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Nashville Predators: Yearly grades

The Nashville Predators outperformed what every team expected of them. With a new coach, new players, and a new mentality, the Predators were expected to be rebuilding and fighting to get back into the playoffs. Instead, they jumped to huge lead and became the top team in the NHL. The offense was running on full cylinders, the defense was standing up attackers, and Pekka Rinne was...
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Finland Shut Down Danish Offense for Win

In 2011, Finland demolished the Danes, taking them down 5-1 and outshooting by a vast 44 to 9 margin. The year before, the Danes upset the Finns 4 to 1 with an all-star goalie battle between Pekka Rinne and Frederik Andersen. However, it wasn’t much of a goalie battle, as Andersen saved 36 of 37 Finnish chances, while Rinne only stopped 13 of Denmark’s 16 shots on net. Coming...
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Filip Forsberg Has Fun Against Austria, Score Three in 6-1 Victory

Filip Forsberg managed to grab the first hat-trick of the 2015 World Hockey Championships, scoring a trio in a 6-1 victory over Austria on Sunday. The Swedes may have had a slow start to the contest, but they would still end the first period with the 3-0 lead. Ten minutes after taking a penalty, Nashville Predators star Filip Forsberg scored a great goal on an individual effort...
Via The Hockey House
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Teuvo Teravainen plays hero in Blackhawks’ Game 1 victory

For a while during the first period of Game 1, it seemed that history was destined to repeat itself during the Blackhawks’ second round of the playoffs. In the first period, Chicago dominated Minnesota during play, taking a 3-0 lead going into the first intermission- the same score that the Nashville Predators had going into […] The post Teuvo Teravainen plays hero in Blackhawks’...
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Austria upsets Switzerland in the shootout

The Swiss were the favourites going into the game and also proved their role after only 74 seconds, when Filippe Du Bois found the lead on a drop pass by 18-year old Kevin Fiala, prospect of the Nashville Predators. Two minutes later Kevin Romy even had the chance for the second goal on a penalty shot, but Austrian goalkeeper Bernhard Starkbaum closed the five-hole and denied the...
Via The Hockey House
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Moses Beats Pekka Rinne Late, USA Leads 1-0

The first period of the opening game of the World Championships saw some conservative action for most of the frame, but a late goal by Steve Moses gave the Americans a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. The start of the game was very one-sided for Finland, but with America’s inexperienced roster with just one player over 25, it was to be expected in the early going...
Via The Hockey House
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators GM admits the Cody Franson trade wasn’t a perfect fit

The Nashville Predators made it clear prior to the trade deadline that their intention was to win now. That was the approach for numerous teams, but the Predators put their future on the line by making deals near the deadline. The team dealt away their first-round pick for the 2015 Draft to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli. Unfortunately,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators GM admits the Cody Franson trade wasn’t a perfect fit

The Nashville Predators made it clear prior to the trade deadline that their intention was to win now. That was the approach for numerous teams, but the Predators put their future on the line by making deals near the deadline. The team dealt away their first-round pick for the 2015 Draft to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli. Unfortunately,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Preds Fill A Future Need

The season had its ups and downs that ended in a heartbreaking series lost, but through it all worth it in the end. The optimism for the future is clear as young guys stepped up to the center stage and performed while prospects continue to develop at a rapid pace in the minors.   Arguably the best defensive core in the league has room to improve and time to do it with everyone besides...
Via The Predatorial
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators captain Weber has surgery on dislocated kneecap

  Predators captain Shea Weber is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated right kneecap, an injury that will take up to six weeks for a full recovery. The Predators announced the injury Monday as players cleaned out following their first-round Western Conference playoff loss to Chicago. Weber spoke to reporters Monday while using crutches, and says he hasn't seen what he...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Season Recap

