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Complete Preview for the Nashville Predators' 2014-15 Season

For the first time since the franchise entered the NHL way back in 1998-99, Barry Trotz will not be behind the bench of the Nashville Predators. For 15 years Trotz was at the helm, but Stanley Cup champion bench boss Peter Laviolette, formerly of the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders, has taken his place for the upcoming season. The change was...
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Ellis ‘surprised’ by conditioning level in first game back

Ryan Ellis made his preseason debut for the Predators on Monday night. Here's what he had to say about it...
Via Smashville 24/7
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Predators fan doesn’t even care

We’re not even into the regular season yet in the NHL and this Nashville Predators fan has probably already taken the “most embarrassing moment caught on camera” award home for the Music City. Behold: Notice how homeboy doesn’t just stop at the gold-digging, he chows down on it and resumes his cheering. Frankly, I don’t […] The post This Predators fan doesn’t even care...
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The Games that Do Not Count

I’m happy to say I have games to report on finally. This will be your first look at what “In the Corners” was meant to be from the beginning. So if you’ve stuck with me so far thanks and hope you will continue to do so. If you are a first time reader I encourage you to go back and read a few of the introductory columns to see what the design of this is about. So let’s get...
Via The Predatorial
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Predators sweep Panthers in preseason doubleheader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pontus Aberg scored twice and the Nashville Predators beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep their split-squad exhibition doubleheader. In the opener, Craig Smith and Derek Roy scored in a shootout to give Nashville a 2-1 victory. In the second game, Aberg opened the scoring late in the first period, squeezing a shot from the right boards between...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Nashville Predators

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Nashville Predators  By: Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) 2013 Season: 38-32-12  88pts – (6th Central Conference; 9th Western Conference) Free Agents Signed: Mike Ribeiro, Arizona Coyotes (Center) Derek Roy, St. Louis Blues (C...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign Ryan Ellis to a five-year deal

Ryan Ellis remains with the Predators, thanks to a new five-year contract. Photo: Danny Murphy, Icon SMI The Nashville Predators have locked up one of their top young defensemen, Ryan Ellis, to a five-year deal, as per the team’s website. The contract has a total value of $12 million (average annual value of $2.5 million). Ellis was the No. 11 pick in the 2009 draft, and spent...
Via Around The Rink
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Ellis re-signs with Predators

A day or two can make all the difference in the world when it comes to contract negotiations. That apparently was the case with Ryan Ellis and the Nashville Predators as the two sides came to an agreement on a new contract worth $12.5 million over five years: Ryan Ellis’ agent confirms 5 year contract […] The post Ryan Ellis re-signs with Predators appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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Forsberg proving he belongs in the NHL

In less than two weeks, Peter Laviolette may have unlocked more offensive potential out of Filip Forsberg than Barry Trotz did in a full season. Granted, Trotz may not have utilized Forsberg in the way he should have been, but Laviolette has been giving him the one thing that will prove if he’s the real deal or not: time with Nashville’s top lines. So far, the Swedish...
Via The Predatorial
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators top Lightning in preseason home opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Filip Forsberg scored in the first period and Pekka Rinne and Marek Mazanec made it stand up in the Nashville Predators' 1-0 exhibition victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Forsberg took a pass from Mike Ribeiro, made a move down the right side and tucked the puck inside the left post and past Kristers Gudlevskis at 3:17. Forsberg has two...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators, D Ryan Ellis agree to terms on new deal

  The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenseman Ryan Ellis. General manager David Poile announced the deal Thursday before the Predators' preseason home opener against Tampa Bay. The team will announce details of the contract Friday after Ellis arrives in Nashville. Ellis, 23, was a restricted free agent who has stayed away from Nashville's training...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators mascot lands on the IR

It’s that time of the year when hockey fans around the NHL are holding their breath, cautiously watching preseason hockey games and hoping none of their team’s brightest stars go down with an injury. Unfortunately, the preseason can claim mascots too. Send @Gnash00 your best get well wishes. He trained a little too hard getting ready for the season –
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Nashville opts for experience as teams set rosters for Thursday night

Swinging to Nashville for the second straight game between the Predators and Lightning, both teams have finalized their roster going into Thursday night’s exhibition contest. The Predators have decided to go with a veteran-heavy lineup: FORWARDS Forsberg, Jokinen, Clune, Neal, Jarnkrok, Nystrom, Gaustad, Beck, Watson, Fiala, Bourque, Ribeiro DEFENSEMEN Weber, Ekholm, Volchenkov...
Via The Predatorial
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weber Healthy Scratched: What Does It Mean?

Shea Weber was not dressed or included on the roster for Tuesday night’s opening preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Per our sources on the Nashville Predators official Facebook page, this is likely due to an impending trade or something more severe such as a Weber retirement or David Poile or “Has Ryan Ellis signed yet?” or Barry Trotz or “I made $500 a day...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fiala: “I think I’ll go back to Sweden if I don’t make the team”

The Nashville Predators drafted dynamic Swiss forward Kevin Fiala at number 11 overall at the NHL Draft this past June. Typically, only the top few picks crack an opening night NHL roster right out the gate. Some experts, however, were starting to toy with that possibility for Fiala. “I’ve heard some people say ‘Kevin Fiala may be able to make your team this year,’” Poile...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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