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Written by: Miranda Martin
After months of protest, frustration, and more angst than a John Hughes movie, it seems to be difficult for NHL fans to have a small amount of complacency for the quickly-compiled shortened season.
With just a short time before the “super Saturday” opening night matchups, the NHL has been tugging at the heart strings of overwhelmed fans with their new media hashtag and slogan: “#hockeyisback.” However, several fans around the internet have made it perfectly clear that this is not the case, with many of them saying “hockey never left; the NHL did.” Many of these comments originated in larger hockey markets, particularly in Canada, but I have seen dozens of Nashville fans in on the conversation to find something more to complain about.
But there’s the little, teeny-tiny issue to be addressed: Nashville isn’t Canada. It isn’t Chicago, New York, Toronto, or any other large, heavily-populated metropolis market with multiple (professio...
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We spent some time with Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi at training camp this week. We asked him to spend three minutes with us while we picked his brain about what it was like to play in his hometown of Bern, Switzerland during the lockout, his excitement to be paired with Shea Weber and, of course, the upcoming season in general.
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Nashville Predators all-world goaltender Pekka Rinne wants to play all 48 games of the shrunken NHL season, starting with Saturday night's sold-out season opener against Columbus at Bridgestone Arena.
"Obviously, that's what you want to do," said Rinne, the two-time Vezina Trophy nominee for league's best goaltender...
After an abbreviated training camp, there were only a couple of surprises in the Predators 23 man opening night roster that was announced today.The final cut was forward Chris Mueller who has played 19 games with the Preds over the last couple of seasons. Another surprise was that the team kept eight defensemen, including 24 year old Victor Bartley, who has never played in an...
Forwards Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist are positioned to be big factors for the Predators this season...
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Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Hal Gill...
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From the Nashville Predators:
“Nashville, Tenn. (January 18, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Chris Mueller to Milwaukee (AHL), in addition to releasing goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi from a Professional Tryout Agreement, finalizing the team’s roster for the 2012-13 season opener...
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The Nashville Predators are now set and ready to go for the start of the 2012-13 regular season. Friday after training camp, the Predators released goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi of his PTO (Professional Tryout) and sent Chris Mueller down to the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL. Their first opponent will be the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena.
Shea Weber and Pekka Rinne are superstars on and off the ice, but will the loss of Ryan Suter keep the Preds from contending for the Cup in 2012-13?
Our Captain, “Crazy” Charlie Saunier, will appear on the Thom Abraham Show on Nashville Sports Radio around 5:05cst. We will post the audio once it’s podcasted.
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Ryan Suter's now in Minnesota and Jordin Tootoo is in Detroit. The Nashville Predators still have captain Shea Weber and goaltender Pekka Rinne, and their goals remain unchanged.
Stanley Cup or bust.
''We've shown ourselves that we can play against anybody,'' Rinne said. ''And for sure it's going to be a tight schedule, quick season and you have...
As Nashville’s training camp enters it’s third day with only two more remaining, the venue changed to Bridgestone Arena and so did the focus of the on-ice activities. While most of the previous two days have been filled with skating drills and 5-on-5 scrimmages, today’s focus turned to Nashville’s bread and butter: special teams.
Barry Trotz stressed that, while the foundation...
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Coming out of the NHL lockout, there’s a lot of unknowns. Some are of the general variety, and can be applied to all 30 teams. Will there be rust? An increased amount of injuries? Will teams employing a particular style have an advantage, the way the 1995 dead-puck Devils did? Will teams that had a substantial amount of players active in other...