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JAMES NEAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
23 hours 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette confirms Neal, Ribeiro will get a chance to reunite

Josh Cooper has thrown out some possible line combinations. We countered with a completely different take. And Brandon Felder of The Predatorial has gone so far as to not predict anything. The morale of the story? Nobody knows what to expect. There are a lot of question marks surrounding the Nashville Predators this upcoming season. The Barry Trotz-era is over and that raises a lot...
Via Section 303
11 days 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

James Neal expects fresh start with Predators

New Predators winger James Neal understands that he needs an image reboot in Nashville. Known as gruff, being difficult to deal with, and even a risk on the ice during his four years in Pittsburgh, Neal comprehends that he needs to make some changes to both his game and his attitude. “Your emotion gets the better of you,” Neal, a former 40-goal scorer, said of his style of play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Penguins Trade James Neal to Nashville Predators

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded James Neal to the Nashville Predators for two forwards – Mandatory Credit: Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images/Pittsburgh Penguins’ website The NHL Draft is underway at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have just shocked the hockey world. According to ESPN.com NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun, Pittsburgh has reportedly...
Via The Sports Journal
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Neal Trade Could Damage Penguins Future

Rumor has it that Pittsburgh Penguins controversial winger James Neal has asked for a trade. Neal denies it, but that does not change the fact that it does need to happen. His play and disposition on the ice are the personification of the Penguins woes that led to the firing of general manager Ray Shero […]
Via Hyped Up Hockey
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins rumor round up: James Neal

Will James Neal be traded? Did Pittsburgh Penguins winger James Neal asked to be traded?  The answer differs depending on who you listen to. Late Thursday night, several reports surfaced indicating that right wing James Neal asked General Manager Ray Shero for a trade midway through the 2013-2014 season.  Neal, who has become the subject of some pretty serious trade rumors since...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Hang James Neal Out to Dry by @ChicksDigHockey

From time to time NHL teams will loosen their belt and allow fans brief access to a player on social media. Yesterday, the Penguins featured such an event with #AskNeal People were invited to submit questions on Twitter for Neal to then answer during a predetermined period of time.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Penguins Neal Viciously Slashed by Islanders Hamonic, Doesn’t Return

James Neal was viciously slashed by NY Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic during a Penguins 5 on 3 powerplay in the second period of Wednesday night’s playoff game.  While it is being speculated that Neal had a lower body injury after a clean check by Hamonic, you can clearly see in the first video that it is Neal’s right hand that is being checked on the bench. Neal went...
Via PenguinPoop
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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