Nashville Predators: The Five Predators you meet at Thanksgiving Dinner

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The new boyfriend

You look out the window as a car drives up. It is not car you recognize, so you wonder who is inside. The doors open and a pair of adults step out. The woman looks familiar, though her hair is different from what you remember. The man? No idea.

They get closer and you realize, it is your cousin and her new boyfriend. It is the not the first time she showed up with a boyfriend, but there is something a bit different now.

Enter Kyle Turris. Before he entered the picture, the Predators were good. A few ups and downs, but they won enough to be comfortable. After Turris, it is a whole new ballgame. The arrival of Turris set a spark in the entire Predators’ lineup. Not only is the second line playing at a higher level, so is the rest of the team.

Like the new boyfriend, there is new intrigue. The eyes of the NHL are turned to the Predators, who boast depth at the center position and defensive pairings others salivate over. Since the trade, the Predators have taken off, winning four of Turris’s five games.

Will the new relationship last or does it fade as time goes on? Only time will tell.