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Colin Wilson has been participating more and more in practice. Yesterday, he skated on the fourth line with Parenteau/Zolnierczyk rotating. Here's hoping playoff Colin Wilson returns.

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Nashville Predators News

Any way that you look at it, having Wilson over Harry Zolnierczyk or PA Parenteau would be a huge boost. I"m extremely happy Frederick Gaudreau is still in the lineup; he has more than earned his spot. I'd go as far as to say that he is following the path that Viktor Arvidsson paved for getting himself into the permanent lineup.

Predators, Penguins both have reasons to believe they can lift Cup - Sportsnet.ca
Can we have more reasons? I want us to have more reasons.

How Predators can defeat Penguins in best-of-3 Stanley Cup Final - The Tennessean
Yay! More reasons!

Predators goalie Rinne quickly rewards his coach's faith - StarTribune.com
Pekka Rinne's strong play has the Predators two wins from the Stanley Cup. He is 9-1 at home in the playoffs with a .949 save percentage.

Around Hockey

Jonathan Toews shouldn’t stay quiet just because he’s a hockey player - Second City Hockey
Wait, people are allowed to have interests outside of hockey?

Let me rephrase: people other than P.K. Subban are allowed to have interests outside of hockey?

Okay, one more try: professional athletes, who train for four hours per day, are allowed to do whatever they want with the rest of their time like normal people?

The only people who say "Athlete X should stick to sports" are those who disagree with whatever the athlete is doing. It has nothing to do with sports. Exhibit A: how is average minor league baseball player Tim Tebow still relevant?

You know it'll be a weird day when you agree with Blackhawk fans.

Burke: Flames could move without new rink - TSN
Burke: are you trying to be a villain? Because this is how you become a villain.

Brian Burke Pulls No Punches In Polarizing Interview About Arena - Fanrag
Ladies and gentlemen, I kid you not, here is a Brian Burke quote from this interview:

"If you don't want to get a concussion, be a swimmer."

...WHAT??????? ARE YOU SERIOUS BRO???? In the middle of a league-wide concussion lawsuit because the league refuses to take proper care of their players?? What. An. Idiot.

NHL team investors join KeyArena remodel effort after Murray selects Oak View Group bid | KING5.com
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is helping the project for a new stadium move forwards. Odd that this news comes out the same day as the Flames claiming that they will potentially move... #ConspiracyTake

Letter to My Younger Self - Mike Bossy | The Players' Tribune
The Players' Tribune never disappoints.

Report: Coyotes' Smith submits list of 8 teams he doesn't want to be traded to | theScore.com
1. Colorado 2. Colorado 3. Colorado 4. Colorado 5. Colorado 6. Colorado 7. Detroit 8. Colorado