Rinne, Salomaki win silver, Jarnkrok bronze at 2014 Worlds

The Nashville Predators were well represented at the 2014 IIHF World Championships this year. Of the 10 Preds who participated, half medaled and three others led their clubs in scoring. Goaltender Pekka Rinne and prospects Miikka Salomaki and Juuse Saros won silver due to their 5-2 loss to Russia Sunday afternoon. Calle Jarnkrok and Mattias Ekholm each won bronze as part of Team...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Admirals Week In Review: Keep On Rollin'

The Milwaukee Admirals are up to sixth in the Western Conference standings, four points ahead of ninth place Oklahoma City.  The addition of Calle Jarnkrok has really helped the offensive output of this team, which has scored 37 goals in their last seven games. Last Wednesday the Admirals faced a bump in the road and saw their four game winning streak halted.  The Iowa Wild...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Admirals Stumble Into the All-Star Break

Maybe a four day break is what the Milwaukee Admirals need, as they lost both of their games this week.  The lowly Utica Comets came into the 414 and shut out the home team, and then the Wolves came up from the windy city and blew right past the Ads.  They are in the sixth position in the conference standings, but are only ahead of the eighth place Rochester Americans (8-2-0-0...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Admirals Week in Review: Five out of Six

The Milwaukee Admirals were one point away from a perfect three game stretch.  They beat the Iowa Wild, fell in a shootout loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins, and bounced the Hamilton Bulldogs.  They now have 54 points, two behind the Chicago Wolves for fifth place in the Western Conference. The Ads improved their overtime record to 2-6 as they beat the Wild on the road last...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Admirals Week in Review: Highs and Lows

The Milwaukee Admirals are currently sixth in the conference with a record of 20-13-6-3.  After an up and down week, and with Taylor Beck and Colton Sissons to Nashville, the team hopes to righten the ship this weekend. Up first for the Ads this past week were the strong Toronto Marlies, who currently sit third in the conference standings. Milwaukee never trailed in the...
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January 28, 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: 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

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

Admirals earn point in seventh straight

Milwaukee, WI–After coming from behind from behind to earn points in each of their past five games, the Admirals showed tonight that they could play with a lead, as they led for over 48 minutes in a 4-2 win over the Rockford IceHogs Friay night. The win extended the Admirals point streak to seven games (5-0-2) to start the season and leaves them as the only team in the AHL without...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators cut six more from training camp, roster drops to 27

Nashville’s active roster currently sits at 27 players, 16 forwards, 8 defenseman, and 3 goaltenders. Below is a list of the players that have been sent back to their respective teams: Reassigned to Milwaukee (AHL) Patrick Cehlin Joonas Jarvinen Joonas Rask Miikka Salomaki Colton Sissons Austin Watson — The following 27 players remain: Forwards: Taylor Beck, Gabriel Bourque...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds assign six players to Milwaukee; 27 players remain on roster

Monday morning, the Nashville Predators cut the roster down to twenty-seven players with the assignment of Patrick Cehlin, Joonas Jarvinen, Joonas Rask, Miikka Salomaki, Colton Sissons, and the most surprising, Austin Watson to Nashville's AHL affiliate -- Milwaukee Admirals. Watson is being sent to the Admirals a day after scoring a goal in the first home preseason game...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds go 1-1-1 in prospects tournament

The Nashville Predators' prospects have left Coral Springs, Florida with a somewhat-successful tournament against other prospects from the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, finishing 1-1-1. However, in two of the three games the Predators played, they did not play to their identity of hard nosed, gritty hockey. In those two games, they allowed eleven goals...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators Prospect Watch: Who Will See Time in Nashville this Season?

