Found May 16, 2012 on Predneck Nation:
Links to all Preds Related material for 5/16/12… Nashville Predators are close to contending again Preds see both highs and lows this season Josi/Smith Go Head-to-Head at World Championships Top 5 storylines of Predators’ 2011-12 season World championship ends quickly for Kostitsyn brothers 84% of Preds roster has played in international competition

Predators to host open house on May 23

The Nashville Predators have announced another open house with a free open skate on the Bridgestone Arena ice before it is removed for the summer. There will be plenty of other activities including the always popular Predators Foundation garage sale as well as many other specials.Here is the full release from the Predators with all the details...Join us for a night of fun at Bridgestone...

303 QUICK HIT: 84% of Preds roster has played in international competition

While we take a break after the disappointing conclusion of the 2011-12 Nashville Predators season, we came across an interesting fact that we thought we’d pass along. Did you know that, of the 31 players on the active roster, only Brian McGrattan, Brandon Yip and Nick Spaling (as well as black aces Chris Mueller and Kyle Wilson) have never represented their country in any kind...

Will the Russians revolt in Nashville?

Capital general manager David Poile will have to use his diplomatic skills to smooth over relations with his Russian contingent.Restricted free agent Alexander Radulov and unrestricted free agent Andre Kostitsyn sat for two games of the ill-fated Coyotes series after missing a team curfew. Restricted free agent Sergei Kostitsyn made curfew but wasn’t happy with how coach Barry...

Ryan Suter Talk

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, Plenty of Ryan Suter talk last week on Hotstove, but here’s the gist: Bonus money will probably be a huge factor, because it will not be affected by a potential labour stoppage or salary rollback. In the first two years of Brad Richards’ contract, 75 per cent of the $24 million US owed him is in bonuses. It’s $13 million (of $18 million) for Christian...

In Memoriam: The 2011-2012 Season of the Nashville Predators

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images “But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out.” It was a punch in the gut, a sham, a fraud and a deceitful account of what happened to the Nashville Predators. Surely it couldn’t have taken place…in 5 games…where the Predators dreams of even getting to the Western Conference finals and the eventual Stanley Cup...

Cup Contenders?

from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, While it’s understandable that some forecasts predict an offseason of gloom and doom for the Predators — there are 15 unrestricted and restricted free agents on the current roster — with a few minor tweaks, this team can contend for the Stanley Cup next season. Ownership says it has the money to re-sign its important unrestricted free agents...
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