NASHVILLE, Tenn. – So the Ducks are back here, sitting in a situation that is more dire than their last visit with developments that have them in disarray while the beloved host team has a fan base ready to throw a big downtown party Monday night.
Maybe that’s just how they like it. As always, the toughest way.
The Ducks quietly arrived at their hotel late Sunday afternoon, having assessed that situation and trying to find the best way to deal with it as Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against Nashville approaches. Who they’re without and who they could be without. What they didn’t do in losing Game 5 and what must be done to keep their Stanley Cup dream alive.
It was a much different scene when the Predators got off their charter and were greeted at the airport by approximately 1,000 boisterous fans clad in yellow and cheering on their triumphant heroes. A 3-1 win…