Found May 18, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Nashville Predators fans, I’d like to welcome you to a locale akin to hockey purgatory, a locale I do not recommend visiting on a regular basis: the, “Player X Watch” area, where you get to sit on your hands and nervously wait for one of the pillars of your franchise to decide whether he wishes to continue playing for your team or take his talents elsewhere. In Detroit, this place usually heats up in June, when Wings fans like me start telling their bosses to call three times and text twice if any news regarding our captain, Nicklas Lidstrom, comes down the pipeline, though we are lucky enough that one of the best defensemen in NHL history’s version of “elsewhere” is Vasteras, Sweden. For you, a defenseman who isn’t quite in Nicklas Lidstrom’s stratosphere yet in one Ryan Suter will be deciding whether he wishes to return to “Smashville” or test the waters of free agency, where 29 other teams, including my Wings, would love to pay Suter an inordinate amount of money to spend the re...

Predators to host open house on May 23

The Nashville Predators have announced another open house with a free open skate on the Bridgestone Arena ice before it is removed for the summer. There will be plenty of other activities including the always popular Predators Foundation garage sale as well as many other specials.Here is the full release from the Predators with all the details...Join us for a night of fun at Bridgestone...

Will the Russians revolt in Nashville?

Capital general manager David Poile will have to use his diplomatic skills to smooth over relations with his Russian contingent.Restricted free agent Alexander Radulov and unrestricted free agent Andre Kostitsyn sat for two games of the ill-fated Coyotes series after missing a team curfew. Restricted free agent Sergei Kostitsyn made curfew but wasn’t happy with how coach Barry...

The 303:30 – Season in Review, pt 2: the Lindback situation and the Memorial Cup

In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, we discuss the back-up goalie situation headed into the 2012-13 season (complete with comments from Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile), we encourage you to vote for Pekka Rinne in the NHL 13 cover vote (CLICK HERE to do so, by the way), we discuss the 2012 World Championships and how Marty Erat is the...

Preds' Prospect has a Big Night

Nashville Predators' prospect, Austin Watson, had a big game Saturday night for the London Knights. Watson led his team a shockingly, 5-3 victory over last year's Memorial Cup Champions, St. John's Sea Dogs. The Nashville prospect had a goal at 10:49 in the third period and gave his team the 4-2 lead over the Sea Dogs. Watson scored on a one-timer from the slot. It was...

Apologies to the Readers

Hello there Fang Faction readers! I know that Jake Old and I haven't been giving you the best coverage and news since the Nashville Predators' season was over, but I would like to apologize on behalf of both of us for the lack of posts.We have both been very busy lately and will be giving you some of the best coverage in the Nashville blogging community starting Tuesday night...

John Jaeckel: This And That v. 1.2

Follow me @jaeckel No rumor news this morning, but check back tomorrow when I am hoping to have some more on Ryan Suter among other things. I do, however, have some tidbits for you this morning. WORLDS: First, as of yesterday, Michal Frollik was the last Blackhawk left playing in the World Hockey Championships, and he delivered the lone goal for the Czech Republic...

If the Red Wings can't get Ryan Suter, will they go for Barret Jackman?

Barret Jackman upon hearing that Detroit might be interested in signing him. Ned Kuflan of the Detroit News has an interesting proposition for fans of the Red Wings: if you can't get star defenseman Ryan Suter during the free agent frenzy, Barret Jackman'd do in a pinch.  Are Suter and Jackman comparable? Absolutely not - they have different roles on their respective...
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