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The “Radulov Watch” has turned into a full blown “Radulov Warning.” On July 11, 2008, Nashville Predators winger Alexander Radulov bolted to the Kontinental Hockey League despite having one year remaining on his entry level contract. He was 22 at the time and would become the face of the new league in his native Russia. The 2004 first round pick is a four-time KHL All-Star...

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Hornqvist is Preds’ version of Detroit’s Holmstrom

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Kings Return to Nashville with a Vengeance: Down Predators 5-4

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