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No one likes to talk about it in the major media here, but Pekka Rinne has not played his best in the postseason since 2011. That awesome spell against the Canucks? It's been 5 years. Pekka Rinne is paid $7 million a year, and he's the only key part of this team I'm concerned about going into series. That's a weird statement, considering how great he's been with a lesser team in front of him.
I'm not doubting if Pekka can recapture that form, and return to the ranks of elite netminders... but the clock is ticking. Let's see what you got, big guy.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Ducks vs. Predators - Sportsnet.ca
You like graphics? They got graphics.

Q&A With the Coach - Anaheim Ducks - News
IT WAS ALL A DREAM
I USED TO READ WORD UP MAGAZINE
ITS 10AM AT THE MALL AND
ITS NOT TOO EARLY FOR SOME ICE CREAM

First look: Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators | LA Daily News
The Ducks coverage is kinda scarce through the major papers in LA/OC. But we'll do our best to find what we can.

Predators have hands full with Ducks in first round | Tennessean
We do strongly encourage those of you with Twitter to follow Adam. He's done an excellent job, and has given the Preds coverage at 1100 a breath of fresh air.

Predators Ready for Postseason to Begin - Nashville Predators - Features
The 5th line > The 4th line. And that's even with Nystrom on it.

Other NHL Stuff

No Canada? No problem. Let the drama unfold - Sportsnet.ca
"The regular season (8 goals in 42 games with the Predators) was inconclusive, and now Johansen will go head-to-head against Ryan Getzlaf or Ryan Kesler." He has 34 points in 42 games in Nashville. That pace would give him more points than anyone on the team.

Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider dies at 83 - SBNation.com
The people of Nashville might only know Snider from the infamous offer sheet, but Ed Snider was much more than a villainous owner. He was to the Flyers what Al Davis was to the Raiders, but probably a better human.

Bruins bits: Surgery for David Krejci, B’s sign Danton Heinen – ProHockeyTalk
I wonder if Krejci will be back for the second rouHahaha..... that's right.

Arizona Coyotes seek 'modernization' of structure with new GM | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Whatever it takes. The 'Yotes have the prospect pool to be very special soon, so bringing in the right players to surround them will be key.

NHL - 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs: First-round predictions | ESPN
Nothing here should surprise or anger you. Heck, I'm more surprised no one picked the Islanders or Flyers.

Drouin eager to flip script | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
Go do work, Jo.

Blues not focused on postseason power-play failure | Blues | stltoday.com
What? They aren't?

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Do Not Wash Greasy Car Parts In Your Dishwasher | Jalopnik
I've seen worse ideas work.