If you plan on discrediting the Nashville Predators, you will have to go through their mascot first.

Fresh off his team's 4-0 sweep of the Western Conference favorite Chicago Blackhawks, Gnash -- the Predators' saber-tooth ambassador -- is not backing down in support of Nashville's Stanley Cup playoff run. Even if that includes taking on ESPN, responding to comments from Patrick Kane or taunting whichever team advances to take on the Predators.

Gnash, unfiltered and sounding off on Twitter, tackled the "Worldwide Leader in Sports" first:

Patrick Kane, touting his distaste for Nashville and apparently overlooking the consequences of a Gnash response, got a jab next:

And later, on Saturday, as the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues wrapped up another matchup, there was this gem: