Found January 18, 2012 on
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After losing 3-0 against the Eastern Conference leading New York Rangers, one thing above all else stood out to the Predator fans eagerly viewing the first nationally televised game of the year for Nashville….the team looked lost.
One individual in particular looked more timid and uncharacteristically out of place: Captain Shea Weber. With Suter being on the shelf for the last 1 and 2/3 games is it any wonder why the Predators scored three goals in the first period against the Islanders while Suter was playing and not score again after Suter was off the ice attending to his upper-body injury?
Weber being paired with Francis Bouillon in Suter’s absence has Weber at a -1 for those two games with 7 SOG and 0 points. Unfortunately, the Nashville Predator fans have seen this output before…
Last season from October 20th to November 12th, the Predators were without the help of Ryan Suter. In these 9 games, Shea Weber looked human rather than super-h...
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from Dan Rosen of NHL.com, Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter said Wednesday during a visit to the NHL offices that he will not play Thursday night in Columbus.
Suter, who spoke to NHL.com in the morning, left Monday’s game against the Islanders after the first period and did not play Tuesday against the Rangers. He wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of his injury other than to say...
Shea Weber is the captain of this team and there is nobody in the league (sans a certain Boston Bruins defenseman) with a harder shot. He’s a great all-around player and he leads the Nashville Predators in scoring (32 points). He’s about to become a three time All-Star and he’s a Norris Trophy runner-up.
You know what else he is? More expendable than Ryan Suter.
The good news is that the Predators won 3-1. That is where the good news ends as word broke during pregame that Preds All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter was a game-time decision with the ubiquitous âUpper Body Injury.â He made a go of it, playing the first period, but didnât return after the team took a 3-0 lead. He is listed as doubtful for todayâs game against...
New York Rangers 3, Nashville Predators 0
Madison Square Garden
January 17, 2012
* Coming into Tuesday’s game, the Rangers were 20-1-1 this season when scoring first.
* Additionally, they were 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.
* Ryan Suter missed the game with an upper-body injury.
* Seeing as how this is his first absence this season, the Predators are...
Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher, along with rookie Craig Smith and Head Coach Barry Trotz, took part in a Preds roundtable with NHL Network’s EJ Hradek on Wednesday.
Fisher then caught up with NHL.com’s Dan Rosen (who had some great stuff about Suter and Weber yesterday, by the way) inside the NHL Store in New York City.
Last but not lease, defenseman Shea Weber and...
Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter pronounced himself out for Thursday's contest in Columbus with an undisclosed injury.
Even without all-star Ryan Suter, the Predators are a damn good team. A team with balanced scoring. A hard working team. A team with another superstar defenseman in Shea Weber, and a team with good speed, and an outstanding coach. The Predators are very similar to the New York Rangers…without the budget. That budget, though, did not really help the Rangers at all, as the...
The Nashville Predators visited Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night in the second game of back-to-back contests, losing to the New York Rangers 3-0. The loss ended Nashville’s five-game winning streak.
Henrik Lundqvist picked up the his third shutout of the season for the League-leading Rangers, stopping all 27 shots on goal from Nashville.
Anders Linback picked up the loss...
Standings: Predators (26-15-4), Rangers (28-11-4)
Leading Scorer: Shea Weber (9-23-32)
Goaltender: Pekka Rinne (41 GP, 2.50 GAA, .920 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Artem Anisimov-John Mitchell-Mike Rupp
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton...
Predators captain Shea Weber said his club isn't playing as well as it would like.