Report: Nashville Predators Exceeding Expectations

Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens prepares to shot while being challenged by Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators in the NHL game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With the first half of the NHL season already in the books, the Nashville Predators have emerged as one of the major surprise stories in the entire...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Martel Mailbag: Wilson, Hellberg, Jones and more

We're introducing a new bi-weekly segment here at FOX Sports Tennessee and it starts with you, the reader. In the Martel Mailbag, I'll be answering a few Nashville Predators-related questions that readers have sent to me via either Twitter or email. If you want to submit your question, please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and maybe you'll see your question posted in...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should refs have to answer postgame questions?

  Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro isn’t exactly the most-liked guy in the hockey world. Though clearly a talented player, he’s made a name for himself as a selfish, me-first player. Fair or not, he’s also earned a reputation as a bit of a whiner. Still, he might be right with his comments regarding officials after last night’s 2-1 loss in Montreal. The game went...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Coach Berates Ref For Winking At Blackhawks Bench

Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette absolutely freaked out on referee Kevin Pollock for apparently winking at the Chicago Blackhawks bench. The Predators have their own behind-the-scenes show called Beneath The Ice and they caught the heated exchange on camera. Pollock vehemently denied winking but as he skated away, Seth Jones said to his teammate Eric Nystrom, […] The...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators top Capitals for 5th straight win, spoiling Trotz's return

  James Neal scored twice and the surging Predators spoiled coach Barry Trotz's return to Nashville, beating the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Seth Jones and Mattias Ekholm had the other goals for the Predators, who fired Trotz at the end of last season. Trotz was the team's inaugural coach, leading Nashville through its first 15 NHL seasons...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons why Predators will be just fine without Pekka Rinne

After a collision knocked him out of the game three nights ago, the Nashville Predators have been holding their breath on the status of goaltender Pekka Rinne and now the verdict is in: out 3-5 weeks with a knee strain. This is obviously a massive blow for the Predators. They’re currently leading the Central Division by four points and are tied with the Anaheim Ducks for the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators' power play has struggled throughout the season, though it has excelled in the last five games. The lowly Carolina Hurricanes don't do many things well, but their outstanding penalty kill is an exception. The Predators can end the visiting Hurricanes' streak of seven straight games without yielding a power-play goal Tuesday night and avenge an earlier defeat...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Predators 4-3 in shootout

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored the tying goal with 2:17 left in the third period and Ryan Kesler got the deciding goal in the shootout, giving the Anaheim Ducks a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night. Matt Beleskey and Corey Perry also had goals in regulation for the league-leading Ducks, and Frederik Andersen made 27 saves in a matchup...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Predators net 3 PP goals in home rout of Flyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coming off a loss and short Christmas break, the Nashville Predators bounced right back against the Philadelphia Flyers, scoring a season-high three power play goals and earning a 4-1 win. SLAP SHOTS 1. Power play finally finding success For the second straight game in Nashville, the Predators have found scoring from their power play unit. Having more 40 straight...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds rout Jackets, give Pekka Rinne his league-leading 22nd win

  Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the Nashville Predators routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Monday night. Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Seth Jones and Mike Fisher also scored for Nashville, which has won five of six. Victor Bartley added two assists. Rookie Alexander Wennberg scored his first NHL goal...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators 1, Oilers 0

Notes: There were very few signs of the high octane Preds we’ve been seeing lately. The Oilers dominated the neutral zone, took the first nine shots on goal and won 13 faceoffs to the Preds’ 4 through the first period. Although the Predators managed some solid scoring chances here and there, this was very much the Pekka Rinne show, as the goalie bailed out the team on 37 shots...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacific Northwest Hockey For Dummies

Our great region may not have a National Hockey League (NHL) team, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t packed with tons of hockey talent.  While we wait for our knight-in-shining-armor to bring our well-deserving metropolitan areas a team, go and check out the Western Hockey League (WHL) teams.  If you’re like me, every time you go to a hockey game you wonder why you don’t do...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Reaves crushes Seth Jones with a monster hit

After missing a game after blocking a shot off his foot/leg in practice, Ryan Reaves returned in a big way against the Nashville Predators. He earned a 10-minute misconduct after trying to stand up for Vladimir Tarasenko following a high hit (still not sure what warranted 10 minutes, but I digress) and he dished out plenty of big hits. Here’s a great look at Reaves’ huge hit...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators end homestand with first regulation loss of the season

