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Nashville opts for experience as teams set rosters for Thursday night

Swinging to Nashville for the second straight game between the Predators and Lightning, both teams have finalized their roster going into Thursday night’s exhibition contest. The Predators have decided to go with a veteran-heavy lineup: FORWARDS Forsberg, Jokinen, Clune, Neal, Jarnkrok, Nystrom, Gaustad, Beck, Watson, Fiala, Bourque, Ribeiro DEFENSEMEN Weber, Ekholm, Volchenkov...
Via The Predatorial
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Nashville Predators Preview: Healthy Pekka Rinne A Huge Boost

It’s been a summer of change for the Nashville Predators, who for the first time in team history will not have Barry Trotz as head coach. The veteran bench boss was fired at the end of last season and replaced by Peter Laviolette, who most recently coached the Philadelphia Flyers. Before arriving in Philly, Laviolette led the Carolina Hurricanes to their only Stanley Cup title...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Weber and Rinne present check to 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund

Yesterday, it truly was about the children. Amidst a bevy of doctors, media, and onlookers at the Butterfly Stage in Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Predators captain Shea Weber and netminder Pekka Rinne had a chance to spend some time with a handful of kids after a check presentation of $319,413.90 to the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund. “It’s great...
Via The Predatorial
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne happy to have hip woes behind him

Pekka Rinne looked like a brand new goaltender on Tuesday at Centennial Sportsplex. Wearing shiny, unused pads, he stretched and moved as he tried to break in the leather mesh for the first time on the ice. Rinne’s new pads were more metaphorical than stylish. After two major hip operations in the last year, the 6-foot-5, 31-year-old Finn is ready and hoping for a bounce-back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne named MVP of 2014 World Championship

Pekka Rinne had a rough 2013-14 for the Nashville Predators and that might be putting things lightly. Rinne needed surgery on his hip and then missed additional time after he needed another operation to remove a bacterial infection on the same hip. When Rinne returned, it was clear he was rusty and far from his usual reliable self. If the 2014 World Championship is any indication...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds ready for final playoff push with Rinne in net

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the excitement around the news on Tuesday that goalie Pekka Rinne would play his first game for the Nashville Predators since Oct. 22, coach Barry Trotz did not want to get too far ahead of himself. It will be one week -- at Ottawa, at Buffalo (March 10-11) -- before the Predators encounter back-to-back games. With Nashville in a desperate fight to make the...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds' Rinne ready for conditioning assignment in minors, nears return

NASHVILLE -- Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who has missed the last four months with a hip infection, has been sent to the team's top minor-league affiliate on a conditioning assignment, raising the possibility that he could be back in goal in Nashville possibly by next Tuesday or Thursday. "For sure, I feel like I'm really close to the game shape and now it's just...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne to Milwaukee in rehab stint?

Nashville Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton joined 1250 WSSP in Milwaukee tonight and delivered some cautiously optimistic news on injured goalie Pekka Rinne. Could he be ready to go before the Olympic Break concluded? Fenton was asked about Pekka possibly coming down to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment. — Ryan B. Miller (@RyanAdmirals) January 28, 2014 Fenton...
Via Section 303
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators issue statement on Pekka Rinne

The Nashville Predators have issued a statement on injured goaltender Pekka Rinne. *** Pekka Rinne underwent a MRI earlier this week and he continues to progress in his recovery from a bacterial infection in his hip which was initially identified and addressed with arthroscopic hip surgery on October 24. There have been no setbacks – and we and the doctors are thankful they have...
Via Section 303
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Milwaukee names Pekka Rinne best Admiral of all-time!

RINNE SELECTED AS TOP ADMIRAL OF ALL-TIME  Countdown Celebrates 35 Years of Professional Hockey Milwaukee, WI—In conjunction with the team’s celebration of 35 Years of Professional Hockey, presented by BMO Harris Bank, the Milwaukee Admirals are proud to announce that goaltender Pekka Rinne has been selected as the Top Admiral of All-Time as determined by a combination of fan...
Via Section 303
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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