Admirals Week in Review: Let's Go Streaking!

What a week it was for the Milwaukee Admirals.  After winning two games with Pekka Rinne, the team has not slowed down.  In their current four game winning streak, they have scored 25 goals and have allowed seven.  Besides winning, they have added two new players, said goodbye to two (one for good), and lost somebody important to an injury.  More after the jump. Before...
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March 11, 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 Look Good through Five Games

The Milwaukee Admirals opened the 2013-2014 AHL season on the road against the Abbotsford Heat and the defending Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins. The Ads had to travel north of the border to start the season to take on the Heat, the AHL franchise of the Calgary Flames.   The Ads would go to overtime in the Friday contest with Patrick Cehlin (1) and Taylor Beck (1) getting...
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October 29, 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

Patrick Cehlin taking advantage of extended opportunity

Patrick Cehlin has not registered a point yet this preseason, but he has suited up in an NHL jersey for the first two times in his career. On Sunday night, Nashville made their preseason home debut and Cehlin skated for the first time in front of a crowd at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators manhandled the New York Islanders, taking a 2-0 win for their first victory of the preseason...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators roster breakdown for Sunday night’s game against the New York Islanders

Below are the forwards, defensemen, and goaltender participating in Sunday night’s matchup against the New York Islanders for the Nashville Predators: Defense: Seth Jones, Ryan Ellis, Kevin Klein, Joe Piskula, Roman Josi, Victor Bartley Forwards: Filip Forsberg, Patrick Cehlin, David Legwand, Nick Spaling, Craig Smith, Rich Clune, Matt Hendricks, Austin Watson, Gabriel Bourque...
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September 21, 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 number changes for this season

Kevin Wilson, head of Player Relations for the Nashville Predators, reported on Twitter Friday several players will have different numbers for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Taylor Beck, who formerly wore the number 56 on his jersey, will now don the number 41. With Martin Erat being no longer with the team, the number 10 became free for anyone who wanted it. Patrick Cehlin will...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Admirals lose Game 1 in OT

Brett Ritchie scored the overtime game winner 11:44 in to give the Texas Stars a 3-2 win and, more importantly, 1-0 lead in this best-of-five series. “An unfortunate bounce with a rolling puck,” said Austin Watson. "That’s hockey and that’s overtime.” The momentum swung the Stars’ direction after defenseman Scott Ford went to the penalty box four minutes before...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Admirals win 5-2, helped by southern hospitality

The Milwaukee Admirals came into todays contest against the Charlotte Checkers on a 2 game losing streak. Apparently, all they needed was a little southern hospitality to get back in the win column. The Admirals picked up a couple goals off of Checkers turnovers, and won 5-2 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.  The Admirals got on the board early, as Patrick Cehlin...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Rookie Development: Watson & Cehlin

Photo by:  Since we are still in limbo/mediation/decertification/wtf? mode in the NHL and watching University of North Dakota hockey games on a week delay (and grumbling that none of them are prospects or draft picks of the Predators), it’s time to take a look at some of the Admirals rookies: Austin Watson and Patrick Cehlin. In the top 20 rookies point totals, only three...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Admirals Finally Get Rockford Monkey Off Their Backs, Win 4-2

Photo by Greg Hamil   The 2011-2012 Milwaukee Admirals were barely able to squeeze into the playoffs on the last day of the regular season with a win against the Charlotte Checkers. One main reason things were so tight is because they were dominated all season by the Rockford IceHogs. Last season, Rockford held a 10-1-0-1 mark against Milwaukee, and picked up 21...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeremy Smith: A Pitcher with No Run Support

Photo: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Admirals  Jeremy Smith, goaltender for the Milwaukee Admirals, has been playing very good hockey this year. His record doesn’t reflect that as he is 3-6 on the year but his hard work and determination will make it a matter of time before he gets recognition as one of the best AHL goalies on the season…if only the Admirals can give him some goal...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Stars Shine in Texas, Admirals Fall 3-1

