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The Nashville Predators have nothing to gain or lose with these last 3 games. What are your expectations for this week, other than staying healthy? There are no unacceptable answers.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators to face Kings or Ducks in first round | Tennessean
For as good as the Ducks are, the Kings are the best in the league at owning the puck.

Other NHL Stuff

Canadiens recall John Scott from St. John's - Sportsnet.ca
Good!

Thumbs to injuries heading into the playoffs, concussion emails - Article - TSN
"More youngsters might be playing hockey because more parents might approve." We keep hearing that baseball participation is down, but I wonder their numbers will improve over time due to the dangers of other sports.

Patrick Roy had ‘a bit of a hard time’ with Matt Duchene’s celebration – ProHockeyTalk
Vintage Roy.

NHL sends ice guru to work on Barclays Center ice for New York Islanders | ESPN
Not a good thing.

West Coast Bias: Remembering Rexall Place - Sportsnet.ca
Check out the "Last Supper" style painting in the video.

Leafs' Kadri to have hearing for cross-check - Article - TSN
Something else for Leafs fans to hate Kadri over.

Friedman: Pavel Datsyuk may return to Russia next season - Winging It In Motown
This broke on Saturday night. And the comments are as you'd expect.

Nilsson is unlikely hero as Blues dominate Avs | Blues | stltoday.com
Jake Allen is now hurt. The Blues cannot stay healthy, volume 351.

Wild routed by Jets for third loss in a row - StarTribune.com
Minnesota also looks bored, so we have that going for us.

Final: Ducks have no problem being shorthanded, topple Stars with 3-1 win - The Orange County Register
This is a good thing. If you could choose between the Kings and the Ducks... you would probably want the Ducks.

VIDEO: Simmonds carves Murray across the neck after whistle | theScore.com
It's not like there's a high profile high-sticking suspension in the news or anything.

NHL playoff race: Panthers clinch; Bruins in trouble; Avs still alive - CBSSports.com
Congrats to the Panthers, and they'll likely be the favorites to win the division.

Oilers coach McLellan rips team after loss to Flames | The Hockey News
TAHD MAD. TAHD SMASH. TAHD CALL GUYS OUT IN THE MEDIA.

Alain Vigneault’s benching the possible savior as Rangers sink | New York Post
If Dylan McIlrath is the thing keeping the Rangers together.... then they have other problems.

Not Hockey

Check Out All These St. Louis Cardinals Striking Out Like Jamokes | Deadspin
I think I may set one of our office display monitors to this. On loop.