PREDATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nashville GM Poile says Gaustad, Nystrom won’t be back with Predators

The Nashville Predators went deeper into the playoffs this post-season than the franchise had ever been before, but that doesn’t mean GM David Poile is going to stand pat and be happy just to contend. Changes are coming for the Predators, and Poile made clear that two veteran players won’t be around for the 2016-17 campaign. During his end of season meeting with the media,...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

GM ready to be patient expecting Predators to keep improving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) General manager David Poile believes patience might be the remaining ingredient needed for the Nashville Predators to take that ''next step.'' The Predators are coming off the longest playoff run in their history and Poile noted Wednesday that they have gone through a myriad of changes the past couple of seasons. They won three of four elimination games before...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Gaustad Not Being Re-Signed by Nashville

According to Justin Bradford, the Nashville Predators will not be re-signing veteran forward Paul Gaustad this offseason. Gaustad played parts of five seasons with the Preds after he was traded to Nashville from Buffalo along with a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (Juuse Saros) in exchange for the Predators first-round pick in 2012. That first-round pick (Mark Jankowski)...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Predators sign left wing Justin Kirkland to entry-level deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed left wing Justin Kirkland to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Predators announced the deal Monday. Kirkland, now 19, was Nashville's fourth draft pick at No. 62 overall in the third round of the 2014 draft. He had 67 points in 69 games in the Western Hockey League at Kelowna this season, and the 6-foot-3 forward...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Disappointing End to a Franchise Changing Season

When the sting of defeat begins to fade away and the Crying Jordan memes latch on to its next victim, the Nashville Predators and fans will realize the progress the franchise has made this season. The 5-0 drubbing in Game 7 wasn’t how it was supposed to end. This almost sports documentary worthy campaign deserved a better conclusion, but life rarely works out like your favorite...
Via The Predatorial
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators feeling pain of team's best run coming up short

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The longest playoff run in Nashville Predators' history is over. But the Predators can take some solace in the bleak, empty moment: their future looks good. ''Guys felt like this was our season, our opportunity,'' goalie Pekka Rinne said. ''But there is a lot of talent, and there's a light at the end of the tunnel.'' Filip Forsberg and James Neal scored at...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Game 7 & Season Wrap on WNSR

Big Joe, Jon Burton, & Crazy Charlie spend some time discussing Game 7, & wrapping the season for The Nashville Predators https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/preds-game-7-and-season-wrap-on-wnsr?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne destroys stick after fifth goal

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne carried the team on his back during the their playoff run, but it all came to an end on Thursday night when the wheels finally came off. The Sharks blasted him with a barrage of quality scoring chances because of costly turnovers and odd-man rushes. The Sharks even had a four-on-one at one point, and you have to wonder if the Predators didn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Game 7 between the Sharks and Preds is must-see hockey

After a most-convincing and dominant full 60 minutes in Game 5, the San Jose Sharks looked like they were primed to end their series with the Nashville Predators after taking a 2-0 lead to open up Game 6. Then the Preds dug deep, turned the tables and forced a Game 7 with a 4-3 overtime victory.Clearly, Nashville isn’t going down without a fight. But the Sharks still have a chance...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Leaf Examines Richard Clune

Last week Richard Clune had people talking with his Instagram post speaking to his decision to become sober six years ago with an outreach of thank you’s to those who remain close to the 29-year-old left wing. His path to The Show many might feel typical but there is always more than meets the eye to any professional athlete. This week The Leaf takes a look at his story with an...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PREDATORS OVERCOME EARLY 2-0 DEFICIT, FORCE GAME 7

predators.nhl.com It appeared as though the San Jose Sharks were going to coast to the franchise’s fourth trip to the Conference Finals. Chris Tierney, scored his first 2 goals of the series 1:56 apart, giving the Sharks an early 2-0 lead. His 1st came 9:55 into the game, deflecting Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s point shot past Pekka Rinne. Tierney's 2nd goal pic.twitter.com/2I1an3UzsA...
Via The Hockey Guys
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Viktor Arvidsson’s first career playoff goal in OT forces Sharks-Preds G7

Nashville Predators’ forward Viktor Arvidsson had a night to remember Monday. Arvidsson, playing in his first full NHL season and his first playoff campaign, recorded his first career NHL playoff goal Monday night in overtime against the San Jose Sharks to force that series to seven games. Here’s his goal, which came on an impressive backhander, off a rush where he was alone...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators’ Top Players Must Produce

