Radulov ready to roll: Monday afternoon notes

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Alexander Radulov #47 of the Nashville Predators battles for the puck in the corner with the Phoenix Coyotes in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Kentucky Derby may have been Saturday, but it's the Nashville Predators who have a thoroughbred chomping at the bit, ready to bust loose.

Follow after the jump, as Alexander Radulov talks about how eager he is to get back on the ice, and Barry Trotz sets up Game Five...

Nashville Predators News

The Moment of Truth | Predators AJenda
AJ zeroes in on the burning question - "Has the team that freely admits it reinvented itself in the Predators’ image, successfully improved on the formula?"

Nashville Predators' attitude should be one of desperation | The Tennessean
David Climer says now's the time for Radulov and AK46 to get in there and save the day.

Radulov: "I have something to prove" - Predators Insider

Alex says all the right things heading into this game.

And here's Barry Trotz after today's morning skate:

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Is Today the Day That Coyotes Fans Have Been Waiting For? - Five For Howling
Regardless of what happens on the ice tonight, I think most Preds fans are happy to see the Coyotes end up with a new owner committed to keeping the team in Arizona.

Claude Giroux Suspended 1 Game For Dainius Zubrus Hit, Will Miss Game 5 - Broad Street Hockey
A real kick in the nuts to Philly's hopes, as they need to win tomorrow night to stay alive.

Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the alleged 3 a.m. Finnish nightclub incident | Puck Daddy
I'm gonna guess that Corey Perry is a Girl Drink Drunk.

Red Light District Hockey: Zidlicky helps to solidify both ends of the ice
Here's a headline I don't think many Preds fans would expect to see. I liked Z, though, despite his occasional gaffes.

The Los Angeles Kings: Not your typical eighth seed - The Globe and Mail
James Mirtle looks at the hows and whys of L.A.'s surge.

2012 NHL Playoffs: Rangers Vs. Capitals - How To Get The Offense Going? - Blueshirt Banter
What can John Tortorella do to jump-start New York's attack?

Braden Holtby earns teammates’ respect by not playing the blame game - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
Things can get ugly when a goalie starts showing up his defensemen.

The case of Alex Ovechkin’s disappearing minutes | Backhand Shelf
Is this really such a good idea?

Smoke On The Horizon? - Second City Hockey
Might Joel Quenneville take over in Montreal?

Patrick Kane’s drinking shirt; Giroux suspension reaction; awesome Kings video (Puck Headlines) | Puck Daddy
The first item here is pretty dang funny.

Spector on Canucks: Who calls the shots? - sportsnet.ca
Will ownership dictate certain changes for Mike Gillis in Vancouver?

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