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How Predators will fare without Pekka Rinne, PED use in hockey, NHL's best fourth line, last pick at the 2015 All-Star Game in's weekly hockey roundtable.

By Allan Muir
January 21, 2015

Every Wednesday, a trio of staffers will sit down for a discussion of the hockey world's hot-button issues. This week, Sarah Kwak Brian Cazeneuve and Al Muir talk about injury trouble in Nashville, performance-enhancing drugs in the NHL, the league's best fourth line, and our picks to shine at this weekend's All-Star festivities. First up:

• The Predators looked like world beaters with Pekka Rinne in the lineup. What happens to Nashville now that he's on IR for the next three to five weeks?



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• The hockey world has always been quick to say that the sport has no issues with performance-enhancing drugs. Now that we've had two suspensions this season, both from the same organization (Toronto), do we need to re-think that position?

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KWAK: Please God, let it be Zemgus Girgensons.

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