PREDATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Predators give themselves a shot at Game 7 glory by containing Ducks’ top stars

The Predators haven’t seen the second round of the post-season since the 2011-12 season, and with their backs against the wall, Nashville did what few imagined they could do against an incredibly tough Anaheim Ducks team: they’ve forced the series to a one-game, winner-takes-all Game 7. The Predators’ forced the deciding seventh game because, as they’ve done for much of the...
Via The Hockey News
11 hours ago

Predators force franchise's 1st Game 7, beating Ducks 3-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Neal scored the winning goal late in the second period, and the Nashville Predators held on to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday night and force the first Game 7 in franchise history. The Predators had lost the previous five Game 6s when needing a win to stay alive in the playoffs, and they snapped a three-game skid to the Ducks to force this series...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks first team to strike on home ice as undisciplined play sinks Predators in Game 5

The first four games between Anaheim and Nashville saw the teams trade wins on home ice, but not in the way one would expect. The Predators took the first two games in Anaheim before laying two eggs in Nashville and watching as the Ducks knotted up the series at two wins apiece. It felt like an inevitability that the series would shift depending on whichever team struck first on...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Video: Predators fans show how they snuck huge catfish into the arena

Four Nashville Predators fans made things a bit fishy on Tuesday night, throwing 40 pounds of catfish on the ice at the Bridgestone Arena in advance of the team’s Game 3 matchup against the Anaheim Ducks. The story is pretty wild. As WKRN-TV Nashville reports, four Nashville fans strapped over 40 pounds of catfish to their back and snuck it into the arena. Surprisingly they...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Pres/COO Sean Henry on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

Nashville Predators Pres/COO Sean Henry joined The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show to talk Playoff Gameday in Smashville! Game 3 is tonight 8:30 at Bridgestone Arena with Preds holding a 2-0 Lead over Anaheim. https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/sean-henry-4-19-16?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Playoff Talk on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show talk Nashville Predators W/Crazy Charlie on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM! The Preds lead The Ducks 2-0 in the best of 7 series! https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/preds-game-2-wrap-up-on-pogue-big-joe-show?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith, Rinne lead Predators to 3-2 win over Ducks in Game 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Craig Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators confidently claimed their second straight road victory to open their first-round series, 3-2 over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 on Sunday night. Shea Weber and Mattias Ekholm also scored as the Predators took a 2-0 playoff series lead for the first time in franchise history...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Ducks vs. Predators

VitalsAnaheim: (46-25-11) 1st in Pacific DivisionNashville: (41-27-14) 4th in Central DivisionSeason SeriesNashville took two out of three games against Anaheim this season.Looking at the MatchupThe Ducks appear to have returned to being a favorite to making a deep playoff run after they rebounded midseason from a ghastly October through December. Despite losing a handful of players...
Via Yardbarker
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators goalie Rinne ready for new start in postseason

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The postseason offers the opportunity for a fresh start, and Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne couldn't be happier. Rinne had what amounts to a challenging season for the three-time Vezina Trophy finalist, who also earned his second All-Star game nod. He ranks ninth with 34 wins and posted a 2.48 goals-against average, a jump from the 2.18 GAA he posted just...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville’s Blueprint to Playoff Success

It’s actually here. The Stanley Cup playoffs begin this week. With many tasks, a plan to complete that goal is begun by preparing and mapping out a blueprint or steps to follow for success. While winning playoff hockey games isn’t comparable to building a skyscraper, the premise remains the same.   Healthy Blueline   Nashville still possesses a top defense core after the Seth...
Via The Predatorial
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg scores gorgeous between-the-legs goal (Video)

Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg scored a gorgeous between-the-legs power play goal in Tuesday night's game against Colorado. Forsberg added an assist on the game-winning goal in the third period that gave the Predators a 4-3 victory over the Avalanche, earning him the Number 1 star of the game.[SportsNetCanada] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Filip Forsberg goes between-the-legs for slick goal

When you are a skilled player like Filip Forsberg, you can pretty much do whatever you want on the ice. He showed his ability once again tonight and you’re going to want to watch it: You have to love the goalie’s reaction on this. He just looks absolutely defeated. There isn’t even a big celebration after the goal – it looks like business as usual. The Predators seem to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Built a Contender in an Unconventional Way

How do you assemble a team into becoming Stanley Cup champions in the NHL today? The question every general manager strives to answer. There’s the being so bad and winning the lottery a couple of times method Chicago and Pittsburgh have used to their benefit. That’s the easiest way to add franchise players if the right prospect is at the top of the draft board.   Boston and...
Via The Predatorial
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Craig Smith blocks his own shot from a wide open net

This one, as they say in the business, has to be seen to be believed. But I’ve seen it, and I still don’t believe it. Craig Smith was getting ready to send the Canadiens home in overtime as he received a great pass in the goal mouth, and all that was standing between him and a Predators victory was a wide open net. Then, disaster struck: He shot the puck towards the net,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

The Ryan Johansen-Seth Jones trade thus far

The NHL's first major trade this season came earlier this month when the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators swapped star players. Columbus gave up a star forward in Ryan Johansen, and the Nashville Predators gave up a star defenseman in Seth Jones. It’s been a month since the trade happened, and it’s time to see how each player has impacted his respective team...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dennis Wideman checks linesman on way to bench

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman took out linesman Don Henderson on the way to the bench on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators. Here’s video of the incident: Dennis Wideman looked like he straight-up checked the linesman. pic.twitter.com/iau1Jd7Vaf — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 28, 2016 This does not look like an accidental collision; Wideman...
Via The Comeback
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL releases All-Star game jerseys and they’re not great

The National Hockey League has unveiled the design for the 2016 All-Star Game jerseys, and they’re pretty underwhelming. For more information behind the concept and design of the 2016 #NHLAllStar jerseys, read: https://t.co/4JVudjdD1Y pic.twitter.com/bXgB60fJ6R — NHL (@NHL) January 6, 2016 It’s not the ugliest jersey I’ve ever seen, but it doesn’t exactly scream ...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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