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Quick Hits: the Endangered Predators Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Ask Ansar: On Red Wings' bringing back traded players |
Ansar did a mailbag post recently and he gives some really well-measured and more-thorough answers than his contemporary, going so far as to actually name teams that could make trade partners and get tough on the concept of giving Vanek any more than another show me deal.

Around the League

Predators' Ryan Johansen out for remainder of NHL playoffs | The Tennessean
Brutal loss for the Preds, who are already without Kevin Fiala as well. Since Johansen has been such a key piece as the 1C for the Preds, I'm not sure if they're going to be able to overcome this loss. Right now the job at the top pivot position might honestly come down to needing Calle Jarnkrok to step up, and that dude once lost a position battle to Riley Sheahan.