Found January 01, 2014 on Section 303:
Immediately following an amazing Winter Classic, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile and Team USA announced their roster for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. There was some hope (especially early on in the process) that Predators defenseman Seth Jones would find a spot on the team. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Even as a seventh or eighth defensemen, the experience would have been invaluable for Jones. “Any player who gets the chance to play in the Olympics has to go,” Nashville Head Coach Barry Trotz told us on The 303:30 just before training camp. “Even if he looked a little tired [for us], I’d still make him go. That experience, you can’t get that. You can’t replicate that. Even if he doesn’t play, being around the highest competition in the world for any length of time is beneficial.” With a blueline that boasts the likes of former Predator Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild, Kevin Shattenkirk of the St. Louis Blues, Ryan McDonagh of the New York ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Carrie Underwood cheers on husband Mike Fisher during fight

Country music star Carrie Underwood, the wife of Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher, was in attendance Monday night as the Preds took on…

Fisher, Wilson clicking for Preds

Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson both played another great game for the Predators....

Predators sign D Diaby to entry-level deal

The Nashville Predators have signed their second draft selection of 2013 defenseman Jonathan-Ismael Diaby to a three-year, entry-level deal. The Predators announced the deal Thursday. Diaby was the 64th selection overall. The 19-year-old is a native of Blainville, Quebec, whose father Sekana played soccer professionally in France and Turkey and for the Ivory Coast in international...

Predators sign 2013 Third Round Pick Jonathan-Ismael Diaby

From the Nashville Predators PR department: “NASHVILLE – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jonathan-Ismael Diaby, the club’s second selection, 64th overall (third round), in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. Diaby, 19 (11/16/94), has appeared in nine...

Preds ink 2013 draft pick Diaby to entry-level contract

  Below is the press release by the Nashville Predators. NASHVILLE – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jonathan-Ismael Diaby, the club’s second selection, 64th overall (third round), in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. Diaby, 19 (11/16/94...

Fisher's scoring burst boosting Preds' erratic offense

Mike Fisher has reached the 20-goal plateau five times in his 14-year career -- with season No. 6 on its way. Tied for 23rd in the NHL in scoring (2.38 goals per game, through Jan. 2), the Nashville Predators could certainly use more offense – especially during a season of too many losing streaks. Three times this season (Nov. 8-15, Nov. 28 to Dec. 7 and Dec. 17-27), the Predators...

Finland, Sweden advance to final of world junior tourney

Juuse Saros helped Finland beat Canada in the world junior hockey semifinals, making 23 saves in a 5-1 victory Saturday. Finland will play Sweden in the final Sunday. Sweden beat Russia 2-1 in the first semifinal. ''It's a dream final for us -- Finland and Sweden,'' Finnish forward Henri Ikonen said. ''It's a great rivalry. Young players like ourselves...

Predators @ Bruins Preview (Game 41)

The Nashville Predators (18-18-4) will hit the road to play the Boston Bruins (26-12-2) for their final meeting of the regular season.   TV/RADIO COVERAGE Nashville: 102.5 The Game; FSN-Tennessee Boston: NESN Live Stream: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195549_nashville_boston/ Listen Online SEASON SERIES This is the second and final meeting of...

The Fangover: Preds defeat Red Wings 6-4 in exciting, must-see game

In the season of 2013-14, it can down in the record books as a Nashville Predators domination in the rivalry between the Detroit Red Wings. The first meeting between the two was a defensive battle that resulted in a 2-0 Nashville victory at Joe Louis Arena on November 19. Monday night, it was an offensive showcase, surprisingly in favor of the Predators once more.  Scoring wasn...

Jan Levine: My View on Team USA

First, let me say that GM David Poile along with Brian Burke and the rest of Team USA brass had a very difficult job selecting the team. For great insight into what went on behind the scenes, read the blogs by Scott Burnside and Kevin Allen, each of who were embedded with Team USA brass during the selection process. In addition, as Ek wrote today, if we think this job was tough,...

Nashville Predators defeat Detroit Red Wings

Getting into a high-scoring game with Detroit usually isn’t a good idea, especially for a low-scoring team like the Predators. But on a Monday night that seemed to rain goals, Nashville held on for a 6-4 win in front of an overflow crowd of 17,212 at Bridgestone Arena. It was the most goals in one game by Nashville since a 7-2 win over Chicago on Nov. 16. Not a bad way to end...

2013: Year in Regress

Article By: Greg Moshopoulos This entire year has been one with very little positive news for the Nashville Predators. From the first game of the 2013 lockout-shortened campaign that ended in a rare home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, to the last game of 2013 vs. another former divisional foe in the Detroit Red Wings, even those of us ...

Paul McCann: Game Night in Beantown

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to a great 2014. The Nashville Predators get 2014 started with a tilt against the Boston Bruins in Beantown tonight. The 6pm central faceoff at TD Garden will be a test of the momentum generated from the last two solid wins over contending teams at Bridgestone Arena. It is the start of a critical three game Eastern Conference road trip that...

Paul McCann: A Successful Close to 2013

Seemed like old times last night as the Nashville Predators welcomed an old friend to town for a holiday visit. The Predators and Detroit Red Wings spent 15 years in the same division and got to know each other very well. Always the measuring stick for Pred progress, Detroit was the big brother as Nashville grew and developed as a franchise. Wins over the Wings are always a bit sweeter...

Predators vs Detroit, December 30th: Postgame reactions and tidbits…

Nashville knocked off Detroit 6-4 Monday night in front of a sold-out Bridgestone Arena, here are some of our observations… Last month, Barry Trotz spoke out about Colin Wilson saying the he had to produce more for the Predators. Since being scratched on December 19th against Tampa Bay, Wilson has put up five points in his five games back, including two goals and an assist against...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.