PREDATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

ESPN talking head thinks the Predators moved from Atlanta

ESPN’s issues with covering hockey have been well-documented on this site and elsewhere on the Internet. If they don’t care much about the sport when it’s being played, it’s not a surprise that they’d get something wrong about the sport when even hockey people don’t care about hockey.This is another example of that, though it’s more concerning than others."SportsNation...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators fan discovers one month late he won tickets to Stanley Cup Finals

The Nashville Predators eventually fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2, in this year’s Stanley Cup Finals. Though it only took six games, it was a great series, and the underdog Predators put up a tremendous fight. The Nashville fans were rabid, excited over the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup Finals appearance. One fan, however, missed out on the fun. Andrew Fudge checked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators fan checks Twitter for first time in months, finds out he won Stanley Cup Final tickets

This is the worst — a Nashville Predators fan won tickets to a Stanley Cup Final game, which he had no idea about because he didn’t log on to his Twitter account.Nashville Predators fan Andrew Fudge returned from a long hiatus on Twitter to check his DMs. After seeing a message from the Predators' official Twitter account, Fudge looked into it and found an important note that...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Recapping the first two days of free agency

Nashville Predators’ GM David Poile added depth and scoring in this year’s NHL free agency. Although the ultimate goal was Matt Duchene, Nashville is an obvious cup contender this season. The biggest addition was center Nick Bonino who played on the third line for the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins last year. He scored 18 goals while adding 19 assists last season and...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Bonino joins Predators after beating them in Cup Final

If you can beat them, join them? That’s Nick Bonino’s philosophy, as the former Pittsburgh Penguins forward is joining the Nashville Predators, whom he helped beat in the Stanley Cup Final. Darren Dreger of TSN.ca reports Bonino is going to Nashville on a four-year deal.  Overall, this is an effective depth signing by Nashville. The 29-year-old is by no means a top-line forward...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Previewing NHL Free Agency

The Nashville Predators have a lot of work to get done in free agency this offseason. Just days after losing James Neal, who is one of the most consistent scorers in the NHL, Nashville finds itself desperate for offense. Several young players stepped up for the Preds in the postseason, but throughout the regular season they will need some veterans to come in and be consistent. Ryan...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators protect Calle Jarnkrok over James Neal

Nashville Predators’ GM David Poile decided to protect Calle Jarnkrok from the upcoming expansion draft rather than veteran winger James Neal. Jarnkrok has a great contract for the Preds to work with and Neal has begun to age. While Neal is still producing more than him, Jarnkrok is just now entering into the prime of his career and has a six year contract. The contract is paying...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Fan has harsh words for NBC Sports analyst Mike Milbury

Mike Milbury may want to wait a while before coming back to Nashville. After dishing out some controversial comments about Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (again) in Game 5, some fans showed up to Game 6 on Sunday night with anti-Milbury signs. NBC tried to cover up the negative publicity by offering hats for signs, but that didn’t do much to quiet the fans who believe Milbury...
Via Awful Announcing
June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators deciding how to handle increased season ticket demand

A successful postseason run can do wonders for increasing fan interest in a franchise, and the Nashville Predators are learning that first-hand. They also have a new problem on their hands — but a good one.In response to the team’s first ever Stanley Cup Final run, season ticket demand for the Predators has increased dramatically. A franchise that once struggled to find 10,000...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Predators employee tweets of retribution for Sidney Crosby

The Nashville Predators might have to deal with something other than a big-time battle for the Stanley Cup after marketing manager Sandy Weaver hit the send button from her Twitter account too hastily after Thursday night’s shutout loss.The Predators were absolutely abused by the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night in Game 5. In the process, P.K. Subban was smashed by Sidney Crosby...
Via Sportsnaut
June 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Predators fan makes a giant replica of Pekka Rinne out of balloons

The Stanley Cup Final usually produces some bizarre, fun stories from around the hockey world. We’ve already talked about bad breath and Listerine, Charles Barkley, catfish and Justin Bieber’s sporting loyalties.In other words, a story about a Predators fan building a giant replica of Pekka Rinne out of balloons sounds kind of normal at this point.Sam the Balloon Man, a man who...
Via The Comeback
June 08, 2017  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban plays off Crosby troll-job with mouthwash tweet

P.K. Subban is proving to be a promotional boon for a particular brand of mouthwash courtesy of what started as a brilliant troll-job of Sidney Crosby, one of the odder stories to emerge from the Stanley Cup Final.The Nashville Predators superstar defenseman took to Twitter Wednesday evening to once again make a reference to Listerine, this time to proclaim its “game prep” qualities...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Carrie Underwood sends funny tweet during Stanley Cup Finals

Carrie Underwood is a passionate hockey wife, and she knows that has the potential to get her in trouble.Underwood often tweets during Nashville Predators games as she watches her husband, Mike Fisher, play. But her intensity has been kicked up a few levels now that Fisher’s Predators are in the Stanley Cup Finals.During Game 2 of the series on Wednesday, Underwood complained about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Predators fan smuggled catfish into Game 1 in his underwear

It’s the question many people have been wondering the answer to since a Nashville Predators fan threw a catfish onto the ice during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday: How did Jacob Waddell sneak a catfish into PPG Paints Arena without anyone noticing?Well, it wasn’t easy. Here’s Waddell speaking to Midday 180 on Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone on Tuesday with a full...
Via The Sports Daily
May 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Predators fan who tossed dead catfish facing criminal charges

A Nashville Predators fan, Jacob Waddell tossed a dead catfish onto the ice during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins. Now he’s facing criminal charges for his actions, per CBS 2 in Pittsburgh.After tossing the dead fish onto the ice, the fan, Jacob Waddell, was immediately ejected from the contest. Now he’s being charged with disorderly...
Via Sportsnaut
May 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

This is the part where George Costanza sighs and says, "And then, there were two."Two teams. Four guaranteed games. The competition is at its toughest, and the end is near.The 2017 rendition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been anything but boring. Anyone who tells you he or she foresaw the postseason winding down this way is probably lying to you. (And by "probably," I mean "more...
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May 26, 2017  |  Discuss
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