Found March 06, 2012 on The Royal Half:

Game #66

72 pts, 9th in Western Conference
83 pts, 5th in Western Conference

Season Series Tied 1-1

5:00pm, Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN


On The Forecheck
Preds On The Glass



Win. There really is nothing more to say about this game. So that's why Jesse from All The Kings Men Podcast did an in-depth interview with Buddy Oakes from Preds on the Glass. Buddy isn't just a knowledgeable guy when it comes to the Nashville Predators... he's just a knowledgeable guy about hockey in general. Click here to check out Jesse's interview with Buddy as well as my thoughts on Carter vs Carter and of course, Mondays with The Mayor. Or you can subscribe to it on iTunes or listen below.


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Know the Enemy: Spaling previews Los Angeles

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“Desperate” Kings take advantage of lackluster Predators…

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Preds play ‘no defense’ in 5-4 loss to Kings

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Kings-Predators Preview

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