Today the Penguins are going to another one of our favorite cities, Nashville.
We have taken this occasion to update our hair league spreadsheet, but the leaderboard has yet to change in any meaningful way, so we’re too lazy to update the page at present, but it’s coming. Ben Lovejoy earned some points. It’s all good.

We realized that we don’t know shit about the Preds other than the fact that we love them, in some vague way, so this will be a new experience for us all.
We did some brief research to figure out when the last time was that we cared about the Preds, and it was February 14th of this year, which coincidentally was the middle of the Coldest Winter and we were probably dying alive. Coincidentally, the recap for this game is steeped in Americana. It was a Sunday, on Valentine’s day, before the Olympics. The Preds won in SO. Last season was one of those seasons where you don’t remember shit, but one thing we DEFINITELY remember is that it’s been a long time since the Penguins beat the Predators.
Actually it was on February 6, 2007. Even then, half of the people clogging up the concourses and booing the Pens power play at CEC probably thought hockey was for pussies and that the Stillers were Pittsburgh.

We don’t actually know.
The important thing is that it’s fall in Nashville, the air will be crisp, and the Nashville Arena Gaylord Entertainment Center Sommet Center Bridgestone Arena will be rocking with some asses in those $14 seats.
They just lost 0-1 to Calgary. Which should have them pretty pissed off. Like so:

Again, we have misplaced sympathies for teams that we need to crush. Except really, every time the Pens lost to the Preds, it was just some slightly violent, slightly sad failure on the part of our boys. Like trying to shit in a bucket and missing.

bucket in question.

Anyway, here’s the latest on our end:

  • Tomorrow we will be doing something earth-shattering. Not even kidding.

  • We will be adopting MouthGuard’s suggestion for having a family-feud style occasional feature in which Certain People will try to answer Certain Questions about Certain Things and see how well their answers match up with the PH Survey, which may or may not actually be conducted.
  • We’re trying to get people to send us reaction tapes to the Sidney Crosby bread commercial, just like 2 girls 1 cup. If you haven’t seen it yet, turn on your webcam, load the video, and send us the file of your genuine reaction. is where it’s at

Point is:
Go Pens.


About Zoë

from Fayette County, living in Boston, chronically fussy. Writing about the Penguins, the CWHL/women's hockey, and hockey/sports media criticism.