The Korn Influence (pt. 4) : Life after a Franchise goalie

This mini-series is about Mitch Korn, the sometimes forgotten goalie coach who has also been there since day one. I hope to write out this five piece series on Mitch Korn and his contributions to the Predators organization. Part 1 – Beginnings: Dominik Hasek, Mike Dunham and Tomas Vokoun Part 2 – The Middle Years: Mason, Ellis, Lindback Part 3 –Pekka Rinne – The...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Calvin Pickard amasses 42 saves, beats brothers old team

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Admirals fired a season high 43 shots on net, but could only get one by Lake Erie goalie Calvin Pickard as the Monsters topple the Ads 2-1 on Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.The Admirals outshot the Monsters 43-19 overall and 15-1 in the third period, but Pickard, the brother of former Ads netminder Chet Pickard, withstood the attack.However...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Admirals can't score on numerous chances, lose to Lake Erie 2-1

Our normal Milwaukee Admirals writer, Jason Bohn, has the night off. However, that doesn't stop Fang Faction from providing Admirals fans with news.  The Milwaukee Admirals couldn't capitalize on the numerous shots they put on Lake Erie Monster goalie Calvin Pickard, younger brother of ex-Admiral goalie Chet Pickard and earned the first star of the game. Milwaukee totaled...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Preds Prospects Highlights: Oct 17th

As my list for Nashville players in Europe grew, I found myself omitting the prospects from the weekly highlight reel. As such I bring up the Preds Prospects highlights from the CHL, NCAA and Europeean leagues. Chet Pickard's ShutoutPickard is a playing alongside a couple of Preds prospects in the Swedish League's Djurgadens IF. In fact his team was recently joined by Gabriel...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Predators renew agreement with Cincinnati

While the NHL Predators continue to be locked out of Bridgestone Arena, some Predator prospects will again be playing in Cincinnati for the Cyclones of the ECHL again this season.The Predators announced that their agreement with the team would continue this season which will allow Preds prospects as well as those hoping to earn as spot in Milwaukee a place to play. Here is the full...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Preds extend affiliation with Cincinnati, NHL cancels games through October 24

It was a busy day Thursday with the Nashville Predators and their East Coast Hockey League affiliate Cincinnati Cyclones agreeing to renew their affiliation. The ECHL is just a level below the American Hockey League. Read the press release after the jump.However, the biggest news Thursday came from league offices announcing that the National Hockey League has cancelled games through...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Chet Pickard just can't slip into the Preds line-up

I have a riddle for you: What goalie lead Canada to a world Junior gold medal, won the WHL goalie of the year award with the Tri-City Americans and was one of only 11 goalies to be picked in the first round between 2005 and 2012 ? If you guessed Carey Price you are correct! However if you guessed Chet Pickard you are wrong on a technicality: he has won the WHL goalie of the year...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Nashville’s depth chart takes shape as Pickard heads to Sweden…

When the Nashville Predators traded Anders Lindback to the Tampa Bay Lightning, their depth chart between the pipes started to take shape. Then, three days later, they signed 2011 second round pick Magnus Hellberg and it got a little clearer. Then, when they signed Chris Mason to back-up Vezina Trophy finalist Pekka Rinne, it became even more clear.Today, it solidified.Per Kevin...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Predators - Coyotes At The Puck Drop

At The Puck Drop...In Goal: Nashville - Pekka Rinne  (4-3-1, 2.51, .919) and Phoenix - Mike Smith  (6-2-2, 2.03, .943).Scratches: Nashville - Jon Blum, Craig Smith, Chris Mueller, Brian McGrattan, Kyle Wilson, Jack Hillen, Andrei Kostitsyn, Alexander Radulov, Victor Bartley, Ryan Ellis, Jeremy Smith, and Chet Pickard.Phoenix - David Runblad, Connor Murphy, David Schlemko, Paul...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes take 2-1 lead early in the second period (In game update)

At The Puck Drop...In Goal: Nashville - Pekka Rinne  (4-1-0, 1.81, .944) and Phoenix - Mike Smith  (4-2-0, 1.81, .950).Scratches: Nashville - Jordin Tootoo, Brian McGrattan, Matt Halischuk, Colin Wilson, Jack Hillen, Ryan Ellis and Chet Pickard. Phoenix - Connor Murphy, David Schlemko, Paul Bissonnette, Chris Summers, Andy Miele, Michael Stone, Matt Watkins, Raffi Torres,...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Chet Pickard and Jeremy Smith swap places for Predators

With the AHL playoff race hearing back up this weekend in Milwaukee, Chet Pickard and Jeremy Smith swapped spots with Smith returning to his number one role in Milwaukee and Pickard returning to practice in Nashville.Make the jump for the full release from the Predators...PREDATORS & ADMIRALS SWAP GOALIES- Smith reassigned to Milwaukee; Pickard rejoins Nashville -Nashville,...
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Jeremy Smith back to Ads, Chet Pickard back to Preds

PREDATORS & ADMIRALS SWAP GOALIES - Smith reassigned to Milwaukee; Pickard rejoins Nashville - Nashville, Tenn. (April 12, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Jeremy Smith to Milwaukee (AHL) and recalled goaltender Chet Pickard from the Admirals. Pickard, 22 (11/29/89...
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Chet Pickard's assignment to Milwaukee signals Rinne's return

After dressing for his first NHL game on Tuesday night as Anders Lindback's backup, Chet Pickard has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals.This move is a pretty good indication that Pekka Rinne will at a minimum be able to dress as the backup. A quote from Barry Trotz on Josh Cooper's Twitter indicated that "(Rinne) is probably in."Make the jump for the full release...
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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Chet Pickard Called Up to the Big League

The Nashville Predators have assigned Chet Pickard to the NHL. Pickard will back-up Anders Lindback, Tuesday night. Pekka Rinne is sick, per Joshua Cooper. Here is the Press Release.Nashville, Tenn. (April 3, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that goaltender Chet Pickard (CHEHT PIH-kuhrd) has been assigned to...
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April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Chet Pickard has been assigned to Nashville

Goaltender prospect, Chet Pickard has been assigned to the Nashville Predators. This is the second year in a row that he has been recalled once his minor league season ended in order to have an extra goalie for practice situations.Make the jump for the full release from the Predators...GOALTENDER CHET PICKARD ASSIGNED TO THE NASHVILLE PREDATORSNashville, Tenn. (April 3, 2012) ...
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April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Cyclones’ season over, Chet Pickard assigned to Preds…

With the Cincinnati Cyclones’ ECHL season over, the Nashville Predators have elected to call up goaltender prospect Chet Pickard. Don’t read too much into this move, however. If they wanted to get Pickard playing time, they would have assigned him to the AHL Milwaukee Admirals. Instead, they called him up to the big club so that the 2008 first round pick can work closer with...
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April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Winner of the Design the Mask Contest

The Nashville Predators and Pekka Rinne set up a fun contest for the fans and artists. The contest was 'Design Pekka Rinne's Mask'. People would print out the Daveart mask template. Then, they would draw their best mask design for Pekka Rinne to wear in a game. Pekka Rinne wore the winner's mask in a huge game last night. It is really cool that the winner's...
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March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

The 303:30 ON LOCATION IN ST. LOUIS: the Gold Record doc, a visit with Chet Pickard

In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, goes on the road with the Nashville Predators! On location in St. Louis, Missouri, fellow Preds bloggers Patten Fuqua of and Robby Stanley of Hockey Night In Nashville join on the road and have a round table discussion about the 2012 World Junior Championships, Pekka Rinne’s...
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December 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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