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Predators set roster for Opening Night versus Jackets

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...

Nashville to win Stanley Cup: You heard it here first!

Abbreviated picks for the abbreviated season...This year's NHL season is finally upon us after months of highs and lows for fans when word would leak out that a resolution to the lockout was near only to be dashed by harsh words from the negotiating parties. Frankly, for most of the lockout, I thought we were looking at a rerun of the lost season of 2004-05.That being said, anyone...

2012-13 Preview: Richard Clune

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PRESS RELEASE: Predators set 2012-2013 Opening Night Roster

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...

Defensemen gaining chemistry on the fly

Not only are Shea Weber and Roman Josi new to each other, but so is the rest of the Predators blue-line...

Today in Predneck Nation: January 18th, 2013

TODAY’S LINKS The Tennessean - Nashville Predators’ top line wants more goals in 2013 The Tennessean - Nashville Predators’ prospect goalie learns in camp Predators Radio - Numbers paint the picture – Preds 48-game “sprint” Fox 17 - This Week in Smashville Fox 17 - Predators frenetic pace Nashville City Paper - Predators relish opportunity to face off against someone...

Predators announce opening night roster

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. Nashville will...

Predators ready to chase Stanley Cup once again

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...

Preds, fans happy to be back despite loss

NASHVILLE Three hours before the abbreviated NHL season would start inside Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators rolled out the gold carpet just outside of it. It didn't seem to matter to those who showed for the pregame plaza party on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon that a 113-day lockout had nearly taken their NHL season away. Nor did it seem to deter the sold-out...

Blue Jackets spoil Predators' home opener

  Columbus Blue Jackets defeat Nashville Predators, 3-2 in a Shootout The Columbus Blue Jackets shocked a sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd defeating the Nashville Predators, 3-2 in a shootout. Columbus sent 17,113 Predator fans home in disappointment in their season opener on “#HockeyIsBack weekend”. Those who watched the game saw a different Blue Jackets team with much...

What to Expect from the 2013 Nashville Predators?

Photo Credit: sportsnet.ca 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...

The Morning After: Preseason’s Over

By Miranda Martin Miranda@Prednecknation.com While everyone is waking up to their Sunday post-game hangover, alcohol-induced or not, the Nashville predators shootout loss against the Columbus blue jackets Saturday night was not what many were expecting. Before everyone calls the sky falling for the Predators, there were both good and bad points from the first game of the season...

Preds drop the season opener in a shootout but will take the point…

Not exactly how you want to start off three games in four nights. But hey, they’ll take the point. In front of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators squandered two one-goal leads and then eventually lost in a shootout to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. “It always feels like a loss when you lose at home in a shootout,” Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “But,...

LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs Jackets – Game 1

Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators season opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 19, 2013. — LEFTOVERS THOUGHTS: * The Predators hadn’t played since May 7, 2012. * The Blue Jackets hadn’t played since April 7. * It was Pekka Rinne’s 251st career NHL game. * It was also Rinne’s 241st career start. * Rinne got credit for an assist on...

Game 1: Columbus @ Nashville – The Ecstasy of Gold

Photo by: predators.nhl.com It is official…It’s HOCKEY TIME IN SMASHVILLE!! The long wait is over and fans are coming out in droves to sell-out Bridgestone Arena for tonight’s tilt against the oft-battered Columbus Blue Jackets. Puck drop is at 7 P.M. and can be heard on 102.5 the Game and viewed on FS Tennessee with Pete Weber and Terry Crisp on the call. Like an Ennio Morricone...
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