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Ryan Ellis will be as critical to the Predators success as the guys in this picture. (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)
When Ryan Ellis was drafted, the times were a bit different. In 2009, the Predators missed the playoffs, and saw their best season a few years earlier come at the hands of smaller, skilled players who passed well. In 2010, Nashville was ousted from the playoffs by a Blackhawks team that drafted well, drafted big, and drafted earlier. Since then, Nashville has drafted bigger players as a way of saying “never again” (which this lesson, some would argue, should’ve been learned at the hands of the Sharks and their demolition of the Predators in consecutive seasons).
But in 2009, the brass felt that the talents of Ryan Ellis were too good to pass up. Given the departure of one Ryan Suter, Predator fans hope their front office’s stellar draft record is proven again.
Last season, Ellis was called up from Milwaukee about halfway through the year, due in la...
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Nashville’s training camp will start officially tomorrow with off-ice activities, however all the on-ice training will start on Monday and will go through Friday. All on-ice sessions will be from 10am-11:30am Monday through Friday at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville and will be free and open to the public.
Below is the official 23 man roster:
2013 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
The Nashville Predators will have only one significant change in their roster on Sunday when they hit the ice, as expected, for the start of what will be an abbreviated training camp.
Assuming the leagues collective bargaining agreement is ratified in time, the departure of All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter via free agency to Minnesota remains the most glaring absence from the team...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Brian McGrattan...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with David Legwand...
Pekka Rinne says making nice with the fans didn't enter his mind when the Nashville goaltender skated over and handed a puck to a smiling young boy.
The goalie was just happy being back on the ice with his teammates in front of a few hundred fans.
The Predators tried to start wooing fans back Saturday for a lockout-shortened season. With the labor deal not ratified by midday...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Nick Spaling...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Scott Hannan...
Via an email sent out a little while ago from the Nashville Predators, all full season ticket holders the chance at buying tickets to any game in the 2013 regular season for 50% off the single game ticket rate. Here are the exact details only available to full season ticket holders:
“…we are delaying our single game ticket on-sale to the general public to offer you, an exclusive...
The Nashville Predators' 2012-13 schedule has been released...
With a shortened season, many teams around the National Hockey League are wondering what to do with their goaltending situations. For the Nashville Predators, they will have to deal with handling starting goalie Pekka Rinne and backup goaltender Chris Mason.
Nashville Predators goaltending coach Mitch Korn believes Chris Mason will need to be ready to play in any situation.
Press release from the Nashville Predators:
“Nashville, Tenn. (January 14, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Victor Bartley (VIHK-tohr BAHRT-lee) from Milwaukee (AHL).
Bartley, 24 (2/17/88), has appeared in all 37 of Milwaukee’s games to this point in 2012-13, posting...
Below is a message that was released shortly ago from Predators Chairman Tom Cigarran:
“While it has taken much longer than anyone had hoped, we are pleased that a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement between the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association has been concluded. This new agreement, while far from what we had hoped to achieve...
Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images
The second half of the Nashville Predators offensive preview has plenty of youth and a small dose of veteran leadership. Some names may get replaced with call-ups from Milwaukee, a few of these players will make up the future of the Nashville Predators and the others are a staple of talent dating back to the original draft choice.
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Finishing our season preview will be a two-part series look at the Nashville Predators offensive talent.
Nashville has always been known as a “no-star, everybody-works” type of team and the offensive play is no different. The Predators’ “scoring-by-committee” approached has continually worked since it’s inception, including...
Jon Blum, Ryan Ellis and Chris Mueller will have a chance to contribute right away...