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Balanced Preds still running strong near the NHL quarter-pole mark

NASVHILLE, Tenn. -- Before the season started, Predators coach Peter Laviolette figured it would take roughly 20 games for everything new to start becoming routine. If that's the case, then the Predators (12-5-2) are well ahead of the curve, as the quarter-pole of the 82-game season nears. In fact, they're off to one of the fastest starts in franchise history, leading the Central...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Canadian fans finish 'Star Spangled Banner' after singer's mic cuts out

Want some good news in a sports world that seems to be filled with bad news? Prior to the Nashville Predators game against against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Canada on Tuesday, singer Michelle Madeira saw her mic cut out in the middle of the American national anthem. Instead of waiting there in awkward silence, fans in Toronto (almost all Canadian) picked up where Madeira left...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

History not in Nashville’s favor after lopsided victories

Thursday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators hinted a of a post-blowout hangover and it didn’t disappoint. Rather than a full 60 minute letdown against the Senators, Nashville instead only faltered for a single twenty minute segment: the second period. Leaving the first period with a 1-0 lead against Ottawa, for all intents and purposes a fairly solid start to the game...
Via The Predatorial
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With new coach, Nashville Predators are preying on the NHL

Much praise has been heaped on Barry Trotz for the coaching job he did during his 15 seasons in Nashville. He was the first coach the franchise had ever known and they became known for playing a dull shut down style. Never having elite scoring talent the Predators under Barry Trotz effectively won close games and amassed 557 wins over 1196 games. However with the change to Peter...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Off to Impressive Start

#459206512 / gettyimages.com There were two things done this past offseason that showed that the Nashville Predators were trying to move into a new direction. One of those was the firing of Barry Trotz, who was the only head coach in Predators’ history. Following Trotz’s departure, Peter Laviolette was hired. The other was the acquiring of 40-goal scorer James Neal. Under...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 2 – Ottawa Senators 3

Optimistic Thoughts: Well, we started strong. There didn’t seem to a let down after the rout in Toronto because the Preds came out flying, and Weber blasted one top shelf on the early power play. Nashville controlled the play in the first period and looked to be continuing their winning ways. But then…. the second period happened. Carter Hutton actually played a pretty decent...
Via The Predatorial
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preds Shine In Canada, Crush Leafs 9-2

  By Josh @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto for a Tuesday night showdown under the bright lights of the Air Canada Centre.The Preds came in with sticks a blazing and quickly took a 3 goal lead in the first period.   The Leafs came into the 2nd period down 3-0 and James ...
Via Predneck Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 9 – Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Optimistic Thoughts: How’s that for a fast start! The Predators jumped all over the Maple Leafs and didn’t look back. An absolute thrashing of Toronto on their home ice. Nashville’s 1st line came into the night scoring 50% of the team’s goals so far this year, but it was a full team effort tonight especially with the fourth line being credited with three goals. Taylor Beck...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Radulov and What Could Have Been

Alexander Valerievich Radulov is many things. Generational hockey talent, former first round draft pick, goofball. He is the poster boy of the schism between the NHL and KHL in terms of player relations. He is the best player in KHL history (Sorry, Sergei Mozyakin). On any given night he can do something that has never before been […] The post Alexander Radulov and What Could...
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Rumors: Seeking to upgrade at forward

The Nashville Predators are looking to make an upgrade on offense. #456540092 / gettyimages.com Predators GM David Poile was telling TSN 1290 about what goes into being a general manager when he revealed that his organization was looking to add to their forward core. "on our team we certainly feel we have the goaltending with Pekka Rinne and the defense led by Shea Weber. We...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg front runner in Calder Trophy race

I have to admit, I am not at all surprised to see Filip Forsberg as the front-runner in the Calder Trophy race. Forsberg, was ranked as the top European skater of the 2012 NHL Draft; the surprising thing to me was the fact that he landed in the Washington Capitals lap at  11th overall. I had the kid as a top-3 talent in my rankings that year. Perhaps, the most surprising thing...
Via Hockey Fan Land
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Winning Streak Ended By Blues

