PREDATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Losing Vesey Not a Complete Loss for Nashville

The Vesey watch is over. It’s official; the Harvard University standout is now a member of the New York Rangers. Jimmy Vesey agreed to a deal with the Rangers after the Nashville Predators and Buffalo Sabres each failed in signing him. Both teams had owned his rights prior to August 15th, the day Vesey officially became an unrestricted free agent, enabling him to choose which...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Are the Nashville Predators Done Making Moves?

The Nashville Predators have done a lot to shake up their roster this offseason. They traded their beloved captain Shea Weber to the Montreal Canadiens for the dynamic P.K. Subban. The team also managed to lock up pieces like Filip Forsberg and Calle Jarnkrok. The Predators also added some depth to the bottom-half of one of the league’s best defense by getting Yannick Weber and...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 days ago

Predators study possible improvements to Bridgestone Arena

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators are exploring a long-term plan of major improvements to Bridgestone Arena designed to extend the life of the building. In a presentation detailing potential improvements, Predators officials said ''the plan is to create a conversation around the opportunities for development of enhancements and revenue generators'' for the arena, which...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: P.K. Subban enters beast mode while squatting a ton of weight

Many people tried to drag P.K. Subban’s name through the mud and make him into something he wasn’t after he was traded. His charitable donations and gregarious personality should make him one of the most loved players in the game. Now that he has joined Nashville, his work isn’t done and he is trying to assert his position as one of the best defensemen in the game. His weightlifting...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Vesey set to take patient approach as NHL free agent

Forward Jimmy Vesey is sticking with his plan to become an NHL free agent on Tuesday. And Vesey's agent, Peter Fish, tells The Associated Press college hockey's top player won't rush into signing his first contract. Fish expects Vesey to have discussions with ''a handful'' of teams, and doesn't intend to make a decision until Friday at the earliest. One team already in the mix...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Studs and duds part 2

Let’s jump right into this edition of Studs and Duds. Enjoy… Stud of the Week: P.K. Subban I’m really making a big statement here, aren’t I? Well, the reason I put Subban here isn’t because I’m trying to make a big statement. It’s because I think this will be by far the best offensive season of his career. I’m a big fan of the Predators tactics on defense. They...
Via isportsweb.com
28 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

Predators sign Jarnkrok to extension, then add Matt Carle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Matt Carle to a one-year contract hours after signing forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract through 2021-22. Under the deals announced by the Predators on Wednesday, Carle will earn $700,000 this season while Jarnkrok will earn $1.7 million this season rising to $2.2 million in both 2019...
Via Associated Press
July 27, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

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
July 11, 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

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

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
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