Last night's Petey's Preds Party was a huge success and was capped by a Carrie (Mrs. Mike Fisher) Underwood song. Here is our recap from last night with a surprisingly nice photo of the Wade Belak tribute jersey in the background.
Ryan Porth and Amanda DiPaolo give their takes on the evening too. If you were not in attendance, "save up" for next year as Killer Bees says because it is an event not to miss.
Later today at Noon CDT, you will be able to experience the debut of Smashville on the Glass on Blog Talk Radio with Ryan Porth and I as the hosts and special guests Amanda DiPaolo and Jeremy Gover.
Predators single game tickets for the first half of the season go on sale Saturday at the Bridgestone arena at 9 a.m. and other outlets at 10.
The Predators Rookies will also hit the ice Saturday morning at the Centennial Sportsplex and the public is welcome.
Make the jump for today's news and links...
In Pred Nation...
Mark Willoughby begins his "blogapalooza" of questions to local bloggers with nine different opinions of what is expected of the Predators this year. He also has the weekly "My View" post that has a different twist this week. Mark's true heart for his fellow humans really shows trough in this weeks message.
Josh Cooper previews Chet Pickard's pivotal season after a poor showing last season.
Ryan Porth has the season preview for Sergei Kostitsyn as well as Cal O'Reilly's excitement to get the season going. He also talked to Jerred Smithson about the KHL tragedy.
Dirk Hoag loaded up on the rookie camp previews with Ryan Ellis Jani Lajunen, and Gabriel Bourque snapshots.
Pete Weber stopped by the Fan 590 to discuss the victims of the plane crash in Russia and his special thoughts on Karlis Skrastins.
Paul McCann is a a loss for words. That is a first.
Predatorial has 20 bold predictions for the Predators.
Preds Gold compares Ryan Ellis to Tim Tebow.
Chris Parker reports strong sales for the Predators at they head into the preseason.
Josh Shalla's performance in camp will determine if he plays in Milwaukee or returns to the Saginaw Spirit as an over age junior.
Aaron Sims looks at the two former Admirals that perished on Wednesday.
NHL.com looks at the round robin Rookie Tournament that the Preds will be in starting Monday. The Sun-Sentinel has a Panthers perspective on the matches.
Here's more pictures from the beach with the Predator girls in Florida.
The Nashville Predators have several ways to make it on to the Bridgestone Arena ice this season. Go here for details.
Around the NHL...
The NHL Media Tour of young stars will wrap up its two day run in the Big Apple today. Pekka Rinne is there representing the Predators.
NHL.com has an exclusive video interview with Sidney Crosby who is anxious to return to the ice.
Hawknut recounts their top five hockey moments at View From My Seats.
Puck Daddy has the odd "funeral" for the Lokomotiv team that was held in leiu of the actual meeting at Dynamo Minsk. The investigation continues but has been hampered by wet data recorders.
The LA Times has a nice salute to Ruslan "Rusty"Salei.
Ryan Porth looks at The Year to Forget at RLD Hockey. It all started on New Years Day and has yet to relent.
Predatorial also offers thoughts about the offseason.
The jumbo Jet, Kyle Wellwood, has arrived in Winnipeg.
The AHL All-Star game is headed for Atlantic CIty. Sounds like it is time for a road trip.
Crown cubed looks at the death of Stephan Liv.
Odds and Ends...
Dahlia Kurtz discusses what you would tell your 18 year old self.
Dirk Hoag had to bring up a "moose intimacy" post after my drunken moose story yesterday. Where will it all end?
This is interesting. Tell the New York Times where you were on 9-11 ten years ago.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass