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With the 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night, the Nashville Predators were officially eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Not since 2003 has that happened this early in a season and, on the heels of two consecutive Western Conference Semifinal appearances, that’s immensely disappointing.
What’s worse? Since last summer, they’ve dealt with an overwhelming number of frustrations. The lockout delayed their season by four months, they saw a laundry list of players go on the injured reserve during the year, they had a veteran leader who requested a trade and they had an All-Star defenseman go elsewhere and immediately make an argument for the Norris Trophy.
Not exactly a stellar 10 months at 501 Broadway.
There is reason to be excited, however. The Predators have a rare chance to do something they’ve never done (sans 1998, before the franchise ever took the ice): pick in the top five of the NHL Draft.
Unlike previous years, any non-playoff team can win the lottery and...
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The Nashville Predators have been eliminated from the playoff race and, therefore, Operation: Miracle is dead. But fret not! We now have Operation: Silver Lining! We’ll post this series every day until the end of the 2013 regular season.
In a year that has dealt tough blow after tough blow to this organization, the Nashville Predators are inching closer and closer to that...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
"Without a doubt, it’s been a tough year for us, especially with some of our top guys going down," Predators captain Shea Weber told ESPN.com Wednesday. "We battled hard but in the end we obviously couldn’t pull it together and get in."
These have to be soul-searching moments for Weber, who last summer saw his star defense...
The Predators have recalled forward Kevin Henderson, instead of Austin Watson, for their Friday game against the Blackhawks. It will be Henderson's first game in the NHL.
The 6'0, 210 pound Left Winger has been with the Admirals for two seasons. He made his pro debut in with the Sharks AHL affiliate in Worcester. This year Henderson has 16 goals and 11 assits with...
Rick Nash needs to find twine again. Starting tonight.
It’s a game day. It’s the Florida Panthers who always seem to trip up our boys in blue. If ever there was an occasion not to play down to the level of your opponents it’s tonight. Let’s jump into the musings.
Rick Nash needs to be better. The past few games – starting with a few turnovers against the Islanders – he...
Austin Watson, Daniel Bang and Mattias Ekholm have been reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals Tuesday afternoon in the midst of a race to the American Hockey League playoffs. The Nashville Predators have a long break and will not be playing until Friday, April 12th.
The Admirals are fighting for a playoff spot, but are currently ninth place two behind the Rockford Ice Hogs....
Tempers flared between the Predators and Canucks in Monday nights 5-2 Vancouver win over Nashville. In total, six different Predators spent time in the sin bin. Between the two teams,(More here)…
The Nashville Predators haven’t scored the first goal in a game since March 23 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, which means they’ve been playing from behind in 12 consecutive games.(More here)…
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rick Nash had a goal and assist in the first period, and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists as the New York Rangers hung on to eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Derick Brassard and Nash both scored power-play goals, with help from Callahan in the first, and Mats Zuccarello found the net for the...
Barry Trotz hinted that the Predators may be active this off-season...
Photo Credit: NBC Sports
Scoreboard watching has become a yearly tradition for fans of the Nashville Predators. The rhythmic clicking of sprinklers, the singsong chirping of birds, a warming of the air. These iconic harbingers of Spring have meant one thing: it’s time to start paying attention to what other teams are doing.
In most seasons, the blogs and tweets center around...
Rick Nash had a goal and assist in the first period, and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists as the New York Rangers hung on to eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Derick Brassard and Nash both scored power-play goals, with help from Callahan in the first, and Mats Zuccarello found the net for the second straight...
The Rangers righted the ship in a big way tonight, routing the Panthers 6-1 in a must win game. The Blueshirts came out firing, and just completely dominated the Cats in every facet of the game. By the time the middle of the third period rolled around, it was clear that the Panthers had given up, as their breakdowns became more egregious and their effort level tanked completely....
The New York Rangers are safe in the knowledge that they control their own fate in the race for a playoff spot.
The Buffalo Sabres can only wish for that kind of luxury.
A regulation win against the Sabres on Friday night would move the visiting Rangers a step closer to a postseason berth while eliminating Buffalo from contention.
New York rebounded from a lackluster 4-2 loss...
Photo by Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
This is a must win for the Rangers. They dropped the ball in Philly against what was more or less an AHL defense, and now they desperately need two points against the Panthers. They are still on pace to finish their final ten games at that 6-3-1 pace we determined would be enough to make the playoffs, but they sure are making us sweat for it....