By Josh @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators went into St. Louis for the second time in five days to face off against the Blues. The Preds came away with a 4-3 loss in a tough game that could have gone either way. A chippy game with a playoff like atmosphere included players like Ryan Ellis fighting and penalty boxes at max ...
Via Predneck Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators’ Goalpost Wins ‘Check of the Game’ After Leveling Pekka Rinne

Thursday night was a fantastic night for NHL bloopers. Not only did Mark Borowiecki manage to get an opponent’s stick lodged between his visor, but Pekka Rinne also got flattened by his own goalpost. After playing the puck behind his net during the third period of the Predator’s game against the Blues, Rinne attempted to Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne taken out by his own net

The St. Louis Blues narrowly beat the Nashville Predators in a game which featured a ton of big hits. The game’s best and most hilarious hit belonged to the Nashville net.
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New-look offense driving Predators' quick start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators forward James Neal admits having a goal scorer's mentality. Then again, that's what he's being paid to do. Neal has backed it up, too, scoring 88 goals the past three seasons -- fifth-most in the NHL during the stretch -- while playing for the Penguins. But a draft-day trade brought him to the Predators, whose avowed mission under first-year...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Injury Update: Colin Wilson day-to-day with a lower-body injury

Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson is taking his lower-body injury day-to-day, according to Tennessean writer Eric Stromgren in a twitter post he made Tuesday evening.#468102383 / gettyimages.comWilson and Predators forward Viktor Stalberg did not participate in Monday's practice. Wilson's lower-body injury happened sometime during the first two frames in Saturday'...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-goal first period good enough for Predators vs. Oilers

  Filip Forsberg and Mike Ribeiro each had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Matt Cullen also scored for Nashville, winners of three straight. Benoit Pouliot and Nail Yakupov had the goals for Edmonton, which had its two-game winning streak snapped. Edmonton fell to 0-7-1 against fellow Western Conference...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Injury Update: Viktor Stalberg out 4-6 weeks after knee-on-knee collision

What was supposed to be a quick rehab stop in Milwaukee resulted in a perilous outcome as Viktor Stalberg is now out four to six weeks with a knee injury.#482448615 / gettyimages.comMike Halford from ProHockey Talk reported that the injury occurred during a collision with defenseman Brennan Evans on Friday night. It was also reported that Evans was suspended four games for the hit...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Laviolette Takes Puck To The Head, Keeps Coaching (Video)

Peter Laviolette is as tough as the guys he puts on the ice. The Nashville Predators coach and Franklin, Mass., native took a puck to the face during the first period of Tuesday night’s game in Winnipeg after a pass went off the glove of Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba and into the bench. The puck caught Laviolette right above the eye and although he looked to be in obvious...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators coach Peter Laviolette drilled by puck, gets stitched up, returns (video)

In the umpteenth example illustrating that some of the toughest guys in professional sports are involved in hockey, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette showed that getting hit by a puck above the right eye and needing stitches would not be enough to keep him off the bench. Laviolette was caught on the noggin by...Read More The post Predators coach Peter Laviolette drilled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Filip Proves He Belongs

    Colin Wilson sent Canucks fans heading for the exits with time left in the 3rd period after scoring his first goal of the year and sealing a 3-1 victory for the Nashville Predators. Wilsons first goal finally comes after getting time on the first line after Mike Ribero drew a bad penalty for a hit to the head. A ...
Via Predneck Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Injury Update: Matt Cullen activated off injured reserve

The Nashville Predators announced today that they have activated journeyman center Matt Cullen off of injured reserve. As reported by NHL.com, the move clears the way for Cullen to join the team on its upcoming six game road trip that has the team away from home until November 8th.#481678451 / gettyimages.comCullen has been out-of-action since enduring an upper-body injury in a preseason...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg And The Ceiling Of The Nashville Predators

Filip Forsberg was widely considered as the best European Skater in the 2012 entry draft. His high end skillset, offensive creativity and elite hockey IQ made it seem like a lock for him to be selected just after the two clear studs Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk (and maybe fourth depending on how you feel […] The post Filip Forsberg And The Ceiling Of The Nashville Predators...
Via Two Pad Stack
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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