PREDATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Judger: NHL to arbitrate co-owner's case against Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A judge has ruled against a co-owner of the Nashville Predators in his bid to keep his lawsuit against the franchise in a Tennessee court and allowed the case to go back to the NHL for arbitration. According to online court records, Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle issued her ruling Friday after hearing arguments July 20. But her ruling dismissing David Freeman...
Via Associated Press
17 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Hockey team unveils Clinton, Trump bobbleheads

With both the Republican and Democratic national conventions now in the rear-view mirror, the U.S. finds itself in the thick of a presidential race that will play out during a bitter, contentious handful of months heading into Election Day in November. At least there is a minor league hockey team trying to inject some much-needed levity into the situation. The American Hockey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where Could Vesey Fit?

As the calendar creeps toward Aug. 15, Jimmy Vesey gives the hockey world one more possible playing destination: Chicago. According to his agent Peter Donatelli, the Blackhawks are on the short list of teams with mutual interest in the left winger. The 2016 Hobey Baker Award winner made some noise last March when he announced that instead of signing with the Nashville Predators,...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Predators sign Jarnkrok to extension, then add Matt Carle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Matt Carle to a one-year contract hours after signing forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract through 2021-22. Under the deals announced by the Predators on Wednesday, Carle will earn $700,000 this season while Jarnkrok will earn $1.7 million this season rising to $2.2 million in both 2019...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Sign Matt Carle

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Matt Carle to a one-year deal worth $700,000, the team announced Wednesday. The Predators have one of the deepest defenses in the entire NHL, but a very small portion of their roster has the NHL experience that Carle will bring to their locker room. Nashville adds veteran d-man Matt Carle on a one-year deal. >> https://t.co...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Who will be the next captain for the Nashville Predators?

Shea Weber is no longer a Nashville Predator. That is a fact. There is no longer a player with a “C” on a mustard jersey as of now. That is a fact. I ate too much sushi today for lunch. That is a fact. I’m feeling the after effects. That is a… With no captain on the team due to Weber leaving Nashville in the P.K. Subban trade, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette has...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Studs and duds part 1

I thought I’d steal someone’s idea. Joe Esposito who writes for the Tennessee Titans on isportsweb (this very website) did a segment called “Studs and Duds” this summer. In this segment, every week he picked a player who he thought would be great for the team (Stud) and a player who he thought would flop (Dud). I’m going to go ahead and use this idea for the Nashville Predators...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban introduced to Nashville in fitting fashion: A Johnny Cash solo

P.K. Subban finally hit the town in Nashville after being traded to the Predators earlier this summer, and he did so in a way that had to impress the locals. The new Predators defenseman gave karaoke a try at the Music City establishment Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, and even better, he did so by covering the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues.” .@PKSubban1 arrives in...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues a possible but unlikely destination for Jimmy Vesey

Talented young skater Jimmy Vesey is planning on hitting the open market when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in August. Vesey’s rights were traded from the Predators to the Sabres, but Vesey has stated on multiple occasions he wants to explore free agency. Since then, dozens of teams have expressed an interest and one of those is rumored to be the St. Louis Blues. Recently...
Via Frozen Notes
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Genius of Nashville Predators GM David Poile

Indeed. Indeed. Indeed. Yep, it happened. He did it. He traded Shea Weber. Nashville Predators GM David Poile is crazy. But the good kind of crazy. The Kobe kind of crazy. The Teddy Roosevelt kind of crazy. Not the Vladimir Putin kind of crazy. But you know, the kind you discuss endlessly because it always gives you something to question. However, you respect it because you know...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The true loss of the P.K. Subban trade for the Canadiens

What are we going to tell the children? The thousands that flock to the Bell Centre in 76 Subban sweaters? The millions who cheer from afar, glued to their couches, the ones that can’t afford the $200 seats of the NHL’s most venerable franchise? The countless not yet helped by P.K. Subban’s $10 million pledge to the Montreal Children’s Hospital? Subban, 27, is a hell...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg signs six-year, $36 million deal with Predators

