Itís not so much Nashville Predators winger Nick Spaling misses an 82-game season; itís that he misses the Floridian weather.
Thatís a perk when facing the Eastern Conference: Heading down to face the Southeast Divisionís Lightning and Panthers, with the games somewhat spaced out on the schedule. Instead, itís a 48-game, Western Conference exclusive mini-marathon to the postseason, with the games bunched together.
ďThis is a busy schedule. Weíre not used to as many games as there have been. Every other day,Ē said Spaling on Sunday, as the Predators prepared for a matinee against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. ďThe first week or so of every-other-day was a little bit of a shock to the body. That was the toughest part.