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Predators reduce roster to 55, cut five players from camp

Late Sunday, the Nashville Predators made their first round of cuts, sending five players either back to their junior teams or given their outright release from their professional tryout agreements. 2014 draft selections forward Justin Kirkland and defenseman Aaron Irving were sent back to their respective teams in the Kelowna Rockets and Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, while forward...
Via The Predatorial
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Laviolette speaks after training camp scrimmage

Peter Laviolette addressed the media after Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage...
Via Smashville 24/7
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predators' Poile addresses Ellis, Beck contracts

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile addressed the contract situations for unsigned restricted free agents Ryan Ellis and Taylor Beck Saturday at Predators training camp. There have been discussions of varying contract lengths in the Ellis negotiations and the main stumbling block continues to be money, according to Poile. He was not at camp Friday or Saturday at Centennial...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Beck still unsigned, active in camp

While the more prominent discussion could be on how Ryan Ellis’ contract situation continues to unfolds with the Nashville Predators without the presence of the young defenseman at camp, another restricted free agent also remains in contract discussions with the team. However, unlike Ellis, he’s participating in camp. For Taylor Beck, this could easily be described as a make...
Via The Predatorial
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Poile on Ryan Ellis: “It’s just a disagreement on dollars”

At the second day of training camp for the Nashville Predators, general manager David Poile took a few moments to address the current contract status of restricted free agent defenseman Ryan Ellis, who has yet to appear at training camp. “Conversations with nothing resolved. It is a typical negotiation that unfortunately has gone past the time that we needed to have something...
Via The Predatorial
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds excited to implement new system

The Predators are excited to implement Peter Laviolette's offensive-minded system over the next few weeks of training camp...
Via Smashville 24/7
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette, Predators ready for new season and system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- New coach Peter Laviolette figures it will take time for the Predators to learn his new system but knows for sure when he wants to start implementing it. That would be from the get-go of training camp, which started Thursday with meetings, greetings and player physicals at Bridgestone Arena. Friday, the Predators hit the ice for the first time at Centennial Sportsplex...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New coach, 4 teammates as Predators report to camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators made the biggest change in franchise history during the offseason. Now it's time for the Peter Laviolette coaching era to kick into high gear. The Predators reported Thursday for training camp with Laviolette in charge after being hired in May to replace the only coach Nashville ever had in Barry Trotz, now with Washington. They...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2PS Top 5 Prospects: Nashville Predators

We here at 2PS are looking at the top five prospects in each system. Then we had a thought: everyone and their mother likely has a list up on their blog, so why not do a different take on it? Instead of a straight top five, we’ll take a look at the top forward, top […] The post 2PS Top 5 Prospects: Nashville Predators appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Moving on: saying goodbye to 303

Last April, I knew my days of covering the Nashville Predators as a credentialed member of the media were coming to a close. I had made the decision that, after four years, I just couldn’t give the responsibility of covering the team the time and energy it deserved. Trust me, I wanted to. But, being a new dad with a new job, I just couldn’t sacrifice any more of my and my family’s...
Via Section 303
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s all over so here’s your All-Rookie Tournament Team

Kris Martel of The Predatorial, Thomas Willis of NashvillePredators.com and Jeremy K. Gover of Section 303 huddled up following all six games and voted on the All-Rookie Tournament team. Three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie were to be selected by each media member. The players with the most votes made the team while any player receiving just one vote made the honorable...
Via Section 303
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...
Via Section 303
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing The Nashville Predators

from Gare Joynce of Sportsnet, Biggest storyline to watch: Poile was a voice in the wilderness — a league executive who stood by his coach through thick and mostly thin. Laviolette is the face of a Nashville reboot as much as James Neal. If Laviolette enjoys early success, many will suggest Poile waited too long to change the culture in the organization. If Laviolette is...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Nashville Predators Preview: Healthy Pekka Rinne A Huge Boost

It’s been a summer of change for the Nashville Predators, who for the first time in team history will not have Barry Trotz as head coach. The veteran bench boss was fired at the end of last season and replaced by Peter Laviolette, who most recently coached the Philadelphia Flyers. Before arriving in Philly, Laviolette led the Carolina Hurricanes to their only Stanley Cup title...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Review & Preview: Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators usher in a new era in the Music City. #127245331 / gettyimages.comNASHVILLE PREDATORS Roster changes, IN: James Neal (acquired from Pittsburgh), Olli Jokinen (from Winnipeg), Mike Ribeiro (from Arizona), Derek Roy (from St. Louis), Anton Volchenkov (from New Jersey) Pending UFAs/RFAs: Ryan Ellis (RFA) Roster changes, OUT: Patric Hornqvist (traded...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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