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It’s all over so here’s your All-Rookie Tournament Team

Kris Martel of The Predatorial, Thomas Willis of NashvillePredators.com and Jeremy K. Gover of Section 303 huddled up following all six games and voted on the All-Rookie Tournament team. Three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie were to be selected by each media member. The players with the most votes made the team while any player receiving just one vote made the honorable...
Via Section 303
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nashville’s online media contingent chooses All-Rookie Tournament team

Kris Martel of The Predatorial, Thomas Willis of NashvillePredators.com and Jeremy K. Gover of Section 303 huddled up following all six games and voted on the All-Rookie Tournament team. Three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie were to be selected by each media member. The players with the most votes made the team while any player receiving just one vote made the honorable...
Via The Predatorial
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Battle for Admirals backup goaltender a prime storyline in camp

While they may have known each other for very long, goaltenders Rob Madore and Magnus Hellberg are battling not just for a gig with the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville’s AHL affiliate, but both are fighting to keep their careers alive with the dream of playing in the NHL. What started late last season in the East Coast Hockey League, which could be seen as the NHL’s equivalent...
Via The Predatorial
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fiala: “I think I’ll go back to Sweden if I don’t make the team”

The Nashville Predators drafted dynamic Swiss forward Kevin Fiala at number 11 overall at the NHL Draft this past June. Typically, only the top few picks crack an opening night NHL roster right out the gate. Some experts, however, were starting to toy with that possibility for Fiala. “I’ve heard some people say ‘Kevin Fiala may be able to make your team this year,’” Poile...
Via Section 303
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Previewing The Nashville Predators

from Gare Joynce of Sportsnet, Biggest storyline to watch: Poile was a voice in the wilderness — a league executive who stood by his coach through thick and mostly thin. Laviolette is the face of a Nashville reboot as much as James Neal. If Laviolette enjoys early success, many will suggest Poile waited too long to change the culture in the organization. If Laviolette is...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preds falter to Panthers, fall to 1-1-0 in rookie tournament

Two down, one to go. The Nashville Predators continued their strong play in the rookie tournament but fell to the Florida Panthers, 3-1, on Sunday night. In a reversal from yesterday, Rob Madore started between the pipes for Nashville and Magnus Hellberg played the second half. Madore turned aside six of seven shots while Hellberg stopped 13 of the 14 he faced. Over the past 24...
Via Section 303
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dawn of the New Gold Age

Hockey is back friends and about to go into full swing. This weekend was the grand opening of the Ford Ice Center in Antioch. In conjunction with that was the first ever Rookie Tournament to be hosted by the Nashville Predators. There was some really great coverage of the Saturday Predators 2-1 OT win to read by Kris.From all accounts it sounds like Kevin Fiala the Predators 11th...
Via The Predatorial
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators holding rookie showcase at Ford Ice Center

The first step toward the 2014-15 season for the Predators has arrived. The rookies will scrimmage against first-year counterparts from the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers in the Nashville Predators Rookie Tournament. The four-day event, which begins Saturday, is being held at the new Ford Ice Center in Antioch. Admission is free. The expectation for Nashville...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Nashville Predators Preview: Healthy Pekka Rinne A Huge Boost

It’s been a summer of change for the Nashville Predators, who for the first time in team history will not have Barry Trotz as head coach. The veteran bench boss was fired at the end of last season and replaced by Peter Laviolette, who most recently coached the Philadelphia Flyers. Before arriving in Philly, Laviolette led the Carolina Hurricanes to their only Stanley Cup title...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Review & Preview: Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators usher in a new era in the Music City. #127245331 / gettyimages.comNASHVILLE PREDATORS Roster changes, IN: James Neal (acquired from Pittsburgh), Olli Jokinen (from Winnipeg), Mike Ribeiro (from Arizona), Derek Roy (from St. Louis), Anton Volchenkov (from New Jersey) Pending UFAs/RFAs: Ryan Ellis (RFA) Roster changes, OUT: Patric Hornqvist (traded...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne happy to have hip woes behind him

Pekka Rinne looked like a brand new goaltender on Tuesday at Centennial Sportsplex. Wearing shiny, unused pads, he stretched and moved as he tried to break in the leather mesh for the first time on the ice. Rinne’s new pads were more metaphorical than stylish. After two major hip operations in the last year, the 6-foot-5, 31-year-old Finn is ready and hoping for a bounce-back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Season Looming For Shea Weber

September is now upon us, hockey fans. It’s been an off-season that seemed to drag on forever. However, finally, there will be hockey played soon. Surely this means that summer will be soon over but it is now time for coaches and players to start getting ready for the upcoming season. One player to keep an eye out for is Nashville Predator’s defenseman and captain Shea Weber...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Neal's unique shot gives Predators a new weapon

Predators forward James Neal blasted down the wing, skated in on Carter Hutton and quickly zipped a wrist shot high to the goaltender's glove side for a goal. Granted, it happened during informal, player-run drills, but it offered a glimpse into what Neal — a former 40-goal scorer acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer — could be for his new team. "I'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators Depth Chart 2014 2015

Nashville Predators C 1. Mike Ribeiro 2. Mike Fisher (LTI) 3. Derek Roy  4. Calle Jarnkrok  5. Paul Gaustad  L 1. Viktor Stalberg  2. Craig Smith 3. Matt Cullen  4. Gabriel Bourque  5. Filip Forsberg  R 1. James Neal  2. Colin Wilson 3. Olli Jokinen 4. Richard Clune

Predators’ Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Powerful Slap Shot (Video)

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber’s slap shot is one of the most powerful in the NHL. The last time we saw him unleash his shot during a skills challenge was at the 2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, where he finished second to Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot portion of the event with a 106 mph blast. During a skate with teammates on Thursday, Weber...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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