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After an abbreviated training camp, there were only a couple of surprises in the Predators 23 man opening night roster that was announced today.The final cut was forward Chris Mueller who has played 19 games with the Preds over the last couple of seasons. Another surprise was that the team kept eight defensemen, including 24 year old Victor Bartley, who has never played in an NHL contest but was recently named an AHL all-star. Bartley was signed as a free agent in the summer of 2011 and has had one and a half solid seasons in Milwaukee of the AHL.The roster marks the return of defenseman Jon Blum who struggled early last season after playing well for the Preds in late in the 2010-11 season and playoffs.Goalie Chis Mason returns to the Predators organization for his third stent with the team, dating back to the franchise's first season when he appeared in three games as a rookie. Always a fan favorite, he has played with St. Louis and Atlanta/Winnipeg since he left the Preds in 2...
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We spent some time with Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi at training camp this week. We asked him to spend three minutes with us while we picked his brain about what it was like to play in his hometown of Bern, Switzerland during the lockout, his excitement to be paired with Shea Weber and, of course, the upcoming season in general.
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NASHVILLE Compressed schedule? So what?
Nashville Predators all-world goaltender Pekka Rinne wants to play all 48 games of the shrunken NHL season, starting with Saturday night's sold-out season opener against Columbus at Bridgestone Arena.
"Obviously, that's what you want to do," said Rinne, the two-time Vezina Trophy nominee for league's best goaltender...
Abbreviated picks for the abbreviated season...This year's NHL season is finally upon us after months of highs and lows for fans when word would leak out that a resolution to the lockout was near only to be dashed by harsh words from the negotiating parties. Frankly, for most of the lockout, I thought we were looking at a rerun of the lost season of 2004-05.That being said, anyone...
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From the Nashville Predators:
“Nashville, Tenn. (January 18, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Chris Mueller to Milwaukee (AHL), in addition to releasing goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi from a Professional Tryout Agreement, finalizing the team’s roster for the 2012-13 season opener...
Shea Weber and Pekka Rinne are superstars on and off the ice, but will the loss of Ryan Suter keep the Preds from contending for the Cup in 2012-13?
The Nashville Predators are now set and ready to go for the start of the 2012-13 regular season. Friday after training camp, the Predators released goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi of his PTO (Professional Tryout) and sent Chris Mueller down to the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL. Their first opponent will be the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena.
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NASHVILLE Three hours before the abbreviated NHL season would start inside Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators rolled out the gold carpet just outside of it.
It didn't seem to matter to those who showed for the pregame plaza party on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon that a 113-day lockout had nearly taken their NHL season away. Nor did it seem to deter the sold-out...
Ryan Suter's now in Minnesota and Jordin Tootoo is in Detroit. The Nashville Predators still have captain Shea Weber and goaltender Pekka Rinne, and their goals remain unchanged.
Stanley Cup or bust.
''We've shown ourselves that we can play against anybody,'' Rinne said. ''And for sure it's going to be a tight schedule, quick season and you have...
Columbus Blue Jackets defeat Nashville Predators, 3-2 in a Shootout
The Columbus Blue Jackets shocked a sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd defeating the Nashville Predators, 3-2 in a shootout. Columbus sent 17,113 Predator fans home in disappointment in their season opener on “#HockeyIsBack weekend”. Those who watched the game saw a different Blue Jackets team with much...
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Coming out of the NHL lockout, there’s a lot of unknowns. Some are of the general variety, and can be applied to all 30 teams. Will there be rust? An increased amount of injuries? Will teams employing a particular style have an advantage, the way the 1995 dead-puck Devils did? Will teams that had a substantial amount of players active in other...
Written by: Miranda Martin
After months of protest, frustration, and more angst than a John Hughes movie, it seems to be difficult for NHL fans to have a small amount of complacency for the quickly-compiled shortened season.
With just a short time before the “super Saturday” opening night matchups, the NHL has been tugging at the heart strings of overwhelmed...