Found September 09, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
Jacob Trouba, Seth Jones and Pat Sieloff at the 2012 U18 World Championships Photo Courtesy of Getty Images By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) After an eighth place finish at the 1994 Winter Olympics, many USA Hockey fans would consider the year a forgettable one. Down the road, 1994 could be viewed as one of the most important years for USA Hockey. With the likes of Alex Galchenyuk and Seth Jones headlining the 1994-birth-years, many are already seeing the talent of this crop. The defense of this birth year is what the 1994s could really be known for with many standout 19-year-old defensemen amongst the elite stature of NHL prospects. While it could be considered more appropriate to publish this in December around World Junior time as this is the 1994’s final year at the tournament, at least two of the defensemen from this crop will not be playing in Malmo, Sweden. This year is bound to be a big year for these 19-year-olds and with the season nearing it will be interesting to see how these...

Jones ready for first training camp

After a whirlwind first half of 2013, No. 4 overall pick Seth Jones is just excited for training camp to finally be here...

Predators ponder pairing Seth Jones with Shea Weber

Rookie defenseman Seth Jones paired with Shea Weber — it indeed seems like a possibility at some point this season for the Predators. The 6-foot-4 Jones Nashville’s first-round draft pick this year has played the right side throughout his career and the veteran Weber is also a right defenseman. At Predators rookie camp on Thursday however coach Barry Trotz divulged that he...

2013-14 Preview: Mattias Ekholm

Mattias Ekholm is expected to be in Nashville for most of the season. But how often will he be able to crack the Predators' lineup?

Rinne participates in informal drills

Pekka Rinne following his first day of full participation in informal drills: “I need to get more [repetitions] and more ice time, but I’m feeling good and the hip is feeling good, so that’s the main thing.”

2013-14 Preview: Shea Weber

The player previews continue with captain Shea Weber. Will he have to change defense partners for a second straight season?

Big step for Preds' Pekka Rinne in recovery

Pekka Rinne’s ability to drop to his knees to make saves at Monday’s informal skate at Centennial Sportsplex was important in his recovery from a May 9 hip arthroscopy surgery. Rinne had done this in drills before but not with Shea Weber blasting 105 mph howitzers at him and the rest of his teammates taking shots in live competition. It’s still unclear as to when Rinne will...

Predators and Fox Sports Tennessee announce 2013-2014 television schedule

From the Nashville Predators PR Department: “Nashville, Tenn. (September 10, 2013) – The National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators and the team’s exclusive regional television partner FOX Sports Tennessee (FSTN) announced today that the network will televise a minimum of 70 Nashville Predators’ regular-season games during the 2013-14 NHL season, surpassing the franchise...

Adam French: Top-10 Prospects : Predators (1-10)

The Nashville Predators after several seasons of promising progression as a tough to play hardnosed playoff contender lost Ryan Suter to Free Agency and had one of their worst seasons in a long time. They did however make some excellent moves like parlaying veteran winger Martin Erat for promising prospect Filip Forsberg, as well as continuing the idea of defense winning championships...

73 Preds games to be televised this season

The Nashville Predators will be coming to your television set three times more this season than 2011-12. Fox Sports Tennessee, SportSouth and NBCSports Network, in combination, will show the Predators seventy-three of eighty-two games. All forty-one games on the road will be on TV, so there is the potential that a few fans won't miss a single game, period or goal.  ...

Preds go 1-1-1 in prospects tournament

The Nashville Predators' prospects have left Coral Springs, Florida with a somewhat-successful tournament against other prospects from the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, finishing 1-1-1. However, in two of the three games the Predators played, they did not play to their identity of hard nosed, gritty hockey. In those two games, they allowed eleven goals...

Preds announce 2013-14 TV schedule

73 of the Predators' 82 games will be on TV this season...

Quick recap of Preds rookie games

In three rookie games over the weekend in Florida, the Predators notched a 1-1-1 record...

Tim Panaccio: Is It Really Just a Gesture by Flyers?

After thinking this over and talking to some of the Flyer personnel people, I get the sense that the entire Hal Gill tryout is really a gesture on the Flyers part to help him get some ice time, maybe a game or two, and get noticed. Maybe someone will pick him up. Gill told me he was fully aware of the FLyers having too many defensemen - who would ever think we'd be saying...

Two Veteran Dmen Have To Prove They Can Still Play

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly, At least Hal Gill is being realistic about what he is facing in trying to earn a contract with the Flyers on a tryout basis.   Training camp opens Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center.   “I think I can go in and do the best I can,” Gill told “I know throughout the year there is going to be changes. I am certainly...

Training camp: 5 things to watch

Pekka Rinne's health and the battle on the blue-line are just two things to watch during training camp...
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