I am not giving up on the Predators by any means. Though they are down 3-1 in the Western Semis they have a puncher’s chance. As consistent as the Coyotes have been, they are far from elite. If Nashville can play like they did in the Game 4 loss, it is easy to see them moving onto the Western Conference Finals. One game at a time, that has to be the focus. It is hard to believe with Barry Trotz as coach they will not be ready for that reality.
Even if the Preds cannot move on, I have a team to root for: the Los Angeles Kings. While watching Dustin Brown being interviewed after the Kings dispatched the Blues in 4 games it occurred to me that if the Kings win the Cup, that Lord Stanley’s trophy will likely be heading to the jewel of the Finger Lakes: Ithaca, NY... (More)