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Until the NHLPA ratifies the new collective bargaining agreement this weekend, NHL fans everywhere are forced to sit and wait. Of course, they’ve gotten so good at it lately what’s another few days, eh?
Louis Jean of TVA Sports in Montreal reported today that the league would not release the 2013 schedule until both sides have ratified the new CBA. The owners held up their end of the bargain today but the Player’s Association will vote on Friday and Saturday.
Shortly after an agreement was reached this past Sunday morning, it was being reported that the league wanted to kick off the 2013 season with a bang. After putting fans through three needless months of agony and anger via the lockout, there was talk that they wanted January 19 (the reported start to the season) to be a rival-filled night. Boston against Montreal! Los Angeles against Anaheim! Detroit against Nashville!
The NHL must have a different definition of the word “rivalry” than we do.
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Bringing a merciful end to their collective, pent-up anxiety and delivering a much-needed and deserved relief to NHL fans the world over, the lockout, something that has maligned and made a mockery of the league while making both the owners and players villains and objects of abject derision, finally ended on Sunday morning. The conclusion of the lockout obviously was big news all...
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi stayed busy during the NHL lockout, scoring 17 points in 26 games for Bern in the Swiss Elite League.That helped prepare him for his biggest career challenge: Replacing the departed Ryan Suter as Shea Weber’s defensive partner.Josi, 22, has demonstrated strong puck-moving skills while scoring 16 points in his 52 NHL games. He offers more...
The end of the lockout means the end of guys playing where they shouldn’t be. Not just with NHL players overseas but also right here in North America. And with NHL camps about to open this weekend, the Nashville Predators are sure to make some organizational adjustments that will shake up the depth chart.
Let’s start from the top and work ourselves down. Based on General Manager...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Paul Gaustad...
Goaltender Pekka Rinne is back in Music City and, he says, is "100 percent healthy"...
So, we started this trend last year for the 2011-2012 Nashville Predators season and we had 20 bold predictions. Well, guess what? It’s that time of the year again and since we only have half a season, we will have half the number of predictions.
Below are our 10 bold predictions for the 2013 abbreviated season:
1: Nashville will have a Top 20 scorer
Whether it’s Sergei Kostitsyn...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season continue today with Shea Weber...
Photo by: Chris Jerina
The hockey season in Nashville is only a wisp away from either starting on January 15th or 19th. With that in mind, the Predators along with every NHL team will have to go through a blindingly fast training camp to A: get everybody back home from overseas play and AHL call-ups and B: get everyone on the same page through line chemistry, playbook saturation...
The Nashville Predators attempt to regain fans and bring them back together this Saturday, January 10, hosting what they call a "Kickoff Celebration" from 9:30am - 3pm. The event will be held at Bridgestone Arena, where many fans haven't been since Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Phoenix Coyotes.
A player-led practice will be the highlight...
This Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., the Nashville Predators will host a free and open-to-the-public Kickoff Celebration at Bridgestone Arena...
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It’s time to get our season previews underway and what better way to start it then to take a look at the position that has the least number of players: goalies!
Instead of the norm of doing a player by player preview for the upcoming season, we’re condensing it into a few articles looking at the different areas of the game: offense...
If you missed last nightâs SlapShot Radio, make sure you check out the podcast, on-demand at the SSR podcast page, the link is below. Todayâs blog is a preseason look at the changes on Nashvilleâs stellar defensive corps.
Losses â Ryan Suter
Gains â Scott Hannon
Retains â Shea Weber, Hal Gill, Roman Josi, Kevin Kline
On the Bubble â...