Nashville Predators are prepared for a battle in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final

2017 Stanley Cup Final

The Nashville Predators are patiently awaiting an opponent in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, and that means extra time to prep and get healthy.

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette joined Mad Dog Sports Radio on Wednesday to talk about the Stanley Cup Final, where Nashville will face either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Ottawa Senators. Among the questions broached: Is it good to have so much time off (one week) before heading into the Final?

“Well, I can’t speak for every other team but I think it’s good because if you’re still hanging around, you’re banged up a little bit,” Laviolette said. “I think that the opportunity to take a day or two and let the body heal up, and then even take a couple more days to practice and work on some things, I think it’s a good thing.”

Listen to his interview below:

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