An emotional and draining early morning Game 4 victory left little in the gas tank when the Nashville Predators flew back to California for a vital Game 5 Saturday night. The contest went even worse than expected. San Jose set the pace from the outset and never looked back as Nashville’s taxing travel schedule looked to be catching up to them.   Three hour plane rides back and...
Via The Predatorial
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Analyst Stu Grimson 1 On 1 W/Greg Pogue

Former NHL Enforcer & long time Nashville Predators Analyst Stu Grimson joined Greg Pogue in studio at WNSR for a full hour of talkabout his career on the ice as a player, off the ice as an analyst, & now as #1 Preds Fan during the Playoffs!   https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/one-on-one-5716-with-predators-broadcaster-stu-grimson
Via Predneck Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The murkiness of the no-goal call on Sharks F Joe Pavelski

It has  grown into one of the most talked about calls of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs — well, if you were awake to witness it.The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks played an absolute thriller into triple-overtime and into the wee hours, which ended with a 4-3 win for Nashville. The game could have ended a lot sooner, with a much different result.There were a few questionable...
Via Yardbarker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Sharks have 'weathered the storm' against the Predators

After chipping a rebounded puck past Pekka Rinne and into the back of the net, Joe Pavelski busted into an epic goal celebration — cranking his right fist back so far that he took a knee, then punching up into the air like Mario trying to bust open of block of bricks.That go-ahead goal in the third frame of Game 2 wasn’t just another example of Pavelski showing why he’s worthy...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators series preview and prediction

The Nashville Predators are heading to San Jose. Game one between the Sharks and Predators is set for Friday at 10:30 PM Eastern Time. Nashville held on to beat the Ducks, the best team from the Pacific division, in a tight seven game series that ended 2-1 in Anaheim last night. It is an outcome that most Sharks fans must have been celebrating like Cinco de Mayo had come a week early...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Predators fans show how they snuck huge catfish into the arena

Four Nashville Predators fans made things a bit fishy on Tuesday night, throwing 40 pounds of catfish on the ice at the Bridgestone Arena in advance of the team’s Game 3 matchup against the Anaheim Ducks. The story is pretty wild. As WKRN-TV Nashville reports, four Nashville fans strapped over 40 pounds of catfish to their back and snuck it into the arena. Surprisingly they...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's How Nashville Predators Fans Sneak Catfish Into Bridgestone Arena

Every sport has it's own weird traditions, but by far the weirdest ones relate to the National Hockey League. Detroit Red Wings fans are the OGs of odd hockey traditions. They celebrate hat tricks by throwing an octopus on the ice. At other times and in other arenas, fans have tossed rats and sharks into the rink. Now, supporters of the Nashville Predators are in on the action...
Via Stack
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators’ 2-0 Lead Shouldn’t Shock Everyone

The Nashville Predators are holding a 2-0 advantage in a playoff series for the first time in their franchise’s history. That’s quite an accomplishment, but it shouldn’t be looked upon as a miracle. Despite how much of the hockey community picked Anaheim to win, this isn’t a David versus Goliath matchup.   Yes, the Ducks were the best team in the league for the last half...
Via The Predatorial
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Cody Bass on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

Nashville Predators F Cody Bass joined The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show just before getting on the plane to Anaheim for Game 1 of The Stanley Cup Playoffs! https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/cody-bass-4-13-16?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg scores gorgeous between-the-legs goal (Video)

Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg scored a gorgeous between-the-legs power play goal in Tuesday night's game against Colorado. Forsberg added an assist on the game-winning goal in the third period that gave the Predators a 4-3 victory over the Avalanche, earning him the Number 1 star of the game.[SportsNetCanada] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on...
Via Holdout Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Filip Forsberg goes between-the-legs for slick goal

When you are a skilled player like Filip Forsberg, you can pretty much do whatever you want on the ice. He showed his ability once again tonight and you’re going to want to watch it: You have to love the goalie’s reaction on this. He just looks absolutely defeated. There isn’t even a big celebration after the goal – it looks like business as usual. The Predators seem to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Craig Smith blocks his own shot from a wide open net

This one, as they say in the business, has to be seen to be believed. But I’ve seen it, and I still don’t believe it. Craig Smith was getting ready to send the Canadiens home in overtime as he received a great pass in the goal mouth, and all that was standing between him and a Predators victory was a wide open net. Then, disaster struck: He shot the puck towards the net,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dennis Wideman checks linesman on way to bench

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman took out linesman Don Henderson on the way to the bench on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators. Here’s video of the incident: Dennis Wideman looked like he straight-up checked the linesman. pic.twitter.com/iau1Jd7Vaf — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 28, 2016 This does not look like an accidental collision; Wideman...
Via The Comeback
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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