Monday's Dump & Chase: Happy Cup Final Day!
It's a rare day when I find too many Predators links to include, but here we are. Feels good, man.
Predators want to win Stanley Cup for Pekka Rinne | The Tennessean
In which Poile establishes his undying love for Pekka Rinne.
Preds Best Quotes of Stanley Cup Final Media Day | Nashville Predators
Lots of thoughtful stuff here.
Mike Fisher of Predators can sing national anthem, if necessary | NHL.com
He's got a decent voice. I'd rather him play centre, though.
ESPN profiles P.K. Subban, on Montreal trade and race in hockey | Yahoo Sports
"At this point, we know what we’re getting from a P.K. Subban profile: Goal celebrations and those that don’t like him because of them; his race and people that don’t like him because of it; a trip to the children’s hospital; and, of course, lingering shots of P.K. Subban walking in an arena in a perfectly tailored suit". Sad but true.
Nashville's motley crew of centers attempts miracle against Crosby, Malkin | The Hockey News
I really hope Colton Sissons can continue to perform, for his own sake.
James Neal, Patric Hornqvist ready to face former teams in Stanley Cup Final | The Tennessean
I'm kind of amazed at how Rutherford manages to disrespect Neal and Hornqvist at the same time.
Pekka Rinne finding consistency at the right time for Predators | ProHockeyTalk
Rinne has been the key to the Predators' postseason success.
Rexrode: More Predators runs ahead? Maybe, but no more firsts | The Tennessean
You know, this sounds kind of sad, but I'm completely okay with it.
Conn Smythe Power Rankings: Preds will go as far as Rinne takes them - Sportsnet.ca
The alternate headline is "Rinne has competition" which in my 100% expert opinion is incorrect.
Stanley Cup numbers not adding up | Woodstock Sentinel Review
"No matter who wins, you have to be incredibly, incredibly lucky."
No narrative is safe: Pittsburgh Penguins-Nashville Predators final shows just how random hockey can be | National Post
This is an extraordinarily meta article, but worth keeping in mind.
Penguins expect Crosby abuse to continue, but they're growing tired of it | The Hockey News
You know, there's zero outrage when Crosby comes back the next day after a diagnosed concussion, but when someone sprays water on him, there needs to be an investigation.
Eric Francis: NHL legends down on dirty play they’re seeing in these playoffs | Calgary Herald
I don't think bringing back enforcers is a solution, but I agree with the the problems they're talking about.