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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #20 Anton Volchenkov

Not the best. Not a disaster, either. That’s the best way to describe the Russian defender’s season. Volchenkov came over after being bought out by the New Jersey Devils, and Nashville sought to squeeze the last bit of good hockey from the veteran. He showed signs of continuing to be a physical presence on the backend, but it wasn’t enough to really make his season a success...
Via The Predatorial
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Russell sets a new NHL record for most blocked shots in a season

Kris Russell made NHL history during the Calgary Flames’ loss on the road to the St. Louis Blues. Russell’s two blocked shots gave him 274 on the year, breaking the old NHL record of 273 for most blocked shots in a set by Anton Volchenkov back in 2006-07. Russell’s willingness to sacrifice his body and get in front of the puck is second to none. His relatively small 5’10”...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Russell sets a new NHL record for most blocked shots in a season

Kris Russell made NHL history during the Calgary Flames’ loss on the road to the St. Louis Blues. Russell’s two blocked shots gave him 274 on the year, breaking the old NHL record of 273 for most blocked shots in a set by Anton Volchenkov back in 2006-07. Russell’s willingness to sacrifice his body and get in front of the puck is second to none. His relatively small 5’10”...
Via Bloguin Best
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Anton Volchenkov is a necessity in Nashville

David Poile signed Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal as the offseason was drawing to a close. But why did Poile go out and ink Volchenkov and then as the trade deadline approached, go out and use a first round pick to acquire Cody Franson? A case could be made that the Predators are a […] The post Why Anton Volchenkov is a necessity in Nashville appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Nashville Predators Who Could Be Traded Before Deadline

With the NHL season nearing the homestretch, many Stanley Cup contenders will be willing to make moves to bolster their rosters before playoff time. With the Predators recently making moves to acquire Michael Santorelli and Cody Franson, David Poile made a big statement to the rest of the league. The scary part? Poile may not be done dealing yet. 1. Matt Cullen View image...
Via TopSportsReport
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Nashville throttles San Jose for sixth straight win

Nashville, Tenn. -- Rattling off another win, the Nashville Predators (39-12-6) scored five unanswered goals against the San Jose Sharks (29-22-8) to collect their sixth straight win on top of Pekka Rinne's 42 save performance. SLAP SHOTS Ice storm causes havoc It's one thing to have a casual winter storm in mid-February, it's another to see it drop a couple inches of ice prior to...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Vezina Favorite Rinne Out 3-5 Weeks, Mazanec Up From Ads

By Greg Moshopoulos@GreekGoalie35 The news could’ve been much worse, but the Nashville Predators revealed that starting goaltender Pekka Rinne suffered a grade II knee sprain and is expected to miss 3-5 weeks. Rinne was injured in the early stages of the 3rd period against Vancouver when he awkwardly collided with teammate Anton Volchenkov and Canucks forward Chris Higgins and did ...
Via Predneck Nation
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Preds G Pekka Rinne injured Vs Canucks

Nashville Predators G Pekka Rinne left the game tonight early in the 3rd period with a lower body injury after a collision into the boards. Canucks F Chris Higgins & Preds D Anton Volchenkov were battling when the momentum carried them into the All Star Goaltender creating awkward contact around the skate area. Rinne made 20 saves on 21 shots ...
Via Predneck Nation
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne leaves game with injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, who leads the NHL with 28 wins, left Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks after a collision at the net. Vancouver forward Chris Higgins drove toward the net in the third period and became entangled with Nashville defenseman Anton Volchenkov. The pair then collided with Rinne, and their momentum carried...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 3 – Minnesota Wild 1

Optimistic Thoughts: These two teams clearly don’t send each other Christmas cards as the physicality was everywhere in the second half of the game. Taylor Beck and Matt Cullen returned to the lineup, and Anton Volchenkov’s number was called as Ryan Ellis is out with a lower body injury. The Predators opened the scoring with yet another great play Colin Wilson to feed Mike Fisher...
Via The Predatorial
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 3 – Colorado Avalanche 0

Optimistic Thoughts: Anton Volchenkov and Paul Gaustad returned to the lineup after healing from minor injures, but Gaustad unfortunately was reinjured very early in the game and was unable to return. The forward lines were shuffled with the second line of Craig Smith, Colin Wilson, and Calle Jarnkrok being broken up. Olli Jokinen joined Wilson and Jarnkrok while Smith skated with...
Via The Predatorial
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Technology That Gives Brad Marchand a Competitive Edge

Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand was chasing down a loose puck in a 2013 game against the New Jersey Devils when defenseman Anton Volchenkov lunged and elbowed him in
Via Stack
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames Injury Update: Michael Ferland remains out with a concussion

Friday night, newly recalled winger Michael Ferland left the ice midway through the second period with an upper body injury. He did not return to the game and was ruled out with a concussion.  #156799788 / gettyimages.com Cam Tucker from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Ferland was just recalled from Adirondack on Thursday to replace Mikael Backlund who had recently been place...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators D Volchenkov suspended for 4 games for illegal check to the head

NEW YORK --  Nashville defenseman Anton Volchenkov has been suspended for four games for an illegal check to the head of Calgary forward Michael Ferland. The NHL announced the punishment on Sunday. Volchenkov also loses $21,505.36 in salary, which goes to the players' emergency assistance fund. The play occurred at 19:06 of the second period in Nashville's 4-3 loss on Friday night...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators D Volchenkov suspended for 4 games

NEW YORK (AP) Nashville defenseman Anton Volchenkov has been suspended for four games for an illegal check to the head of Calgary forward Michael Ferland. The NHL announced the punishment on Sunday. Volchenkov also loses $21,505.36 in salary, which goes to the players' emergency assistance fund. The play occurred at 19:06 of the second period in Nashville's 4-3 loss on Friday night...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Practice Update – October 14th, 2014

After opening the season with two straight wins, the Predators are back on the ice tonight against the Calgary Flames. Looking to start 3-0-0 for the first time since winning their first three in 2010-2011, Nashville will have to find a way to beat Flames netminder Karri Ramo. “The guys have had a good start and we have to continue to do the work. We have to make sure we’re...
Via The Predatorial
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils season capsule

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) NEW JERSEY DEVILS LAST SEASON: 35-29-18, 88 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Peter DeBoer, 4th season with Devils (102-76-34); 7th overall in NHL (205-183-70). ADDED: LW Mike Cammalleri, LW Martin Havlat, C Scott Gomez, G Scott Clemmensen. LOST: G Martin Brodeur, D Anton Volchenkov, D Mark Fayne. PLAYER TO WATCH: Jaromir...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  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
July 22, 2014  |  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
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New Jersey Devils

Last year: 35-29-18, sixth in the Metro Division Key additions: Mike Cammalleri, Martin Havlat, Scott Clemmensen Key subtractions: Martin Brodeur, Mark Fayne, Anton Volchenkov, Ryan Carter (likely) Franchise direction: The Devils have finally turned the page on the Brodeur era, but that doesn’t mean the team is any younger. New Jersey added the 32-year-old Cammalleri […] The...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Hits Of The 2013-2014 NHL Season

Hockey is a tough game, and for the old school fans who like the rough edge to the sport, there are few things better than a huge hit. There is certainly something to be said about watching a guy get his bell rung by a good clean hit, and it can be immensely satisfying. With that said, here are the top 5 hits of the 2013-2014 NHL season: 5. Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets 4...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators News: Nashville signs Anton Volchenkov

Jonathan Brazeau fills us in on the latest with Anton Volchenkov, who joins the infamous club of players drawing paychecks from two teams at a time.By Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia CommonsVolchenkov, who was bought out by New Jersey by way of their second and final compliance buyout, has signed a one-year deal worth $1M with the Nashville Predators according to Jonathan Brazeau.The 32...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds add blueline depth, sign Anton Volchenkov

The Nashville Predators have added a veteran presence to their young blueline today. General Manager David Poile has signed free agent defenseman Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal worth $1 million. The 32 year-old Russian doesn’t impact the scoresheet very often but he is a solid stay-at-home defenseman. Immediate reaction has him as the safety net of the second pairing with...
Via Section 303
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Fisher out four-to-six months with ruptured Achilles

After signing Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal, the Predators released a bit of rough information with the news of Mike Fisher’s injury. Fisher is set to miss the next four-to-six months after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a training session, Nashville announced this afternoon. “Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon...
Via The Predatorial
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Reaction: Anton Volchenkov signed to one-year deal

Nashville found the veteran defenseman they were looking for on the free agent market, plucking Anton Volchenkov out of the pile to a one-year, $1 million deal Volchenkov’s been around for a bit, now going into his 12th season in the NHL. Spending seven years with Ottawa and his previous four with New Jersey before being bought out, Volchenkov is the servicable veteran presence...
Via The Predatorial
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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