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Happy Birthday, James Neal

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We can only imagine the party worthy of the Gorgeous Man with Deadly Hands™.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Here, have some music while you watch the .gifs.

Listen.

We didn't know what truly to expect from James Neal coming over to Nashville.

But we knew he was a talented winger.

And we knew he had a knack for scoring some hateful goals.

And we came to know that he's also a very skilled passer.

And he's an excellent two-way player. In fact, he's one of the league's best.

Plus, he's something different. In the past, Nashville has been full of clean-cut choir boys who couldn't win based on talent alone.

James Neal... is different.

James Neal is of the better top line wingers in the league. And he plays for Nashville. Enjoy this. We suffered through enough boring hockey to get to this point.

Plus, it's not like he's missing Pittsburgh that much.

Your turn: what was your favorite Neal moment from this past year? There's a few to choose from.

Like that one. That's an awesome moment. Glad someone was there to capture it.