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There were two schools of thought during the lockout: use the down time to rest up or go play elsewhere so you can get into game shape.
On January 19, we’ll find out which take had the advantage.
Of the 23 players expected to take part in Nashville Predators training camp next week, 10 played somewhere during the lockout. That “somewhere” could be Russia, Denmark, Sweden or even right here in the United States with the Milwaukee Admirals or Cincinnati Cyclones. No matter how you slice it, however, nearly half of the camp roster has been playing while a little more than half hasn’t.
Predators forward Paul Gaustad decided to use the down time for personal matters. After all, being a hockey player is nearly a year-round job. Time off is extremely rare until you hang up the skates for good.
“It was nice to get my family settled here in Nashville,” Gaustad said. “And I skated with the guys here and we had some good work outs.”
Captain Shea Weber held practices four days a week at A-Game ...
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Jim Diamond of the Nashville Predators Examiner joined the Thom Abraham Show on Thursday. Friday it was leaked that the Predators will open the season at home on Jan. 19 against Columbus, and then stay in Nashville to host the Blues on the 21st.
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Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi stayed busy during the NHL lockout, scoring 17 points in 26 games for Bern in the Swiss Elite League.That helped prepare him for his biggest career challenge: Replacing the departed Ryan Suter as Shea Weber’s defensive partner.Josi, 22, has demonstrated strong puck-moving skills while scoring 16 points in his 52 NHL games. He offers more...
The Nashville Predators will have only one significant change in their roster on Sunday when they hit the ice, as expected, for the start of what will be an abbreviated training camp.
Assuming the leagues collective bargaining agreement is ratified in time, the departure of All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter via free agency to Minnesota remains the most glaring absence from the team...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Brian McGrattan...
Pekka Rinne says making nice with the fans didn't enter his mind when the Nashville goaltender skated over and handed a puck to a smiling young boy.
The goalie was just happy being back on the ice with his teammates in front of a few hundred fans.
The Predators tried to start wooing fans back Saturday for a lockout-shortened season. With the labor deal not ratified by midday...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Nick Spaling...
So, we started this trend last year for the 2011-2012 Nashville Predators season and we had 20 bold predictions. Well, guess what? It’s that time of the year again and since we only have half a season, we will have half the number of predictions.
Below are our 10 bold predictions for the 2013 abbreviated season:
1: Nashville will have a Top 20 scorer
Whether it’s Sergei Kostitsyn...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Patric Hornqvist...
The Nashville Predators' 2012-13 schedule has been released...
Roman Josi takes what he has learned from Ryan Suter and Shea Weber to prepare for a bigger, more important role this season...
The Nashville Predators attempt to regain fans and bring them back together this Saturday, January 10, hosting what they call a "Kickoff Celebration" from 9:30am - 3pm. The event will be held at Bridgestone Arena, where many fans haven't been since Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Phoenix Coyotes.
A player-led practice will be the highlight...
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Finishing our season preview will be a two-part series look at the Nashville Predators offensive talent.
Nashville has always been known as a “no-star, everybody-works” type of team and the offensive play is no different. The Predators’ “scoring-by-committee” approached has continually worked since it’s inception, including...
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It’s time to get our season previews underway and what better way to start it then to take a look at the position that has the least number of players: goalies!
Instead of the norm of doing a player by player preview for the upcoming season, we’re condensing it into a few articles looking at the different areas of the game: offense...
If you missed last nightâs SlapShot Radio, make sure you check out the podcast, on-demand at the SSR podcast page, the link is below. Todayâs blog is a preseason look at the changes on Nashvilleâs stellar defensive corps.
Losses â Ryan Suter
Gains â Scott Hannon
Retains â Shea Weber, Hal Gill, Roman Josi, Kevin Kline
On the Bubble â...
In Part III of our Sabres Season Preview, Bradley Gelber and Brandon Hess will answer questions surrounding the most enigmatic unit on this Buffalo squad, the forwards. 1.) Chris Drury, and Daniel Briere are ancient history, and now Derek Roy and Paul Gaustad have been shipped out. Has this team done enough to restock the [...]The post Sabres Preview Part III: The Forwards appeared...