Found January 31, 2012 on
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When the Nashville Predators resume their season tonight in Minnesota following the NHL All-Star Break, they do so with the knowledge that the sky is the limit for their season.
They also do so with a bit of a cloud hovering overhead.
With 64 points, the Predators are just three points out of the top spot in the Western Conference. Only three teams in the entire league have more points than they do. The Preds own the leagues second-ranked power play and are ninth in goals-against per game.
At the seasons outset, general manager David Poile said he thought the Predators, one of the youngest teams in the NHL, would be better in the second half than in the first. Thus far, that is how it has played out.
Nashville went 12-2 in its last 14 games before the break and goalie Pekka Rinne, a finalist last season for the Vezina Trophy (best goalie), is rounding into form. He has won nine straight, 18 of his last 20 decisions and ranks second in the NHL with 28 wins.
Amidst that seemingly...
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On Friday, Ryan Suter said that he would not sign a new contract before the February 27 trade deadline, instead opting to wait until after the season is over. Many experts (staring at you, ESPN) took this to mean that he would not be staying with Nashville after this season, or that he would at least test the waters of free agency. Thus, Nashville would be wise to shop Suter around...
USA Today’s Kevin Allen offers a slightly different spin on Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter’s decision to not re-sign with his team before the trade deadline:
I talked to Suter Saturday night, and he wanted to make it clear that he is not ruling out re-signing with the Predators. He felt as if his words were misinterpreted Friday when he said he wouldn’t re-sign...
Ryan Suter made headlines at a media event at the NHL All Star game by saying that he did not believe that he would sign with the Nashville Predators before the February 27th trade deadline.
That sound you just heard was Predators GM David Poile cracking open a bottle of Maalox.
Suter creates a problem for Poile with this stance because he is an unrestricted free agent July 1, and...
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Over the past 72 hours, much has been made about some comments made by Nashville’s all-star defenseman Ryan Suter. After an initial incendiary reaction that had many in the hockey world writing him out of town, Suter clarified his statements the next day. Unfortunately for Predators fans, while Suter may have taken a little bit of the sharp edge off...
Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter said Friday he didn't anticipate signing a long-term deal before the League's trade deadline on Feb. 27. Suter made his comments during the 2012 NHL All-Star Media Day presented by Allstate.
Suter will ...
Tomorrow night the Predators will go to Philadelphia to play one of the teams that are currently dreaming about landing Ryan Suter, the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nasvhville won the previous meeting with Philadelphia 4-2 and are on a five game winning streak overall (going 13-2 in their last 15 games). Riding the momentem of their recent success, the Predators hope to sweep the season...
KANATA, Ont. -- Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter's comments Friday regarding his ongoing contract negotiations and his pending status as an unrestricted free agent created a bit of unintended controversy at the NHL's All-Star weekend. As a result, ...
The Preds have been the league's hottest team roaring into the break. But Adam Gretz laments Nashville's big move in the West is being overshadowed by franchise D Ryan Suter's mixed signals over a new contract.
If there's one thing the Predators have demonstrated this season, it's that they can never be counted out of any game. No matter the score, no matter the circumstance.
Tuesday night, the Predators once again found a way to come back in miraculous fashion, beating the Minnesota Wild 5-4. Nashville was down 4-1 until midway through the third period when it started its comeback...
Barry Trotz likes the improvements his Predators have made this season - and he thinks his young team can get even better.
Nashville came out of the All Star break with the NHL's best record since Dec. 28 at 12-2-0. Fifth in the Western Conference, only the Rangers (31), Boston (31) and Detroit (33) have more wins than the Predators (30), who started the season as the NHL'...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Barry Trotz likes the improvements his Predators have made this season -- and he thinks his young team can get even better.
Nashville came out of the All Star break with the NHL's best record since Dec. 28 at 12-2-0. Fifth in the Western Conference, only the Rangers (31), Boston (31) and Detroit (33) have more wins than the Predators (30), who started...