Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators announced a new signing of an old face. Mike Fisher in making his return to the Music City, and it’s not exactly a good move. The Central Division is once again the Thunderdome and teams are loading up. The St. Louis Blues are looking at Mike Hoffman, the Stars are looking at
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“Defense wins championships” is how the saying goes and if the Nashville Predators’ defense is any indication, they could bring home the big prize at the end of the season. Over the years, general manager David Poile has done a miraculous job at uncovering defensive gems that develop in the Predators’ farm system. Whether the
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In a move that shook up the landscape of the NHL, a rare three-way trade took place Sunday night that saw the Matt Duchene-saga in Colorado end. Duchene was traded mid-game to the Ottawa Senators. The Senators in turn traded away Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators as well as their first and third-round draft
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As far as in-season NHL trades go, one would be hard-pressed to find a move in recent memory that was more eye-popping than the deal the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators made on January 6, 2016. As we near the two-year anniversary of Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones swapping organizations, the trade remains as
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With the start of the 2017-18 season just around the corner, the Nashville Predators are in the process of determining which players make their roster. The return of veterans like Scott Hartnell will no doubt provide some stability on a team that has lost some notable names during the offseason. On the other hand, unproven young
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The Nashville Predators will open the upcoming 2017-18 season with Roman Josi as their new captain after unveiling the news at training camp on Tuesday. Josi replace Mike Fisher who spent 2016-17 as the Predators’ captain before retiring shortly after the season. Josi becomes the third team captain in the past three years with Shea
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The Nashville Predators knew what they were getting when they drafted Pekka Rinne. It only took 258 picks in the 2004 draft to land him. Not only was his 6-foot-5 stature impressive, but his mobility and athleticism at such a size made Rinne even more valuable. After a brief stint with the AHL-affiliate Milwaukee Admirals
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After moving to Jokerit Helsinki during the 2017 season, Nashville Predators prospect Eeli Tolvanen had an incredible start to his pro career, scoring a hat trick in his first game as Jokerit defeated Dinamo Minsk 6-1 in their KHL opener. In this translated interview, originally appearing at the popular Russian website Sport Express, Tolvanen discussed
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As Yogi Berra first uttered 40 years ago, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” Some fans might find it difficult to tune into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night after the Pittsburgh Penguins destroyed the Nashville Predators, 6-0, in Game 5. It was no contest from start to finish, as Sidney
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It’s amazing how quickly the tables can turn within a week of hockey. We hockey writers like to dig our hands into stories that play out on and off the ice. That’s why Listerine will probably air a commercial starring Carrie Underwood for their new catfish flavor any day now. It’s also why Peter Laviolette has to
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“The series doesn’t start until the home team loses a game.” NBA analysts will spew this age-old adage any time an away team falls down 0-2 in a playoff series. As it turns out, the logic of that phrase is idiotic when applied to the NBA. However, this moronic basketball cliché is surprisingly applicable to
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Smashville has to feel duped. For the first two games of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final appearance, the Nashville Predators have looked nothing like the team they were a month ago. Up until now, the story was about Nashville getting hot at the right time, but after a disheartening 4 – 1 loss in Game
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Whether you want to be able to play a hard-hitting, ‘heavy’ game, a strangling defensive system or a fast-paced skill game, championship teams still need timely scoring, shutdown defense, and a hot goalie, all traits of a Stanley Cup-winning team. Pekka Rinne and Ryan Kesler (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) Different teams find different solutions, each according
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