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Special thanks to Bryan for helping my husband and I have a relaxing “staycation”. Now, on to hockey.

Smashville News:

Nashville Predators to Select 11th Overall at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft | On the Forecheck
"Despite not securing the top overall pick, Nashville should come away with an excellent prospect." So why did the E&Y guy drop the New York Rangers puck early?

As the Nashville Predators season ends, so does their Stanley Cup window | A to Z Sports Nashville
While I do agree there needs to be a bunch of change this summer, I do not agree that our window is firmly closed.

Predators remain confident despite early postseason exit | USA Today
Apparently no one on the team (at least no one who was permitted to speak to the press) is half as &%$#@^& off as we fans are that the team failed to make the playoffs.

How Do We Fix This Nashville Predators Roster? | On the Forecheck
Come for Nick's ideas on how to fix this team. Stay for the armchair GM ideas in the comments!

Is it time for the Nashville Predators to part ways with GM David Poile? | On the Forecheck
Wow! Will no one but Musa stand up for GM David Poile?

After another playoff disappointment, is it time for the Predators to kick David Poile upstairs? | TheHockeyNews
Aaannnnd—everyone is piling on GMDP. Too bad he isn't the one playing the games.

Well, at least Tula Smith is happy.....

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Central Division News:

Column: Why not the Chicago Blackhawks? | Chicago Tribune
Let me count the ways. Wait, Jeremy Colliton has a Mister Rogers act? Hmmmm.

Hochman: Man, the Blues sure have looked bad. But they still should be good to go | stltoday.com
Apparently the round robin games were more like exhibitions and the St. Louis Blues are going to be just fine. We'll see I guess.

Wild GM Guerin: 'There definitely have to be changes' this offseason | theScore.com
Hey! Minnesota is in search of a No. 1 center. Hmmm. How would Kyle Turris pair up again with Kevin Fiala? Matt Duchene?

Other Hockey News:

NHL Playoffs Daily 2020 - Best series, X factors for next round | ESPN
A summary of Sunday's action and a look at the upcoming series.

NHL Power Rankings: All Teams Ahead of the Stanley Cup Playoffs 2020 First Round | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
"The Predators' run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 suddenly seems like a long time ago." Tell us about it. *whispers* They pick the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Alexis Lafreniere Index: Rating the teams in the running | TSN.ca
Had we been a Canadian team, we might have been closer to the top of the list. Ah well, it's all moot now, eh?

NHL statement on COVID-19 testing | NHL.com
I have to give the NHL its props. They have certainly (at least so far) shown the other leagues how it's done—and done safely.

Panthers, GM Dale Tallon mutually agree to part ways after 10 seasons | Sportsnet.ca
If history repeats itself, the Florida Panthers will be winning the Stanley Cup in the not-too-distant future.

Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule | NHL.com
2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round dates, starting times and national television coverage for your viewing pleasure.