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Report: Andrei Kostitsyn wants to return to the NHL

A familiar name is reportedly interested in returning to the NHL. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Andrei Kostitsyn is looking to come back to the NHL after spending the last four seasons skating in the KHL. Though he’s interested in a return, Kostitsyn is only pursuing a one-year contract. Andrei Kostitsyn wants to return to the NHL after four years in Russia. Believed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview – Portland Thunder (3-4) At Orlando Predators (4-4)

The Portland Thunder, fresh off a win against the Los Angeles KISS, head to Orlando in search of their first road win of the season on Saturday, May 23. The Thunder are 3-0 against the worst two scoring defenses in the league and 0-4 against the rest of their schedule … which happens to have contained the top four defenses in the league. The Predators are the third-worst scoring...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Moves For The Predators

View image | gettyimages.com It was yet again a disappointing playoffs for the Predators. This is a big offseason as some big name players that are free agents. They should have almost $29 million in cap space so some changes sure will be made. Here are the top 5 they need to make in the offseason. 5. Sign a winger who can shoot… maybe two. The have alot of playmakers but they...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne continues to shine in the offseason

It may be the offseason for the majority of the Nashville Predators but for goaltender Pekka Rinne the fun keeps coming. After a season that was cut short in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Rinne has been continuing to shine outside of the NHL. On April 27th, only two days after the Nashville Predators were ousted from the playoffs, Pekka Rinne announced that he would...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Leads Americans 1-0 After Beautiful Goal by Josi

The Americans found themselves trailing by a goal after a period at the quarter-finals, with a goal by Roman Josi giving Switzerland the 1-0 lead. With both teams being more defensive minded, a high scoring game wasn’t to be expected. For Switzerland, their back end has always been their biggest asset, with their best players being Roman Josi and Mark Streit. Their shutdown nature...
Via The Hockey House
12 days ago  |  Discuss

IIHF World Championships: All nine Predators still alive after prelims

It’s been a strong showing so far for the Predators at the IIHF World Championships. All nine of the Predators players representing their countries have advanced out of the tournament’s preliminary stage and into the quarterfinals. In Group A, Team Canada finished in the top spot with a perfect 7-0-0-0 record, followed by Team Sweden (4-2-0-1), the Czech Republic (4-1-1-1),...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators working to resign unrestricted free agents

Looking back, general manager David Poile did a phenomenal job last offseason in trying to reform the team and make it back to the playoffs. To do so, he traded away Nashville legend David Legwand (at trade deadline) for prospect Calle Jarnkrok and draft picks. At the end of the season, he then fired Barry Trotz and brought in Peter Laviolette. Poile continued by dealing Patric Hornqvist...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne Sets Modern Day World Championship Shutout Record

After an astounding three straight shutouts heading into Monday’s game against Belarus,  Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has officially become the modern day shutout record holder at the World Championships, breaking the previous record after keeping the puck out for 206 minutes and 27 seconds. A year after winning the top goaltender award at the 2014 World Championships...
Via The Hockey House
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Juuse Saros Continues Finnish Shutout Streak, Take Down Slovakia 3-0

Finland’s incredible shutout streak continued today, as a 22 save shutout by tournament rookie Juuse Saros helped lead Finland to a 3-0 victory. As expected, the Finns began to pester the Slovaks early. With the chance that potentially just one of these two would end up making the quarter-finals, Finland worked hard early on to secure the first goal. Jan Laco seems to enjoy having...
Via The Hockey House
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators add KHL star Steve Moses

With the World Championships underway, all eyes are set on the major stars that headed overseas to represent their home countries. Some major storylines have already come from the tournament, including Ilya Kovalchuck not ruling out a return to the NHL and Tyler Seguin continuing his hot scoring from the NHL into tournament play. Possibly the biggest story has been the rise of little...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators goalie Marek Mazanec signs one-year, two-way contract

  The Nashville Predators have signed goalie Marek Mazanec to a one-year, two-way contract. Mazanec's contract will be worth $575,000 when he's in the NHL and $100,000 when he's in the American Hockey League. The Predators announced the signing Wednesday. The 23-year-old Mazanec played two games for Nashville this season. He had a 2.76 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators GM admits the Cody Franson trade wasn’t a perfect fit

