welcome the one of a kind Village People to the BC on Dec. 3 after Admirals Hockey. Gonna be crazy fun!
Preds fans with kids won't want to miss Nashville Predators Day at he Zoo this Sunday.
Finally, some real news for the Korner as Dmitry Chesnokov reports that all sides got together and submitted a deal at the NHL offices and a new contract could be announced later today. E. J. Hradek appears to have broken the original story on Twitter. Later in the evening, Bill Daly indicated that there had not been a contract submitted. Maybe they are waiting until after the shindig in Toronto to make the announcement.
Around the NHL...
Matt Reitz, who will be a guest on tonight's RLD Hockey Radio, along with John Buccigross, has a great piece on NHL Ticket Prices (actually it is by Amanda Fortier). Thanks to Ryan for asking me to co-host his show once again.
The World Hockey Summit got underway last night in Toronto. Jeff Marek wraps up the first day's events and sees no hope that anything material will come of the four day event. Puck Daddy has an interesting video with Brian Burke at the end of the night.
Something's Bruin has an interesting read on the recent PensionPlanPuppets/Sun Media fiasco.
Spector's Hockey reports that Christobol Huet will play in Switzerland this season. He appears to be another victim of the current CBA that would not allow him to renegotiate a contract with the Hawks.
Ryan at the RLD has the top 5 fantasy comeback players.
The Sporting News has a panel of Kevin Weekes, Brooks Laich, and Doug McLean look at the off season moves.
Adam Gretz starts a five part series on non-traditional areas that are producing hockey players and starts with the West Coast.
Dave Ogrean previews the World Hockey Summit at HTM Home Ice.
From the Point thinks that the Aaron Asham signing by the Pens is a great one and I agree. When the Flyers were here last season Asham really stood out as a hustling energy player with some skill.
There is a move afoot to charge Philadelphia bloggers a $300 tax for the privilege of blogging whether it is for profit or not.
Cam Charron makes the case for a World Cup of Hockey at The Hockey Writers.
Dennis Kane has a nice piece on Gaston LeBois at Hockey 54.
Here is an Inception style trailer for Slapshot at Inside Hockey.