If it's true that a picture says 1,000 words, we don't have time to type that essay, and you certainly don't have time to read it.
What we'll do instead is look back on the calendar year of 2017 that was - a magical run to the Stanley Cup Final as the highlight - but plenty of other memorable moments on the bookends.
Indeed, 2017 brought about the best year in Nashville Predators franchise history, and here's hoping 2018 will overtake that feat. So, as we look ahead to what the new year may bring, the one that is coming to close is undoubtedly worth one more look.
And it only took 117 words to set it up.