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So, we started this trend last year for the 2011-2012 Nashville Predators season and we had 20 bold predictions. Well, guess what? It’s that time of the year again and since we only have half a season, we will have half the number of predictions.
Below are our 10 bold predictions for the 2013 abbreviated season:
1: Nashville will have a Top 20 scorer
Whether it’s Sergei Kostitsyn, Martin Erat, Gabriel Bourque, or any of the Predators forwards, one of them is going to be in the Top 20 of NHL scoring during this shortened shotgun season. Personally? I think it will be Sergei Kostitsyn, however that’s just my guess.
I would love if I were wrong and it was more of a Martin Erat or even a defenseman like Shea Weber or Ryan Ellis.
2: Pekka Rinne will start 40 games for the Nashville Predators
Personally, I don’t really hope that Rinne starts 40 games, as I’d like to see him get a bit of rest here and there, but we all that Rinne works best when being run like a racehorse. Rinne is on top...
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Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi stayed busy during the NHL lockout, scoring 17 points in 26 games for Bern in the Swiss Elite League.That helped prepare him for his biggest career challenge: Replacing the departed Ryan Suter as Shea Weber’s defensive partner.Josi, 22, has demonstrated strong puck-moving skills while scoring 16 points in his 52 NHL games. He offers more...
Jim Diamond of the Nashville Predators Examiner joined the Thom Abraham Show on Thursday. Friday it was leaked that the Predators will open the season at home on Jan. 19 against Columbus, and then stay in Nashville to host the Blues on the 21st.
Dynamics of a 48-game schedule
Nashville Predators have no time for slow start in shortened season
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Nick Spaling...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Shea Weber...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Patric Hornqvist...
Roman Josi takes what he has learned from Ryan Suter and Shea Weber to prepare for a bigger, more important role this season...
There were two schools of thought during the lockout: use the down time to rest up or go play elsewhere so you can get into game shape.
On January 19, we’ll find out which take had the advantage.
Of the 23 players expected to take part in Nashville Predators training camp next week, 10 played somewhere during the lockout. That “somewhere” could be Russia, Denmark, Sweden or...
Continuing with our season previews, our hot button topic will be the Nashville defense or the “what will Nashville be like without Suter?” column.
The quick turnaround for a training camp has David Poile very pleased with the Predators chances this year since there is hardly any turnover from last season, except for the departure of Ryan Suter being the biggest factor. Poile...
The Nashville Predators attempt to regain fans and bring them back together this Saturday, January 10, hosting what they call a "Kickoff Celebration" from 9:30am - 3pm. The event will be held at Bridgestone Arena, where many fans haven't been since Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Phoenix Coyotes.
A player-led practice will be the highlight...
Until the NHLPA ratifies the new collective bargaining agreement this weekend, NHL fans everywhere are forced to sit and wait. Of course, they’ve gotten so good at it lately what’s another few days, eh?
Louis Jean of TVA Sports in Montreal reported today that the league would not release the 2013 schedule until both sides have ratified the new CBA. The owners held up their end...
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It’s time to get our season previews underway and what better way to start it then to take a look at the position that has the least number of players: goalies!
Instead of the norm of doing a player by player preview for the upcoming season, we’re condensing it into a few articles looking at the different areas of the game: offense...
This Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., the Nashville Predators will host a free and open-to-the-public Kickoff Celebration at Bridgestone Arena...
If you missed last nightâs SlapShot Radio, make sure you check out the podcast, on-demand at the SSR podcast page, the link is below. Todayâs blog is a preseason look at the changes on Nashvilleâs stellar defensive corps.
Losses â Ryan Suter
Gains â Scott Hannon
Retains â Shea Weber, Hal Gill, Roman Josi, Kevin Kline
On the Bubble â...
Pekka Rinne says making nice with the fans didn't enter his mind when the Nashville goaltender skated over and handed a puck to a smiling young boy.
The goalie was just happy being back on the ice with his teammates in front of a few hundred fans.
The Predators tried to start wooing fans back Saturday for a lockout-shortened season. With the labor deal not ratified by midday...