303 QUICK POLL: Are Preds’ minds in the right place?

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In an article written today by AP writers Greg Beacham (Los Angeles) and Teresa M. Walker (Nashville), the Nashville Predators are “doing their best not to think about last season’s playoff experience…”

You’ll recall (I’m sure) that the Preds had a 3-2 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks in their sights with less than 1:00 remaining in regulation in Game 5. Instead of shore up the victory and head home to an insane atmosphere inside Bridgestone Arena, Martin Erat turned the puck over, Chicago skated down and scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game with 13.6 seconds left. They then went onto win the game in overtime, putting themselves up 3-2 instead of the other way around.

Painful to think about, yes. But don’t you want to learn from your mistakes? If you just “forget the past” you don’t learn from it. I would think, while they don’t want to dwell on the past, they certainly want to keep it fresh in mind.

But what do you think? Are their minds in the right place? Is it best to not think about it or use it as motivation?

Sound off in the comments section below with your opinion!

4 Comments

  1. John

    April 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Judging from the lackluster performance in game 4 I’d say the Preds need to reflect on the Chicago series a little more.

  2. Jordan el KY Predator

    April 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I’ll agree with John. I say run the video a couple of times before the game tonight. If game 4 was “the forget about last year” attitude, Poile needs to bring Hossa, Niemi and Campbell to describe, first hand, how shitty we looked in game 5 last year.

  3. Jeremy K. Gover

    April 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Honestly, the coaches know what buttons to push so I’m trusting that that’s the right thing to do, given the personalities in that locker room. But… I’d be VERY disappointed if the video of Game 5 isn’t on-the-ready if things go horribly wrong.

  4. Capt4Chris

    April 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I don’t think their mind is in the right place (this series is identical to last year!). They better remember what happened last year so its not repeated. Ironically, Erat won’t be in the game tonight LOL.