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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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16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

From Gary Glitter to The Black Keys, a goal song evolution

For 15 seasons, hockey fans have heard a special version of Tim McGraw’s “I Like It, I Love It” every time the Nashville Predators score a goal. Also for 15 seasons, “I Like It, I Love It” has been followed by Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll, Part 2.” From this sequence, the 303 chants known around the hockey world were born. During the Development Camp scrimmage on...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Times For The Nashville Predators

#451370058 / gettyimages.com Since 1997, Barry Trotz had been the only head coach the city of Nashville ever knew until the end of the 2013-2014 season. He had seen 16 seasons behind the bench of a team that many thought would be an unfit market for the sport. But something had to give. The Predators missed the postseason for the second consecutive season. The last time that happened...
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19 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting to Know Mitch Korn

#181799533 / gettyimages.com Over the offseason the Capitals have made a series of front office changes. With the new coaching staff, Barry Trotz sees a friend join him in the organization. Mitch Korn spent 16 seasons with the Nashville Predators that was lead by Mr. Trotz.  Mr.Korn is headed to the nations capital to help coach the net minders. Mr.Korn sees a lot of potential...
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29 days ago  |  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...
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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

Pekka Rinne, Matthias Ekholm To Play In World Championships by   Steven Ellis

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and defenseman Mattias Ekholm have been named to Finland and Sweden respectively for the 2014 World Championship in Belarus in May. Rinne’s decision to go was an interesting one. There was no question that he had the skill to play in a tournament that will likely see every team missing a big majority of their star players, but with [...]
Via The Hockey House
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...
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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...
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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.
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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
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