The Milwaukee Admirals continued their Texas road trip on Wednesday night, heading to Cedar Park to face off against the Texas Stars. The Admirals came in with a 2-2 record, while Stars were off to a 3-2 start. The Admirals have not scored first in any of their first four contests, and that trend continued tonight. With Patrick Cehlin in the box after a tripping infraction the Stars...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Ads fall in home opener

ADMIRALS FALL TO CHARLOTTE IN HOME OPENERAds Dig Hole They Can’t Dig Out of Three-Goal DeficitMilwaukee, WI—The Milwaukee Admirals found themselves in a three-goal third-period deficit and battled back to pull within one, but couldn’t find the equalizer and dropped a 4-3 decision to the Charlotte Checkers on Friday night in their home opener for the 2012-13 season at the BMO...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ads Lose Home Opener 4-3, Play Tomorrow @ San Antonio

  The Admirals dropped their home opener to the Charlotte Checkers by a score of 4-3. Charlotte kept their scoring threat Zack Boychuk going with a breakaway goal for his second goal of the year while Rask, Dolan and Bowman provided the other three Checkers goals. Milwaukee came on strong in the third period trying to get the game even but were unable to convert on a late PP. Patrick...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Home Opener: Milwaukee Admirals vs. Charlotte Checkers

Photo by: With the fan-numbing setbacks in the NHL negotiations, the Predatorial is delighted to inform you that the AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, the Milwaukee Admirals, are playing their home opener tonight against the Charlotte Checkers. The Admirals opened their season last Friday night with a dramatic come-from-behind win against the Grand Rapids...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Cehlin becomes hero in first North American game

The Milwaukee Admirals got their 2012-13 season started off right with a 3-2 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins up in Michigan last night.The box score can be found HERE while the full recap can be read below, courtesy of the Admirals.***CEHLIN HELPS ADS TO COMEBACK WINAdmirals Open at Home Next Friday NightGrand Rapids, MI—Playing in his first game in North America, Milwaukee...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Admirals win opener at Grand Rapids 3-2

The Milwaukee Admirals kicked off their 2012-2013 season on the road tonight in Grand Rapids, facing the Griffins on opening night of the American Hockey League season. While most in Nashville were hoping to see the Predators versus Red Wings tonight, they'd have to settle for the minor league affiliates instead. Both teams came into the game with new head coaches, as the Admirals...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Admirals Season Preview

The 2012-2013 Milwaukee Admirals will hit the ice tonight in Grand Rapids, Michigan against the Griffins for opening night in the American Hockey League. The farm clubs for Nashville and Detroit will square off at 6pm Central Time in the first face-off of the season for the AHL. The Admirals have a very young team, and a brand new Head Coach in Dean Evason but look to be competitive...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Swedes top Hockey Prospectus’ list of Preds prospects…

Hockey Prospectus is a highly respected online scouting service. Every summer, they post their rankings of the top 10 prospects for each of the 30 NHL clubs.Last week, they released their rundown of the Nashville Predators.The names you’d expect to see are included. 2010 first rounder Austin Watson, Minnesota Golden Gophers captain Zack Budish and former OHL 40-goal scorer...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

With lockout looming, Predators officially assign 22 to Milwaukee…

They re-signed Jon Blum yesterday, they extended Gabriel Bourque today and now the Nashville Predators have taken care of what is thought to be their final loose end before the lockout begins on Saturday night. They’ve sent 22 players to their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.The following players have been assigned to start training camp with the Admirals:Taylor Aronson ...
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September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Reminder: Preds Development Camp begins tomorrow…

The weekend is finally over which means the Nashville Predators have added a handful of more players to their organization.The 2012 NHL Draft was this past Friday and Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and General Manager David Poile and his staff selected six forwards, two defenseman and a goaltender. Most (if not all) of those nine players will be in attendance during Nashville’s...
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June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Press release: Predators select nine on second day of 2012 NHL Entry Draft

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (June 23, 2012) – The Nashville Predators made nine selections on Day Two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., taking six forwards, two defensemen and a goaltender. Sweden, the United States and Finland were once again on the Predators draft radar – the franchise has now selected at least one Swede in seven consecutive drafts...
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June 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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