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The Hartford Wolfpack have announced that they have signed forwards Shawn O’Donnell and Brodie Dupont to PTOs. Both forwards were invited to camp as non-roster invitees, and outplayed some of the higher touted Ranger prospects. Both earned their PTOs, and will be with the team for a while longer.
BEST OF MAXIM
With a revamped roster buoying renewed hopes, the Nashville Predators will officially turn the page on their forgettable 2012-13 campaignwhen they open their season at Central Division rival St. Louis on Thursday.
After earning a playoff berth for seven of the previous eight seasons, the Predators hit a wall during their injury-plagued 12-13 lockout-shortenedseason, finishing fourth...
It cannot be denied. Even the biggest Nashville Predators homer has to accept the fact that last year was an absolute nightmare.
A team that had made the playoffs seven of the previous eight seasons (and, the one time they didn’t, were in it until the final days) expects nothing less than a competitive team. Instead, the Predators were everything but. They tied for the fewest...
You’d be hard pressed to find any NHL fan who doesn’t consider Pekka Rinne one of the top netminders in the NHL. He’s been a Vezina Trophy finalist two out of the past three seasons and has a career save percentage of .920. But when it came to opening night for the Nashville Predators goalie, he wasn’t exactly at his best.
Let’s break it down:
The rough night began just...
The Predators announced Wednesday that Patric Hornqvist has been named an alternate captain for the 2013-14 season...
Predators coach Barry Trotz didn’t waiver when asked whether defenseman Seth Jones could be sent back to his junior team for the 2013-14 season.
“Unless we make some deals or something like that I think he’s here for good” Trotz said. “I think that’s our commitment. He’s proven that at this point in time. I don’t see him going anywhere.”
And with that Trotz all...
Pekka Rinne was pulled from Thursday night's season-opening 4-2 loss in St. Louis after surrendering three goals on six shots...
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi left the game 9:21 into the second period after Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie delivered a questionable hit that appeared to be high and after he left his feet. The hit does appear to be suspension worthy, but the referees gave him a mere minor.
After the hit, Josi went to the dressing room and did not return with what...
In the second period, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie leveled Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi. Downie has a history and Josi did not return. All things considered, is it suspension worthy? You be the judge. The video is below.
(We will remind you here that this is the Colorado broadcast feed.)
PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)
After Pekka Rinne allowed 3 goals in just 6 shots in the first 9:45 of the game, Carter Hutton relieved him and stopped all but 1 of the 22 shots he faced. Hutton’s only previous NHL experience before Thursday also came in St. Louis, when he allowed 3 goals in a loss during the Blackhawks’ final regular season game last season. Hutton lowered his career...
One night after being pulled in the first half of the first period, Pekka Rinne went the distance on Friday night. Although he was saddled with the loss, Rinne saved 33 of 35 shots that headed his way and allowed fewer than 3 goals for the first time in his last 4 games. For his efforts, the Colorado media awarded him the second star of the game.
The Predators' new slogan, "Play like a Predator", signals a shift in mindset that returns to their old identity. They hope it means a return to the postseason...
Our second installment of 'Stacking the Pads' includes some Predators' thoughts on last week's trip to D.C. and New York, as well as Rich Clune's thoughts on the latest fighting debate.... and much, much more.
Nashville Predators 1, St. Louis Blues: Pregame
SOG: NSH - 0, STL - 0
PP: NSH 0/0, SJS 0/0
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Nashville Predators 0 @ Colorado Avalanche 0: Pregame Skate
Puck drop is at 8:07pm CST.
SOG: NSH - 0, COL - 0
PP: NSH 0/0, COL 0/0
Predators scratches: TBD
Predators starters: TBD
Avalanche scratches: TBD
Avalanche starters: TBD
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Nashville Predators 1 @ Colorado Avalanche 3 FINAL
SOG: NSH - 27, COL - 36
PP: NSH 0/3, COL 0/5
My Three Stars of the Game
1. PA Parenteau: 2 Goals
2. Paul Gaustad:
3. Steve Downie: Was able to get under the Predators’ skin and direct their attention onto him, rather than trying to put pucks past Varlamov.
1-0 COL: PA Parenteau...