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Nashville Predators Quietly Having an Encouraging Offseason

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images   By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)   David Poile and the Nashville Predators are quietly having a pretty good offseason. Most people were very aware of the blockbuster acquisition of James Neal from Pittsburgh, but the signings of veterans like Derek Roy went largely unnoticed. The Predators have managed to inject some offense on the cheap while minimizing...
Via The Hockey Guys
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preds continue off-season activities with the Hot Wing Face Off!

There may be 76 days until opening night but the Nashville Predators are giving hockey fans another great reason to get together during the dog days of summer. The first annual Hot Wing Faceoff takes place tomorrow, Saturday June 26 at Bridgetone Arena. For four hours starting at 3:00pm, you can sample as many hot wings as your mouth can stand from a variety of local vendors. Several...
Via Section 303
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Update on contract talks with Simon Moser

Last season, Simon Moser got his first taste of life in the NHL. Next season, though, it may come with a different team. After speaking with his agent, Georges Müller, they made it clear that Moser is going to need a bit of a raise to stay with the team that signed the Swiss forward to his first NHL contract last season. “We are in talks with other clubs. A return to Nashville...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 15 close-up screenshot of defenseman Seth Jones

[s/t Reddit]. These next-gen NHL 15 graphics are lifelike. Here's a split screen comparision for Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones. 
Via Talk Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Top Five Off-Season Acquisitions

The Nashville Predators finished last season in sixth place in the NHL Central division. The Predators ranked 23rd in goals against last season and 25th in penalty kill percentage. Predators General Manager David Poile addressed the defensive issues through free agency, signing four defensemen. Poile and the Predators have had an eventful off-season. Here are the Predators top five...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 days ago  |  Discuss

After a decade, Preds finally draft another Russian player in Kamenev

It took the Nashville Predators a decade to draft another Russian-born player after Alex Radulov - a player who seemed to leave the franchise with some serious baggage – but they finally did so with second-rounder (42nd overall) Vladislav Kamenev. The Tennessean takes an interesting look at the thought process of a team that seems haunted by its dealings with Radulov. “This...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 2014 Prospects for Nashville Predators

Since June, through a combination of draft picks and signings, the Nashville Predators have made several additions to the team. Some of the organizations decisions look more promising than others, however, and here’s a look at the top five. 5. Jack Dougherty #451370618 / gettyimages.com The American born Dougherty was drafted in the second round of this years draft, and was...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Nashville has other options than to settle for Paul Gaustad

Prior to the trade deadline during the 2011-2012 season, Nashville acquired the services of face-off specialist Paul Gaustad to help the Predators in their search for a Stanley Cup Championship in return for their first round draft pick in the upcoming entry draft. Three months later, Nashville would be out of the playoffs, dispatched by the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference...
Via The Predatorial
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Injury Update: Mike Fisher out 4-6 months

According to Mike Halford of NBC Sports, Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher will be out for an estimated 4-6 months.  Fisher underwent surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon on July 3. However, the injury will likely keep Fisher out for the beginning of the new season. #143616405 / gettyimages.comNashville GM David Poile stated that Fisher injured his Achilles in the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators take a chance on Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy

The Nashville Predators signed Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts Tuesday. Ribeiro will make $1.05 million and Roy signed for $1 million. “Mike is a talented veteran center who has produced offensively everywhere he has played,” general manager David Poile said. “We have done our due diligence and believe Mike has a lot to offer to our team, improves us at our...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is GM David Poile Done With Preds Makeover?

  Joshua @Top6Grinder  The 2014 NHL draft and free agent frenzy has passed and with that came a lot of change to the Nashville Predators roster. Now that a few weeks have passed and the dust has settled is GM David Poile done with his off season makeover? Key Additions: James Neal Olli Jokinen Anton Volchenkov Derek Roy Mike Ribeiro ...
Via Predneck Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

“Sweden West” gets stronger as Arvidsson signs with Preds

The reputation of Sweden West continues to grow as the Nashville Predators ink 2014 fourth round pick Viktor Arvidsson to a three-year entry-level deal. The Skellefteå, Sweden native finished ninth in Swedish Hockey League scoring last year with 40 points in 50 games. He also helped his Skellefteå AIK club win back-to-back SHL championships as he posted 16 points in 14 games...
Via Section 303
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds draftee Fiala has big future, regardless of 2014-15 destination

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- At just 17 years old, Kevin Fiala sure has a lot of folks trying to figure out his future, both immediate and long term. The 11th overall pick of the Nashville Predators in last month's NHL draft already carries a heap of expectations that his offensive prowess can be realized sooner then later. Raising that ante is the hiring of new coach Peter Laviolette...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds testing the Russian Factor with Kamenev

When the Nashville Predators took to their draft table microphone on Saturday, June 28, they spoke the name of a Russian, something they haven’t done in 10 years. Nashville’s first pick in the second round was a highly touted KHL player named Vladislav Kamenev. Not since taking Alexander Radulov late in the first round in 2004 had they called a Russian’s name at the NHL Draft...
Via Section 303
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators forward Mike Fisher to miss 4-6 months

The Nashville Predators announced Monday that they will be without forward Mike Fisher for the next 4-6 months due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. “Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session and underwent successful surgery on Thursday, July 3,” general manager David Poile said in a statement. “We expect...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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