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Evander Kane makes little sense for Predators

If the Predators want to get more offensive via trade, there's one more player out there who could help them. Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets is a young scorer who would complement first-line winger James Neal on the second line. If character wasn't an issue, Kane, a former 30-goal scorer who is just 22 years old, would be a great fit. Sadly, character is an issue for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predators Top Five Off-Season Acquisitions

The Nashville Predators finished last season in sixth place in the NHL Central division. The Predators ranked 23rd in goals against last season and 25th in penalty kill percentage. Predators General Manager David Poile addressed the defensive issues through free agency, signing four defensemen. Poile and the Predators have had an eventful off-season. Here are the Predators top five...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seth Jones Working On Getting Physically Stronger

from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, “He knows he has to get stronger and fill out,” general manager David Poile said. “He’s a pretty determined and dedicated kid.” It’s somewhat rare for Predators players to stay in town during the offseason. Most scatter for the offseason. Captain Shea Weber heads to his summer home in British Columbia. Goaltender Pekka Rinne...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After a decade, Preds finally draft another Russian player in Kamenev

It took the Nashville Predators a decade to draft another Russian-born player after Alex Radulov - a player who seemed to leave the franchise with some serious baggage – but they finally did so with second-rounder (42nd overall) Vladislav Kamenev. The Tennessean takes an interesting look at the thought process of a team that seems haunted by its dealings with Radulov. “This...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 2014 Prospects for Nashville Predators

Since June, through a combination of draft picks and signings, the Nashville Predators have made several additions to the team. Some of the organizations decisions look more promising than others, however, and here’s a look at the top five. 5. Jack Dougherty #451370618 / gettyimages.com The American born Dougherty was drafted in the second round of this years draft, and was...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Nashville has other options than to settle for Paul Gaustad

Prior to the trade deadline during the 2011-2012 season, Nashville acquired the services of face-off specialist Paul Gaustad to help the Predators in their search for a Stanley Cup Championship in return for their first round draft pick in the upcoming entry draft. Three months later, Nashville would be out of the playoffs, dispatched by the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference...
Via The Predatorial
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Evander Kane be a good idea for the Preds?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Let’s make one thing perfectly clear. I am not writing this in response to a certain rumor monger. The absolute last thing I want to do — personally and professionally — is give sites like that any publicity or validity. So much so that I won’t mention the person’s site or name. This post was in the works over the past few days, well before he mentioned...
Via Section 303
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Injury Update: Mike Fisher out 4-6 months

According to Mike Halford of NBC Sports, Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher will be out for an estimated 4-6 months.  Fisher underwent surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon on July 3. However, the injury will likely keep Fisher out for the beginning of the new season. #143616405 / gettyimages.comNashville GM David Poile stated that Fisher injured his Achilles in the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nashville Predators Still Need Time

#481227957 / gettyimages.com The Nashville Predators simply aren’t equipped at the moment to make a playoff run, but they are close. They have good young talent in their system, some solid line players hitting the ice, and a legitimate guy between the pipes in Pekka Rinne (when he’s healthy), but they are missing those few guys who bring it all together while putting up some...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds sign first round pick Kevin Fiala

First it was veteran center Mike Ribeiro. Then free agent Derek Roy. Later it was fourth round pick Viktor Arvidsson. Now it’s first rounder Kevin Fiala. It’s been a busy day for General Manager David Poile and the Nashville Predators. After a strong showing in development camp, the Preds hooked their most recent top pick with a three-year entry-level deal that, hopefully, will...
Via Section 303
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is GM David Poile Done With Preds Makeover?

  Joshua @Top6Grinder  The 2014 NHL draft and free agent frenzy has passed and with that came a lot of change to the Nashville Predators roster. Now that a few weeks have passed and the dust has settled is GM David Poile done with his off season makeover? Key Additions: James Neal Olli Jokinen Anton Volchenkov Derek Roy Mike Ribeiro ...
Via Predneck Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

“Sweden West” gets stronger as Arvidsson signs with Preds

The reputation of Sweden West continues to grow as the Nashville Predators ink 2014 fourth round pick Viktor Arvidsson to a three-year entry-level deal. The Skellefteå, Sweden native finished ninth in Swedish Hockey League scoring last year with 40 points in 50 games. He also helped his Skellefteå AIK club win back-to-back SHL championships as he posted 16 points in 14 games...
Via Section 303
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds draftee Fiala has big future, regardless of 2014-15 destination

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- At just 17 years old, Kevin Fiala sure has a lot of folks trying to figure out his future, both immediate and long term. The 11th overall pick of the Nashville Predators in last month's NHL draft already carries a heap of expectations that his offensive prowess can be realized sooner then later. Raising that ante is the hiring of new coach Peter Laviolette...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators forward Mike Fisher to miss 4-6 months

The Nashville Predators announced Monday that they will be without forward Mike Fisher for the next 4-6 months due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. “Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session and underwent successful surgery on Thursday, July 3,” general manager David Poile said in a statement. “We expect...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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