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Enough is enough. The Nashville Predators need a roster shake up…

In their last six games, the Nashville Predators have scored seven goals. Five of those having come in one game. In their three contests between February 9 and 12, they scored a mere two. And they tallied just two others in their three games between January 24 and 28. As you can see, this is not just an isolated incident. When your goaltender has a 2.10 goals-against average and...
Via Section 303
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators' Kostitsyn signs with KHL team

Nashville Predators right wing Sergei Kostitsyn has a signed a contract with Avangard Omsk of Kontinental Hockey League, the Russian club announced. Kostitsyn's signing comes on the heels of the NHL cancelling the first two weeks of the regular season because of its labor dispute with its players association. Kostitsyn scored 17 goals with 26 assists in 75 games last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Will the Russians revolt in Nashville?

Capital general manager David Poile will have to use his diplomatic skills to smooth over relations with his Russian contingent.Restricted free agent Alexander Radulov and unrestricted free agent Andre Kostitsyn sat for two games of the ill-fated Coyotes series after missing a team curfew. Restricted free agent Sergei Kostitsyn made curfew but wasn’t happy with how coach Barry...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes deserve to be advancing

Yes, the Predators didn’t bury the majority of their chances all series. Yes, the distraction of Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn was self-inflicted. Yes, the Predators could have been better in a lot of areas of the game.But the Phoenix Coyotes deserved to win this series. Plain and simple.A lot of good teams run into a hot team or goaltender in the playoffs and it ends...
Via Red Light District Hockey
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

The Nashville Suspensions

After losing games one and two in their series against Phoenix, the Nashville Predators shocked the hockey world by suspending two of their best offensive players Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn for breaking team rules by staying out late before game two.  Nashville was in a situation where there was no win.  It is not going to help the team if some of their top players...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Radulov and Kostitsyn’s antics aren’t as ‘Goose Loonies’ rare as one miight think

The Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons tosses some rather obvious hints at the John Tortorellas and Brian Burkes of the hockey world, discusses the “Russian problem,” Marc Bergevin’s qualifications, surprising playoff performers and the utter unpredictability of the playoffs in his Sunday column, but something tells me you might be more interested in the main thrust of his discussion...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Unless They Break Team Rules Again, The Suspended Two Will Play Monday

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz, on a media conference call Saturday, said there is a “high probability” both Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn will return to the lineup Monday night with his team down 3-1 in the series to the Phoenix Coyotes. Trotz said the Predators had a lot of chances in Friday night’s 1-0 loss at home, but several...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Preds' problems more than suspended players

NASHVILLE, Tenn. If the Nashville Predators end up losing their Western Conference Semifinal series with Phoenix, it will be remembered for one thing: the suspensions of forwards Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn for Game 3 and the subsequent decision to hold them out again in Game 4 as a hockey decision. Following the Preds' 1-0 loss in Game 4 at Bridgestone Arena a game...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Preds' problems more than suspended players

NASHVILLE, Tenn. If the Nashville Predators end up losing their Western Conference Semifinal series with Phoenix, it will be remembered for one thing: the suspensions of forwards Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn for Game 3 and the subsequent decision to hold them out again in Game 4 as a hockey decision. Following the Preds' 1-0 loss in Game 4 at Bridgestone Arena a game...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith, Coyotes blank Preds in Game 4

Shane Doan scored in the first period, Mike Smith made 25 saves and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 1-0 on Friday night to grab a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. By winning their first game in the month of May, the Coyotes can advance to the conference finals with a win in Game 5 on Monday night in Arizona. The Predators played with forwards...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes One Win Away From Western Conference Finals

The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Nashville Predators by the score of 1-0. You can be sure Nashville coach Barry Trotz will be questioned regarding the lack of scoring, especially with Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn not dressing for tonight’s game. The Coyotes played their typical brand of playoff hockey and trusted Mike Smith to do the rest. Here’s the only goal of...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Preds to sit Radulov, Kostitsyn for Game 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Nashville Predators got along without two of their leaders in points in Game 3 and so they will attempt to do it again in Game 4 when the puck drops Friday night at Bridgestone Arena. The Preds stand a win away from tying their Western Conference semifinal series with Phoenix at two games apiece. They trailed 2-0 when the team suspended wings Alex Radulov and...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

303 QUICK POLL: Radulov, Kostitsyn will not play tonight; good or bad decision?

Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz confirmed that both Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn would not play in game four, thereby extending their team-imposed suspension for their antics last Saturday night by at least one more game. The Preds won game three without their leading playoff scorer (Radulov) and without one of the leading playoff goal scorers (Kostitsyn) but...
Via Section 303
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Suspended Predator players may not return for Game 4

Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz had said earlier this week that if his team won Game 3 against Phoenix he would keep the same lineup for Friday's Game 4, and Trotz on Thursday hinted he may stick to that plan, even though it would mean leaving forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn out of the lineup again. Radulov leads the team in playoff scoring and Kostitsyn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Trotz quiet on status of Radulov, Kostitsyn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's not fun being Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn right now. The two Predators forwards, held out of Game 3 for a violation of team rules, have no certainty to as to when they will return to the lineup. They're taking their medicine. And, at risk of mixing metaphors, they're eating their humble pie. Entering Game 3 as the Preds' two leading...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Predators Ice Girl Grabs Catfish Barehanded Off the Ice During Game 3 in Nashville (Video)

The Nashville Predators were without two players on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals series. It didn't matter much, though, as the Preds skated to a win. Perhaps they were inspired to rally together without the likes of Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn who were forced to sit out after breaking team rules. Or, Nashville...
Via NESN.com
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Preds salvage series in spite of suspensions

NASHVILLE The Nashville Predators seemed to be dancing on the razor's edge entering Game 3 of their Western Conference Semifinal series with Phoenix on Wednesday. A day earlier, they had suspended their two top scorers in the playoffs, Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn, for a violation of team rules, as the Preds had fallen down 0-2 in the series. Had the Predators not responded...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Predators shut out unsuspecting Coyotes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Maybe you got a little drunk on the possibilities. Maybe we all did. After 15 years of waiting, this was uncharted territory for Valley hockey fans. Who knew what to expect or how to act? The Coyotes were on a roll, they had a 2-0 series lead for the first time since moving to the Valley, Nashville was playing without two stars and Phoenix fans were thinking sweep...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Predators shut out unsuspecting Coyotes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Maybe you got a little drunk on the possibilities. Maybe we all did. After 15 years of waiting, this was uncharted territory for Valley hockey fans. Who knew what to expect or how to act? The Coyotes were on a roll, they had a 2-0 series lead for the first time since moving to the Valley, Nashville was playing without two stars and Phoenix fans were thinking sweep...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Nashville shuts out Coyotes 2-0 playing “Predator Hockey”

The Nashville Predators got back to basics on Wednesday night when they shutout the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals.  Phoenix leads the series 2-1. With Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn out of the lineup for violating a team rule, Nashville returned to playing “Predator Hockey.” “We stepped up and played Predator Hockey, finally, in...
Via Inside Smashville
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Preds get back to their identity, beat Coyotes…

For the first time in this series, the Nashville Predators played Predator hockey and what do you know? Without  team-suspended forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn at their disposal, the Preds got back to their identity and beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 in front of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena. Phoenix now leads the series 2-1. Pekka Rinne turned in 32 saves for his...
Via Section 303
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

QUICK HIT: Updates on the Radulov/Kostitsyn suspension

I received a scoop yesterday from a source inside the Predators organization that Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn had spent the evening prior to Game 2 in a hotel bar where the TSN television crew that was working Game’s 1 & 2 was also staying. From what I heard, Poile was contacted directly from a member of the TSN television crew about Radulov/Kostitsyn which is how the...
Via The Predatorial
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Trotz adamantly confirms Preds did not know of antics prior to Game 2…

He doesn’t get fired up very often. So, when he does, you pay attention. Both Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn have been suspended from game three (with the option for game four) for violation of a team rule. Numerous reports have Radulov and Kostitsyn in a Scottsdale, Arizona bar the early morning of game two in Glendale. This has led to some to wonder how the team could...
Via Section 303
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

What Will The Predators Do After Tonight’s Game?

from Damien Cox of The Spin at the Toronto Star, Suspending Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn for Game 3 was a painful decision for Nashville GM David Poile and head coach Barry Trotz. But the next one will be even harder. Let’s say the Preds get their act together at home on Wednesday and get their first victory in this series over the Phoenix Coyotes. Then what? Put the...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Limited Tickets Remain for Predators-Coyotes Game Three at Bridgestone Arena

The Nashville Predators will face the Phoenix Coyotes in game three of the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The contest is being brought to you by Nissan and all fans in attendance at Game Three will receive Rally Towels courtesy of Nissan.Phoenix leads the series 2-0 as the Predators get their first shot on home ice. Puck drop will be at 8...
Via PredsOnTheGlass
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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