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Nashville Predators News

Preds Far From Satisfied as Round Two Looms
This quote from Rinne stands out to me as particularly poignant:

“The biggest thing, too, even though there’s a lot of fans going crazy and the whole city is supporting us, I feel like us players stay pretty even-keeled, and I think that’s a good sign. That’s a great thing, and that’s how it should be. We haven’t don’t anything yet, and I think that’s the mindset we’ve been having.”

Colin Wilson Nearing Return for Predators

While this would be huge, the excitement is dampened somewhat with the absence of Craig Smith. No word on his progress yet.

Blues know challenge awaits in Predators
Ah yes, Carter Hutton with the inside edge on what makes these Preds tick.

Other Hockey News

Eulogy: Remembering the 2016-17 Chicago Blackhawks
Our friend Chris Link did a bang up job on this eulogy. Fantastic stuff.

Joe Thornton of Sharks played through torn MCL, ACL
I’m surprised he didn’t thwack someone’s leg open and steal their MCL/ACL in the middle of the game (and then not get called for anything).

10 storylines for second round
Can the Predators push for history??? Can they do it???

Figuring out how the Oilers can take down the Ducks – Sportsnet.ca
Two of these steps to the Oilers beating the Ducks are 1) assume that they will be injured and 2) assume that the Ducks will be dumb. I like the Oilers’ odds.

Wild were the better team, results be damned – Hockey Wilderness
Please don’t make us have to write a similar article at the end of this series, Preds. Please.

Playoff hockey is stupid; but the right team won that Capitals-Maple Leafs game
“You invest so much time and emotion in this nonsense, that you’d like the result to make some logical sense. You’d like the team that stockpiled the momentum and monopolized the chances and built a wave of pressure to come out on top.”

“RIGHT” –Wild fans

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