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Most of today's news orbits around the subject of injuries. Blues? They're healthy. Ducks? Not quite. Lightning? NO. Nashville? Pretty much healthy. It's a fun narrative. Speaking of... the fun starts tonight.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Ranking the Stanley Cup playoff goalies: Capitals, Rangers at top - CBSSports.com
That's an honest assessment of Nashville's netminder.

Positional Preview: Dynamic Defense Meets Stingy Blue Line - Nashville Predators - Features
Only one Ducks defenseman has more than 30 points. Nashville has 4.

Predators recall milestone playoff series win vs. Ducks | Tennessean
It's fun to look back on this, but don't kid yourself.... this matters very little. But that feeling of exhilaration and wondering if the fans were going to burn down the city on a Sunday night was really something.

Ducks Stuff

Bob Murray: 'I came close to doing lots of things' during Ducks' horrible start - The Orange County Register
No one can reasonably call Bob Murray a bad GM. He's found a way to build a consistent contender while balancing top-end contracts with youth.

Let’s look at the many, many key injuries heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs – ProHockeyTalk
It's a long list. And Anaheim is on this list.

NHL - Sidney Crosby, Braden Holtby and Jonathan Toews among the favorites to win this year's Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP | ESPN
Ryan Kesler is on this list. And his contract does look a bit better after this year.

Other NHL Stuff

Heika: There are some very good reasons to think two goalies can succeed in the playoffs | SportsDay
Mike thinks that the Stars will go with Kari Lehtonen over Niemi.

Parise goes to Mayo; Wild go on as if he won't be back soon - StarTribune.com
Thomas Vanek isn't a safe bet to start the series either.

Senators fire head coach Cameron - Article - TSN
Ottawa is weird. Was it Cameron's fault the team isn't built to win anything?

Updated: Backes returns; Blues at full strength | stltoday.com
And in spite of this, Ken Hitchcock's presser was 26 seconds.

NHL Playoffs 2016: Martin Jones named game one starter - Fear The Fin
Starting a former Kings goalie against the Kings. What could go wrong?

Updated: Backes returns; Blues at full strength | stltoday.com
And in spite of this, Ken Hitchcock's presser was 26 seconds.

2016 Stanley Cup playoffs storylines - Can Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals avoid another collapse? | ESPN
FOR ALL YOU KIDS OUT THERE: This is how you write a playoff column.

30 Thoughts: Picking NHL award winners - Sportsnet.ca
Not a ton of Nashville in this, aside from two Roman Josi mentions.

Not Hockey

This Is How Different 'One Drink' Is in Countries All Over the World | Gizmodo
JEEZ AUSTRIA.