No Ping-Pong for you! How should the Predators defend home ice on Friday?

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 13: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators and Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings hold their positions in front of goalie Pekka Rinne #35 in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

While other series have guys throwing elbows to the head, pulling hair, or cross-checking opponents in the face, the rivalry between the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings is perhaps taking a more genteel turn. The story making the rounds this morning had Todd Bertuzzi taking away a ping-pong table which the Preds were playing with***, telling them to basically get their own. Dave Strader details that story at the end of the video here:

So the question I put to you is, how should the Predators defend their turf when the series returns to Bridgestone Arena for Game 5 on Friday?

  • Shea Weber could have his giant dog Dug stand guard outside the visitors' dressing room.
  • The arena staff could serve up a pre-game meal for the Red Wings consisting of nothing but the most tongue-scorching variety of Prince's Hot Chicken.
  • Conveniently stop cleaning out Gnash's litter box, and leave it in a corner of the Red Wings' room.

What other ideas can you come up with? It's time to chip in and help the team...

*** Jim Diamond previously profiled particular Preds' propensity for ping-pong.

UPDATE: Craig Custance tries to pop the bubble here:

Hey, why let the facts get in the way of a good story?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker