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Predators report to camp with new coach, new teammates

  The Nashville Predators made the biggest change in franchise history during the offseason. Now it's time for the Peter Laviolette coaching era to kick into high gear. The Predators reported Thursday for training camp with Laviolette in charge after being hired in May to replace the only coach Nashville ever had in Barry Trotz, now with Washington. They also have four new players...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New coach, 4 teammates as Predators report to camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators made the biggest change in franchise history during the offseason. Now it's time for the Peter Laviolette coaching era to kick into high gear. The Predators reported Thursday for training camp with Laviolette in charge after being hired in May to replace the only coach Nashville ever had in Barry Trotz, now with Washington. They...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Nashville Predators Preview: Healthy Pekka Rinne A Huge Boost

It’s been a summer of change for the Nashville Predators, who for the first time in team history will not have Barry Trotz as head coach. The veteran bench boss was fired at the end of last season and replaced by Peter Laviolette, who most recently coached the Philadelphia Flyers. Before arriving in Philly, Laviolette led the Carolina Hurricanes to their only Stanley Cup title...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Weber and Rinne present check to 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund

Yesterday, it truly was about the children. Amidst a bevy of doctors, media, and onlookers at the Butterfly Stage in Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Predators captain Shea Weber and netminder Pekka Rinne had a chance to spend some time with a handful of kids after a check presentation of $319,413.90 to the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund. “It’s great...
Via The Predatorial
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne happy to have hip woes behind him

Pekka Rinne looked like a brand new goaltender on Tuesday at Centennial Sportsplex. Wearing shiny, unused pads, he stretched and moved as he tried to break in the leather mesh for the first time on the ice. Rinne’s new pads were more metaphorical than stylish. After two major hip operations in the last year, the 6-foot-5, 31-year-old Finn is ready and hoping for a bounce-back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Player Preview: Carter Hutton

Position: Goaltender (Left-handed) Age at the start of the season: 28 (Birthday: December 19th, 1985) 2013-2014 Statistics: 40 games played, 20 wins, 11 losses, 4 overtime losses, 1 shutout, 0.910 save percentage, 2.62 goals against average 2013-2014 Recap: Last season was supposed to be much easier for Carter Hutton than what it turned out to be. Instead of being Pekka Rinne’s...
Via The Predatorial
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators announce single-game ticket promotions for 2014-2015 season

Nashville’s already bringing back bobbleheads this season to please the masses that have been clamoring for their return for quite some time, so what else does the team have in store? Via a press release sent by the team just moments ago, plenty of things. From the Nashville Predators PR department: “Students, families, “hometown heroes” and everyone in between will be...
Via The Predatorial
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Five storylines to watch for in Predators training camp

With the full roster and training camp schedule being released earlier, it’s time to dive in and take a look at the five most interesting storylines to watch for during Nashville’s training camp. 1) Youth Forward Logjam While Nashville easily has enough veteran talent to field a full NHL-ready roster,  the Predators have quite a few minor-leaguers that are ready for their...
Via The Predatorial
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Washington Capitals

One way or another, the red will rock in DC.#159184798 / gettyimages.comHello! This will be a synoptic feature Mon-Sat the next five weeks to gear up for the start of the 2014-'15 season. We're going in reverse alphabetical order and alternating between the Eastern and Western Conferences, because why not?Washington CapitalsReviewRoster changes, IN: D Matt Niskanen, D Brooks...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 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...
Via Sports-Glory
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...
Via Sports-Glory
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...
Via Bloguin Best
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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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...
Via Section 303
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...
Via Section 303
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...
Via Section 303
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.
Via FOXSports.com
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.
Via FOXSports.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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