Four Predators That Need a Great Season

There is a buzz in Nashville regarding their hockey team and the Predators are both anxious and excited to get the 2016-17 NHL regular season under way. After being only one win away from the Western Conference Finals last spring, the team feels that they have the necessary tools to contend for a Stanley Cup this time around. In order for the Predators to truly contend for a Stanley...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Subban big draw as Nashville Predators open training camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) P.K. Subban hasn't even taken the ice yet in his new Predators' sweater, yet the defenseman keeps hearing the same thing over and over. No, he's not being asked about winning the Stanley Cup even though his acquisition has raised expectations higher in Nashville than they've ever been. He's being showered with southern hospitality. ''Welcome to Nashville,...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne Will Start for Team Finland

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will, as expected, get the start for Team Finland Sunday when the Finns open the World Cup against Team North America, according to Sami Hoffrén. Rinne started two of Finland’s three exhibition games leading into Sunday’s tournament kick off. He stopped 18 of 20 shots in a 3-2 win over Team Sweden and then, in Finland’s final exhibition...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 days ago

Nashville Predators: Three Big Questions

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey is now in full swing and anticipation for the 2016-17 NHL season has amplified. Of course, hopes are high within the Nashville Predators organization, as well as its fanbase. It has been an action-packed offseason and everyone is excited to see if this is the year a Stanley Cup is finally brought to the city of Nashville. With all of the optimism surrounding...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 days ago

Predators will wear gold helmets at all home games

The Nashville Predators will be one bright team when they skate at home during the 2016-17 season. That’s bright in the literal sense, as the Preds will abandon their navy helmets in favor of gold helmets for every home game in the upcoming season. Why are the Predators making the change? It all comes down to branding. According to the team’s website, the Predators are encouraged...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Mike Fisher’s captaincy and what it means

This past week, Mike Fisher was named the new captain of the Nashville Predators. The team needed a new captain after former captain Shea Weber was sent to Montreal in the infamous Weber – P.K. Subban trade earlier this offseason. Fisher, the assistant captain for the past four seasons, looks to take a new step in his role as a leader for the team. Fisher was chosen over other...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators center Paul Gaustad announces his retirement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nashville Predators center Paul Gaustad is retiring at the age of 34. Gaustad announced his retirement Thursday through his Instagram account. Gaustad said that ''although I will miss the competition and camaraderie of playing in the NHL, I'm excited to spend more time with my beautiful family and help my three sons pursue their dreams.'' Known for his face...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators name Mike Fisher 7th captain in franchise history

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators see forward Mike Fisher as the perfect fit as the seventh captain in franchise history, replacing Shea Weber who was traded to Montreal in July for P.K. Subban in a stunning move. General manager David Poile announced Thursday they have named Fisher as their new captain. Fisher, 36, is going into the final year on his current contract...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Nashville Predators

Last season, the Nashville Predators won a playoff series for the first time since 2012 beating the division champion Ducks before losing to the Sharks in 7 games. The first blockbuster trade for Ryan Johansen gave the Preds a bonafide #1 center while still maintaining a strong defensive core. Then in the offseason, David Piole pulled off one of the most lopsided trades ever acquiring...
Via Razzball Hockey
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey team unveils Clinton, Trump bobbleheads

With both the Republican and Democratic national conventions now in the rear-view mirror, the U.S. finds itself in the thick of a presidential race that will play out during a bitter, contentious handful of months heading into Election Day in November. At least there is a minor league hockey team trying to inject some much-needed levity into the situation. The American Hockey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Who will be the next captain for the Nashville Predators?

Shea Weber is no longer a Nashville Predator. That is a fact. There is no longer a player with a “C” on a mustard jersey as of now. That is a fact. I ate too much sushi today for lunch. That is a fact. I’m feeling the after effects. That is a… With no captain on the team due to Weber leaving Nashville in the P.K. Subban trade, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette has...
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban introduced to Nashville in fitting fashion: A Johnny Cash solo

P.K. Subban finally hit the town in Nashville after being traded to the Predators earlier this summer, and he did so in a way that had to impress the locals. The new Predators defenseman gave karaoke a try at the Music City establishment Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, and even better, he did so by covering the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues.” .@PKSubban1 arrives in...
Via The Comeback
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The true loss of the P.K. Subban trade for the Canadiens

What are we going to tell the children? The thousands that flock to the Bell Centre in 76 Subban sweaters? The millions who cheer from afar, glued to their couches, the ones that can’t afford the $200 seats of the NHL’s most venerable franchise? The countless not yet helped by P.K. Subban’s $10 million pledge to the Montreal Children’s Hospital? Subban, 27, is a hell...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg signs six-year, $36 million deal with Predators

The NHL Draft has come and gone, and here comes free agency in all of its glory. Restricted free agents have the ability to talk to other teams now, and the Nashville Predators didn’t want any conversations to take place with Filip Forsberg. They signed Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million deal. Is Forsberg now considered a cornerstone player for the Predators? How does his deal...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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
June 16, 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

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

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

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