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JAMES NEAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Predators got value in James Neal trade

Normally when a team trades for a big-name player, it takes on extra salary. It's the price you pay for adding an elite athlete. Strangely, when the Predators traded for forward James Neal from Pittsburgh, it proved a salary dump to some degree. Former forward Nick Spaling will make $2.2 million next season. Patric Hornqvist, also sent to the Pens for Neal, will make $4.25...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 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

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. [NHL.com] The post Predators GM Dave Poile Was Mic’d Up For James Neal Trade appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
July 04, 2014  |  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

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 ESPN.com 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...
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

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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