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Predators take a chance on Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy

The Nashville Predators signed Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts Tuesday. Ribeiro will make $1.05 million and Roy signed for $1 million. “Mike is a talented veteran center who has produced offensively everywhere he has played,” general manager David Poile said. “We have done our due diligence and believe Mike has a lot to offer to our team, improves us at our...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

SmashTalk Podcast Episode 2: Offseason Report

The James Neal trade was one of a number of topics discussed on SmashTalk. (Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins) On our second episode of the SmashTalk Podcast, we discussed the developments of the Predators’ offseason so far. Your hosts Cutler, Mark, and Kyle talked everything from James Neal to Olli Jokinen to Kevin Fiala. We were joined by Justin Bradford of Penalty Box Radio and Colin...
Via Fang Faction
15 days ago  |  Discuss

James Neal expects fresh start with Predators

New Predators winger James Neal understands that he needs an image reboot in Nashville. Known as gruff, being difficult to deal with, and even a risk on the ice during his four years in Pittsburgh, Neal comprehends that he needs to make some changes to both his game and his attitude. “Your emotion gets the better of you,” Neal, a former 40-goal scorer, said of his style of play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators GM Dave Poile Was Mic’d Up For James Neal Trade

The Nashville Predators made a splash at the NHL Draft by trading for James Neal from the Pittsburgh Penguins and fortunately Predators general manager Dave Poile was mic’d up for it. Pretty awesome to see something like this go down and get an inside look at it. [] The post Predators GM Dave Poile Was Mic’d Up For James Neal Trade appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
25 days ago  |  Discuss

James Neal deal could help Predators in free agency

The Predators got their man this weekend. James Neal, who was acquired in a trade with the Penguins on Friday during the NHL Draft, will no doubt help Nashville's offense. Now the attention turns to free agents. Prior to the Neal deal, the Predators were not exactly an attractive option to strong forwards looking for a new home. They had good and gritty two-way players, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Thoughts: Neal for Hornqvist and Spaling

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) When the Penguins traded James Neal to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling, the move was both expected and shocking. The general reaction is a mixed bag, depending largely on how you felt about Neal’s on-ice and off-ice attitude vs. how you felt about his scoring ability (40 goals, 40 goals!!). Here’s a look at the pure stats being...
Via The PensNation
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Penguins Trade James Neal to Nashville Predators

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded James Neal to the Nashville Predators for two forwards – Mandatory Credit: Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images/Pittsburgh Penguins’ website The NHL Draft is underway at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have just shocked the hockey world. According to NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun, Pittsburgh has reportedly...
Via The Sports Journal
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Neal Trade Could Damage Penguins Future

Rumor has it that Pittsburgh Penguins controversial winger James Neal has asked for a trade. Neal denies it, but that does not change the fact that it does need to happen. His play and disposition on the ice are the personification of the Penguins woes that led to the firing of general manager Ray Shero […]
Via Hyped Up Hockey
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins rumor round up: James Neal

Will James Neal be traded? Did Pittsburgh Penguins winger James Neal asked to be traded?  The answer differs depending on who you listen to. Late Thursday night, several reports surfaced indicating that right wing James Neal asked General Manager Ray Shero for a trade midway through the 2013-2014 season.  Neal, who has become the subject of some pretty serious trade rumors since...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Hang James Neal Out to Dry by @ChicksDigHockey

From time to time NHL teams will loosen their belt and allow fans brief access to a player on social media. Yesterday, the Penguins featured such an event with #AskNeal People were invited to submit questions on Twitter for Neal to then answer during a predetermined period of time.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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