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Our Western Conference Semifinals break down of the #3 Phoenix Coyotes vs the #4 Nashville Predators
Who’s better? OFFENSE - NASHVILLE
If you’re breaking this down by statistics so far out of the first round results, it would be a near push between both of these teams.
Nashville man-handled a veteran Detroit team who had a ton of offensive talent up-front, good defense in their top d-line, and good goaltending. The Predators averaged 2.75 5-on-5 goals for/against the Wings over their 5 game series and scored 13 goals overall on Jimmy Howard.
Phoenix took care of a fairly young Chicago team who played a high-flying offensive game just like Detroit, had a great top defensive pairing, and shaky goaltending. The Coyotes averaged only 1.10 5-on-5 goals for/against the Blackhawks over their 6 game series and scored 17 goals overall on Corey Crawford.
Alexander Radulov, Gabriel Bourque, and David Legwand were the offensive juggernauts for the Preds, contributing 13 points in th...
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If the Nashville Predators spent the last 13 seasons chasing the Detroit Red Wings which they did what does it mean now that they have finally caught them?
More specifically, what does it mean to their efforts to try and re-sign All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter and what does the series victory mean to Suter?
In exactly two months and one week Suter will hit the open market if the...
The Nashville Predators’ General Manager, David Poile, has been nominated for the General Manager of the Year Award for the third consecutive season. Poile has been nominated every year of the award’s existence and is the only general manager to accomplish that feat.
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“It is a tremendous honor. I say that because the voting is done by the other 29...
During the NHL postseason, players of all positions need to step up and help out their teams in order for any particular squad to make it all the way to the fourth round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. One of the surprise performances for the Nashville Predators during the first round series against the Detroit Red Wings was the play of rookie Gabriel Bourque.
During the five-game series...
Schedule Game 1 - Predators at Coyotes, Jobing.com ArenaGame 2 - Predators at Coyotes, Jobing.com Arena Game 3 - Coyotes at Predators, Bridgestone ArenaGame 4 - Coyotes at Predators, Bridgestone Arena Game 5 - Predators at Coyotes, Jobing.com Arena, (if necessarily)Game 6 - Coyotes at Predators, Bridgestone Arena, (if necessarily)Game 7 - Predators at Coyotes, Jobing.com Arena...
It comes as no surprise that Nashville Predators' General Manager David Poile was nominated as a finalist for the NHL GM of the Year.This is the third year that Poile has been nominated for the yet un-named trophy and he is yet to win it. Two seasons ago he lost to Phoenix GM Don Maloney who brought the Coyotes out or rubble and took them to the playoffs. Last season Vancouver...
Any team is happy to find one franchise player to build around. Detroit coach Mike Babcock looks at the Nashville Predators and sees three: goaltender Pekka Rinne, defensemen Shea Weber and Ryan Suter.
The trio reflects the Predators' approach of building a team from the net out. Rinne, Weber and Sutter are a key reason Nashville will be playing in the second round of the Western...
The National Hockey League announced today that Pekka Rinne was one of three finalist for the 2012 Vezina Trophy that will be given out at the NHL Awards Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel in Las Vegas on June 20.The Vezina Trophy is voted upon by NHL General Managers and goes to the "goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position."The other nominees are Henrik Lundqvist...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla had to leave the ice in Game 6 after the first 69 seconds of play Monday night when he was injured in a collision with Chicago Blackhawks wing Brendan Morrison near the net.
Klesla headed to the locker room holding a towel to the right side of his head. Klesla has a goal and three assists in the first five games.
NEW YORK (April 24, 2012) — Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues, David Poile of the Nashville Predators and Dale Tallon of the Florida Panthers are the three finalists for the 2011-12 NHL General Manager of the Year Award, the National Hockey League announced today.
Voting for this award was conducted among the 30 Club General Managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and...
The Western Conference match-ups are set for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Nashville Predators will face the Phoenix Coyotes and the St. Louis Blues will take on the Los Angeles Kings.
Both Nashville and Phoenix won twice in their four-game season series, but the Coyotes came out on top because one of the contests that the Predators won was decided in a shootout...
With their 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night, the Phoenix Coyotes advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals for the first time since 1987.
The Nashville Predators, who disposed of the Detroit Red Wings in five games, will play the Coyotes in the second round.
The round will start in Glendale, Arizona for games one and two and then return to Nashville for games...
Yikes! Come on, Lady. You’re better than that. How can this come as a surprise to anyone? Did you even think Phoenix Coyotes fans were real people? I didn’t. This is actually the first proof mankind has that Phoenix Coyotes fans actually exist. What a terrible day for science!
The Arizona Republic is reporting that the game one of the Predators / Coyotes series will begin Friday in Glendale. No confirmation on this report yet, but it does make sense. It allows the Eastern Conference to finish their quarter-finals on Thursday. This will also ensure there are no âdarkâ days, game will be held on every day.
The Predators took yesterday off...
from John Manasso of FoxSports Tennessee, These days, a somewhat typical Detroit player is speedy wing Valtteri Filppula. The Finn had 23 goals in the regular season and 66 points – more than any member of the Preds—but he did not score during the playoffs and had only two assists. That’s because during the playoffs, it gets harder to score and as Babcock emphasized during...
As Monday dawns, the Nashville Predators know a few things. They know that they will play either the Chicago Blackhawks or the Phoenix Coyotes. They know they can game plan now. They also know they will not play for at least a few more days.
The concern now is the age old playoff question, when does rest turn to rust? In a recurring theme of this yearâs playoffs, the...