Well done, JR, this goes on the front page - Dirk
These two day breaks between games are exhausting. The mind wanders. Side trips into the surreal are made. We've all been there. The distance between 8 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday is just too long. We all have to find ways to pass the time. All the time alone gives rise to dangerous bouts of self-reflection.
What does it all mean? Does my life have meaning?
Why do I like Nick Spaling so much?
Submitted for your approval, our light-hearted look at what your favorite Nashville Predator says about you. We're just kidding. We promise.
Wade Belak: Your girlfriend likes Jordin Tootoo and you do too, but for totally different reasons.
Cody Franson: You really like Shea Weber, but think that's too obvious.
Blake Geoffrion: You think the only coffee is Maxwell House, the only candy cluster is Goo-Goo, your favorite president is Andrew Jackson and you still drive a Saturn.
Shea Weber: You like beards and a bunch of people told you he was good.
Jonathon Blum: Congratulations! You're related to Jonathon Blum!
Kevin Klein: You are a contrarian.
Marcel Goc: You're handsome and smart. Obviously.
Martin Erat: You value hilarious accents a bit more than hockey skill. You may be a dentist.
David Legwand: Because [screw] you, that's why. Also, you bought his jersey in 1998 and the new ones are soooo expensive, youknowhatimsaying.
Mike Fisher: You have been a secret Canadian or a secret American Idol fan for years. Or you are Don't Feed the Belak.
Nick Spaling: You like plucky guys who work hard. Put it this way: he is almost certainly your mom's favorite. You also have an irrational hatred for the state of Minnesota.
Matthew Lombardi: You are easily disoriented. You need to lie down in a dark, cool room. You haven't watched a game since October. You talk a lot about "potential."
Ryan Suter: You're a throwback. You prefer your women and your defensemen to stay at home.
Jordin Tootoo: Fight! Fast! Whistle! Is that a caribou?
Matt Halischuk: You think Nick Spaling is too flashy.
Jerred Smithson: You value hard work and you don't like to change your facial expression very much.
Steve Sullivan: You missed out on playing hockey with your dad when you were 10 so your favorite player is someone who looks like your dad and is as tall as you were at 10.
Patric Hornqvist: Your friends love you, but nobody else can stand you. Everyone seems to think your face is dirty, but that could be because you are constantly showing them your backside.
Joel Ward: You don't understand why roller hockey isn't on ESPN2 any more. You are a team player and a go-with-the-flow kind of guy.
Colin Wilson: You prefer the highlight to the grind. You and your girlfriends LOVE singing "I Will Survive" at wedding receptions. And no, you're not jealous your younger sister is already married; this is the year you finally meet Mr. Right!
Pekka Rinne: You value consistency and reliability. Your life is very much like a Prudential commercial.
Anders Lindback: You just love puppies and rainbows and, ohhhh, look at that! Are those Doritos? Your idea of a perfect evening is watching Toy Story 3. You are really happy the Predators didn't sweep so we can go back to California and you can go to Disneyland. You and your buddies are going to go to Bonnaroo to see Mumford & Sons, but only if your grades are good and your stupid sister doesn't need to use the Astrovan.
Francis Bouillon: Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, you also enjoy the visceral surge of a big hit. Your friends are concerned, as you have not been seen in weeks. You should really call them.
Shane O`Brien: You are a fan of fights and foolish penalties. You take pick-up basketball games at the YMCA just a little too seriously. Your name is probably Bob Murray.
J.P. Dumont: You long for a time when the hockey was slow and the mustaches were great. You also have an affinity for community service and the French language.
Sergei Kostitsyn: You are likely to "accidentally" take designer drugs. You own many silk shirts. You are definitely going to see Lady Gaga.
Gnash: You eagerly await all the presents you will be getting at your third birthday party.