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“Seth Jones is going to be Seth Jones,” Trotz, ever pleasant, said Tuesday morning. “When all is said and done, he’s probably going to put on another 30 pounds. So he’s going to be a six-five, 235, really strong-skating defenceman who could be a difference-maker every night.
“That would be my comparable to whoever you can come up with.”
Shea Weber didn’t bite on the name-game either.
“I’m not sure,” the Preds captain said with a shrug. “But he’s something special. Mobility, that’s his biggest asset. And, for a 19-year-old, the poise he has with the puck. You don’t see a lot of guys, especially defencemen, have the patience and control to make those plays in tight areas — and do it with confidence.”
But Jones, like any teenager tiptoeing into the NHL, has had his moments.
According to the kid himself, the first 20 games had been solid. Then? A somewhat troublesome stretch.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ryan Ellis ended a 42-game scoring drought by notching the first of Nashville's three third-period goals and added an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Shea Weber scored in the first period, Craig Smith and Viktor Stalberg followed Ellis with goals in the third, and David Legwand had three assists to help...
You know how, when playing 20-spot Keno, you actually win something if none of your numbers come up? That’s what should happen with the Nashville Predators and the shootout. They should at least get something.
Not only have they failed to win a single game via the shootout this season, the Predators have scored just once in 19 attempts.
“That’s not good enough,” Head Coach...
Craig Smith calls it simple and coach Barry Trotz calls it exciting.
That’s how they describe Smith’s improved offensive productivity. The third-year Predators center has 12 points (eight goals, four assists) over the past 14 games.
“I’ve just been trying to find open ice and keep my feet moving,” Smith said. “I don’t like to stop much if I don’t have to. Keep my...
Undeterred by his scoring drought, Ryan Ellis just kept shooting and it paid off Tuesday night.
Ellis ended a 42-game scoring drought by notching the first of Nashville's three third-period goals and added an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Shea Weber scored in the first period, Craig Smith and Viktor Stalberg followed...
In one sense, the Predators' Wednesday acquisition of veteran goalie Devan Dubnyk (Oilers) acknowledged that Nashville's current duo was not a permanent solution to the absence of Pekka Rinne.
For nearly three months, the Predators have played without one of a franchise pillar in Rinne, whose hip infection was surgically repaired last spring.
While Rinne is improving, the...
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The Nashville Predators made a move Wednesday to try to improve at goaltender while Pekka Rinne continues to recover from hip surgery, which has kept him out since late October.
The Predators traded forward Matt Hendricks to Edmonton for Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk.
Later Wednesday, the Oilers acquired Ben Scrivens, the backup goalie for the Los Angeles Kings, in exchange for...
From the Nashville Predators PR department:
“Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Matt Hendricks.
Dubnyk, 27 (5/4/86), has posted an 11-17-2 record, a 3.36 goals-against average, a .894 save percentage and a pair of shutouts while...
UPDATE â 4pm ct â The Nashville Predators seemed to have started the dominos falling as they acquired goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the Edmonton Oilers for forward Matt Hendricks. My first reaction was being slightly stunned. While Dubnyk does have significantly more NHL experience than either of the current roster goaltenders, is he really an upgrade?
The answer may...
The Nashville Predators (20-21-7) will hit the road again on Thursday to play the Philadelphia Flyers(24-19-4) for the second and final time of the regular season.
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Steve Mason made 34 saves in the Flyers win against the Nashville Predators on Nov. 30. The Flyers host the Predators on Thursday. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
Goalie Steve Mason stole the show in the last meeting between the two teams. Now on home ice, the Philadelphia Flyers could use a repeat performance from their leading man between the pipes.
The Flyers host the Nashville...
The Flyers return home tonight to take on the Nashville Predators. Philadelphia will look to start a new home winning streak, after losing their previous home game to the Tampa Bay Lighting last Saturday, snapping a 10 game home winning streak. This is the second meeting of the season between the two teams; the Flyers won 3-2 in a shootout in Nashville on Nov. 30th.
For the Flyers...
The Nashville Predators have spend most of the season without No. 1 goaltender Pekka Rinne, and though he won't be back Thursday night in Philadelphia, they feel they've finally traded for someone to adequately fill in during his indefinite absence as he recovers from hip surgery.
Devan Dubnyk, who matches the 6-foot-5 Rinne in size, will take over No. 1 duties after being...
The Nashville Predators got three goals in the third period that led to their 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night...
FLYERS-PREDATORS GAME PREVIEW (8:15 A.M. EST)
Winners of 10 of their last 11 home games, the Philadelphia Flyers (24-19-4) return to the Wells Fargo Center tonight to take on the Nashville Predators (20-21-7). Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST. The match will be televised locally on CSN Philly.
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the teams.
On Nov. 30, the...