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Nashville Predators Parting ways with Cody Franson for rookie

ashville Predators General Manager David Poile recently said during an interview that he does not plan to make any major changes to the team this off season, but instead wants to build from within the organization. When pressed about the futures of Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson, he explained that neither players are perfect fits for their system and the Predators will part ways...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #3 Seth Jones

The second year defenseman avoided a sophomore slump after a solid rookie season, but didn’t exactly make a huge leap, either. The great physical skill set is easily seen on a nightly basis with his tremendous skating ability and offensive prowess. On the other hand, there are times Seth looks like a young defenseman and makes casual errors in his own zone.   This past season...
Via The Predatorial
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: A look at the offseason

It was an impressive season for the Nashville Predators as they were a force to be reckoned with in the Central Division. Despite a season that was cut short in the first round of the playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Predators took many great strides to improve the team’s performance in the NHL this year. As the Predators battled with the St. Louis Blues for first place...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alexander Radulov considering return to NHL

According to a report, Alexander Radulov is considering a return to the NHL. The former Nashville Predator and current KHL star for CSKA Moscow is only under contract through the 2015-16 season, and could then be eligible to come back and play in the NHL.There are also reports that Patrick Roy has been in contact with the Russian star, and was able to confirm that Radulov in fact...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche interested in Alex Radulov

Russian winger Alexander Radulov is rumored to be ready to return to the NHL in the coming seasons and the Colorado Avalanche, led by head coach Patrick Roy, are rumored to be frontrunners for the talented – but troubled – wingers services. According to a report by the Russian website championat.net, coach Roy has personally called Radulov to discuss coming back to North America...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Andrei Kostitsyn wants to return to the NHL

A familiar name is reportedly interested in returning to the NHL. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Andrei Kostitsyn is looking to come back to the NHL after spending the last four seasons skating in the KHL. Though he’s interested in a return, Kostitsyn is only pursuing a one-year contract. Andrei Kostitsyn wants to return to the NHL after four years in Russia. Believed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview – Portland Thunder (3-4) At Orlando Predators (4-4)

The Portland Thunder, fresh off a win against the Los Angeles KISS, head to Orlando in search of their first road win of the season on Saturday, May 23. The Thunder are 3-0 against the worst two scoring defenses in the league and 0-4 against the rest of their schedule … which happens to have contained the top four defenses in the league. The Predators are the third-worst scoring...
Via Oregon Sports News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Moves For The Predators

View image | gettyimages.com It was yet again a disappointing playoffs for the Predators. This is a big offseason as some big name players that are free agents. They should have almost $29 million in cap space so some changes sure will be made. Here are the top 5 they need to make in the offseason. 5. Sign a winger who can shoot… maybe two. The have alot of playmakers but they...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne continues to shine in the offseason

It may be the offseason for the majority of the Nashville Predators but for goaltender Pekka Rinne the fun keeps coming. After a season that was cut short in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Rinne has been continuing to shine outside of the NHL. On April 27th, only two days after the Nashville Predators were ousted from the playoffs, Pekka Rinne announced that he would...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Leads Americans 1-0 After Beautiful Goal by Josi

The Americans found themselves trailing by a goal after a period at the quarter-finals, with a goal by Roman Josi giving Switzerland the 1-0 lead. With both teams being more defensive minded, a high scoring game wasn’t to be expected. For Switzerland, their back end has always been their biggest asset, with their best players being Roman Josi and Mark Streit. Their shutdown nature...
Via The Hockey House
19 days ago  |  Discuss

IIHF World Championships: All nine Predators still alive after prelims

It’s been a strong showing so far for the Predators at the IIHF World Championships. All nine of the Predators players representing their countries have advanced out of the tournament’s preliminary stage and into the quarterfinals. In Group A, Team Canada finished in the top spot with a perfect 7-0-0-0 record, followed by Team Sweden (4-2-0-1), the Czech Republic (4-1-1-1),...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne Sets Modern Day World Championship Shutout Record

After an astounding three straight shutouts heading into Monday’s game against Belarus,  Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has officially become the modern day shutout record holder at the World Championships, breaking the previous record after keeping the puck out for 206 minutes and 27 seconds. A year after winning the top goaltender award at the 2014 World Championships...
Via The Hockey House
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Juuse Saros Continues Finnish Shutout Streak, Take Down Slovakia 3-0

Finland’s incredible shutout streak continued today, as a 22 save shutout by tournament rookie Juuse Saros helped lead Finland to a 3-0 victory. As expected, the Finns began to pester the Slovaks early. With the chance that potentially just one of these two would end up making the quarter-finals, Finland worked hard early on to secure the first goal. Jan Laco seems to enjoy having...
Via The Hockey House
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators goalie Marek Mazanec signs one-year, two-way contract

  The Nashville Predators have signed goalie Marek Mazanec to a one-year, two-way contract. Mazanec's contract will be worth $575,000 when he's in the NHL and $100,000 when he's in the American Hockey League. The Predators announced the signing Wednesday. The 23-year-old Mazanec played two games for Nashville this season. He had a 2.76 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators GM admits the Cody Franson trade wasn’t a perfect fit

The Nashville Predators made it clear prior to the trade deadline that their intention was to win now. That was the approach for numerous teams, but the Predators put their future on the line by making deals near the deadline. The team dealt away their first-round pick for the 2015 Draft to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli. Unfortunately,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Chicago News Station Congratulates the "Blacks" on Playoff Win Over the Nashville Predators

You would think that the people preparing graphics for a sports report would be sports fans or at least be professional enough to double check whether something is an actual nickname for a team before using it. However, as we have found out in recent years that is not quite how it is.It certainly wasn't when a local news station tried to report on the Blackhawks beating the Nashville...
Via FatManWriting
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Picking up the pieces in Nashville

The Nashville Predators come home Wednesday after playing the longest game in franchise history. Problem is, once again, they came up on the wrong side of it.   The Predators will look to try and claw their way back into the series tomorrow night at Bridgestone Arena in what is truly the first “must-win” game […] The post Picking up the pieces in Nashville appeared first on...
Via Along the Boards
April 22, 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

Pekka Rinne delays OT searching for puck in equipment (Video)

  Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was caught in an unusual situation when the puck got lost in his equipment, forcing a delay in overtime of Tuesday night's Game 4 against Chicago.Rinne went to stop the puck behind his net after the Blackhawks sent it down along the boards, but the puck disappeared as Rinne returned to the net. This led to some hilarious scenes as...
Via Holdout Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Laviolette has big decisions ahead in Nashville

The Nashville Predators are facing an uphill battle against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Preds are down 2-1 after dropping game three and they are going to need to play a more inspired brand of hockey if they have hopes of going back to Nashville tied at two and giving themselves a chance to win the […] The post Peter Laviolette has big decisions ahead in Nashville appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Reasons: Why Nashville will and won’t have a deep playoff run

The Predators may have locked a playoff spot in the Western Conference divisional semi-finals recently, but they still have plenty of work ahead if the ultimate plan is for a parade down Broadway in downtown Nashville this June. On February 14th — one day before the trade acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from Toronto — Nashville sat far atop the Central Division...
Via The Predatorial
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Ten Most Irreplacable Predators

As we head towards the postseason, we all hope for an injury free and successful playoff campaign. But this hockey, injuries happen. The last two weeks have seen quite a few Predators head to the sideline due to injury. That brings up an interesting topic of discussion. Who would Nashville miss the most if they were to miss time?   This isn’t technically a ranking of the best...
Via The Predatorial
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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