PREDATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres acquire rights to NCAA standout Vesey from Predators for third-round pick

Jimmy Vesey is the most sought after free agent coming out of the NCAA, but he won’t hit the open market until Aug. 15. And with the Nashville Predators, the team which drafted Vesey, knowing full well the 23-year-old won’t be signing with them, they’ve flipped the NCAA standout’s exclusive negotiating rights for a third-round pick. In a deal that came out of left field...
Via The Hockey News
3 hours ago

Preds Poll: Who Should Nashville Take in the 1st Round?

It’s almost time for the 2016 NHL Draft and the Nashville Predators have some decisions to make. The team made forwards the focus of its most recent drafts as Kevin Fiala (2014) and Iakov Trenin (2015) were the first picks that general manager David Poile took with Nashville’s first picks in those years. However, there might be a call to try to go back to the team’s trademark...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clearing Up the Nashville Predators Backup Goalie Situation

The Nashville Predators know that Pekka Rinne will be their number-one goalie barring any unforeseen disaster. After the great Finn, the picture on the depth chart gets hazy. Carter Hutton was the backup last season, and did good in limited work behind Rinne. However, he is an unrestricted free agent and some of the moves that General Manager David Poile has made behind the 30-year...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Predators sign Cody Bass, Jonas Gunnarsson to contracts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed forward Cody Bass to a two-year contract and goaltender Jonas Gunnarsson to a one-year, entry-level contract. Both signings were announced Wednesday. Bass' contract will be worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the AHL level in 2016-17. His deal will be worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the AHL...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

GM ready to be patient expecting Predators to keep improving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) General manager David Poile believes patience might be the remaining ingredient needed for the Nashville Predators to take that ''next step.'' The Predators are coming off the longest playoff run in their history and Poile noted Wednesday that they have gone through a myriad of changes the past couple of seasons. They won three of four elimination games before...
Via Associated Press
May 18, 2016  |  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

Preds Analyst Stu Grimson 1 On 1 W/Greg Pogue

Former NHL Enforcer & long time Nashville Predators Analyst Stu Grimson joined Greg Pogue in studio at WNSR for a full hour of talkabout his career on the ice as a player, off the ice as an analyst, & now as #1 Preds Fan during the Playoffs!   https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/one-on-one-5716-with-predators-broadcaster-stu-grimson
Via Predneck Nation
May 07, 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

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
April 21, 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

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
April 06, 2016  |  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
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