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Leading up to the Preds' first Stanley Cup final there are many emotions. There is excitement because of the magnitude of the event, nervousness because the Predators will face the reigning cup champions, and even boredom because of the 1-week layoff. I'm just chomping at the bit to see the Preds on the ice for game one!

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Preds vs. Pens

Nashville Predators Look To Make History In Stanley Cup Finals : NPR
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Justin Bradford about the Nashville Predators making it to the Stanley Cup Final.

2017 Stanley Cup finals preview - Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh and Nashville are banged up, so injuries could be a big factor in the finals. Expect a fantastic, fast-paced series -- featuring players with world-class speed and skill, such as Sidney Crosby and P.K. Subban -- that could go the distance.

Dan Patrick Show Peter Laviolette has not tried hot chicken Predators | ProHockeyTalk
Blasphemy!.

County officials meet with Predators officials about possibility of permanent ice rink in Warren County | News | bgdailynews.com
Warren County government and the Nashville Predators are entertaining the idea of collaborating on an ice rink in Bowling Green.

Predators just 1 NHL team winning thanks to their Swedes | National | heraldandnews.com
Tennesweden!

NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final - ABC News
I like the idea of being the "rowdy neighbors."

Around the World of Hockey

‘A game of inches now’: New NHL-Apple deal puts tech on team benches to make adjustments on the fly | Financial Post

Hopefully they can start reviewing high sticking calls now. There is way too much diving on "high sticks."

Charles Barkley escaped NBA hell … only to lose NHL bet | New York Post
Charles Barkley has his priorities in order where the playoffs are concerned. During Thursday’s edition of "Inside the NBA," Barkley revealed...

Canucks 'not shopping' Tanev or Edler, could re-sign Miller - Sportsnet.ca
It's not a bad thing to hold on to your veteran defensemen. Tanev (27) and Edler (31) could help guide the Canucks through their rebuild. Though, with Edler as old as he is he might be worth less to the Canucks than a few draft picks in 2018.

2017 NHL Expansion Draft: Bribing Vegas Will Not Be Easy - Blueshirt Banter
This is expected to be a summer full of change for the New York Rangers, but before any of that can happen, the team needs to go through the expansion draft -- where Las Vegas will be able to take...

Belarus president calls national hockey team 'spineless' - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
If you not win hockey tournament I will break you!

Memorial Cup Notebook: NHL hopeful Raddysh focused on CHL title | Windsor Star
Erie Otters defenceman Darren Raddysh must wonder what he has left to prove to NHL scouts.