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What if we had a Stanley Cup Final and nobody won?

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Nashville Predators News

Turris, Fabbro Advance to Semifinals at IIHF World Championship
A thrilling finish helped send Kyle Turris and Dante Fabbro to the semifinals in the IIHF World Championship. Unfortunately, the win came against Switzerland, featuring Predators defensive sensation Yannick Weber and also Roman Josi, knocking them out of the tournament. Team Canada moves on to face the Czech Republic this Saturday.

Why do you think Kyle Turris has found so much success in this tournament?

World Championship Roundup: Assessing the NHL's top prospects - TheHockeyNews
Some nice things about Dante Fabbro.

Around Hockey

Karlsson unsure about return to Sharks
Perhaps Erik Karlsson hasn't found a "forever home" with the San Jose Sharks...where do you think he ends up?

Nelson agrees to six-year contract with Islanders
Brock Nelson wanted to stay with the Islanders. You think they overpaid for someone that wanted to stay anyway?

Blues and Bruins prove heavy and physical is a thing, but not the only thing - TheHockeyNews
We were just discussing this the other day--space becomes an issue for the quick, small, skilled players. Which heavy and physical pieces would you like to see the Predators add this offseason?

Marchand appears to avert injury scare in Bruins Cup tuneup – ProHockeyTalk
Marchand was seen licking his wounds as he exited the ice.

Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half – ProHockeyTalk
The upholding of the suspension is good news and I think the Los Angeles Kings are making the right choice and sending the right message.

Modano returns to NHL roots in Minnesota, as Wild adviser – ProHockeyTalk
I like thinking that being a "Wild advisor" means that he consults with the team on wild animal problems, but it sounds more like sales and community relations...which is way less cool and lot more boring.

Yes, a killer asteroid could hit Earth | Popular Science
But not in time to keep both the St. Louis Blues AND the Boston Bruins from winning the Stanley Cup this year.

Senators 'a perfect fit' for new head coach D.J. Smith - Sportsnet.ca
Bad news, D.J. stands for Denis Joseph, not Disc Jockey, I was really hoping Ottawa had hired someone that could coach hockey AND cut it up on the turntables. But let's be real, DJ Smith is a pretty bad name for a DJ...and that's coming from a Smith.

Report: Penguins, Wild discussing trade involving Phil Kessel - Sportsnet.ca
Phil Kessel is the name of the week for Pittsburgh Penguins trade rumors. If the rumors are true, Kessel may be headed to Minnesota. Minnesota DOES have hot dogs AND Pepsi. It also has Kevin Fiala. Will we see them on a line together?