It looks like the respect and media coverage for the Preds is continuing to snowball.
- Kimo Timmonen was just named to his second All-Star game appearance.
- Head Coach Barry Trotz will be the assistant coach for the game (by virtue of being in 2nd place in the conference).
- Shea Webber and Alexander Radulov will play in the Young Stars game.
- Radulov just got a feature story on the front of NHL.com. Though the Tennessean should sue them for it. It is almost a word-for-word copy of a story about Radulov's celebration's that the Nashville paper did exactly one month (and i wrote about here.)
- This article on SI.com argued that Paul Kariya and Chris Mason should have made the All-Star squad too. Oh well.
- Si.com also gave us an "A" for the mid-season grade. Not the A+ that a couple of other teams got, but better than most. Also named Chris Mason the first-half MVP and called Timmonen a Norris trophy contender.