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The Bottom Line In Nashville

from Paul Skrbina of The Tennessean,

Hynes hasn't had time to reflect on the ride to the postseason, but he was sure of a couple of things before Game 6.

One was that his team, after a lot of soul searching, had found its identity, that it had become "hard to play against.

"The confidence comes from the process ... that we've done it numerous times throughout the year. That's what the recipe is now," he said.

Except the recipe calls for more. Some changes and decisions will be made in the coming months of the offseason.

Will Rinne return to Nashville or go home to play in Finland or retire?

Will Mikael Granlund be back?

What to do with Duchene and/or Johansen?

Is Viktor Arvidsson, who missed the final four games of the series with an injury, part of the plans for the future?

These questions will have answers sooner or later.

"We're close," Johansen said. "We're very close."


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