Hockey is back, for one night only. With the weird two day break schedule format there won’t be another Penguins vs. Predators game until the end of the weekend on Sunday night.

The lack of games is making people get a little stir crazy.

Pittsburgh Man With Awe-Inspiring Take On Preds’ Crowd Noise - On the Forecheck
An otherwise boring article about Matt Murray took a turn for the crazy over at earlier today with claims that the crowd noise at the Bridgestone Arena is actually simulated. Is it all a conspiracy? Is anyone even really at that arena?

A better question I have is are the catfish real? I suspect they are simply holograms. I’m sure I’ve seen a glitch in their holomatrix with my finely tuned TV eyes.

I mean, are catfish even a real fish? The name sounds fishy to me. Perhaps they are some kind of kitten-fish hybrids being grown at the secret PPP Moon Base? Wait, I shouldn’t have told you about that.

Here, check out all these links and forget what I just said.

The Predators’ Comeback Is No Fluke  - 538
Home-ice advantage in the NHL playoffs might be a myth, but don’t tell that to the Nashville Predators.

Crunch feed on home cooking in 5-3 win over Grand Rapids Griffins - Raw Charge
The Crunch extend their playoff home winning streak to ten games.

Nashville, Atlanta, Winnipeg: How ownership can make or break a team - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets left in 1996 because no one could buy them, the Thrashers had owners that never loved them, but the Predators had people willing to save them from Balsillie.

Blackhawks sign Czech free agent defenseman Jan Rutta - Second City Hockey
Rutta joins a crowded defense in Chicago at the moment.

Ulf Samuelsson will join Blackhawks as assistant coach, per report - Second City Hockey
Samuelsson replaces Mike Kitchen on Chicago’s coaching staff.