Predators post game audio from Winnipeg

With little local coverage of the Preds-Jets game from Winnipeg on Sunday night, our friends over at Illegal Curve gave us a heads up for clips from Barry Trotz, Carter Hutton, Matt Cullen and birthday buy, Colin Wilson after the impressive 3-1 road win.Go here to enjoy! Thanks to Dave at Illegal Curve for permission and keeping us in the loop.More Later...Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

POTG picks for the first real NHL season in a couple of years

It is no secret that I was not pleased with last year's strike-shortened season. Due to the "labor unrest" I surrendered my season tickets and gave up my regular seat in the Predators pressbox.That being said, I am feeling a tinge of excitement on the eve of a new full NHL season. Therefore, I am inspired to share my predictions for the 2013-14 season.With the new realignment...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Get to know Predators' draft pick Teemu Kivihalme

Our friends at Illegal Curve got the opportunity to have a sit down with Predators draft pick Teemu Kivihalme during last Saturday's show from the NHL store in Manhattan.Go here and enjoy the interview.More Later...Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Final Prediction

After missing both picks in the conference finals, I will now make my last poor prediction of the season...Chicago Blackhawks over the Boston Bruins in seven games.More Later...Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

POTG NHL Conference Finals Predictions

After a 6-2 record in the opening round and a 3-1 success rate in the second round, I will put my best ever prediction rate on the line once again for the NHL Conference Finals.Los Angeles Kings over the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.Pittsburgh Penguins over the Boston Bruins in seven games.More Later...Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Housley named Predators new Assistant Coach

After a few weeks of relative quiet after the Predators recent dismal season, the news was fast and furious in the last 24 hours.On Monday night, the news leaked out from Blues broadcaster, Darren Pang that long-time associate coach Peter Horachek had been relieved of his duties. Confirmation of the firing came on Tuesday.Then, it was announced that former NHL defenseman, Phil Housley...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Second round Stanley Cup Playoff picks

After a surprising 6-2 record in the first round of the playoffs where I erred on my picks of the Canucks and the Ducks, I will continue with more picks from the couch in the hastily started second round of the playoffs.Chicago (1) in seven over Detroit (7)Los Angeles (5) in six over San Jose (6)Pittsburgh (1) in six over Ottawa (7)Rangers (6) in six over Boston (4)More Later....
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May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

FCA Hockey Clinics coming to A-Game May 17th and 18th

I got a note from friend and Cellblock 303 founder Mark Hollingsworth about the upcoming FCA hockey clinics that will be held at A-Game Sportsplex on May 17th and 18th. It sounds like a good opportunity for kids at the rock bottom price of $20. With most camps and clinics in the hundreds of dollars, this looks like a bargain.The official information follows...FCA Hockey ClinicsMay...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick NHL first round picks from the couch

After sitting out the better part of the year with a lower body injury, here is my take on the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs.Chicago (1) in six over Minnesota (8)Anaheim (2) in seven over Detroit (7)Vancouver (3) in six over San Jose (6)Los Angeles (5) in six over St. Louis (4)Pittsburgh (1) in five over the Islanders (8)Ottawa (7) in six over Montreal (2)Rangers (6) in six...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg could make NHL debut against Red Wings on Sunday

In a season that has been disappointing to fans an the team alike, the Nashville Predators announced that recent acquisition  Filip Forsberg has joined the team and could make his NHL debut on Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings.Here is the full release from the Predators...FILIP FORSBERG JOINS THE NASHVILLE PREDATORSNashville, Tenn. (April 13, 2013) – Nashville Predators...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Surprise move lands top prospect Filip Forsberg for Predators

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile appeared to be having a rather quiet day at the trade deadline until a surprising move was announced well after the 2 p.m. deadline had passed.Nashville picked up a top offensive prospect in Filip Forsberg in exchange for career Predator Marty Erat and prospect Michael Latta.Earlier in the day, Poile had shipped defenseman Scott...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Nashville claims Zach Boychuk on waivers

Per Kevin Allen, the Nashville Predators early March acquisitions continue as the have picked up Zach Boychuk on waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.The 5'10" left winger was taken in the first round (14th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. He played 73 NHL games with the Canes, picking up seven goals and adding 11 assists before being claimed...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators make two moves as the calendar turns to March

In a normal season, as March beckons, teams that are in the playoff hunt scramble for talent while the others try to pick up assets for the future as they move players that no longer figure into the organizational plans.In this abbreviated 48 game season, the trade deadline will not occur until April 3 when the Predators have 11 games remaining.In the last few days the Predators...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators re-acquire Scott Ford

