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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Hope Like Andy or Realistic Like Red: How Do Preds Fans Feel? | On the Forecheck
Ann takes a look at the reasons to hope and to fear hope as the Preds gear up for their playoff run.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Predators vs. Coyotes |
Why yes, both Ryan Ellis and whoever the Coyotes put in goal are likely to have an impact on the series, I agree. What do you think about the rest of this?

Other News & Notes

Why true change for hockey depends on listening to Black women | Sportsnet
This is a long read, but a valuable one.

NHL Return to Play: Predictions for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Predictions on the Preds-Coyotes series are as evenly split as possible, with two people picking the Coyotes and three the Predators.

NHL makes ruling on pick conditions for Neal-Lucic trade |
Oh my gosh, I can't believe this was only a year ago. It feels like at least three or four.

Anyway, the NHL is having to sort out a variety of pick conditions, discussed here.

Y’all Are Making Me Mad | Hockey in Society / Hockey dans la société
The NHL is not...looking good by comparison to any other sports league, right now, in terms of doing literally anything about any of the nice words every team put out in a branded statement two months ago.

(Yes, it has been two months.)

Hockey East intends to play 2020-21 season | The Ice Garden
Wheels are turning in the NCAA.

One player to watch closely on each of the NHL's 24 playoff teams |
I think everyone was planning on watching Viktor Arvidsson and Taylor Hall anyway, but, you know.

Roundtable: Return to Play storylines; Stanley Cup underdogs | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Adam Gretz is both Team Chaos and a Preds believer.

Five bold predictions for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs |
The Sergei Bobrovsky believer has entered the chat.

Pop Culture Power Rankings: Avatar edition | The Ice Garden
Confession: I've never watched either Avatar: The Last Airbender or Avatar: The Legend of Korra, but if you have, you will probably enjoy this article.

2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup Contenders and Pretenders | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
They think the Preds are good on paper, bad on...goaltending and special teams, which, *sighs*

J.T. Brown pens powerful piece on his role in fight for equality |
“The urgency for social change does not cease as the roars from protests fade and disappear from our timelines. So whether you use your hands for giving donations, volunteering, holding signs as you march in a protest, being vocal online, or raising a fist in solidarity, we all have a responsibility to fight for equality. History cannot continue to repeat itself.”