Dynasty Fantasy Football Sleepers: Raiders WR Brice Butler

I don’t know why, but it seems like every off-season I become infatuated with an unknown wide receiver in Oakland.  Last year it was Rod Streater, the year before that Denarius Moore and even Jacoby Ford to a degree.  I guess I’m hoping against hope that someone in Oakland is eventually going to emerge as a legitimate WR2 and I don’t want to miss the bus.  I’ve literally...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie WR Brice Butler impresses Raiders

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Two long catches and a touchdown in his NFL exhibition debut earned Oakland Raiders receiver Brice Butler plenty of congratulatory messages from friends and family. His response: Ignore it. Because as a seventh-round pick with little college pedigree, Butler knows that he is just one bad practice or game...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to 2-year deal with RW Bobby Butler

Right winger Bobby Butler, who was acquired from Nashville 10 days ago, has a new deal with the Panthers, general manager Dale Tallon announced Monday. Butler, a 26-year-old who has played parts of four NHL seasons with three teams, was traded to the Panthers from the Predators for defenseman TJ Brennan and was set to become an restricted free agent in July. The contract is for...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators trade Butler to Panthers for Brennan

The Nashville Predators have acquired defenseman T.J. Brennan from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Bobby Butler. Brennan, 24, split the 2012-13 season between the Buffalo and Florida organizations. He had one goal in 10 games with the Sabres, and two goals and seven assists in 19 games with the Panthers. Brennan also had 14 goals and 21 assists in 36 games with Rochester...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

REPORT: Preds, Panthers swap RFA’s

Prev1 of 1Next Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Nashville Predators have traded forward Bobby Butler to the Florida Panthers for defenseman T.J. Brennan. Both players are set to become restricted free agents on July 5. At first glance, this may seem like a lateral move but look a little closer. Brennan has contributed offensively the last couple seasons. At the AHL-level last year...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers acquire Bobby Butler from Nashville for TJ Brennan

The Florida Panthers acquired right wing Bobby Butler from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman TJ Brennan. Due to become a restricted free agent in July, Butler split last season between Nashville and the New Jersey Devils. He posted four goals and 11 points in 34 contests. In 128 career games, the 26-year-old Butler has amassed 20 goals and 28 assists with Nashville...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Butler traded to the Florida Panthers for defenseman T.J. Brennan

Small move today as Bob McKenzie tweeted moments ago, but Nashville trades the rights of Bobby Butler to Florida for the rights of defenseman T.J. Brennan. FLA trades T.J. Brennan to NSH for Bobby Butler. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 14, 2013 As both are restricted free agents currently, Nashville will be getting a young left-shooting defenseman from the Panthers. Scoring...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds trade Butler to Florida for Brennan

AP Photo/Mike Carlson The Nashville Predators completed their first trade of the summer Friday. Forward Bobby Butler was sent to the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman T.J. Brennan. Brennan, 24, is a restricted free agent. Nashville General Manager David Poile must give him an offer sheet before July 5, or he becomes a UFA. Butler is also an RFA, but Poile...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Annual Report Card: Bobby Butler

Photo Credit: Sarah Fuqua Bobby Butler, another one of David Poile’s waiver wire acquisitions, had a decent year for the Predators and truly came into his own toward the end of the season. Hopefully, this will be another feather in Poile’s cap, like Clune was for Nashville this season. From Then to Now Bobby Butler has already been on three different NHL teams in just four seasons...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds have decisions to make with RFA’s

Bobby Butler and Matt Halischuk are two restricted free agents the Predators will need to decide on in the next six weeks...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds represented at World Championships

Bobby Butler, Roman Josi, Craig Smith and others from the organization will be participating in the World Championships...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Trotz to coach Team Canada in 2013 World Championship

Nashville Predators' head coach Barry Trotz will be joined with Dave Tippett (Coyotes), Lindy Ruff, and Doug Shedden on Team Canada's coaching staff for the 2013 Men' World Championship.  With Trotz being added to Team Canada's coaching staff, that makes five people and players in the Predators' organization who will be involved in the World Championship...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimmy Howard makes diving blocker save

