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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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shea Weber Rips Slapshot 108.5 MPH, Second Hardest Shot Ever

With no Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot Competition this year, it was Shea Weber’s contest to lose. After hilariously missing the net on his first try, he ripped his second shot 108.5 MPH into the net. This is second only to Zdeno Chara, who hit 108.8 MPH in the last All-Star Game Skills Competition. […] The post Shea Weber Rips Slapshot 108.5 MPH, Second Hardest Shot Ever appeared...
Via Diehardsport
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five burning questions surrounding the Predators at the All-Star break

The Nashville Predators have entered the All-Star break with the best record in the Central Division, 30-10-5 and good for 65 points. It's time to take a look at five important things to watch for over the second half of the season. Is the backup goaltending situation a problem that needs to be addressed? Currently, Nashville has been without the services of Rinne for a little over...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators send goalie Mazanec back to AHL for All-Star break

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have reassigned goaltender Marek Mazanec (MAIR-ehk muh-ZAN-ehk) 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...
Via AP on Fox
4 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
4 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
4 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 15 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire; Colin Wilson

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Week 15 of the Fantasy Hockey season – we’re at the halfway point of the NHL schedule already as the Columbus Blue Jackets host the All-Star game this weekend. For most it’s a break from fake hockey for a few days, for others it’s still pedal to the metal. Besides, All-Star weekend is turning into a bit of a joke. Let’s be honest. Week 15 is...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
6 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
6 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
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators assign their top 2014 draft pick Fiala to Milwaukee of AHL

  The Nashville Predators have assigned forward Kevin Fiala, their top draft pick of 2014, to their American Hockey League affiliate in Milwaukee. The Predators announced the move Thursday. Fiala, 18, spent the first half of the season with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League. He had five goals and nine assists in 20 games for HV71 this season. The 5-foot-10 Fiala also played for...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne is making his return and other daily updates: March 3

The Predators will be getting Pekka Rinne back on Tuesday night, according to their Twitter feed. The Preds made a move by waiving recent acquisition Devan Dubnyk on Monday morning, so Rinne is definitely back. There was an interesting little tidbit from Darren Dreger yesterday about Stephane Robidas. Apparently Robi is still and interesting piece out the on the market....
Via Stars of Big D
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Underrated Josi having All-Star worthy season of his own

It's no secret that Nashville is and has been one of the strongest defensive teams in the NHL. For at least the past decade, the Predators have developed and utilized talent that some teams could only dream of signing. Granted, some teams have had the ability to sign or trade for pieces of Nashville's blue-chip defensive corp. Players like Cody Franson, Dan Hamhuis, Kevin Klein and...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
10 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The #1 Team in Your Hearts and in the Standings

The Nashville Predators have forced the NHL to take note of them. With the All-Star announcements out and mid-season award articles out they have officially become a known team. They were the first to hit 60 points and they’ll be the last to lose their 10th one in regulation. Simply put, they are as good as you can hope for at the moment. That’s with injuries too. So, how was...
Via The Predatorial
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne makes insane backwards leg save (Video / GIF)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made an insane backwards leg save during the first period of Tuesday night's game against Carolina.Rinne lunged for a loose puck near the net but missed, which left him caught out of the net and turned around. However, Rinne still managed to kick his left leg out and make the save with his back turned. The Predators went on to beat the Hurricanes...
Via Holdout Sports
18 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
26 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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