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Nashville Predators: Top 3 things to consider before next season

The Nashville Predators shocked the Central Division as they set the standards for regular season success in the 2014-15 season.  Needless to say, the Predators took many strides in the right direction for a team that hadn’t made the playoffs in the two previous seasons. The organization will continue to further that success in the 2015-16 season as they make their offseason moves...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: All Present and Accounted For

View image | gettyimages.com The Nashville Predators have built a diverse core for the years to come, and on Monday they signed the last contract of that core to 4 years. Colin Wilson joined Craig Smith as the newest contract in Nashville, solidifying him as part of the core for years to come. He was 36 hours away from his arbitration hearing, and like many Preds fans, I breathed...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Next Season Might Be Nashville’s Best Shot at a Cup Run

Excitement is rampant for October to come around. A comeback year for the Predators saw them compete for the division title and give the eventually Stanley Cup winners all they could handle in the first round. Now, the page is turned to the upcoming season.   After Colin Wilson was signed to a new deal earlier in the week, the roster is more than likely set for the start of the...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Wilson signs extension with Predators

The deals keep rolling in this week. Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers re-upped on Monday, just days after goaltender Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals agreed to terms on a contract extension. The latest is Colin Wilson of the Nashville Predators, who agreed to a four-year, $15.75 million extension late Monday to avoid today’s arbitration hearing. Wilson’s AAV will...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned: Why are teams waiting on Cody Franson? (Puck Daddy)

The apparent sticking point in all these Cody Franson negotiations, which have stretched on impossibly long to this point, is that Franson would like a team to sign him for more than one year. Not that he's hard-lining that, but it's definitely a prefe...
Via Philly Sports Live
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign Colin Wilson to four-year contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed forward Colin Wilson to a four-year contract worth $15.75 million. Under terms of the agreement announced Monday, Wilson receives $3.75 million in 2015-16 and $4 million each of the next three seasons. Wilson was a restricted free agent. The 25-year-old Wilson set career highs in goals (20) and points (42) and tied a personal...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign defenseman Dougherty to entry-level contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Jack Dougherty to a three-year entry-level contract with the second-round pick in the 2014 draft expected to spend this season in the Western Hockey League. The Predators announced the deal Friday. Dougherty, 19, spent the last season in college at Wisconsin where the freshman had nine points overall, including...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators re-sign Craig Smith to 5 year deal

The Nashville Predators have locked up yet another key piece for the upcoming season by re-signing Craig Smith to a 5 year, $21.25 million contract. The deal came as both sides were preparing for arbitration. Craig Smith Last season, Smith finished second in scoring on the team with 23 goals while also adding 21 assists, good for 44 points (fifth most on the team). His strong play...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson To TSN: Bruins ‘One Of The Teams That We’re In Talks With’

Cody Franson hit the NHL’s free-agent market as one of the best defensemen available, but to the surprise of many, he’s still unsigned despite many teams still needing depth on the blue line. He said Tuesday in an interview with TSN 1040 in Vancouver that the Boston Bruins are among the teams he’s talking with. “There’s probably five or six teams right now that we’re...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Division Offseason Roundup: Nashville Predators

  After our analysis of the St. Louis Blues yesterday, our 2015 Central Division Offseason Roundup series continues with the Nashville Predators. The Predators’ biggest move in the 2014 offseason was undoubtedly the firing of veteran head coach Barry Trotz, who was replaced by former Philadelphia Flyers coach Pete Laviolette. Laviolette led the Predators to second place in the...
Via BSN Denver
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign forward Craig Smith to five-year deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Craig Smith by signing the forward to a $21.25 million, five-year contract. General manager David Poile announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Monday. "Craig Smith is an integral part of our team's young core and we are pleased to have agreed on a long-term contract that both parties are comfortable...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #28 Paul Gaustad

He has anchored the 4th line since arriving at the trade deadline before the 2012 playoff run. Gaustad is a player that divides opinion throughout the Nashville media and fans. Detractors claim he’s an overpriced bottom six veteran that is taking a roster spot from a prospect with a higher ceiling. Those in favor of Gaustad point to his terrific faceoff percentage, his size, and...
Via The Predatorial
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #24 Eric Nystrom

A true fourth line type of winger. Nystrom followed up a slightly unexpected but productive first season in Nashville with an average one that ended too soon. He suffered a lower-body injury in early March that held him out of the lineup for the remainder of the year.   Nystrom chipped in offensively this season with seven goals. While there wasn’t an incredible four goal game...
Via The Predatorial
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson Among Best Unsigned 2015 NHL Free Agents (Photos)

Two weeks have passed since the NHL free agency began, and even though activity has died down a bit, there are still several quality players left on the market for teams to pursue from now until training camps open in September. With lots of signings over the last two weeks, it’s time to re-rank the best unrestricted free agents on the market. Click to for list of best unsigned...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators free agency update

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile is taking the necessary steps to building an elite hockey team that will not fall apart at the end of the season. To do so, Poile has capitalized on the free agent pool this offseason and built on to each of his team’s weaknesses. The biggest signing yet for the team was the addition of veteran defenseman Barret Jackman. The Predators...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kostitsyn interested in return to NHL

The last time we saw Andrei Kostitsyn, he was suspended for two games by the Nashville Predators during the 2012 postseason for missing curfew along with teammate Alexander Radulov. Shortly after the Predators were eliminated, both Kostitsyn and Radulov left the NHL and returned to Russia. Now, Kostitsyn is ready to return to the NHL and he’s not picky about where he plays...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators draft four centers, seven overall at 2015 NHL Entry Draft

With the speculation abound that the Predators could try and move back into the first round of the draft, nothing ever seemed to come of it. Neither was the case for Nashville to make any sort of splash on the trade market, either. All in all, it was a very quiet and laid back weekend for the Preds. A bit different from last year when Nashville made plenty of noise, trading for forward...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Poile Offers Contract to Ribeiro, Comes Under Fire

On the eve of the NHL Draft, a report came out that GM David Poile had offered a contract to unrestricted free agent Mike Ribeiro, the team’s number one center a season ago. While the terms of the proposal are unclear (it was rejected), what IS certain is the response from fans being appalled at the very thought he would ...
Via Predneck Nation
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: The Avalanche may be pursuing KHL star Alexander Radulov

In a recent article by the Denver Post’s Mike Chambers profiling the Colorado Avalanches possible pursuit of SEL leading scorer Derek Ryan, he dropped an interesting tidbit about a move which would make a big impact if it came into fruition, stating “I do believe the Avs are trying to sign/have signed Russian F Alexander Radulov.” For those not familiar with Radulov, he’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators “probably not” going to sign Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli

It looks like the Nashville Predators weren’t too happy with the trade they made with the Toronto Maple Leafs which brought Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to the team back in February. The Predators sent a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Olli Jokinen and prospect Brendan Leipsic to acquire the duo in a late effort to improve Nashville’s Cup chances. Things didn...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators’ Pekka Rinne Gets Puck Stuck In Pads For The Longest Time (Video)

Pekka Rinne doesn’t just save pucks. He makes them disappear. The Nashville Predators goaltender was his usual stellar self in Game 4 of his team’s Stanley Cup playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. With under six minutes remaining in the first overtime period, however, Rinne took his talents a bit too far. After trying to clear a puck behind the net, Rinne somehow managed...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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