PREDATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Filip Forsberg’s six-year, $36-million deal affects Nikita Kucherov

Restricted free agent Filip Forsberg’s six-year, $36-million contract extension with the Nashville Predators, announced Monday, was a slam-dunk deal. In 2015-16 left winger Forsberg, 21, became the franchise’s first player in six years to crack 30 goals, equalling Jason Arnott’s team record of 33. Forsberg has averaged 29.5 goals and 63.5 points over his first two full NHL...
Via The Hockey News
10 hours ago

Dante Fabbro Taken 17th by the Nashville Predators

With the 17th pick in the National Hockey League draft, the Nashville Predators select Dante Fabbro here from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. Analysis of Dante Fabbro Fabbro is a rare commodity in this day and age as he’s a right-handed defenseman that is a great shot. General managers salivate over seeing blue-liners with that ability. He may not be...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

The Nashville Predators 2016 NHL Draft Guide

The 2016 NHL Draft is here and the Nashville Predators face questions like any other team. Who should General manager David Poile take in the first round? Will Eric Nystrom be traded to for another pick? Nashville sits at 17, and there is some good talent out there. The top three of Auston Matthews, Patrick Laine and Jesse Puljujärvi are getting all the buzz, but there are plenty...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Nashville Predators part-owner suing team and its chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A part-owner of the Nashville Predators is suing the team and its chairman, saying they breached their fiduciary obligations and contractual commitments to him after he helped keep the franchise in Nashville. The lawsuit filed Thursday by David Freeman and Commodore Trust lists Predators Holdings LLC and Predators chairman Tom Cigarran as defendants. The...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  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. >> https://t.co/vmwBdAuc4c pic.twitter.com/HBgwLYEnh9 — Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) June 20, 2016 ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres trade with Nashville to acquire rights to Vesey

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have acquired the rights to unsigned prospect forward Jimmy Vesey in making a trade with the Nashville Predators. Buffalo gave up its second of four third-round picks in this week's draft for Vesey, who was the Hobey Baker winner after completing his senior year at Harvard. The 22-year-old opted to become a free agent rather than sign with...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the Nashville Predators Top 5 players?

The Nashville Predators proved themselves to be a Stanley Cup contender this year. After beating the Anaheim Ducks and pushing the San Jose Sharks to a Game 7 after already traveling over 14,000 miles in the playoffs, the Predators showed true grit and relentlessness from a Nashville sports team that hasn’t been seen since the Tennessee Titans teams of the early 2000s. Instead...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Disappointing End to a Franchise Changing Season

When the sting of defeat begins to fade away and the Crying Jordan memes latch on to its next victim, the Nashville Predators and fans will realize the progress the franchise has made this season. The 5-0 drubbing in Game 7 wasn’t how it was supposed to end. This almost sports documentary worthy campaign deserved a better conclusion, but life rarely works out like your favorite...
Via The Predatorial
May 14, 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

The Leaf Examines Richard Clune

Last week Richard Clune had people talking with his Instagram post speaking to his decision to become sober six years ago with an outreach of thank you’s to those who remain close to the 29-year-old left wing. His path to The Show many might feel typical but there is always more than meets the eye to any professional athlete. This week The Leaf takes a look at his story with an...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 10, 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

Here's How Nashville Predators Fans Sneak Catfish Into Bridgestone Arena

Every sport has it's own weird traditions, but by far the weirdest ones relate to the National Hockey League. Detroit Red Wings fans are the OGs of odd hockey traditions. They celebrate hat tricks by throwing an octopus on the ice. At other times and in other arenas, fans have tossed rats and sharks into the rink. Now, supporters of the Nashville Predators are in on the action...
Via Stack
April 21, 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

Cody Bass on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

Nashville Predators F Cody Bass joined The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show just before getting on the plane to Anaheim for Game 1 of The Stanley Cup Playoffs! https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/cody-bass-4-13-16?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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