Found April 30, 2012 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
NASHVILLE The segment stood out for its brutal honesty and laser-like focus on a single player. During the second intermission of the Nashville Predators' 5-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday in Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinal series a loss that put Nashville down 0-2 in the series -- NBC Sports Network analyst Keith Jones showed clip after clip of Preds wing Alex Radulov's play that was at various times careless, lazy and, well, here's how Jones described the play of the two-time KHL MVP. "They must have not have as many cameras in the KHL as we have here in the NHL," Jones said. "Unbelievable lack of effort from Alex Radulov and lack of execution." When Radulov, a first-round pick of the Preds in 2004, returned in March after four seasons in his native Russia, it was hailed as a major victory for the Preds. In playing the final nine games of the regular season, Radulov totaled three goals and four assists in nine games an exc...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Radulov, Kostitsyn to miss Game 3

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators announced on Tuesday that forwards Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn -- who rank first and tied for second in points during the Stanley Cup Playoffs on the team -- will sit out Game 3 on Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena for an unspecified violation of team rules. "The Nashville Predators have a few simple rules centered around doing the right...

Predators suspend 2 key scorers for Game 3

The Nashville Predators, already down 2-0 to the Coyotes in the Western Conference semifinals, suffered another two losses on Tuesday with the announcement that wings Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn have been suspended for Wednesday's Game 3 in Nashville because of unspecified team rules violations. The Nashville Predators have a few simple rules centered around doing...

PRESS RELEASE: Black Aces arrive as Preds recall five…

The Nashville Predators have recalled five players from their AHL-affiliate Milwaukee Admirals club. Blueliners Vic Bartley and Jon Blum, forwards Chris Mueller and Kyle Wilson and goaltender Jeremy Smith are your 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff “black aces.” Wondering why they’re called “the black aces?” CLICK HERE. The official press release is below. *** NASHVILLE PREDATORS...

Nashville Predators recall five

Nashville, Tenn. (May 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announce today that the club has recalled defensemen Jonathon Blum and Victor Bartley, forwards Chris Mueller and Kyle Wilson, and goaltender Jeremy Smith from Milwaukee (AHL). Bartley, 24 (2/17/88), ranked second among AHL rookie defensemen in points (39) and assists...

The morning after: Predators coming home down 0-2 in series

Waking up Monday morning, the Nashville Predators find themselves staring squarely into the face of adversity down 2-0 in their best of seven Western Conference Semifinal series against the Phoenix Coyotes after dropping Game 2 by a 5-3 final on Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona. For the second game in a row, the Coyotes got off to a quick start scoring the opening goal. As they...

Dominance of Rinne has Coyotes in control

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hello, Pekka Rinne. Were the voices inside your head. You know our names. Were the guys who haunt your nights. Were the guys who crash your net. Were the guys who own you. Were the Phoenix Coyotes, and were coming to your house soon -- very soon. Do you remember four short days ago, when this Western Conference semifinal series was being billed as a battle of...

BREAKING NEWS: Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn will not play Game 3 for violation of team rules

Breaking news for Pred Nation and not the kind of news that is positive. From Kevin Wilson and the Nashville Predators organization, the following was released: “Nashville, Tenn. (May 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn will not play Game Three of the...

Nashville Predators fans unruly, dangerous

Look at these Predators fans, celebrating their win over the Red Wings. After Vancouver last year, haven't these fas learned ANYTHING about celebrating safely? Look at those towels spinning through the air! They could put someone's eye out, or at the very least scratch a cornea! And listen to all that noise! I mean, that is going to cause some serious ringing in the ears...

Coyotes win 5-3, take 2-0 series lead over Predators

The Predators once again scored three goals on Mike Smith.  Once again, it was not enough.Uncharacteristic defensive breakdowns proved costly in the Predators’ 5-3 loss tonight in Phoenix in Game Two.  Shane Doan and Radim Vrbata led the way for the Coyotes, each tallying two points, as they took a 2-0 series lead with the win.The game started very similarly to Game One.  The...

Predators dole out punishment to top scorers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. We've all seen what happens in pro sports when the inmates are allowed to run the asylum. One of the most glaring recent examples is that of the 2011 Boston Red Sox. After a historic collapse that kept them from making the playoffs, it was revealed that numerous pitchers would sit in the clubhouse during games, drinking beer, eating fried chicken and playing...

Nashville Heads Home Down 2-0

Nashville Predators 3 vs Phoenix Coyotes 5: Coyotes Lead Series, 2-0Well, the Nashville Predators are going back to Nashville with their tales between their legs. On Wednesday, Game 3 is an absolute must-win if they want to have any chance of coming back. Given that there is a very small chance being down 3-0, the Predators could come back.Tonight, the Predators were absolutely lazy...

Predators-Coyotes Game 2 Scoring Chances

In a turn of events that I am sure everyone saw coming, the Phoenix Coyotes now have a 2-0 series lead over the Nashville Predators after defeating them 5-3 last night. To win Game 1, the 'Yotes had to rely on goaltender Mike Smith to do most of the work, but that was not the case last night. Phoenix turned in one of their most impressive performances of the post-season and hammered...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.