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Patrick Kane: Preds' system 'not necessarily the best' to watch

Christopher Hanewinckel / USA Today Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks' season is over, but Patrick Kane is still talking.

The star forward took a shot at the Nashville Predators' style of play at Chicago's postmortem session Saturday.

"A team like that, you kind of hope they don't win," Kane told reporters, according to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times. "I don't know if that's necessarily the best way to watch hockey games."

Kane said Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville was calling the Predators' trapping system "Red Rover."

Nashville shut out Chicago in both of the first two games in what was a four-game sweep by the Predators, limiting the Blackhawks to only three goals in the series.

Kane scored one of those, in Game 3, and chipped in with an assist in Game 4, but both he and Jonathan Toews were essentially held in check by goaltender Pekka Rinne and the Nashville defense.

The Predators weren't a particularly dominant defensive team in the regular season, ranking 15th with 2.68 goals allowed per game. The Blackhawks came into the playoffs on a four-game losing streak and thus finished on an eight-game skid, with their last win coming March 31.

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