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The Nashville Predators took a day off on Saturday after being the first team to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. on Sunday, the Predators were back on the ice for practice at Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville works on remaining focused until the second round starts
“We haven’t accomplished anything, yet. We have a lot of work left to do. We have to make sure we stay focused. Last year, we sat back and went into Vancouver and they took it to us in Game 1. We know we need to learn from that experience and be ready for whoever we have coming up,” Predators Captain Shea Weber said.
A season ago, the Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks in six games on April 24th. The Western Conference semi-finals against the Vancouver Canucks started four days later on April 28th.
This year, the break between the first and second round will be significantly longer for the Predators. There is already one Game 7 slated for Wednesday and other series could potentially end on Thursday...
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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...
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...
Thanks to Pete Weber for sending us the audio highlights from Friday night's clincher over Detroit. There are three clips, one of each of the Predators goals and another of the final moments ticking down as Nashville clinched a second round berth. Enjoy!Alexander Radulov's Goal David Legwand's Goal Pete and Terry's call at the end of the game More Later...Buddy...
To the surprise of absolutely no one, David Poile has been named a finalist for the NHL’s General Manager of the Year Award for the third year in a row. A season after the Predators made it to the second round for the first time in playoff history, Poile managed to field a better Predators team than in 2010-11 without making any major offseason acquisitions. At the trade deadline...
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...
With tonight’s win over the Detroit Red Wings, the Nashville Predators have advanced to Round Two of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team’s second consecutive foray into the Western Conference Semifinals. Tickets to the Predators WCS matchup are now on sale and can be purchased at nashvillepredators.com, by calling 615-770-PUCK (7825), stopping by the Bridgestone Arena box...
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...
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...
Via the Nashville Predators, we’ve received news about Predators GM David Poile being nominated for the GM of the Year award. For being nominated 3 years in a row, it would be a shame if he doesn’t win it in my opinion. Below is the full press release:
“NEW YORK (April 24, 2012) — Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues, David Poile of the Nashville Predators and Dale Tallon...
The Nashville Predators are Round 2 Bound after the series win over the Detroit Red Wings, Friday night. Tickets will go fast, so order yours today! If you can't get tickets through Ticketmaster because they are sold out, go to the 'Fang Faction Tickets' tab at the top of the page. That will link you to Ticket IQ.com for re-sale. I suggest buying them there so Smashville...
From the Milwaukee Admirals:
ADMIRALS CAN’T STAND HEAT, FACE DO-OR-DIE
Game Three is Wednesday in Abbotsford
Milwaukee, WI – The Admirals held a 2-1 lead for the second straight game and for the second straight game the Abbotsford Heat mounted a comeback, this time beating the Ads 4-2 on Sunday evening at the Bradley Center. The Admirals could not take advantage of the power...
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...
The NHL playoffs took a turn last weekend as the usual intense skilled playoff hockey turned into an all out brawl. The playoffs are usually a very intense period in the calendar as every game becomes important. One loss in a bad way could mean the end of any momentum you had built up during the regular season. This makes every player a little more wound up than usual and that forces...
If you thought that NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan would at least take his playoff lumps without insisting on delivering the self-aggrandizing interviews which his predecessor, Colin Campbell, chose to engage in after the fact to insist that he was in fact doling out only mildly-biased discipline, well…USA Today’s Kevin Allen allowed Shanahan to essentially go a #Webering...