It's playoff time, and the Preds need a simpler, more straightforward message not just to energize the sports fans of Nashville, but as a response to their many critics around the hockey world:
- For the columnists who would rather see them run out of the league
- For the team officials who go into tirades over perceived slights
- For all the Canadian media who deride Jordin Tootoo, but celebrated Tie Domi when he played for the Maple Leafs
- For San Jose coach Ron Wilson, who moaned that "I don't know when he'll [Jonathan Cheechoo] play, hopefully he'll be able to come back this playoff," but started Cheechoo in Game Two, and then sent in the goons for a typical send-a-message dustup after an empty netter clinched the game last night.