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Now What Nashville?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Shea Weber hugged Pekka Rinne in a somber dressing room, the two stars shaking their heads in disbelief.

Out in the second round against the Phoenix Coyotes? Not how they had envisioned their season ending. Not by a long shot.

“It’s very disappointing. It’s very disappointing,” Nashville Predators GM David Poile told ESPN.com, while making sure to give the Phoenix Coyotes the utmost respect for a series win he felt they certainly deserved.

A critical seasom in the history of the Predators ends in thorough disappointment and invites more questions than answers about their future.

Have Weber and Ryan Suter played their last game as Predators?


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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I can’t concentrate with all the violins playing in the background.  smile

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 05/08/12 at 12:18 PM ET



Posted by Jason on 05/08/12 at 12:22 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Can you say 15 free agents?

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/08/12 at 12:33 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Vladdy, you said it in an earlier thread, but I agree with you, I think Nashville’s team could fall apart this summer and it makes me smile.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 05/08/12 at 12:50 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

By the way, Paul, I love the headline on this story.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 05/08/12 at 12:51 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Now Nashville spends another 2 or 3 years struggling until they learn that you can’t overpay guys that under-produce and just “hope it works itself out”.  The Rangers tried this for years, even before the cap, and finally had to realize it would not work and wasn’t ever going to.

And they have to do so in a division that features DET, CHI, an improving STL team, and a CBS team that is in even more-desperate straits than NAS is.

Have fun with that.

Truthfully, if DET does manage to get one of NAS’s big-ticket free agents, I can’t fathom both the on-ice and psychological damage it’d wreak on them.  It’s no fun still just being a farm team to the elite teams, and that’s what that would signify…

Posted by Primis on 05/08/12 at 04:30 PM ET

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