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JAMES NEAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Predators shut out Jets

James Neal's first goal as a Predator came at a key moment during Friday's 2-0 victory over Winnipeg. His score with 12:29 remaining in the third period gave Nashville insurance as the Jets were pressing for a tying goal in their home opener at MTS Centre. Filip Forsberg assisted on the goal with a backhand pass, which Neal threw at the net. The puck bounced off Jim Slater...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 3, Ottawa Senators 2

Tonight was the first game in franchise history under a coach other than Barry Trotz, and the Predators are already beginning to look like a whole new hockey team. The high velocity, shoot first offense many fans have been begging for the last few seasons is finally taking shape, with trade acquisitions James Neal and Olli Jokinen leading the charge at 7 and 6 shots, respectively...
Via The Predatorial
11 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
July 05, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

James Neal Might Get Suspended Again

I think it's safe to say that it might end up being a rough week for Pittsburgh Penguins' winger James Neal. First, Neal had an outside shot to replace Steven Stamkos on Team Canada for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He was not chosen...Martin St. Louis was. Not a big surprise, but obviously still a let down for Neal and Pens fans. Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Canada: the case for James Neal

When Hockey Canada announces it’s roster for the upcoming 2014 Olympics in Sochi on January 7th, Penguins forward James Neal will most likely not be on it. But he should be. Neal, along with fellow teammate Chris Kunitz, are both considered  bubble players to make Team Canada, which boasts a  stacked roster, especially at forward, and many perceive Neal to largely be the beneficiary...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Mid-season report card

James Neal has emerged as an elite goal scorer once again. Tuesday’s Penguins game vs. the New Jersey Devils was Pittsburgh’s 41st of the season, the exact halfway point of the 2013-2014 season, and what better way to commemorate the mid-season mark than with a mid-season report card. Where they stand: With a 29-12-1 record, the Penguins sit atop the Eastern Conference as well...
Via isportsweb.com
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Penguins Neal Viciously Slashed by Islanders Hamonic, Doesn’t Return

James Neal was viciously slashed by NY Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic during a Penguins 5 on 3 powerplay in the second period of Wednesday night’s playoff game.  While it is being speculated that Neal had a lower body injury after a clean check by Hamonic, you can clearly see in the first video that it is Neal’s right hand that is being checked on the bench. Neal went...
Via PenguinPoop
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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