RYAN JOHANSEN NEWS

Why, Anaheim?

at Staples Center on February 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. If here is ever any doubt that the Anaheim Ducks are going make a long trek through the postseason, it was erased last night. Teams that struggle with confidence don’t introduce garish uniforms using their most off the wall and marginalized third color and trot them out for the first time on February 4th. No,...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
3 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NHL All-Star Game MVP

Since the NHL All-Star Game first announced an MVP in 1962, the honor has been awarded 46 times. How many NHL All-Star Game MVPs can you name? Note: There were no NHL ASGs in 1966, 1979, 1987, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013, and 2014.
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Canucks Preview

A trip north of the border has helped solve the Nashville Predators' woes away from home and gotten them out of their funk during a road-heavy stretch. The Vancouver Canucks are more than happy to be back home after traveling for the last week and a half. Nashville looks to take the first three of a four-game swing through Canada on Tuesday night when it faces a Canucks team that...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Oilers Preview

A strong showing to open a four-game trip through Canada might be exactly what the Nashville Predators needed to turn things around on the road. Armed with a sense of urgency, the Predators can build on that key win with a fifth straight victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Ryan Johansen and James Neal each had a goal with an assist as Nashville (21-18-8) snapped...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen stays hot with goal, assist, Preds down Jets 4-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Ryan Johansen kept up his hot play since being traded with a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators over the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Thursday night. Johansen has four goals and nine points in seven games since his trade from Columbus on Jan. 6. Craig Smith, James Neal and Calle Jarnkrok, with an empty-netter, also scored for the Predators. Nikolaj...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Kings overpay Anze Kopitar?

After a week of “will he or won’t he”, Anze Kopitar reached an $80 million deal over eight years with an average AAV of $10 million a year. The deal is front loaded and in his first year he will make $14 million and it descends downward over the course of the contract. In the last four years, there is a modified no-trade clause as well. The deal had been reportedly agreed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild at Predators

It was at this stage of last season when the Minnesota Wild began to take their game to another level.Again mired in a mid-January rut, a matchup with the scuffling Nashville Predators could provide another jump-start.Both teams hope to break out of their slumps when they face off Saturday night, with the Predators saddled with a season-high five-game losing streak and the Wild hitting...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild-Predators Preview

It was at this stage of last season when the Minnesota Wild began to take their game to another level. Again mired in a mid-January rut, a matchup with the scuffling Nashville Predators could provide another jump-start. Both teams hope to break out of their slumps when they face off Saturday night, with the Predators saddled with a season-high five-game losing streak and the Wild...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheelers scores early in OT and Jets beat Predators 5-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Blake Wheeler scored 51 seconds into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets overcame a three-goal third-period collapse to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Thursday night. Dustin Byfuglien scored twice in regulation and Bryan Little and Nikolaj Ehlers added goals for Winnipeg. Rookie Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots. Ryan Johansen cut Nashville's deficit to...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense Goes From Unquestionably Elite to a Slight Question Mark

We sit one week since the groundbreaking trade between Nashville and Columbus. The addition  of Ryan Johansen has excited everyone, and you’d be hard pressed to be disappointed in what he has already brought to the team. With 3 points in as many games, Johansen is living up to the billing of the long awaited 1C even as the team continues to struggle.   The trade will be best...
Via The Predatorial
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 14

Welcome to the fourteenth edition of Puck Drunk Love’s number one series of posts about tweets: Tweets of the Week. Hockey Twitter was on fire this week. Let’s take a look at how blue bird reacted to some crazy hockey stories: Team Canada This was the first year since 1998 that Team Canada was eliminated before the medal round. You know that hockey crazed Canadians would be up...
Via Bloguin Best
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 14

Welcome to the fourteenth edition of Puck Drunk Love’s number one series of posts about tweets: Tweets of the Week. Hockey Twitter was on fire this week. Let’s take a look at how blue bird reacted to some crazy hockey stories: Team Canada This was the first year since 1998 that Team Canada was eliminated before the medal round. You know that hockey crazed Canadians would be up...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Predators-Coyotes Preview

Ryan Johansen made an immediate contribution in his initial game with the Nashville Predators but couldn't end his new team's recent woes singlehandedly. The Predators will try again when they face an opponent they've dominated recently on Saturday night, but the Arizona Coyotes have been playing some of their best hockey of late. Nashville (19-15-7) acquired Johansen from Columbus...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Johansen stars for Preds in debut, but Avs grind out win

