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The Summer of Gold

It’s a completely different day and age for hockey in Nashville. Some may argue changing the logo and jersey was the Summer of Gold, but to me this offseason takes that title. This Summer of Gold has seen a long overdue change at Head Coach, the Predators making the rare Draft Day big trade, more recently a day of signing centers, the TV and Radio broadcast teams mixed up (more...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators take a chance on Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy

The Nashville Predators signed Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts Tuesday. Ribeiro will make $1.05 million and Roy signed for $1 million. “Mike is a talented veteran center who has produced offensively everywhere he has played,” general manager David Poile said. “We have done our due diligence and believe Mike has a lot to offer to our team, improves us at our...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nashville Predators Still Need Time

#481227957 / gettyimages.com The Nashville Predators simply aren’t equipped at the moment to make a playoff run, but they are close. They have good young talent in their system, some solid line players hitting the ice, and a legitimate guy between the pipes in Pekka Rinne (when he’s healthy), but they are missing those few guys who bring it all together while putting up some...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators forward Mike Fisher to miss 4-6 months

The Nashville Predators announced Monday that they will be without forward Mike Fisher for the next 4-6 months due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. “Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session and underwent successful surgery on Thursday, July 3,” general manager David Poile said in a statement. “We expect...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds give Rinne insurance for two years, re-sign Hutton

Two-time Vezina Trophy finalist Pekka Rinne unexpectedly missed 51 games this past season. As a result, the Nashville Predators were forced to turn the reigns over to three rookies, one of whom was Carter Hutton. The former Rockford IceHog responded with a 20-11-4 record and, as of Monday afternoon, earned himself a new multi-year NHL deal. Just a month shy of free agency, the Preds...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Another World Championships, another Pred named MVP

In 2013, it was Roman Josi. In 2014, it’s Pekka Rinne. Obviously the Nashville Predators want to be playing hockey well into May on this side of the Atlantic Ocean but, given the circumstances, they’ll take success they can get right now. Rinne won silver with Team Finland at the 2014 IIHF World Championships on Sunday but, after the Final, was named the tournament’s MVP....
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne named MVP of 2014 World Championship

Pekka Rinne had a rough 2013-14 for the Nashville Predators and that might be putting things lightly. Rinne needed surgery on his hip and then missed additional time after he needed another operation to remove a bacterial infection on the same hip. When Rinne returned, it was clear he was rusty and far from his usual reliable self. If the 2014 World Championship is any indication...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne named MVP of 2014 World Championship

Pekka Rinne had a rough 2013-14 for the Nashville Predators and that might be putting things lightly. Rinne needed surgery on his hip and then missed additional time after he needed another operation to remove a bacterial infection on the same hip. When Rinne returned, it was clear he was rusty and far from his usual reliable self. If the 2014 World Championship is any indication...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Predators name Peter Laviolette head coach

The Nashville Predators announced Tuesday that the club has hired 2006 Stanley Cup-winning coach Peter Laviolette as the second head coach in team history and signed him to a multi-year contract. “Having reached the peak as a Stanley Cup Champion, Peter knows the intensity and urgency it will take to help our team reach its ultimate goal,” Poile said. “He is a great hockey...
Via Sports-Glory
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Shea Weber nominated for Norris Trophy

One of the best goaltenders in the world, Pekka Rinne, missed over four months due to an E. coli infection in his surgically repaired hip, they missed the playoffs for the second straight year and they parted ways with the only head coach the franchise has ever known. In short, this is not a season the Nashville Predators will rave about. Today, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators' Pekka Rinne to play in world championships

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne hoped a healthy summer and a strong training regimen would yield results for next season. His offseason will also involve playing hockey at the world championships. Rinne, who missed 51 games this season after surgery for a hip infection, will play for Team Finland in the worlds, which begin May 9 in Minsk, Belarus. The Predators approved of their...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

About-face! Rinne to play for Finland in Worlds after all

What a difference a week makes. We spoke with Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne last Monday and asked him whether or not he’d be suiting up for his native Finland at the 2014 World Championships. His response: “I saw the doctor this morning and he wasn’t too excited about it. I still have to kind of discuss it [with him] but he’s not recommending that.” On Tuesday...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rinne breaks franchise record as Preds continue hot streak

It may be too little, too late for this year but the Nashville Predators are giving themselves all kinds of confidence for next year. In front of 17,174 at Bridgestone Arena, the Preds continued their winning ways by beating the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-0. The win improved Nashville to 7-1-2 in their last 10 and the loss gave Phoenix’s playoff hopes a crushing, late-round blow. Pekka...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators shut out Phoenix Coyotes

A team that had nothing to play for played surprisingly inspired hockey on Thursday night. Two days after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Predators earned a 2-0 win over Phoenix — a team that had everything to play for — in front of 17,174 fans at Bridgestone Arena. Phoenix (36-29-15) is battling Dallas for the Western Conference's final playoff spot, but the Coyotes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rinne, Predators blank Coyotes

Pekka Rinne stopped 29 shots as the Predators dropped the Coyotes 2-0 for their fourth victory in the last five games.
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rinne stops 29 shots as Predators beat Coyotes 2-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over Phoenix on Thursday night, damaging the Coyotes' playoff hopes.
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop crucial game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over Phoenix on Thursday night, damaging the Coyotes' playoff hopes. Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville, which has won four of its last five. The loss hurt Phoenix's quest for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. The Coyotes entered the day...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators shut out Blackhawks

Goaltender Pekka Rinne said he has put his hip trouble in the past. He doesn't think about it much anymore, especially not after he shuts out the defending Stanley Cup champions. Rinne was stout and limber Sunday, stopping 29 Blackhawks shots on goal as the Predators won 2-0 at United Center. The shutout was Rinne's first since he underwent hip surgery in October for an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rinne makes 29 saves and Preds blank Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) Pekka Rinne made 29 saves for his first shutout in more than a year to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
Via FOXSports.com
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Can’t Catch Predators

The Blackhawks were closer to finding a cure for insomnia than solving Pekka Rinne and the Preds on Sunday night, falling 2-0 at the United Center. The Hawks controlled the action for much of the first period, but were on the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Can’t Catch Predators appeared first on Committed Indians.
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne has no ill effects from back-to-back games

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said he didn’t feel any discomfort or problems in his twice surgically repaired hip in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. It was Rinne’s first back-to-back series since he had a hip arthroscopy in the offseason, followed by surgery for a hip infection in October. He returned March 4 against Pittsburgh. Rinne played Friday night in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds not giving Rinne enough goal support

Pekka Rinne has been playing well since his return to Nashville's lineup, and has been getting virtually no help offensively from his teammates. Here's our story...
Via Smashville 24/7
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fangover: Rinne's 35 saves doesn't get it done; Preds lose 1-0

A stellar performance Saturday night by Pekka Rinne was wasted by the Nashville Predators because of their inability to score. Nashville fell to the Colombus Blue Jackets 1-0 at Bridgestone Arena that evening.  The Predators came out of the gates early, outshooting the Blue Jackets 14-5 heading into the first intermission. Sergei Bobrovsky was tested heavily in the first, but...
Via Fang Faction
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Goal scoring woes continue as Preds drop another close one

Well, it wasn’t exactly an offensive onslaught. In front of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets pulled within a single point of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference by edging the Nashville Predators, 1-0. Pekka Rinne saw his most action since April 7, 2013 by turning aside 35 of 36 shots. The teams traded strong periods before heading to the decisive third...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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