In a minor league deal with the St. Louis Blues, the Nashville Predators re-acquired defenseman Scott Ford in exchange for forward Jani Lajunen.Ford will report to the Milwaukee Admirals where he served as team captain last season. He played in 279 games with the Ads over the last four seasons and was always a fan favorite.The 33 year-old, 6'3", 218 pound D-man has been...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch out AHL! Brian McGrattan to patrol rinks for two weeks

The Nashville Predators announced on Friday morning that enforcer Brian McGrattan has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals for a two week conditioning assignment. He will remain on the Preds' roster but receive an opportunity to play with the Ads and become more game-ready.The 6'4" 235 pound winger from Hamilton, Ontario has only played in two contests in Nashville...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators lead in NHL Jennings Trophy race

The Nashville Predators have always been known for stingy defense and world class goaltending but have yet to claim the one piece of hardware that goes to the goalies of the team that gives up the fewest goals over the course of  an NHL season.According to, "The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Comments from a standing "O" by the cripple beside the couch in Preds 6-1 win

As you probably do not know, the reason for my lack of posting and in person presence around the Predators' rink this year is that I will be undergoing a full hip replacement this coming Thursday which will require a six week period of no driving or public appearances. Therefore, I am limited to comments from the couch for the time being.In spite of my infirmary, I was able to...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators ink new TV deal with Fox Sports

The Predators and Fox Sports announced a "new long-term television rights agreement." Financial arrangements and term were not announced but there was stated that "FOX Sports Tennessee (would be) the home of Nashville Predators Hockey for many years to come.”Make the jump for the full release from the Preds and Fox Sports...NASHVILLE PREDATORS AND FOX SPORTS TENNESSEE...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Couch notes from Nashville's 3-1 win over Minnesota

After improving in each of the first two games and settling for the loser point in each, the Predators made big strides in the final two periods against the Wild in Minnesota and broke into the win column for the first time this season by a 3-1 score.Chris Mason started his first game of the year for the Predators and limited the Wild to one goal on thirty shots, including several...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bourque recalled from Milwaukee

The Nashville Predators recalled Gabriel Bourque from Milwaukee today to provide an additional spark for the 0-0-2 team. He was a key contributor as a rookie last season and has been sidelined recently with injuries.Here is the full release from the Nashville Predators...NASHVILLE PREDATORS RECALL BOURQUE FROM MILWAUKEE Nashville, Tenn. (January 22, 2013) – Nashville Predators...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Comments from the couch after Preds 4-3 shootout loss to the Blues

There's not too many comments from the couch tonight, primarily due the the scheduling of a 5 p.m. start on a day when everyone in the Mid-state area that doesn't work for the government or a bank was either at work or heading out into rush hour traffic for the puck drop.I find it totally incredible that for the second game in a row that Bridgestone Arena had a sellout...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bartley returned to Milwaukee

Nashville Predators rookie defenseman Victor Bartley has had an exciting few days lately but in the end was returned to Milwaukee today where he will probably stay for a while.Bartley was one of three Admiral defensemen (along with Ryan Ellis and Jon Blum) that was invited to the Preds abbreviated training camp which was left with an unwieldy eight D-men when the final cuts were...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Opening Night thoughts from the couch in Predators 3-2 shootout loss

The Preds opened up with as close to a "bye" as you could find, having won 19 of the last 20 home games against the Columbus Blue Jackets. At least the sieve, Steve Mason, didn't start. The BJ's have worked hard  at earning the title of doormat of the Central Division NHL.The sold out crowd in the arena got their money's worth with 65 minutes of end to end...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Nashville to win Stanley Cup: You heard it here first!

Abbreviated picks for the abbreviated season...This year's NHL season is finally upon us after months of highs and lows for fans when word would leak out that a resolution to the lockout was near only to be dashed by harsh words from the negotiating parties. Frankly, for most of the lockout, I thought we were looking at a rerun of the lost season of 2004-05.That being said, anyone...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators set roster for Opening Night versus Jackets

After an abbreviated training camp, there were only a couple of surprises in the Predators 23 man opening night roster that was announced today.The final cut was forward Chris Mueller who has played 19 games with the Preds over the last couple of seasons. Another surprise was that the team kept eight defensemen, including 24 year old Victor Bartley, who has never played in an...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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