Your View: Can the Predators keep up with the Blackhawks?
Don't be surprised if the first-round playoff series between Chicago and Nashville resembles a track meet.
The Hawks, who lost the No. 1 seeding in the West on the final day of the season, are a young and fast team (led by Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp), and are mobile in defence, with their blue-liners (Duncan Keith foremost among them) abole to move the puck up the ice quickly.
The Predators are plucky and fast, too, with Shea Weber a candidate for the Norris Trophy.
But can Nashville keep up with Chicago? Or will the Blackhawks' amazing trio of youngsters be too much for the Predators to handle?
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