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The 20 players that make the score card for the Nashville Predators that will take the ice for the puck drop on Wednesday night at the Bridgestone will look far different than the ones on opening night of the 2011-2012 season.In the preseason, the one thing that Predators' GM David Poile repeatedly stressed was that the Predators would be much better in the season's second half than in the first half and that the team was ready to spend the money that it took to do it.It actually started sooner than the midpoint.After 27 games, the Predators were 12-11-4 and looked fairly average. Starting with the comeback victory in Columbus on December 8, the Preds went 36-15-4.Poile's reshaping of the Preds' lineup was drastic, ongoing, and highly successful.On opening night Teemu Laakso, Blake Geoffrion, Jon Blum, Cal O'Reilly, Niclas Bergfors, Zach Stortini, Mattias Ekholm, and Jerred Smithson were all on the 23 man active roster. Today, Laakso, Blum, and Stortini are in Mi...
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NASHVILLE Predators coach Barry Trotz said on Tuesday that defenseman Hal Gill, a key acquisition before the NHL's trading deadline, would be a game-time decision with a lower-body injury on Wednesday for Game 1 of his team's Western Conference Quarterfinal series with Detroit.
The Predators acquired the 6-foot-7, 240-pound Gill along with a fifth-round conditional pick...
Goalie Jeremy Smith was recalled from Milwaukee today by the Nashville Predators as a precautionary measure after back-up goalie Anders Lindback received an injury in the final game of the season in Colorado.The injury occurred early in the final period when several players fell on Lindback in a scramble around around the net. Predators' coach Barry Trotz termed the injury...
The Nashville Predators go “all-in” again. This time at the Predators Pro Shop inside Bridgestone Arena.
When Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Chris Parker went on 102.5 The Game’s First Quarter show Tuesday morning, he unveiled an exciting marketing plan in an effort to further their “Keep the Red Out” campaign.
“We want to start motivating people to...
The Predators finished off their slate of games in the 2011-12 regular season with a strong offensive victory, 6-1 over the Colorado Avalanche.
But it was tough to gauge the Predators following the win. They won by a lot, but they were without their usual first line of Martin Erat, Sergei Kostitsyn and Mike Fisher -- who were given the night off. They didn't have Hal Gill or...
First Round: #5 Detroit Red Wings (48-28-6) vs. #4 Nashville Predators (48-26-8)The Nashville Predators will be playing the Detroit Red Wings in the First Round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Predators and Red Wings will be playing each other in the First Round for the third time all-time. Nashville has finished the season off ahead of Detroit for the first time ever. Read...
from David Climer of The Tennessean, Trotz believes the key to managing a comparative wealth of riches is to remain true to yourself. A more talented roster does not mean you quit playing a style of hockey that he calls “the Predators’ way.”
“Just because we added people in the lineup doesn’t mean we change our game,” he said. “There are certain foundations in your...
Nashville-Detroit is another matchup that will be a great series but for different reasons than the four/five matchup in the East. It’s also another case of how unfortunate it is to lose one of these teams in the first round.
The Nashville Predators' Shea Weber (By Dan4th Nicholas from Cambridge, MA, USA via Wikimedia Commons)
Detroit got off to a great start this season and...
By Seth Lake
Heading into the final game of the regular season, the Nashville Predators sat and watched the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday afternoon to secure the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage in their first round matchup with the Red Wings in the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning on Wednesday.
Bridgestone Arena has been longing for the Stanley Cup Playoffs to return since last season, when they were eliminated by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round. Wednesday night, Smashville will be rocking in Gold, cheering for their Nashville Predators to take a 1-0 lead in the series and witness history unfold in front of their eyes. Game 1: Stand With US! It is time to rock...
Pekka Rinne fills up so much of the net at 6-foot-5, and the Nashville goaltender led the NHL with 43 wins while facing more shots than anyone else.
Jimmy Howard was on quite the run for Detroit himself, leading the league in wins and on pace to top Terry Sawchuk's franchise record of 44 victories himself before breaking his index finger and then injuring his groin.
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Hal Gill has been possibly the most notable pick-up at the trade deadline for the Nashville Predators. He has size and strength, can out poke check any forward by a good foot and a half of stick and has been the difference maker on the Predators penalty kill that has risen to 10th in the NHL. Although he lacks speed due to his lumbering huge...
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Reports emerged this morning from a Russian Hockey news website, “AllHockey.ru” that the Nashville Predators have offered prodigal winger Alexander Radulov a deal that would see him paid an average of 9 million dollars per year, for the next four years:
“Nashville,” Radulov offers four...
Paul for George.
12 NHL Experts at ESPN, 10 pick the Nashville Predators to win the series.
All the other series are predicted too.
DET (5) begin their 21st consecutive playoff appearance, in quest for their 12th Stanley Cup, on the road at NSH (4). In case you didn’t know, DET suck on the road (17-21-3 - 10th worst road record in the league). The Predators 26-10-5 mark at home was good for 6th best in the league. The Wings 1.44 5-5 F/A leads the league at even-strength play. For DET, special teams are...