The NHL Draft has come and gone, and here comes free agency in all of its glory. Restricted free agents have the ability to talk to other teams now, and the Nashville Predators didn’t want any conversations to take place with Filip Forsberg. They signed Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million deal. Is Forsberg now considered a cornerstone player for the Predators? How does his deal...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Predators trade college star Jimmy Vesey’s rights to Sabres

Jimmy Vesey’s rights are on the move. The Nashville Predators announced they’ve traded the rights to Vesey to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Minnesota’s third-round selection. #Preds acquire a 3rd-round pick at the 2016 #NHLDraft in exchange for Jimmy Vesey.
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Predators accidentally tweet sensitive trade information

The offseason may have just started, but some teams are so darn excited that they want to start sharing their plans with everyone. The Nashville Predators had a tweet that surely turned some heads in Tennessee. Someone had the bright idea of broadcasting some information that the front office may have not wanted to get out regarding Eric Nystrom. I am sure someone from the Predators...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne destroys stick after fifth goal

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne carried the team on his back during the their playoff run, but it all came to an end on Thursday night when the wheels finally came off. The Sharks blasted him with a barrage of quality scoring chances because of costly turnovers and odd-man rushes. The Sharks even had a four-on-one at one point, and you have to wonder if the Predators didn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Game 7 between the Sharks and Preds is must-see hockey

After a most-convincing and dominant full 60 minutes in Game 5, the San Jose Sharks looked like they were primed to end their series with the Nashville Predators after taking a 2-0 lead to open up Game 6. Then the Preds dug deep, turned the tables and forced a Game 7 with a 4-3 overtime victory.Clearly, Nashville isn’t going down without a fight. But the Sharks still have a chance...
Via Yardbarker
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Viktor Arvidsson’s first career playoff goal in OT forces Sharks-Preds G7

Nashville Predators’ forward Viktor Arvidsson had a night to remember Monday. Arvidsson, playing in his first full NHL season and his first playoff campaign, recorded his first career NHL playoff goal Monday night in overtime against the San Jose Sharks to force that series to seven games. Here’s his goal, which came on an impressive backhander, off a rush where he was alone...
Via The Comeback
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Predators’ Top Players Must Produce

An emotional and draining early morning Game 4 victory left little in the gas tank when the Nashville Predators flew back to California for a vital Game 5 Saturday night. The contest went even worse than expected. San Jose set the pace from the outset and never looked back as Nashville’s taxing travel schedule looked to be catching up to them.   Three hour plane rides back and...
Via The Predatorial
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The murkiness of the no-goal call on Sharks F Joe Pavelski

It has  grown into one of the most talked about calls of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs — well, if you were awake to witness it.The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks played an absolute thriller into triple-overtime and into the wee hours, which ended with a 4-3 win for Nashville. The game could have ended a lot sooner, with a much different result.There were a few questionable...
Via Yardbarker
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

How the Sharks have 'weathered the storm' against the Predators

After chipping a rebounded puck past Pekka Rinne and into the back of the net, Joe Pavelski busted into an epic goal celebration — cranking his right fist back so far that he took a knee, then punching up into the air like Mario trying to bust open of block of bricks.That go-ahead goal in the third frame of Game 2 wasn’t just another example of Pavelski showing why he’s worthy...
Via Yardbarker
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Top 10 leaders in goals, assists and points for the Nashville Predators

Can you name the Top 10 leaders in goals, assists and points for the Nashville Predators of the NHL? Clue: Number of Goals, Assists or Points (G, A, P)
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Predators’ 2-0 Lead Shouldn’t Shock Everyone

The Nashville Predators are holding a 2-0 advantage in a playoff series for the first time in their franchise’s history. That’s quite an accomplishment, but it shouldn’t be looked upon as a miracle. Despite how much of the hockey community picked Anaheim to win, this isn’t a David versus Goliath matchup.   Yes, the Ducks were the best team in the league for the last half...
Via The Predatorial
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Nashville’s Blueprint to Playoff Success

It’s actually here. The Stanley Cup playoffs begin this week. With many tasks, a plan to complete that goal is begun by preparing and mapping out a blueprint or steps to follow for success. While winning playoff hockey games isn’t comparable to building a skyscraper, the premise remains the same.   Healthy Blueline   Nashville still possesses a top defense core after the Seth...
Via The Predatorial
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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