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Predators vs. Coyotes Preview: A Look at the Defenders

We’ve got playoffs, coming, people, and it’s about time that we really talk about the matchup between our beloved boys in gold and their adversaries from the desert. Nick already wrote up a great preview of how the two teams’ forward corps compare here. However, I think anyone who watched the “delightful” games between these two teams knows that dynamic, offensive hockey isn't exactly their forte.

The strength of both is pretty clearly the defensive game, and while the Coyotes emphasize their forwards getting heavily involved in shot, entry and chance prevention, their blue line is the crux of all of that.