Found August 08, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
Pekka Rinne is the heart and soul of the Nashville Predators. An argument could be made that Shea Weber is the leader of the team but the truth is that the Predators wouldn't be close to the level they are without the outstanding goaltending Rinne provides. A recent article from The Tennessean speculates that Nashville will opt to rest Rinne a bit more often in 2012-13 in an effort to ensure that when the goaltender does play he is at the height of his ability. Is this a wise move for Nashville or should they continue to run Rinne out on the ice as often as humanly possible? Rinne is an elite talent in the National Hockey League. A Vezina Trophy finalist in each of the past two seasons, Rinne has made Nashville a contender simply through his presence between the pipes. Since his debut in the 2005-06 season, Rinne has compiled an impressive 138-72-26 record and a tiny 2.35 GAA with the Predators across 250 appearances. Previously, Rinne was one of only a select few goaltenders...

Rinne's 2012-13 Mask Design

As a goalie myself, I feel the need to write this post with my many other goalie posts."Daveart", the leading goalie mask design company, released pictures Thursday of Pekka Rinne's new mask for the upcoming season. As we know, Rinne's mask was a topic of discussion last season with switching his goalie mask to the one he used two seasons ago and allowing a Predators...

Famous radio personality sues Predators

According to "The City Paper", famous Nashville radio personality, Adam Davis, aka "Intern Adam" of 107.5 The River, is suing the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena management because he broke his ankle in a pre-game rehearsal of an on-ice bit last December.Once Davis broke his ankle, he was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital where screws were placed in his ankle...

Radio's Intern Adam Davis Suing Nashville Predators for 'Human Hockey Puck' Stunt Gone Broken Ankle

Adam "Intern Adam" Davis of 107.5 The River's twitter account reads "APD/AM Show/Night Jock on @1075theriver! Snooki kissed me, I was Taylor's mystery man, leaked Womanizer, and I eat a lot of White... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

A Dangerous and Deceptive 3rd Line: Gabriel Bourque

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images Last season, aside from the emergence of Craig Smith, another Predator gained a ton of respect and gratitude from the Predator fanbase and played his way into top line minutes under Coach Trotz’ direction: Gabriel Bourque. The 5′ 10″, 192 pounder from Quebec had a brilliant season where he put up 19 points in 43 games with an unbelieveable...

Watch Out For The End Boards!

from Pierce Greenberg of the Nashville City Paper, Local radio personality Adam Davis was running through a rehearsal of the Nashville Predators’ human hockey puck promotion last December when things went awry. Now, he’s suing the Predators organization and Bridgestone Arena management in Davidson County Circuit Court to recover medical costs totaling more than $25,000. Davis...

Top Moments From 2011-2012 – #9: Kevin Klein the GOALIE

Photo Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images Now, Kevin Klein has been the whipping boy of Predators fans for quite a while. He obviously gets himself stuck in many a bad situation or at least that is how it looks on camera. However, coming down the backstretch of the 2011-2012 season, Klein actively began to grab positive attention to himself, starting when he had to do Rinne’s...

Add the Nashville Predators to Shane Doan's List

As if we aren't sick to death of the Shane Doan rumors, Josh Cooper of The Tennessean adds fuel to the fire by reporting Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz has been speaking to Doan.“I’ve been in contact with Shane Doan almost a month now. I keep in contact with him,” Trotz said. “To be quite honest I hope everything gets resolved in Phoenix and he retires as...

Assessing the Central Division’s off-season

We already know what the Predators have done this summer, but what about the rest of the Central Division?

The Program Hockey Mailbag

Hi there everyone! I am the newest writer for "The Hockey Program" and am very happy to be on board. I write under the alias of "Fang Finger", but that doesn't mean I am a "insider". I am just a hockey fan, specifically of the Nashville Predators, living just 30 minutes from Bridgestone Arena. Right now, I am the lead editor/owner of "Fang Faction...
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