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All Ryan Ellis haters please stand up!

Written By Joshua @Top6Grinder The Predators came away with another bonus hockey win against the Coyotes last night at Bridgestone arena. The Coyotes usually give the Predators a good matchup and last night was no different.  Even with Devan Dubnyk in net for the Coyotes giving the Predators they wanted which was a little disappointing.  I was looking for target ...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

So what did we learn in game #1?

By Josh @Top6Grinder The Preds opened up the season with a 3-2 win against former Predator David Legwand and the Ottawa Senators. So what did we learn in game #1? First and formost we learned that some of the old Predators who where in Smashville under Trotz are capable of bringing the puck into the offensive zone without the dump ...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey “Anal”ytics

  Hockey “Anal”ytics By Greg Moshopoulos As we head into fall, and preseason hockey is upon us, the most controversial topic across the hockey world has been the adaptation of analytics and the factor it has on the NHL. This off-season has been widely known as the ‘summer of analytics’ in the NHL with several teams hiring these ‘experts’ onto ...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Is GM David Poile Done With Preds Makeover?

  Joshua @Top6Grinder  The 2014 NHL draft and free agent frenzy has passed and with that came a lot of change to the Nashville Predators roster. Now that a few weeks have passed and the dust has settled is GM David Poile done with his off season makeover? Key Additions: James Neal Olli Jokinen Anton Volchenkov Derek Roy Mike Ribeiro ...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds Weekend Roundup

Joshua @Top6Grinder The 2014 NHL draft weekend dust has settled. It began with a roar of boo’s to Gary Bettman but ended pretty well for the Nashville Predators who made a trade and picked up a solid group of prospects in the draft. The night began with David Poile attempted to make a trade with the Ottawa Senators for center Jason Spezza. The reported price was ...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Poile all over the map on draft

Joshua @Top6Grinder The 2014 NHL draft is just over 24 hours away. The Nashville Predators have the following picks to draft the future with: -Round 1: 11 -Round 2: 42, 46 -Round 3: 72 -Round 4: 102, 112 -Round 5: 132 -Round 6: 162 GM David Poile and the Predators organization have big decisions to make in the coming days. ...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nash to Nashvillle?

Joshua @Top6Grinder The New York Rangers are currently on life support in the Stanley Cup Finals and with many Rangers fans tasting blood. The blood of a player who did not live up to expectations when it mattered in 2012-2013 or 2013-2014. Rick Nash has quickly met the tough side of being a NHL hockey player in a market like ...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Not Another D-man! Preds 2014 Draft Options

Joshua @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators will have the #11 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on June 27-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. So who do the Nashville Predators select with the first round pick? Do they hold onto the pick or trade it away? I don’t think it would be a bad idea to package the pick with ...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New Voices In the Booth for Preds?

Written By: Greg Moshopoulos @GreekGoalie35 Everybody knew the culture of the Nashville Predators was changing when they allowed Barry Trotz to walk away, and subsequently hire Peter Laviolette as the new boss behind the bench. Little did we know that Trotz is not the only familiar voice on 501 Broadway that won’t be around.  Long-time color analyst and fan-favorite, Terry ...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Who wants to be a Pred? Potential Offseason Targets

Joshua @Top6Grinder A new bench boss is on duty in Smashville and the Nashville Predators are likely to play a different style in the upcoming season. It’s well known that the Predators need some help at the forward position when it comes to scoring and it is highly probable that some type of roster change is coming this summer with ...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds have faith in Hutton, sign G for 2yrs

The Nashville Predators announced yesterday the signing of 28 year old goaltender Carter Hutton of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada who considers chocolate as his guilty pleasure, to a two year contract. Hutton will make $700,000 in 2014-15 and $750,000 in 2015-2016 putting the Predators on the hook for a total of $1.45 million over the next two seasons for what ...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Preds Fans Will Love Lavy

By: Greg Moshopoulos The Nashville Predators finally made it official on Tuesday and hired former Stanley Cup winning coach Peter Laviolette as their new boss behind the bench. This news came across the wire with virtually a unanimous stamp of approval from fans all across PredNation, and with good reason. It’s no secret that the Preds have struggled scoring throughout ...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness and Three Pointers

The madness to make the playoff bracket is what most teams are fighting for as another season nears its conclusion. For those who are on the bubble, their path to the sweet 16 proves tougher as the teams they chase continue to participate in close, three-point games. One of the things that drives both teams and fans absolutely crazy, is ...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Winners, Losers and Shockers!