The Nashville Predators made it clear prior to the trade deadline that their intention was to win now. That was the approach for numerous teams, but the Predators put their future on the line by making deals near the deadline. The team dealt away their first-round pick for the 2015 Draft to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli. Unfortunately,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators captain Weber has surgery on dislocated kneecap

  Predators captain Shea Weber is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated right kneecap, an injury that will take up to six weeks for a full recovery. The Predators announced the injury Monday as players cleaned out following their first-round Western Conference playoff loss to Chicago. Weber spoke to reporters Monday while using crutches, and says he hasn't seen what he...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Chicago News Station Congratulates the "Blacks" on Playoff Win Over the Nashville Predators

You would think that the people preparing graphics for a sports report would be sports fans or at least be professional enough to double check whether something is an actual nickname for a team before using it. However, as we have found out in recent years that is not quite how it is.It certainly wasn't when a local news station tried to report on the Blackhawks beating the Nashville...
Via FatManWriting
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg, Preds Force Game 6

Filip Forsberg’s first career postseason hat trick was punctuated with an empty net goal with 10 seconds left in regulation and the Nashville Predators forced a Game Six on Saturday at the United Center. The script on Thursday night was … Continue reading → The post Filip Forsberg, Preds Force Game 6 appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Picking up the pieces in Nashville

The Nashville Predators come home Wednesday after playing the longest game in franchise history. Problem is, once again, they came up on the wrong side of it.   The Predators will look to try and claw their way back into the series tomorrow night at Bridgestone Arena in what is truly the first “must-win” game […] The post Picking up the pieces in Nashville appeared first on...
Via Along the Boards
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators’ Pekka Rinne Gets Puck Stuck In Pads For The Longest Time (Video)

Pekka Rinne doesn’t just save pucks. He makes them disappear. The Nashville Predators goaltender was his usual stellar self in Game 4 of his team’s Stanley Cup playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. With under six minutes remaining in the first overtime period, however, Rinne took his talents a bit too far. After trying to clear a puck behind the net, Rinne somehow managed...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne delays OT searching for puck in equipment (Video)

  Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was caught in an unusual situation when the puck got lost in his equipment, forcing a delay in overtime of Tuesday night's Game 4 against Chicago.Rinne went to stop the puck behind his net after the Blackhawks sent it down along the boards, but the puck disappeared as Rinne returned to the net. This led to some hilarious scenes as...
Via Holdout Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Laviolette has big decisions ahead in Nashville

The Nashville Predators are facing an uphill battle against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Preds are down 2-1 after dropping game three and they are going to need to play a more inspired brand of hockey if they have hopes of going back to Nashville tied at two and giving themselves a chance to win the […] The post Peter Laviolette has big decisions ahead in Nashville appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Round 1 X-Factors

Nashville comes into the playoffs with a few question marks hovering over them. After a strong start to the season, the Predators have faltered down the stretch, and it’s still uncertain which team opponents will face during the playoffs. However, on each team are some players who have the chance to completely change the look […] The post Nashville Predators: Round 1 X-Factors...
Via Along the Boards
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators have a plan to combat Blackhawks fans from cheering during the anthem

Blackhawks fans travel in huge groups to support their team and they love to cheer during the national anthem. Those are two things the Nashville Predators are trying to combat heading into their first round playoff series. When it comes to tickets, the Predators placed geographical restrictions on who can buy tickets online (must be within the team’s television viewing area...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Reasons: Why Nashville will and won’t have a deep playoff run

The Predators may have locked a playoff spot in the Western Conference divisional semi-finals recently, but they still have plenty of work ahead if the ultimate plan is for a parade down Broadway in downtown Nashville this June. On February 14th — one day before the trade acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from Toronto — Nashville sat far atop the Central Division...
Via The Predatorial
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Ten Most Irreplacable Predators

As we head towards the postseason, we all hope for an injury free and successful playoff campaign. But this hockey, injuries happen. The last two weeks have seen quite a few Predators head to the sideline due to injury. That brings up an interesting topic of discussion. Who would Nashville miss the most if they were to miss time?   This isn’t technically a ranking of the best...
Via The Predatorial
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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