The mornings are crispening.  The players are filing back into town.  I feel the urge to blog and tweet about something other than obscure metal and indie rock bands. All of these things portent of one simple, wonderful truth: hockey is just about back! While informal skate-arounds have been going on for the past week or so at Centennial, the Predators’ rookie camp officially...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Projected lines for rookie camp

The Nashville Predators open up rookie camp Wednesday, September 4 in Nashville, then hit the ice the following day for a practice session before flying south to Sunrise, Florida for a tournament against Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning's rookies. The tournament will last from Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8. Afterwards, the camp will close out...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators announce 2013 Development Camp Roster

From the Nashville Predators PR Department, below is a look at the players coming in to development camp next week: FORWARDS Pontus Aberg, Chase Balisy, Zach Budish, Filip Forsberg, Sebastien Geoffrion, Felix Girard, Max Gortz, Ludwig Karlsson, Brendan Leipsic, Michael Liambas, Wade Murphy, Joe Pendenza, Emil Pettersson, Miikka Salomaki, Josh Shalla, Colton Sissons...
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July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators sign Salomaki to deal

The Nashville Predators signed 2011 second-round draft pick Miikka Salomaki to a three-year, entry-level contract Wednesday. The 21-year-old Salomaki was the 52nd selection overall and Nashville's second choice. The 2009-10 Finnish Junior League rookie of the year, Salomaki has spent three seasons with Karpat Oulu of the Finnish Elite League. The left wing had 25 goals, 25 assists...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators sign F Miikka Salomaki to 3-year deal

The Nashville Predators signed 2011 second-round draft pick Miikka Salomaki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) to a three-year, entry-level contract Wednesday. The 21-year-old Salomaki was the 52nd selection overall and Nashville's second choice. The 2009-10 Finnish Junior League rookie of the year, Salomaki has spent three seasons with Karpat Oulu of the Finnish Elite League. The left...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Preds ink 2011 second round pick Miikka Salomaki

NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN 2011 SECOND ROUNDER MIIKKA SALOMAKI Nashville, Tenn. (April 24, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed 2011 second-round draft pick Miikka Salomäki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) to a three-year entry-level contract. Salomäki, 21 (3/9/93), has spent the last three seasons...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Press Release: Salomaki signed

Today, the Preds signed prospect Miikka Salomaki to an entry-level contract...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Premier Finnish prospect signed

The Nashville Predators signed Miikka Salomaki to a three-year entry level deal. Salomaki is a prospect with tremendous upside and has the potential to make the team next season.  Salomaki was drafted by the Predators 52nd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Earlier this year, the 21 year old was selected to play with Team Finland in the 2013 World Juniors Championship...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Predators at winter tournaments

  Two Nashville Predators prospects and one professional Predator participated in winter tournaments while the National Hockey League was lockedout. Miikka Salomaki and Jim Vesey played in the World Juniors, while Patric Hornqvist played in the Spengler Cup, both great tournaments to watch.   Patric Hornqvist gained some experience during the lockout playing in the...
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January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

POLL: Which Predators prospect are you most excited about?

You can only vote once per day. Which Preds prospect are you the most excited about?  Jim Vesey  Miikka Salomaki  Brendan Leipsic  Colton Sissons  Pontus Aberg ...
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December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Predators at winter tournaments

During the winter time, the hockey world holds two major tournaments. One is for the young hockey players, the World Juniors Championship, and the other is for the professionals, the Spengler Cup. Both tournaments start at the same time, but the Spengler Cup ends on New Year's Eve while the World Juniors ends January 5. It is without a doubt the WJC is the bigger tournament...
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December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Christmas continues with start of World Juniors, Preds vs. Wings…

Christmas is not just for December 25 anymore. For Nashville Predators fans, the holiday known as Boxing Day north of the border brings just as many tidings as Christmas did. Not only are the Preds taking on their arch-rival Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena but Monday afternoon marks the beginning of the 2012 World Junior Championships. And both Preds prospects participating...
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December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Creative People Are Dishonest Edition

The big story of the last 24 hours was realignment. Here is a variety of posts from Nashville about the new line-up... Ryan Porth, Robby Stanley, Paul McCann, Dirk Hoag, Fang Faction, and the Tennessean.A ticket tax is being considered to fund Bridgestone Arena renovations and have the patrons fund the projects, much like what is happening at LP Field.Jim Diamond has a nice feature...
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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