Perhaps it’s not so easy to determine who got the best of the trade deadline deals at first glance. But as a wise person once said, ‘sometimes when you win, you actually lose.. and sometimes when you lose, you actually win… and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie.’  Ok, that was Rosie Perez in ‘White Men Can’t ...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Hockey Previews and Predictions

The finale of the 2010 Olympic hockey tournament set the ‘gold’ standard for all things North American hockey. Zach Parise tied the game at 2 with just 25 seconds left in regulation, but the US finally faltered in overtime thanks to a goal by the best player in the game, Sydney Crosby. This marked the second time in three Olympics ...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Nashville Predators Should Not Seek Stadium Games

By: Miranda Martin Miranda@Prednecknation.com Now that we’ve all settled down from a week of crazy outdoor games, including the non-hockey annihilation Sunday night, let’s talk stadiums. Ever since the LA Kings teamed up with Dodger stadium to bring an NHL outdoor game to an 80 degree balmy Los Angeles, many are wondering what teams should get it next year. Nashville ...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s Next?

By: Greg Moshopoulos David Poile has been a busy man over the last several weeks. A GM’s job doesn’t allow for much sleep when your team is on the cusp of being left out of the playoffs for the 2nd consecutive year. Add to that the fact that he is pulling double duty as the GM for the US Olympic team, ...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds Continue To Squander Opportunities At Home

If there’s one thing the boys over on Broadway are consistent at…. it’s being inconsistent. Coming into this 5-game homestand, the Preds had 16 games left before the Olympic break to make some noise and get back in the playoff hunt. With Dallas faltering of late, that’s at least one team they could’ve gained ground on. Alas, after a strong ...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2013: Year in Regress

Article By: Greg Moshopoulos This entire year has been one with very little positive news for the Nashville Predators. From the first game of the 2013 lockout-shortened campaign that ended in a rare home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, to the last game of 2013 vs. another former divisional foe in the Detroit Red Wings, even those of us ...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Trotz the NHL’s Version of Jeff Fisher?

By Greg Moshopoulos The Nashville Predators are 31 games into the 2013-14 season and hover around the .500 mark as they typically do from year to year before they make a playoff push (last year’s lockout shortened season not withstanding). As the Preds mire in mediocrity, the majority of the Western Conference has sailed past them and will force them to ...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Whatever Happened to Crazy Charlie?

You would be amazed how many thoughts a person can have while falling from 12ft. So, have you been wondering what exactly happened to me & why I disappeared this time? Well, we go back to Aug 31stwhen in preparation for the coming hockey season, I was preparing my home &  yard for the winter. As part of the process, the ...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

MORNING STANLEY CUP OF JOE – MAY 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS BOSTON 4, TORONTO 1; BOS leads series 1-0 The Bruins scored four unanswered goals and Tuukka Rask made 19 saves for his eighth career playoff win. The line of Milan Lucic (0-2—2), David Krejci (1-2—3) and Nathan Horton (1-0—1) combined for six points, including the game-winner by Horton at 19:48 of the first period. PITTSBURGH 5, NY ISLANDERS ...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

MORNING STANLEY CUP OF JOE – MAY 1, 2013

TUESDAY’S RESULTS CHICAGO 2, MINNESOTA 1 (OT); CHI leads series 1-0 Bryan Bickell scored 16:35 into overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory. The goal was Bickell’s second overtime winner in 15 career playoff games; he has never scored an overtime goal in the regular season. Eight of Chicago’s last nine postseason games have gone to overtime – ...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Show Must Go On: A Western Conference Playoff Preview

Yes, the Nashville Predator’s 2013 season is over, but the best hockey has yet to begin. While Preds fans ponder over the 2nd highest draft spot in franchise history, there are still 16 teams continuing on for the holy grail of hockey. It’s only appropriate that the playoffs be just as special as the season itself. For the first time ...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

All’s Well that Ends Well: A Final Home Game

By: Miranda Martin Miranda@Prednecknation.com It’s certainly been a dismal season for the Nashville Predators, but with the final home game happening tonight against Calgary, it’s crucial for the state of this franchise for the team and the fans to go out on a good note. Yes, positivity has been fairly grim a vast majority of the season, and silver linings ...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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