Battle for Admirals backup goaltender a prime storyline in camp

While they may have known each other for very long, goaltenders Rob Madore and Magnus Hellberg are battling not just for a gig with the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville’s AHL affiliate, but both are fighting to keep their careers alive with the dream of playing in the NHL. What started late last season in the East Coast Hockey League, which could be seen as the NHL’s equivalent...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds falter to Panthers, fall to 1-1-0 in rookie tournament

Two down, one to go. The Nashville Predators continued their strong play in the rookie tournament but fell to the Florida Panthers, 3-1, on Sunday night. In a reversal from yesterday, Rob Madore started between the pipes for Nashville and Magnus Hellberg played the second half. Madore turned aside six of seven shots while Hellberg stopped 13 of the 14 he faced. Over the past 24...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2011 draft class looking bleak as Balisy signs with St. Johns

Chase Balisy, the sixth round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2011, has signed an AHL deal with the St. John’s IceCaps. Balisy, 22, captained the Western Michigan Broncos last season and finished second on the team in scoring. Nashville’s 2011 draft class is turning into a bit of a rough one. Their seventh round pick, Brent Andrews, went onto win the Memorial Cup in 2013 with...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hellberg ready for contract year

Magnus Hellberg has a contract year coming up and is ready to embrace the challenge...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Admirals Week in Review: Road Woes

By forcing two shootouts, the Admirals gained two points on their three game road trip, but claimed no victories.  The Admirals (18-12-5-3, sixth in conference standings) have 44 points on the year, and are only four ahead of the ninth place Rochester Americans, who are looking to get into that eighth and final playoff spot. Last Thursday, the Admirals battled the San Antonio...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Admirals Week in Review: Ads Split Two Home Games

This week saw the Milwaukee Admirals lose a close one to the Chicago Wolves, before hanging on for a victory against the Lake Erie Monsters.  Milwaukee's record is now 18-11-5-1 and they sit in sixth place in the conference standings, which would be good enough to make the playoffs if the season ended today. On Saturday night, the Wolves came up from the windy city and brought...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Admirals Week in Review: Two losses, A Goalie Fight(!!!), and a Victory

This week, the Milwaukee Admirals dropped back-to-back games against the Lake Erie Monsters, before pulling out a shootout victory versus the Iowa Wild.  The team now sits at 17-10-5-1 and allowed the Chicago Wolves to leapfrog them in the Midwest Division.  The Ads now are in third place, one point behind the Wolves and nine behind the first place Griffins. Goalie Scott...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rating The Kids: Marek Mazanec

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images North America When Marek Mazanec was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, little did he know that he would be playing in the big leagues 17 months later. With starting goaltender Pekka Rinne out of the lineup with e-coli in his hip and no real front-line starter, Mazanec got his chance. Let...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hellberg, Forsberg re-assigned

The Nashville Predators made a couple transactions Wednesday, prior to their match against the Tampa Bay LIghtning on the road. Goaltender Magnus Hellberg was reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals after being on emergency re-call before Tuesday's match against the Chicago Blackhawks due to Marek Maanec being too ill to dress. Also on the flight back to Milwaukee is Filip Forsberg...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Magnus Hellberg recalled on emergency basis

According to Kevin Wilson of the Nashville Predators media relations staff, goaltender and the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for November Marek Mazanec is “too sick” to back up Carter Hutton tonight. As a result, Magnus Hellberg has been recalled from the Milwaukee Admirals on an emergency basis. This is the second time in his career that Hellberg has been recalled. The official...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Press release: Preds recall Hellberg for tonight’s game

Magnus Hellberg has been recalled in anticipation for tonight's game against Chicago under emergency conditions...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Mazanec sick; Hellberg re-called under emergency conditions

David Poile has re-called Magnus Hellberg from the Milwaukee Admirals under emergency conditions after finding out Marek Mazanec is unable to be back-up to Carter Hutton Tuesday night due to illness. Below is the press release. Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled goaltender...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Admirals Week in Review: Beat Barons, but Griffins Grinning

The Admirals beat the Oklahoma City Barons for the second straight time, but lost both contests over the weekend to the Grand Rapids Griffins.  After starting the season 6-2-2-0, the Admirals now sit at 12-7-4-1 and sixth in the Western Conference. Magnus Hellberg had a solid night as he shut out the Barons, saving all 40 shots fired his way.  Austin Watson put the Admirals...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Mazanec named NHL "Rookie of the Month"

A month ago, Mazanec was a backup netminder in the American Hockey League with the Milwaukee Admirals behind Magnus Hellberg. Now, Mazanec is in contention for the Calder Trophy, handed to the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. Tuesday, Mazanec was named the NHL’s “Rookie of the Month” in November. The twenty-two year old Czech Republic native is 5-4-1 with a 2.00 goals against...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Admirals Week In Review: Deja Vu?

The Milwaukee Admirals had a repeat performance of last week, earning three points, but only one win.  This week, the three contests came on the road against the Rockford Icehogs, and a pair of games against the Charlotte Checkers.  The Admirals find themselves at 10-5-4-1 and fifth overall in the AHL Western Conference, and still in second place in the Midwest Division. ...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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