Found May 19, 2013 on Section 303:
As horrible as the 2013 campaign was for the Nashville Predators, since their season ended, things haven’t really been all that bad. On April 29, the Preds retained the fourth pick of the NHL Draft by way of the Colorado Avalanche winning the Draft Lottery, they locked up Patric Hornqvist for five more years and now they have a bronze medalist, a silver medalist and a tournament MVP on their roster. Craig Smith and Team USA took third at the 2013 World Championships beating Finland 3-2 on Sunday morning. The Predators forward finished the tournament with 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists) in 10 games and was second on the team in scoring and third overall in the tournament. Roman Josi, coming off of his first season as Shea Weber‘s defensive partner, tallied nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 10 games, led Switzerland in scoring, was the top scoring defenseman, won the silver medal and was named the tournament’s MVP. No Swiss player had ever won an award in the World Championship’s 83...

PRESS RELEASE: Preds ink Mark Van Guilder to two-year deal

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Mark Van Guilder to a two-year, two-way contract. Van Guilder played his fourth season for the Admirals in 2012-13, ranking fifth on the team in goals, and tying for fifth in points (14g-18a-32pts). The Roseville, Minn., was also named the Admirals Man of...

Josi, Smith made big impacts for their countries at Worlds

Photo by: Anders Wiklund All three Nashville Predators who went to Scandinavia to play for their respective countries were rewarded with a medal Sunday afternoon. A Roman Josi led Switzerland team played an excellent tournament, but fell to one of the host countries, Sweden, 5-1 in the gold medal match. Meanwhile, Predators forwards Craig Smith and Bobby Butler fell...

PRESS RELEASE: Preds to host open house today!

PREDS HOST OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY -Skate where the Predators play! Open House highlighted by public skate on Bridgestone Arena ice- Nashville, Tenn. (May 16, 2013) – Stop by the Nashville Predators Open House this Sunday, May 19 from 1-4 p.m. to scout out seats for the 2013-14 season, tour the Predators locker room and skills room and skate on Bridgestone Arena ice...

REPORT: Preds fire Associate Coach Peter Horachek

According to TSN panelist, former NHL goaltender and St. Louis Blues color man Darren Pang, the Nashville Predators have fired Associate Coach Peter Horachek. Until today, original assistant Paul Gardner held the distinction of being the only NHL coach ever fired by the Predators organization. Pang breaking the news isn’t as random as it may seem. He and Horachek were Saginaw Generals...

Predators sign Van Guilder to Two-Year Contract

From the Nashville Predators PR Department: “Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Mark Van Guilder to a two-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level in 2013-14, and $550,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the AHL level in 2014-15. Van Guilder,...

Preds fire Assistant Coach Peter Horachek

NHL reporter Darren Peng broke news on Twitter this evening that the Nashville Predators have fired Assistant Coach Peter Horachek. The coach had been with the organization since 2003 and was with the AHL affiliate in Milwaukee before that. Prior to the Preds organization, Horachek was director of hockey operations of the Nashville Knights. Before coaching, Horachek also played hockey...

Mark Dekanich Heading To KHL by   Steven Ellis

Medvescak Zagreb, a team competing in the KHL, have signed Mark Dekanich for the upcoming season. Dekanich was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. During his draft year, Dekanich was named the recipient of the ECACHL’s Ken Dryden Award for Goaltender of the Year after leading the conference with [...]

Help Wanted at Fang Faction

HELP WANTED! Fang Faction and Bloguin is looking for an aspiring hockey writer who would like to cover the Nashville Predators. This opportunity will allow you to acquire experience in the field of sports writing/blogging. Your writing will be featured on sites like YardBarker and more. Past writers include Jake Old, who now writes for The Tennessean, and Ryan Shannon, who...

Preds sign van Guilder to first NHL contract

The Nashville Predators signed Mark van Guiler to his first National Hockey League contract Monday afternoon. The contract is a two year, two way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level, $80,000 at the AHL level in the 2013-14 season and $85,000 in 2014-15. The long time Milwaukee Admiral forward spent four seasons with the AHL affiliate appearing in 238 games totaling 83 points...

Reports: Preds to part ways with Horachek

Reports late Monday suggested the Predators have fired associate coach Peter Horachek...
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