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My Two Cents: What a Wild Ride with the Nashville Predators

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterNashville, TN – Well it’s over.  The true “Cinderella” of the National Hockey League, our Nashville Predators, have bowed out.  Losing last night 2-0, the Penguins win the series and hoist Lord Stanley’s cup for the second year in a row.

I was there, and I didn’t like it one bit.

Honestly, I’m so exhausted I can barely hold my head up.  This playoff series, while exciting as hell, has taken me physically, mentally and financially.  I was ready for this to be over a couple of weeks ago. 

I’m going to try and put all of this in perspective as best I can, without mentioning the officiating.  I’ll leave that for another column.

Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18) and center Mike Fisher (12) react after an empty net goal by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (not pictured) in the third period in game six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18) and center Mike Fisher (12) react after an empty net goal by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (not pictured) in the third period in game six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

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City of Clarksville adds Sponsors, Giveaways to Nashville Predators Parties

 

City of Clarksville’s Game 5 & 6 events will be at Wilma Rudolph Center

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Sponsors are joining with the City of Clarksville to make its series of Predators Stanley Cup Finals viewing parties at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center bigger and better and more fun for the entire family.

The City plans viewing events starting at 4:30pm. Thursday and Sunday in Liberty Park, with a new twist: Organized pregame activities for families on the amphitheater lawn outside the events center.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is congratulated by teammates after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is congratulated by teammates after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

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City of Clarksville adds Family Activities to Nashville Predator viewing parties

 

Nashville Predators Game 5 & 6 events will be at Wilma Rudolph Center

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville will continue its series of Predators Stanley Cup Finals viewing parties Thursday and Sunday at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Liberty Park.

A new twist will be added, with organized pregame activities for families on the amphitheater lawn outside the events center.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the City's Nashville Predators viewing party.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the City’s Nashville Predators viewing party.

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City of Clarksville to hold Nashville Predators party at Wilma Rudolph Event Center, Wednesday

 

Monday forecast prompts move to events center

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville on Monday will continue its series of Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Finals viewing parties at a new location, the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Liberty Park.

The threat of rain Monday evening prompted the change to an indoor venue. Still, the success of big parties on Wednesday and Saturday on Strawberry Alley near City Hall shows that Clarksville wants to gather and cheer on the Predators’ quest for a championship season.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) during the third period in game three of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) during the third period in game three of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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My Two Cents: Nashville Predators Continue Historic Stanley Cup Run

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – They say the Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to hoist.  Well, if you’re a Predators fan, you know this all too well.  We’re not there yet, but what a battle it’s been. 

This amazing team has rolled through Chicago and St. Louis and has taken the best shots that Anaheim has thrown at them.  Anaheim has turned this series into a gutter brawl.  Cheap shots, low blows and hits AFTER the whistle, but,  WE’RE STILL STANDING!  In fact, we lead the series, 3-2.   

Nashville Predators celebrate the victory against the Anaheim Ducks followng game five of the Western Conference Final of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators celebrate the victory against the Anaheim Ducks followng game five of the Western Conference Final of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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