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have gone into postseason mode early. It paid off with a big win against Nashville.Tyson Barrie put Colorado ahead midway through the third period and the Avalanche beat the Predators 5-3 on Friday night.Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist in his first game with the Predators since they traded for him Wednesday.He stepped into the middle of a...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Barrie's 3rd-period goal lifts Avalanche over Predators 5-3

DENVER (AP) Tyson Barrie put Colorado ahead midway through the third period and the Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Friday night. Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist in his first game with the Predators since they traded for him Wednesday. Barrie beat goalie Pekka Rinne with a shot from the top of the slot with 9 minutes left. It was his third goal in three games...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Crazy Charlie Previews Preds Vs Avalanche & RyJo Excitement

Crazy Charlie talked Preds Hockey with Greg Pogue & Big Joe in anticipation of Ryan Johansen debut tonight in Colorado. https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/crazy-charlie-talks-preds-and-ryan-johansen-preview?in=nashsportsradio%2Fsets%2Fpredneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Awkward: Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones meet up at the airport

Trades happen. They happen all the time. There will be many more trades that happen in this game, but I bet you it will be a long time before the next trade where the two principals in the deal meet up with each other at the airport while they are flying to meet their new teams. It happened in Columbus as Seth Jones flew in to join his new team … Ran into my good buddy jonesy...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Awkward: Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones meet up at the airport

Trades happen. They happen all the time. There will be many more trades that happen in this game, but I bet you it will be a long time before the next trade where the two principals in the deal meet up with each other at the airport while they are flying to meet their new teams. It happened in Columbus as Seth Jones flew in to join his new team … Ran into my good buddy jonesy...
Via Bloguin Best
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Analyzing All Aspects of the Jones-Johansen Trade

Apparently there was a trade that went down yesterday in Nashville . A deal that has just a few people discussing the impact for both teams. If you’ve been camped in your basement with no interaction with the outside world, we can fill you in. The Nashville Predators completed the biggest trade in their franchise history by shipping away Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen.   This day...
Via The Predatorial
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Not awkward at all: Johansen, Jones ran into each other at airport after trade

It's a case of two NHL stars passing in the night. The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators caused quite a stir Wednesday evening when they announced they were swapping Ryan Johansen for Seth Jones in a blockbuster NHL trade. And wouldn't you know it? Johansen just happened to run into Jones at the airport while in transit to Nashville last night (perhaps there aren...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

David Poile Talks Trade For Ryan Johansen On WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

Nashville Predators GM David Poile joined The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show to talk about the trade for Ryan Johansen on Nashville Sports Radio 560AM/95.9FM   https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/david-poile-1-7-17
Via Predneck Nation
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Johansen traded for Jones

The Columbus Blue Jackets traded their center Ryan Johansen for the Nashville Predators’ defenseman Seth Jones. Johansen has long been rumored to be traded for years, and now the team has finally decided to move him for some much needed defense. Trade rumors were heightened as coach John Torterella took command of the team after an 0-7 start. Torterella is known to be very upfront...
Via isportsweb.com
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Predators-Avalanche Preview

As Ryan Johansen looks to make a fresh start in Nashville, the Predators hope they've finally found the top-line center they've desired. Trying to spark a Predators team that's been middling offensively, Johansen expects to debut for Nashville against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. Nashville (19-14-7) ranks 18th in the NHL with 2.55 goals per game and has averaged 2.22...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Johansen Owners Jump for Joy

The biggest fantasy hockey news yesterday had nothing to do with the five games that were played. The Blue Jackets and Predators made a massive one for one swap with Ryan Johansen headed to Smashville while Seth Jones is going to Columbus. Both of these players should benefit from this trade. Jones is the easier case. He's going to play on the top pair, get more minutes (presumably...
Via Razzball Hockey
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade Ryan Johansen to Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators traded defenseman Seth Jones to the Columbus Blue Jackets for center Ryan Johansen on Wednesday, giving up a young piece of their defense in search of some more offense."Ryan is a big, young center that can score, set up goals, win faceoffs," general manager David Poile said. "He's a No. 1 center who is still growing his game and has...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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