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The Nashville Predators haven’t taken the ice since May 7, 2012. On July 4, the roster got a major face lift. And thanks to the lockout, most players in the AHL won’t have a true training camp in order to snag an NHL roster spot. So what does the Preds roster look like as of this moment? The goaltending is set in stone with back-to-back Vezina Trophy finalist Pekka Rinne starting...

Today in Predneck Nation: January 8th, 2013

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Bringing a merciful end to their collective, pent-up anxiety and delivering a much-needed and deserved relief to NHL fans the world over, the lockout, something that has maligned and made a mockery of the league while making both the owners and players villains and objects of abject derision, finally ended on Sunday morning. The conclusion of the lockout obviously was big news all...

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Message sent to Season Ticket Holders this afternoon.

Dear Nashville Predators Season Ticket Holders, It’s time to play hockey! On behalf of the ownership group and our entire organization, we thank you for your patience and commitment and we are thrilled to announce that the NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”). This new long-term agreement assures us the opportunity...

Today in Predneck Nation: January 7th, 2012

TODAY’S LINKS Nashville Predators ready to get back to work, win back fans With lockout over, Predators go on the defensive Players feel responsibility of bringing fans back Return of NHL action excites Nashville Predator fans 13 TN newsmakers to watch in 2013 Local businesses hoping to salvage Preds season Predators leave A-Game Sportsplex Drop the puck: tentative deal reached...

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Poile addresses media for first time since tentative agreement reached

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Recap: Predators at winter tournaments

  Two Nashville Predators prospects and one professional Predator participated in winter tournaments while the National Hockey League was lockedout. Miikka Salomaki and Jim Vesey played in the World Juniors, while Patric Hornqvist played in the Spengler Cup, both great tournaments to watch.   Patric Hornqvist gained some experience during the lockout playing in the...

What will the Preds lines look like?

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Players, city excited as return of NHL looms

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What Will the Predators Look Like? The Opening Roster

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Thoughts and concerns for the Predators on the upcoming season

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With the lockout’s end looming, what’s next?

By: Miranda Martin Ladies and gentlemen… the end is near. After months of speculation, hair pulling, mental breakdowns, and screaming obscenities towards the NHL and NHLPA, it seems that the two sides finally have decided to play nice and come to an agreement on the next Collective Bargaining Agreement. In return, the fans who have decided to stick around will get an opportunity...
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