About midway through the second period the Nashville Predators were down 3-2 and on the power play.  After a point shot went wide the rebound deflected off the back boards to Predators forward Bobby Butler.  Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was out of position and dove across the crease to try and make the save.  The puck hit his blocker and was a crucial save to keep the...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Preds named on USA's World Championship team

USA Hockey announced their 2013 Men's World Championship roster Thursday afternoon, which includes four Nashville Predators. Craig Smith and Bobby Butler will be on the ice for Team USA, while the Predators' equipment manager Pete Rogers will handle equipment duties for the US. Also, general manager David Poile will be one of many overseeing the Americans. The following...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Who's Hot, Who's Not?: April 17

(Photo by: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) During a franchise record tying seven game losing streak, it is hard to find one player on the Nashville Predators' roster who has been "hot" as of late. However, there are plenty of players who are "cold". Nothing has gone right as of late for the Predators. After losing Monday to the Vancouver Canucks,...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Time for a "line change"

  (Photo by: Nashville Predators) Something wasn’t getting through the coaching staff’s head at the start of the third period down 1-0 against the St. Louis Blues. There was little offensive production and a mere ten shots on goal after forty minutes. The Nashville Predators were facing their second shutout loss in the three...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

How much do the Preds want Danny DeKeyser? Trotz missed practice to join the effort…

Per Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, the Nashville Predators are set to make a pitch to premier college free agent, Danny DeKeyser of Western Michigan University. How sought after is the Broncos defenseman? Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz was not at practice today so he could join General Manager David Poile, AGM Paul Fenton and select others in the Nashville brass to makewhat appears...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

First period frosties were on the menu as Preds break Jackets’ streak…

Coming into the night, the Columbus Blue Jackets — yes, those Columbus Blue Jackets — had a 12-game streak in which they had gotten at least one point in the standings. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Nashville Predators were coming in having not won back-to-back games since February 14. On the strength of a 21 save performance by Pekka Rinne and five goals, the Preds...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Boychuk, Butler look for stability in ‘tough year’

Waiver pickups Zach Boychuk and Bobby Butler are trying to adjust to Nashville on the fly...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Saturday’s loss to Wild suggests Nashville’s offense on Friday was just an anomaly…

The Nashville Predators have had all kinds of problems finding the back of the net this season. In an effort to find some scoring without making drastic changes to the NHL roster, General Manager David Poile spent most of this past week making some moves. On Monday, he claimed Bobby Butler off waivers from the New Jersey Devils. On Tuesday, he went back to the waiver wire and plucked...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 25: Minnesota @ Nashville – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Courtesy of The Minnesota Wild and with them, Ryan Suter, are coming for the first time this season to Bridgestone Arena for a tilt against the jilted Nashville Predators. This is the game many have been waiting for and a game many have circled in permanent red ink on the calendar. Nashville finally got the spark that Poile was hoping to ignite from the acquisition of...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators aren't that far out of the Western Conference playoff picture, but they need to start moving in the right direction. A matchup with the road-weary Edmonton Oilers could help. Nashville will try to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat on Friday night at Bridgestone Arena in the first of three meetings between these clubs over the next 18 days. ...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Betting on the Turn: Will Nashville’s Waiver Wire Additions be a Risk or a Reward?

Photo Credit: In a little over 24 hours, the Nashville Predators will get back to the grind starting with a back-to-back home series on Friday and Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild, respectively. However, what is yet to be seen will be how the new waiver wire additions in Bobby Butler and Zach Boychuk will work out in the Predators lineup. With Butler...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The roster shake-up continues as Preds recall Vic Bartley from Milwaukee…

He was one of the few Milwaukee Admirals invited to training camp to show what he could bring to the table were the Nashville Predators ever in need of another defenseman. Wednesday morning he got the call. Victor Bartley leads all Admirals blueliners in scoring (26 points) and is the latest addition to the Predators roster in an attempt to find some scoring. When he suits up for...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Nashville goes to the waiver wire for second time in two days, claims Boychuk from Penguins…

Monday it was Bobby Butler. Tuesday it was Zach Boychuk. The Nashville Predators are making a habit of using the waiver wire to try and improve their loathsome offense. The Preds have scored the fewest goals in the league (47), have the worse goals-per-game average (1.96) and the worst shots-per-game average (23.9). In short, they need some goal scorers. But, considering they can’t...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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