I could've sworn the ice said "Stanley Cup Finals" on it last Tuesday. And I think I also saw a Bridgestone logo down there too. So...why did the Preds' game play look like they rewound the clock back to October?
I can't really find the words, partly cos of tired and partly cos that game was way to frustrating to even think about. Sloppy play plagued the Predators and they didn't seem to mind - that's why the 7th Man quit giving a damn and began heading to the parking lot in the final 4 minutes. Rinne can't bail out the whole team...only half of it. And Hornqvist's handlers better let the kid play. I don't know if this is some bizarre mind game the coaching staff is playing, waiting to the last minute to unleash the beast or saving the Swede's energy for Round 2, but if the rest of the team plays like they did tonight, there won't BE a Round 2.
Was that Hamhuis and Klein I saw for a majority of the game, or at least during the 2nd goal against? I thought so.
Put Grebs out there, separate #2 and #8, let Horny do the damn thing, drill the idea into JP's noggin that he can be worth a damn and bring the A game to Chicago this weekend, cos this C game...well...the "C" stands for "Crock of ----".
The team knows what it can do and it needs to stop this trend of following what the other Western match-ups are doing and show them they're better. No more "Win, Lose, Win, Lose" - take the reigns and reign down upon the Windy City with revenge.
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