PREDATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Attorneys disagree on NHL's role in Predators' legal dispute

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A chancellor will rule within the week on whether a co-owner of the Nashville Predators can keep his lawsuit against the team's ownership group in a Tennessee court or have submit to arbitration. Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle heard nearly three hours of arguments Wednesday on a motion that would force David Freeman out of her court and back into arbitration...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban showing Nashville he knows how to make entrance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) P.K. Subban certainly knows how to make an entrance, especially with a team more than happy to help manage his arrival in Music City. The Nashville Predators took their new All-Star defenseman on a whirlwind trip around town that featured Subban jumping on stage at a renowned honky-tonk to belt out Johnny Cash's ''Folsom Prison Blues.'' Then the Predators...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Studs and duds part 1

I thought I’d steal someone’s idea. Joe Esposito who writes for the Tennessee Titans on isportsweb (this very website) did a segment called “Studs and Duds” this summer. In this segment, every week he picked a player who he thought would be great for the team (Stud) and a player who he thought would flop (Dud). I’m going to go ahead and use this idea for the Nashville Predators...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues a possible but unlikely destination for Jimmy Vesey

Talented young skater Jimmy Vesey is planning on hitting the open market when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in August. Vesey’s rights were traded from the Predators to the Sabres, but Vesey has stated on multiple occasions he wants to explore free agency. Since then, dozens of teams have expressed an interest and one of those is rumored to be the St. Louis Blues. Recently...
Via Frozen Notes
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign forward Liambas to 1-year, 2-way contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed forward Michael Liambas to a one-year, two-way contract. Liambas' deal, which was announced Wednesday, is worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the American Hockey League level. The 27-year-old Liambas spent the 2015-16 season with the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks' AHL affiliate. He had one goal, one...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Genius of Nashville Predators GM David Poile

Indeed. Indeed. Indeed. Yep, it happened. He did it. He traded Shea Weber. Nashville Predators GM David Poile is crazy. But the good kind of crazy. The Kobe kind of crazy. The Teddy Roosevelt kind of crazy. Not the Vladimir Putin kind of crazy. But you know, the kind you discuss endlessly because it always gives you something to question. However, you respect it because you know...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators trade college star Jimmy Vesey’s rights to Sabres

Jimmy Vesey’s rights are on the move. The Nashville Predators announced they’ve traded the rights to Vesey to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Minnesota’s third-round selection. #Preds acquire a 3rd-round pick at the 2016 #NHLDraft in exchange for Jimmy Vesey.
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 21, 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

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
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

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

QUIZ: Name the Top 10 leaders in goals, assists and points for the Nashville Predators

Can you name the Top 10 leaders in goals, assists and points for the Nashville Predators of the NHL? Clue: Number of Goals, Assists or Points (G, A, P)
April 29, 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

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
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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