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Taylor Swift’s Nashville Predators Commercial is Just Too Perfect

Taylor Swift was featured in a Nashville Predators commercial in 2009. Does the image of Taylor Swift scream hockey to you? Well apparently it does in Nashville. We ran this article yesterday: “Nashville’s Obsession With Blackhawks Fans is Reaching Restraining Order Levels“. The article compares the Predators’ organization to an angry teenage girlfriend who takes to the...
Via Sports Mockery
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rinne Back On The Ice, Travels With Team

By @GreekGoalie35 The Predators have officially been without the services of Vezina favorite Pekka Rinne for over 2 weeks and the question now is when we can expect him to return to game action. The original time-table for his return was 3-5 weeks from his grade II knee sprain. Some positive news came this week when Rinne was back on ...
Via Predneck Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators Need Carter Hutton to Stand Tall

Carter Hutton #30 of the Nashville Predators leads the team to the ice against the Washington Capitals during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) Tuesday night’s game in Nashville saw the Predators win a thriller in overtime, after squandering a late lead within the final minute of overtime. A Craig Smith...
Via The Sports Journal
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Consistency on special teams key for Predators down the stretch

NASHVILLE -- It's impossible to overstate how important special teams are to the ongoing success of a team through the final months of the NHL's regular season and playoffs. They can further a teams success depending on how well they're clicking. In the same respect, poor outings from special-teams units can equally leave teams in the bottom half of the league or grasping for...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Predators of all-time

Now that the All-Star festivities have calmed down and the second half of the season is underway, I thought it would be fun to reminisce about the 10 best players to ever don a Nashville Predators jersey. The funny thing is, lists can use any criteria the writer sees fit. The one I’m choosing to […] The post Top 10 Predators of all-time appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators rookie Forsberg shows little sign of slowing down

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Predators forward Filip Forsberg shows little sign that he's slowing down as a rookie just yet. He became the first Predator ever to score in the All-Star Game as he scored not once but twice in Columbus playing with the league's best, and he didn't stop scoring once he got back to work in Nashville. Forsberg added another goal in his first game back from the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Predators beat Avalanche in overtime, stay on top in Central Division

Nashville, TN -- In their first game back off the All-Star break, the Nashville Predators (31-10-5) saw two separate leads evaporate against the Colorado Avalanche (20-18-11) before Craig Smith's breakaway goal in overtime gave Nashville a 4-3 overtime victory. SLAP SHOTS Inability to convert early chances meant Nashville had to dig out of a hole, again The Predators did enough out...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predators eager to build on their best start without Rinne

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators are back at work ready to prove the best start in franchise history is no fluke, even with goaltender Pekka Rinne still sidelined. And they want a fast start coming off the All-Star break. ''It's very critical,'' forward James Neal said Monday. ''I think everyone's got the same mindset coming back from the break. We want to gain ground...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead to the Second Half

The Nashville Predators headed into the All-Star break in the driver’s seat of the Central Division. Their 65 points in 45 games also places them 2nd in the NHL behind Anaheim who has 68 points although they’ve played 47 games, two more than the Preds. This past week the Preds had one game, a Tuesday night affair in Montreal. They were seeking to prevent losing back to back games...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators players, coaches have strong showing in All-Star Game

Scoring 29 goals between both squads, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette and his staff led Team Toews to a 17-12 victory over Team Foligno in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday. Although Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was unable to attend because of an injury sustained early in the month, teammates Shea Weber and Filip Forsberg both found the scoresheet, including...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg’s meteoric rise

Late in the 2012-13 season, the Washington Capitals were making a push towards the Stanley Cup playoffs and decided they needed an extra scoring punch up front. Meanwhile, the Nashville Predators general manager, David Poile, had been informed by Martin Erat that he’d like a change of scenery and called Capitals GM George McPhee to see […] The post Filip Forsberg’s meteoric...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nashville Predators Exceeding Expectations

Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens prepares to shot while being challenged by Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators in the NHL game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With the first half of the NHL season already in the books, the Nashville Predators have emerged as one of the major surprise stories in the entire...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators send Marek Mazanec to AHL for All-Star break

  The Nashville Predators have reassigned goaltender Marek Mazanec to Milwaukee in the AHL. The Predators announced the move Wednesday. Nashville called up Mazanec on Jan. 15 to back up Carter Hutton with goalie Pekka Rinne out three to five weeks with an injured knee. But the Predators, who lost 2-1 in overtime at Montreal on Tuesday night, now are off for the All-Star weekend...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calder Race: Filip Forsberg vs. Aaron Ekblad

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Heading into the 2014-15 season, everyone had their favorites in the Calder Trophy race for the rookie of the year. Jonathan Drouin of the Tampa Bay Lightning was considered the golden boy, a prospect so elite that on his own he would have been a favorite even if he wasn’t a candidate to play with multi-time Rocket Richard winner Steven Stamkos...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should refs have to answer postgame questions?

  Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro isn’t exactly the most-liked guy in the hockey world. Though clearly a talented player, he’s made a name for himself as a selfish, me-first player. Fair or not, he’s also earned a reputation as a bit of a whiner. Still, he might be right with his comments regarding officials after last night’s 2-1 loss in Montreal. The game went...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ups and the Downs

The Nashville Predators have found some adversity to deal with. Within the process of defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-1, Pekka Rinne was injured with a sprained knee. The diagnosis was a 3-5 week recovery time. We will discuss this in point #5 below. So the week that was has a different feel than any other one this season. There was Rinne but then there was the emotion of Barry...
Via The Predatorial
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Refs Should Never Wink At An Opposing Team’s Bench, Especially In Front of Peter Laviolette

This has got to be one of the funnier things to ever happen in the NHL, especially because this feels like a scene out of a Bravo reality show. This clip surfaced on Reddit and is from a show (just like 24/7) called “Beneath The Ice” which is focused on the Nashville Predators. This specific Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Coach Acts Like Jealous Boyfriend When Ref Winks at Quenneville (VIDEO)

The Nashville Predators have a show called “Beneath The Ice” that shows behind the scenes footage and inside access to everything that goes on behind the bench and off the ice.  A recent episode captured Predators Coach Peter Laviolette during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, in which he accused referee Kevin Pollock of… “winking” at the Blackhawks bench… Aka...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Carter Hutton hold the fort down for Predators?

For Predators goaltender Carter Hutton, the task at hand isn’t unfamiliar. For the next 3-5 weeks, the 29-year-old backup will be thrust into the No. 1 role. Pekka Rinne, the Vezina Trophy favorite, will be on the sidelines throughout that stretch after suffering a sprained knee in a game against the Canucks Tuesday. An infected […] The post Can Carter Hutton hold the fort down...
Via Along the Boards
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Network analyst Craig Button ridicules Carter Hutton, makes a fool of himself

NHL Network can be a pretty difficult channel to watch depending on the analysts in the room. Craig Button further proved that point after a ridiculous tirade against Nashville goaltender Carter Hutton. Suiting up in place of Pekka Rinne, Hutton was beaten twice over his shoulder by a couple of vintage Ovechkin blasts. Button blasted Hutton over his inability to stop Ovechkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne expected to miss 3-5 weeks

Pekka Rinne (knee) is expected to be sidelined for three-to-five weeks.That timetable was given after he visited with a doctor on Thursday. Pekka Rinne is slated to be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. Nashville brought up Marek Mazanec on Thursday to replace Rinne on the roster.He suffered a sprained knee in the third period of Nashville's 5-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday...
Via Hockey Fan Land
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens Acquire Mark Arcobello Via Waivers

The Penguins have acquired forward Mark Arcobello off waivers from the Nashville Predators. Arcobello was traded to the Predators after years alternating between the NHL and AHL for the Edmonton Oilers. At 5’8, 166 pounds, Arcobello is a small-ish forward that has exhibited the scoring ability to make an a decent enough impact at the NHL level as a depth player. The biggest knock...
Via The Pensblog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Puck hits Predators broadcaster in head

Being a broadcaster for a hockey team is supposed to be a safe job. That rule apparently doesn’t apply to Nashville Predators broadcaster Willy Daunic who was doing a game preview prior to the Predators-Blues contest. As Daunic was doing his segment, a puck kicked over the glass and hit him on the top of the head. It’s kind of interesting that he’s able to finish most of...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL has finally fined a player for diving

If you hate diving and embellishment in the NHL, you’ll be pleased to know that the league has handed out their first fine for diving. James Neal of the Nashville Predators was the lucky recipient of the $2,000 fine for embellishment after he dove against the San Jose Sharks back on December 13th. Neal was slapped in the pants with a stick and received a minor penalty for embellishment...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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