Wednesday Open Thread: Take a Deep Breath

There were no games last night. None. But from here on out, intensity will resume. We have a game seven to enjoy tonight.

As you may have noticed, the hockey world took a day off yesterday. The Preds cleaned out their lockers on Monday, and the articles fulla quotes were posted yesterday.

Poile’s gamble on Franson just didn’t pay off | Rinkside Report
Yes, he's a good defenseman who will play for a long time in the league. He just wasn't the right guy to play beside Seth Jones. It took a catastrophic injury to make him fit into the defense.

Predators scatter for season feeling unsatisfied |
Good. Come back angry. (And kudos to Adam for the job he did this year)

Circumstances; Tampa Bay Lightning versus Detroit Red Wings Game 7 preview - Raw Charge
Game sevens are awesome. And there was this bit of NHL news. Try not to laugh hysterically...

Detroit Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall suspended one game for charging Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov - Department of Player Safety News
Next level Kronwalling will not be tolerated. Good.

NHL Player Safety Suspends Niklas Kronwall for One Game - Winging It In Motown
"Remember when Shea Weber slammed Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs not too long ago? What did he get? He got a fine. So, there's something to think about. The DoPS proves to be consistent yet again."

Go Bolts. Also, show some love for the Grizzlies tonight too.

Who wins tonight?

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