The Preds keep their undefeated streak against the Blackhawks alive. Also, Patrick Marleau has been around a while.
Nashville Predators News ‘n Notes
Recap: Nashville Predators 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2: Young players impress in big win | On the Forecheck
Last night was a good start to what’s obviously a critical week for the Predators. The Stars (who I’m personally more worried about leapfrogging Nashville in the standings than the Blackhawks) have three more games against Detroit this week after beating the Red Wings last night. Conventional wisdom would say it’s in the Preds’ best interest to rack up as many points as they can in this Chicago series, because Dallas is probably going to make up some ground by the time the week is over one way or another.
On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 18: Chemistry, Chicago, Charlie Conway | On the Forecheck
Speaking of the Chicago series, that was one of the big talkers in this week’s episode of the On The Forecheck Podcast. The spiciest topic discussed, however, is the intense discussion on Disney’s The Mighty Ducks roster.
Other Hockey Happenings
Patrick Marleau’s journey from Canadian farmboy to NHL’s 1,768-game recordbreaker | The Guardian
Last night, Marleau topped Gordie Howe’s record for most career NHL games played, no small feat. This article is packed with some incredible backstory, and how he’s managed to stay in prime hockey shape all these years.
Smashville may not have a ton of fond memories of Marleau. But damn it if we don’t respect him.
Congratulations on an incredible milestone, Paddy.
Marleau games played record not one Thornton plans to match | NHL.com
I.E. “I’m already getting too old for this ish.”
Owen Power the unanimous No. 1 in TSN’s mid-season draft rankings | TSN.ca
McKenzie’s list is interesting. Our own Eric Dunay put out his own rankings last week and had Power ranked 10th. He’s a big guy who skates well, so that’s always a big piece of eye candy for teams nowadays.
WHL cancels 2021 playoffs, citing COVID-19 challenges | Sportsnet
Luke Prokop’s Calgary Hitmen were still in contention for a playoff spot. He’ll still likely have another year in juniors.
The Canadiens need a change in leadership | Eyes On The Prize
Smashville’s former tall, angry, handsome hockey man is front-and-center in this look at the Habs’ struggles this season.
Can Cale Makar really contend for the Norris Trophy this season? | Mile High Hockey
Injuries might keep Makar from hitting that Norris Top Three this season, but he’s going to reach that spot soon… and often.
Maple Leafs’ Nylander a potential scratch after being late for team meeting | Sportsnet
I’m sure Leafs fans will react to this in a calm, collected, thoroughly-thought-out manner….
St. Thomas men’s coach Rico Blasi talks about his new job, playing and working for George Gwozdecky, his time at Miami and more on The Rink Live podcast | Bemidji Pioneer
The man who turned Miami (OH) into one of the best college hockey programs during the 2000’s and 2010’s has a new challenge; building the newest D1 hockey program.
Colleen Coyne named President of the Boston Pride | The Ice Garden
Coyne was a defenseman on the USA’s 1998 Gold Medal hockey team, so she knows a thing or two about winning a title.
Today’s Song To Get You HYPED
Let’s throw it back to a centerpiece on maybe the best ‘Chel soundtrack of the entire series? Plus, can’t go wrong with anything Deftones.