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Shea Weber’s Slap Shot Is Literally Destroying Boards Now

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber has one of the hardest slap shots in the entire NHL. We’ve seen his heavy slapper do a whole lot of damage before – whether it be on the scoreboard, on some twine, or on the body of any poor soul that finds themselves in the way of one – but his latest act of destruction might be the most impressive. Weber, who has previously hit 106...
Via Next Impulse Sports
33 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Predators Defenseman Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Slap Shot

I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff in the hockey world, but this might be the most ridiculous/scary. Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber is known for having a rocket of a slap shot, though not as fast as Zdeno Chara’s, and these photos from his teammate Seth Jones show just how hard it is. Weber […] The post Predators Defenseman Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Slap Shot...
Via Diehardsport
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Predators got value in James Neal trade

Normally when a team trades for a big-name player, it takes on extra salary. It's the price you pay for adding an elite athlete. Strangely, when the Predators traded for forward James Neal from Pittsburgh, it proved a salary dump to some degree. Former forward Nick Spaling will make $2.2 million next season. Patric Hornqvist, also sent to the Pens for Neal, will make $4.25...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg puts a twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge

We have another Nashville Predators Ice Bucket Challenge to report. And it’s a good one. Milwaukee Admirals forward and Preds prospect Filip Forsberg was challenged by Anaheim Ducks prospect Nick Sorensen and cousin Linus Carlsson Monday. As a result, on Tuesday, Forsberg accepted and did so in grand style. Among others, Forsberg nominated teammate Mattias Ekholm. Perhaps Ekholm...
Via Section 303
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette on Kevin Hayes: “He’s got a bright future.”

We spoke with Nashville Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette on Tuesday afternoon about a variety of topics. One of those was Boston College alum and highly sought-after free agent forward Kevin Hayes. Laviolette got to know Hayes a little bit as the coach of Team USA at the 2014 World Championships this past May. The 22-year old registered two points in eight games donning the...
Via Section 303
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What could the Preds line combinations look like?

Josh Cooper of The Tennessean posted his potential line combinations for the Nashville Predators’ 2014-15 season this morning. Some peculiar choices to be certain. In response, here are ours… James Neal – Mike Ribeiro – Craig Smith Colin Wilson – Derek Roy – Olli Jokinen Filip Forsberg – Calle Jarnkrok – Viktor Stalberg Matt Cullen – Paul Gaustad - Eric Nystrom...
Via Section 303
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lavy to stick with just two assistants in Nashville

In 2006, Peter Laviolette led Carolina to the Stanley Cup employing a pair of assistant coaches — Kevin McCarthy and Jeff Daniels. This season, he’s hoping to do much of the same in Nashville. The Preds won’t add a third assistant to Laviolette’s staff for this season, according to The Tennessean. Instead, Laviolette will work alongside McCarthy and Phil Housley, passing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators updates regarding Mike Fisher and Ryan Ellis

The Tennessean's Josh Cooper updated two important items on the Nashville front today, and the first comes via a tip from NHL.com: According to Cooper, Predators forward Mike Fisher's not exactly going to return in a hurry from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles' tendon: There is no change in the timeline for forward Mike Fisher's recovery from a ruptured...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Player Preview: Mike Fisher

Position: Center (Right-handed) Age at the start of the season: 34 (Birthday: June 5th, 1980) 2013-2014 Statistics: 75 games played – 20 goals, 29 assists, -4, 60 PIM 2013-2014 Possession Statistic Highlights: While he was arguably Nashville’s top center statistically last season, Fisher stayed in the middle of the pack with his possession numbers (both Corsi and Fenwick...
Via The Predatorial
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators get into ice bucket challenge, make challenges of their own

Started by 29-year-old Massachusetts man two years ago to raise awareness for ALS, something he also suffered from, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has grown with much popularity and has recently breached into the NHL’s ranks of coaches and players. Now, the Nashville Predators players and coaches are taking the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, spreading ALS awareness and re-issuing...
Via The Predatorial
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville is expecting “real good things” from Seth Jones

Some rookies fear the dreaded sophomore slump. That’s not quite the case for Seth Jones. Joining the Nashville Predators as the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, Jones performed fairly well in 2013-14, but was lost in the shuffle behind other rookies around the league such as Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon. What’s expected of the defenseman heading into 2014-15?...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Would it make sense for Nashville to trade Weber?

Shea Weber is the face of the Predators’ franchise, the team captain, and one of the best defensemen in the league. So why would they trade him? If you asked Predators GM David Poile, his response would be rather simple: We wouldn’t. “We’re keeping him, we’re building our franchise around him,” Poile said in June. He added, “Why wouldn’t we build our team around...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

It Could Be An Exciting Year Fro The Nashville Predators

from John Manasso at NHL.com, For the first time in the Predators' 16-year history, they have a new coach, and to an extent a new philosophy. It's not as simple as plugging in what could be six new forwards and then going about predicting how the Predators will perform. Out as coach is Barry Trotz and in is Peter Laviolette. The only holdover on the coaching staff...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators News: Simon Moser Signs with SC Bern

Nashville Predators forward Simon Moser will start the 2014-'15 season back in Bern, Switzerland, his hometown.#470380093 / gettyimages.comMoser will play for SC Berns as he is still waiting for an NHL contract from the Predators.Moser who is a restricted free agent, was offered a qualifying offer at minimal value. The contract was turned down because of a low AHL salary. There...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators take a chance on Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy

The Nashville Predators signed Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts Tuesday. Ribeiro will make $1.05 million and Roy signed for $1 million. “Mike is a talented veteran center who has produced offensively everywhere he has played,” general manager David Poile said. “We have done our due diligence and believe Mike has a lot to offer to our team, improves us at our...
Via Sports-Glory
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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