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At first I couldn’t keep track of what day it was. Now, I generally know the day—but have no idea what week. I almost mailed Mother’s Day cards yesterday.

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Smashville News:

Rinne Inspired by Nashville Community, Hopes Preds Resume Playing Soon | NHL.com
GET THIS MAN HIS STANLEY CUP!!!

Admirals Goaltender Grosenick Named AHL Man of the Year | NHL.com
Accolades for Milwaukee hometown hero Troy Grosenick from the AHL. He sounds like quite the man.

Weekly Edge: "Return to play" idea for NHL is a reach at this point | A to Z Sports
What do you think? Is Alex too pessimistic? Personally, I agree—but have no idea what that means for players when the equity number is adjusted for such a huge revenue loss.

Interview with Preds prospect Marc Del Gaizo: “You just learn to appreciate the game and what life has to offer.” | On the Forecheck
Eric spoke with Marc Del Gaizo to talk about injuries, the National Championship, college hockey and much more.

Here’s another look/listen at the players/announcers trying to complete country songs. Notes to Crispy: a) don’t hold the paper in front of your face and b) let Matt Duchene answer!

I do believe that Doug has this quarantine thing down.

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Other Hockey News:

726 | By Joel Ward | The Players' Tribune
Fare thee well to one of the classiest guys to wear a Nashville Predators uniform. Best of luck, Joel Ward!

Rinne, other NHL veterans hope for final shot at Stanley Cup | USA Today
Oh Pekka Rinne—you've been so close. The Preds had better come out of the gates with a fire lit under them next season. It's probably his last chance.

NHL Power Rankings: Teams with best long-term outlook | NBC Sports
"16. Nashville Predators. A tough team to get a feel for long-term. I like their talent, I think they still have a chance to compete for a title, but I also wonder if they already missed their best opportunity." I certainly hope not—or those ticket prices better come down a bit.

Blackhawks fire John McDonough, president since '07 | ESPN
Stan Bowman dodges the axe again. He must have pictures.

How Elvis Merzlikins started to "rock and roll" in Columbus | TheHockeyNews
But I wanted to know how his name came about!

NHL teams give sanitation devices to General Motors for masks | ESPN.com
Are we surprised? Of course not.

Reading Recommendations:

* may be out of print

[Fiction] The Godfather - Mario Puzo - I couldn’t put this book down. Also, I was so disappointed that Puzo hadn’t novelized the other Godfather movies. I do have a couple of his other books on my “to be read” shelves.

[Sports] My Toughest Faceoff - Brent Peterson - The former Nashville assistant and NHL players’ life and fight against Parkinson’s disease.

[Biography] Dancing on My Grave - Gelsey Kirkland* - The life of a prima ballerina is not all tutus and roses. Compelling look behind the scenes of the ballet.

[Star Trek] Spock’s World - Diane Duane* - A story that moves between a mystery on modern day Vulcan and the history of how the the Vulcan species evolved. Fantastic read.

[Sci-Fi] Stranger In A Strange Land - Robert Heinlein - While still thought-provoking today, in 1961 this book was considered risqué enough to be removed from many libraries. A science-fiction classic.

[Romance] The Next Always - Nora Roberts - Before Ree Drummond re-made Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Nora Roberts not only did the same thing in Boonesboro, Maryland—she wrote a few books about it. This is the first.

[Fantasy/Humor] A Spell for Chameleon - Piers Anthony - The first of the light and humorous Xanth series, it’s an enjoyable break from all things serious. Very punny!

[Horror] Salem’s Lot - Stephen King - Obviously King is my go-to horror writer. In this, one of his first, the town of Derry starts its walk on the dark side. I woke up looking for little boy vampires in my window for weeks! EEK!