Despite one of their hottest starts in franchise history, Nashville was eventually going to end up on the wrong side of the win/loss column. Getting points in their first seven games of the season, the Predators finally met with a team that turned the tables and was able to lock them down after potting the first goal. Against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, Nashville was...
Via The Predatorial
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Practice Update – October 14th, 2014

After opening the season with two straight wins, the Predators are back on the ice tonight against the Calgary Flames. Looking to start 3-0-0 for the first time since winning their first three in 2010-2011, Nashville will have to find a way to beat Flames netminder Karri Ramo. “The guys have had a good start and we have to continue to do the work. We have to make sure we’re...
Via The Predatorial
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators tickets up 50% from last season on secondary market

After making the playoffs in seven of eight seasons from 2003-04 to 2011-12, a stretch that hasn’t been approached by any other late-1990s or early-2000s expansion team, the Nashville Predators have found themselves outside the playoffs for two straight seasons.  As is frequently the case, disappointing results led to change. Gone is Barry Trotz, the only head coach the organization...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators and Lightning set rosters for tomorrow’s preseason game

The Predators and Lightning have both set their 25-man roster for tomorrow night’s opening preseason game for both teams. While Nashville cut six players from the roster on Sunday evening, the Predators are icing the following players tomorrow: FORWARDS Arvidsson, Beck, Cullen, Fiala, Forsberg, Gaustad, Jarnkrok, Neal, Ribeiro, Roy, Salomaki, Sissons, Smith, Watson, Wilson...
Via The Predatorial
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

How do players feel about advanced statistics and hockey analytics?

If you haven’t been paying close attention to the hockey community over the past couple of months, you may have missed the plethora of teams that have bolstered their hockey operations staff with the hirings of a handful of bloggers who specialize in recording and breaking down hockey analytics. For nearly a decade, there’s been a growing trend of finding new ways to measure...
Via The Predatorial
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators’ Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Powerful Slap Shot (Video)

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber’s slap shot is one of the most powerful in the NHL. The last time we saw him unleash his shot during a skills challenge was at the 2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, where he finished second to Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot portion of the event with a 106 mph blast. During a skate with teammates on Thursday, Weber...
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Shea Weber’s Slap Shot Is Literally Destroying Boards Now

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber has one of the hardest slap shots in the entire NHL. We’ve seen his heavy slapper do a whole lot of damage before – whether it be on the scoreboard, on some twine, or on the body of any poor soul that finds themselves in the way of one – but his latest act of destruction might be the most impressive. Weber, who has previously hit 106...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Defenseman Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Slap Shot

I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff in the hockey world, but this might be the most ridiculous/scary. Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber is known for having a rocket of a slap shot, though not as fast as Zdeno Chara’s, and these photos from his teammate Seth Jones show just how hard it is. Weber […] The post Predators Defenseman Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Slap Shot...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds owners offer donation match in response to Ice Bucket Challenge

You’ve seen Colin Wilson. You’ve seen Seth Jones. You’ve seen Filip Forsberg. You’ve ever seen team President and COO Sean Henry. You may have seen all of them take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS but Nashville Predators partial owners De Thompson V and John Thompson of Thompson Machinery have just taken it a step further. The official press release is...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators get into ice bucket challenge, make challenges of their own

Started by 29-year-old Massachusetts man two years ago to raise awareness for ALS, something he also suffered from, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has grown with much popularity and has recently breached into the NHL’s ranks of coaches and players. Now, the Nashville Predators players and coaches are taking the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, spreading ALS awareness and re-issuing...
Via The Predatorial
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville is expecting “real good things” from Seth Jones

Some rookies fear the dreaded sophomore slump. That’s not quite the case for Seth Jones. Joining the Nashville Predators as the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, Jones performed fairly well in 2013-14, but was lost in the shuffle behind other rookies around the league such as Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon. What’s expected of the defenseman heading into 2014-15?...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville is expecting “real good things” from Seth Jones

Some rookies fear the dreaded sophomore slump. That’s not quite the case for Seth Jones. Joining the Nashville Predators as the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, Jones performed fairly well in 2013-14, but was lost in the shuffle behind other rookies around the league such as Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon. What’s expected of the defenseman heading into 2014-15?...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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