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One of the storylines going into the summer is what is going to happen with the Colorado Avalanche. Will Joe Sakic fire Patrick Roy? Will Matt Duchene want to hang around? Will they do something stupid like bring in Alex Radulov? Lots of dumb ideas floating around this team*. And Nashville can help Colorado get a head start on it... tonight.

Except the whole idea of firing Roy. That's actually pretty smart.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators seek momentum in final week of season | Tennessean
And really, that's all I want to see. That and a healthy Ryan Ellis.

Cody Bass Recalled by Nashville | Admirals Roundtable
Yay. Hooray. Huzzah.

Other Hockey Stuff

Bolts notes: ‘Shocked’ players must press forward after loss of Stamkos | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
The Bolts need to have a bit more "ride or die" mentality with the roster they have. Even without Stamkos, that's still a very good team.

Red Wings excited to control own destiny in final week of playoff race | MLive.com
That sounds cool, since their a team that's in transition from old stars to new stars. And with the right veterans in place next year they can....

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk declines to discuss future, focused on this season | MLive.com
....Oh. Heh.

#MondayMustRead: Roy puts Avs’ core under the microscope - Article - TSN
Boy howdy, that Duchene for Drouin trade will be something.

Avalanche won't get to 90 points; is the Duchene, Roy relationship on thin ice? | DenverPost.com
Grab the popcorn for this one. It might be an interesting summer on the range.

Blues say Allen, Backes will miss rest of regular season | stltoday.com
The Blues. Cannot. Stay. Healthy.

Todd McLellan, Oilers still establishing boundaries - Sportsnet.ca
Like a young couple on their first few awkward dates. It's all so cute.

NHL - Roberto Luongo is still excelling and is ready to do even more | ESPN
Positioning, having a steady backup, and playing on a good team. That does wonders.

Getting half-naked for a Nicklas Backstrom autograph | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The title speaks for itself.

Rangers’ playoff worries give way to Ryan McDonagh worries | New York Post
Oh the irony. McDonagh gets hurt how? Blocking a shot against a John Tortorella coached team. The shooter? Brandon Dubinsky.

Nazem Kadri's divisive season has him under microscope - Sportsnet.ca
Right after Dion was traded, Kadri had to know he was the next target. I want to feel bad for him, but Kadri hasn't done himself any favors.

VIDEO: Tarasenko goes end-to-end, flicks in pinpoint wrister | theScore.com
Connor McDavid and Vladimir Tarasenko are what "create a player" specimens from video games would look like in real life.

Jaromir Jagr will take a selfie with you, but not if you fumble your phone - SBNation.com
Bless you, Jagr.

Not Hockey

What Secret Is Elon Musk Keeping About The Interior Of The Tesla Model 3? | Jalopnik
Elon Musk is a Marvel character.