Barry Trotz finally got the axe

Life in the NHL won’t be the same without Barry Trotz coaching the Nashville Predators. He has been at the helm since that franchise’s very first game.Against all odds he lasted 15 seasons, generally keeping Predators competitive despite the lack of high-end scorers. Over the years Nashville has landed elite goaltending (Pekka Rinne) and top defensemen (Shea Weber, Ryan Suter...
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Wait WTF Just Happened

Took me a couple hours to digest what just happened. I knew that something was going to happen in the front office this offseason. I had a feeling, but hoped it would not be this. Before I really get going here I want to thank Barry Trotz for fifteen seasons and 557 wins and 1196 games coached for the Predators. Today the Predators are saying goodbye tot he only coach we've...
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What’s Next For Barry Trotz?

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, So Barry Trotz is out as the Nashville Predators’ head coach after 15 seasons at the helm, the longest-tenured coach in the league finally paying the price for two consecutive playoffs absences. What Trotz could have done differently to keep Pekka Rinne healthy is a question for another day, but the overriding sense was that the...
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Predators fire Barry Trotz, only coach in club's 16-year history

Barry Trotz, the only coach in the history of the Nashville Predators (1998-2014), will not be back next season, the team announced on Monday. Trotz ranks 13th on the NHL's all-time wins list (557) and held the longest tenure of any coach in the NHL. He also had 479 losses, 60 ties and 100 overtime defeats. And from 2003-12, spanning eight seasons (the NHL lockout vanquished...
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Wild lose in ugly fashion in 7-3 loss at home to Nashville finish regular season

Zach Parise tries to jam home a shot by Nashville’s Pekka Rinne. A weekend ritual during the hockey season has been listening to the radio show Beyond the Pond on KFAN radio every Saturday from 10AM to Noon.  Along with the show’s host, Brandon Mileski who is a high school hockey coach at Coon Rapids when he’s not producing “the Common Man” Dan Cole‘s Progrum he’s...
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WARNING: Marian Hossa’s Wraparound Goal May Make You Spit Beer

Nashville, TN – As the Chicago Blackhawks look to end the regular season in style, Marian Hossa just did something that few humans on this planet can do. Slap ‘Em With Your Hoss! Pekka Rinne is still watching the replay scratching his head. Author informationMatt EastmanCOO & Executive Media Producer at Sports Mockery If you have any questions or comments please contact...
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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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Coyotes look to snap skid, keep playoff hopes alive

The Phoenix Coyotes are mired in their longest losing streak of the season, but their latest defeat could have been worse. The Coyotes will try to end a five-game slide Thursday night in their final road game as they meet the Nashville Predators, who have been eliminated from playoff contention. Phoenix (36-28-15) fell 4-3 in overtime at Columbus on Tuesday but was headed for a regulation...
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Stars inch closer to playoffs with SO win vs. Preds

  The Dallas Stars coughed up the lead not once but twice, but in the end it was Tyler Seguin who bailed them out of what was a pretty sloppy performance in a 3-2 shootout win against the Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center on Tuesday night. With that victory, the Stars' 39th of the season, Dallas now moves two points ahead of the Phoenix Coyotes, who lost 3-2 in...
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Predators eliminated from playoff contention

The Nashville Predators saw their slim playoff hopes disappear Tuesday night by the hands of the Dallas Stars. Entering the game, Nashville was behind six points with four matches remaining. They had to win to survive. Unfortunately, they did not and their season came to an end in the skills competition. It took the third round before anyone was able to get the puck across the goal...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds eliminated with shootout loss to Stars

The Nashville Predators battled back from two one-goal deficits thanks to a couple of Gabriel Bourque goals but, in the end, Tyler Seguin scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Dallas Stars the victory. With the loss, the Preds were officially eliminated from the playoffs. Pekka Rinne played well — including a right toe save that would have given Dallas the lead...
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7 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  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.
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Video: Rinne, Trotz speak after loss to Columbus

Post-game video from Pekka Rinne and Barry Trotz after their loss to Columbus...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things prior to tonight’s Predators/Blue Jackets game…

Nashville comes into tonight’s game dropping six of their last seven games (1-4-2) with their only win coming last Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Columbus, on the other hand, had won three straight games before seeing their win streak snapped against the Chicago Blackhawks this past Thursday night. After tonight, Nashville has only six home games remaining while they...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Short-handed Blue Jackets take on Predators in Nashville

The Columbus Blue Jackets are down three defensemen as they get ready to face a Nashville Predators team struggling to score during a three-game skid. The Predators may like their chances of winning Saturday night if they start Pekka Rinne, who owns a stellar home record against the Blue Jackets. Columbus (32-26-5) will be missing Fedor Tyutin, Ryan Murray and Nikita Nikitin. Tyutin...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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