By Greg Moshopoulos @GreekGoalie35 It’s Monday, and Preds fans are still healing from the wounds that Chelsea Dagger has inflicted on our ears. A disappointing end to what was a promising season has engulfed all of PredNation. But before we look ahead to the off-season and what changes will inevitably take place, let’s first review what was supposed to be ...
Via Predneck Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators see youthful roster as reason for hope, motivation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nothing takes away the joy of a great regular season quicker than losing early in the playoffs. The Nashville Predators will try and use the disappointment of being ousted in the first-round to drive them during this offseason. ''There is a lot of positives, and that's great,'' Weber said Monday. ''Now we can build off of that. ... We need to be motivated to...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators captain dislocated his right kneecap in playoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Predators captain Shea Weber is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated right kneecap, an injury that will take up to six weeks for a full recovery. The Predators announced the injury Monday as players cleaned out following their first-round Western Conference playoff loss to Chicago. Weber spoke to reporters Monday while using crutches, and says he...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eulogy: Remembering the 2014-15 Nashville Predators (Puck Daddy)

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PHOTO: Chicago News Station Congratulates the "Blacks" on Playoff Win Over the Nashville Predators

You would think that the people preparing graphics for a sports report would be sports fans or at least be professional enough to double check whether something is an actual nickname for a team before using it. However, as we have found out in recent years that is not quite how it is.It certainly wasn't when a local news station tried to report on the Blackhawks beating the Nashville...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators Playoff run comes to an end

The clock has officially run out on the Nashville Predators season. The team could not withstand the Chicago offense that concluded the Predators cup run in Game 6 on Saturday, April 25. The Preds cannot be docked for a lack of effort, as they battled their way back into the series with a massive Game 5 victory to keep their hopes alive. Rookie star Filip Forsberg, a day after getting...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne named as finalist for Vezina Trophy

It appears that Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is being recognized for his outstanding season. Rinne was named as a finalist for this year’s Vezina Trophy, the award given to the best goaltender in the league. The 32 year-old goaltender had a great regular season after bouncing back from a hip infection that left him sidelined for most of the 2013-14 season. During...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators' Weber to miss remainder of Blackhawks series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber's lower-body injury will prevent him from playing in the remainder of the team's Western Conference quarterfinal series with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Predators updated Weber's status Friday and ruled him out for the rest of the series. Weber, the Predators' team captain, hasn't played since getting hurt last week...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hat Trick Alert: Filip Forsberg

It’s quite fitting that on the day the NHL announced the three finalist for the Calder Trophy, the one player that got snubbed, goes out and scores a hat trick. Filip Forsberg lead the Nashville Predators on Thursday night to a decisive 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, keeping them alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Earlier in the day the NHL announced the three finalist...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg, Preds Force Game 6

Filip Forsberg’s first career postseason hat trick was punctuated with an empty net goal with 10 seconds left in regulation and the Nashville Predators forced a Game Six on Saturday at the United Center. The script on Thursday night was … Continue reading → The post Filip Forsberg, Preds Force Game 6 appeared first on Committed Indians.
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VIDEO: Do You Remember Chicago’s Last Game 5 Against Nashville?

The Chicago Blackhawks play game five of their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series at 8:30 p.m. today against the Nashville Predators. The Blackhawks have a 3-1 series lead after their marathon three-overtime 3-2 win Wednesday morning. One more win and it’s on to the next round. Well, it’s been almost exactly five years since the last time the Blackhawks had a game five against...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Prednecknation Radio 4-23-15 Game 5 Edition

Crazy Charlie & Dan Bradley go beyond a full 60 mins into Sudden Death OT on a Game 5 Edition of Prednecknation Radio. Craig Button of NHL Network joins the guys to talk Playoffs, Draft, & future prospects of the Nashville Predators. https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/prednecknation-radio-4-23-15-game-5-edition?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Weber's status for Game 5 remains uncertain for Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) With his team facing elimination in a first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette remains noncommittal on the status of injured players Shea Weber and Mike Fisher. Weber hasn't played since getting hurt in Game 2. Fisher left Game 1 with a lower-body injury and hasn't played since. Fisher took part in...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Picking up the pieces in Nashville

The Nashville Predators come home Wednesday after playing the longest game in franchise history. Problem is, once again, they came up on the wrong side of it.   The Predators will look to try and claw their way back into the series tomorrow night at Bridgestone Arena in what is truly the first “must-win” game […] The post Picking up the pieces in Nashville appeared first on...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators lose organization’s longest game

Game 4 of the first-round series between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks began at 8:30pm in Chicago on Tuesday night. However, the game would not end until the early morning on Wednesday. Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored a goal in the first minute of the third overtime period at exactly 1:17am. It took 101 minutes before the game could end, with both...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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