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The Nashville Predators have the worst offense in the National Hockey League, are missing two of their biggest offensive weapons in Patric Hornqvist and Colin Wilson and will be on the road for the next five games.
Starting tonight, we’ll see where this team is headed.
Nashville’s touts basically the same roster as last year (sans Ryan Suter, Jordin Tootoo and Francis Bouillon) when they had the fourth best offense in the Western Conference and the league’s best power play. Yet, for some reason, they haven’t been able to put things together in 2013. With just 22 days until the trade deadline, the Predators sit in 11th place in the Western Conference with a 10-9-6 record and may become sellers for the first time since 2003.
“We have guys that will step up,” David Legwand said.
Okay, but who? And why hasn’t it happened yet?
This isn’t exactly a new problem. When Hornqvist missed 10 games early in the season because of a leg injury, the Predators found the back of the net just 20 times...
BEST OF MAXIM
The worst scoring offense in the National Hockey League will be without two of it’s best offensive threats for some of the upcoming road trip.
The Nashville Predators have placed Colin Wilson and Patric Hornqvist on IR and, according to 102.5 The Game’s Willy Daunic, both will be out at least the next two games.
Wilson is the team’s current leader in goals with seven and Hornqvist...
From the Nashville Predators PR Department:
“NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 11, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Matt Halischuk from his AHL conditioning assignment with the Milwaukee Admirals. Additionally, Brandon Yip was activated from Injured Reserve and forwards Patric Hornqvist...
Today, the Preds recalled forward Chris Mueller from Milwaukee...
from John Glennon of The Tennessean,
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne leads the NHL with four shutouts and ranks among league leaders in goals against average and save percentage, but he’s frustrated with his performance in shootouts.
On Monday, Rinne expanded on comments he made after a 2-1 shootout loss to Minnesota on Saturday, when he called himself “terrible in the...
Pekka Rinne made 32 saves for his NHL-leading fifth shutout of the season, and Shea Weber and Gabriel Bourque scored power-play goals to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
Despite leading scorer Colin Wilson and top-six forward Patric Hornqvist being out because of upper body injuries, the Predators snapped a six-game, road-losing streak...
By: Miranda Martin Miranda@PredNeckNation.com With games against Minnesota and Dallas this week, Nashville Predators fans got to see what may be a regular sight if the proposed NHL conference realignment goes into effect… …They weren’t disappointed, either. In February, just as the last bits of the Collective Bargaining agreement were being swept up, the NHL embarked on its...
The struggling Nashville Predators were having enough trouble finding the back of the net before hearing their leading scorer is slated to miss some time.
Colin Wilson begins a stint on injured reserve as Nashville kicks off a five-game road trip Tuesday night while seeking a fourth straight win over the Dallas Stars, who might be without forward Jamie Benn.
I thought this was supposed to feel like a shortened season… Yet, somehow I feel as though I’ve been watching this team for half a year if not years and not a mere two months worth of hockey.
Maybe I have.
Tonight in Dallas, the Predators start a 5 game road trip that many are rightfully deeming the “fate of this season.” I won’t belabor the point and tell you Nashville’s...
DALLAS (AP) -- Pekka Rinne made 32 saves for his NHL-leading fifth shutout of the season, and Shea Weber and Gabriel Bourque scored power-play goals to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
Despite leading scorer Colin Wilson and top-six forward Patric Hornqvist being out because of upper body injuries, the Predators snapped a six-game...
Most games between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators are lot more competitive than last night's all-too-easy 4-0 shutout win for the Predators at American Airlines Center. Quite simply, Nashville played a solid all-around game and the Stars did not make themselves very tough to play against.
Dallas did very few things right for the first 30 minutes of the game. The...
Goals in Wednesday night's meeting between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators figure to be at a premium, especially based on the first time these teams faced off.
Roberto Luongo outdueled Pekka Rinne last month, and these goalies could match up again when the Canucks open a four-game homestand.
Nashville (11-9-6) is the NHL's lowest scoring team at 2.2 goals...
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The 1-0 loss to Vancouver at Bridgestone Arena was the beginning of a 1-5-0 skid for the Nashville Predators at the end of February. Nashville travels to Vancouver for their one meeting in the Pacific Northwest this season and hope to continue the hot start to the five-game road trip coming off a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars. But...
Chris Mason and Colin Wilson offer their thoughts on the realignment plan that is now set in stone for 2013-14 and beyond...