What played key role in catching curfew-breakers?

Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz says coaches can sleep easy knowing technology can...

Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz says coaches can sleep easy knowing technology can monitor player curfews. (REUTERS)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:21 PM ET

NASHVILLE - What was the key to the Nashville Predators catching their wayward nightowls out after curfew?

Depending on how you take an exchange between former Predator Jason York, now a radio host in Ottawa, and Nashville coach Barry Trotz, sounds like it was the hotel room keys belonging to Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.

The two were busted for breaking curfew the night before Game 2 in Phoenix then suspended for Game 3, and now likely for Game 4.

York and Trotz were reminiscing about some previous shenanigans on The Healthy Scratches Show on the Team 1200.

Said York: "I don't mean to make light of the situation, but somebody said this to me yesterday: It reminded me of the time back when I was with the team and you went to the video and you caught Jimmy McKenzie and David Legwand stealing the chairs out of the minivans of the coaches and somebody said the other day, they said the reason you knew later, because you had no idea that these players were out the night before the game because they wouldn't have been playing in the first place, somebody said, and I don't know if it's a rumour or not, that you went to the video again as far as hotel surveillance goes..."

Replied Trotz, laughing: "Yeah, well, you know, it's funny. With technology, all you have to do is go to the front desk. It's amazing that your key will actually clock you in when you leave and you go into your room. A little tip for anybody who's checking curfews ... you can sleep and just check the computer the next day."

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