Predators Need Radulov, Kostitsyn Back

Predators Need Radulov, Kostitsyn Back

Given the dire circumstances, it’s time to get all hands on deck.

And, yes, that includes prodigal Predators Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn. Assuming they can make curfew — never a sure thing, as we found out last weekend — they need to be back on the ice Monday night.

In a perfect world, Radulov and Kostitsyn would remain inactive as punishment for their thoughtless violation of team rules in the wee hours of the morning before Game 2 of this series.

Guess what? It’s not a perfect world. It’s the NHL. And Game 5 is win or go home.

Look, this isn’t high school hockey. Coach Barry Trotz has proven his point by sitting the two in the 1-0 loss on Friday night. Now he has to do what is necessary to get the Predators a chance to stay alive.

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