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The Nashville Predators are back at work ready to prove the best start in franchise history is no fluke, even with goaltender Pekka Rinne still sidelined. And they want a fast start coming off the All-Star break, beginning Tuesday night against the visiting Colorado Avalanche. "It's very critical," forward James Neal said Monday. "I think everyone's got the same mindset coming back...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators eager to build on their best start without Rinne

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators are back at work ready to prove the best start in franchise history is no fluke, even with goaltender Pekka Rinne still sidelined. And they want a fast start coming off the All-Star break. ''It's very critical,'' forward James Neal said Monday. ''I think everyone's got the same mindset coming back from the break. We want to gain ground...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead to the Second Half

The Nashville Predators headed into the All-Star break in the driver’s seat of the Central Division. Their 65 points in 45 games also places them 2nd in the NHL behind Anaheim who has 68 points although they’ve played 47 games, two more than the Preds. This past week the Preds had one game, a Tuesday night affair in Montreal. They were seeking to prevent losing back to back games...
Via The Predatorial
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators players, coaches have strong showing in All-Star Game

Scoring 29 goals between both squads, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette and his staff led Team Toews to a 17-12 victory over Team Foligno in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday. Although Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was unable to attend because of an injury sustained early in the month, teammates Shea Weber and Filip Forsberg both found the scoresheet, including...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Shea Weber wins hardest shot contest with 108.5 MPH shot

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber won the NHL All-Star Hardest Shot competition with a 108.5 MPH wrister.   “I’d get out of the way,” Phil Kessel told reporters after the contest. “I wouldn’t stand in front of that one.” Despite shooting 108.5, Weber didn’t break the NHL All-Star Hardest Shot record of 108.8, which is held by Boston Bruins defenseman...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shea Weber Rips Slapshot 108.5 MPH, Second Hardest Shot Ever

With no Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot Competition this year, it was Shea Weber’s contest to lose. After hilariously missing the net on his first try, he ripped his second shot 108.5 MPH into the net. This is second only to Zdeno Chara, who hit 108.8 MPH in the last All-Star Game Skills Competition. […] The post Shea Weber Rips Slapshot 108.5 MPH, Second Hardest Shot Ever appeared...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shea Weber's rocket shot leaves NHL All-Stars in awe

In an arena where a cannon is customarily fired when the home team scores a goal, Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber fittingly blasted a shot so hot it left some of the NHL's best with their mouths agape. While hardest shot king Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara isn't at this year's NHL All-Star Game Weber almost took his crown in Saturday night's skills competition at...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg’s meteoric rise

Late in the 2012-13 season, the Washington Capitals were making a push towards the Stanley Cup playoffs and decided they needed an extra scoring punch up front. Meanwhile, the Nashville Predators general manager, David Poile, had been informed by Martin Erat that he’d like a change of scenery and called Capitals GM George McPhee to see […] The post Filip Forsberg’s meteoric...
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five burning questions surrounding the Predators at the All-Star break

The Nashville Predators have entered the All-Star break with the best record in the Central Division, 30-10-5 and good for 65 points. It's time to take a look at five important things to watch for over the second half of the season. Is the backup goaltending situation a problem that needs to be addressed? Currently, Nashville has been without the services of Rinne for a little over...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators send Marek Mazanec to AHL for All-Star break

  The Nashville Predators have reassigned goaltender Marek Mazanec to Milwaukee in the AHL. The Predators announced the move Wednesday. Nashville called up Mazanec on Jan. 15 to back up Carter Hutton with goalie Pekka Rinne out three to five weeks with an injured knee. But the Predators, who lost 2-1 in overtime at Montreal on Tuesday night, now are off for the All-Star weekend...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators send goalie Mazanec back to AHL for All-Star break

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have reassigned goaltender Marek Mazanec (MAIR-ehk muh-ZAN-ehk) to Milwaukee in the AHL. The Predators announced the move Wednesday. Nashville called up Mazanec on Jan. 15 to back up Carter Hutton with goalie Pekka Rinne out three to five weeks with an injured knee. But the Predators, who lost 2-1 in overtime at Montreal on Tuesday night...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calder Race: Filip Forsberg vs. Aaron Ekblad

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Heading into the 2014-15 season, everyone had their favorites in the Calder Trophy race for the rookie of the year. Jonathan Drouin of the Tampa Bay Lightning was considered the golden boy, a prospect so elite that on his own he would have been a favorite even if he wasn’t a candidate to play with multi-time Rocket Richard winner Steven Stamkos...
Via Sports-Glory
5 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Predators Coach Laviolette rant at ref for allegedly winking at Blackhawks bench

Nashville Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette got into it with a ref Kevin Pollock ... for allegedly winking at the Chicago Blackhawks bench.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Canadiens Preview

The Nashville Predators could head into the All-Star break sharing the league's best record, but Pekka Rinne's absence could make staying near the top quite challenging. The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile, are hoping top goaltender Carey Price returns before the break. Nashville tries to avoid its first set of back-to-back defeats Tuesday night when it visits Montreal. The fact that...
Via AP on Fox
7 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...
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ups and the Downs

The Nashville Predators have found some adversity to deal with. Within the process of defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-1, Pekka Rinne was injured with a sprained knee. The diagnosis was a 3-5 week recovery time. We will discuss this in point #5 below. So the week that was has a different feel than any other one this season. There was Rinne but then there was the emotion of Barry...
Via The Predatorial
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Refs Should Never Wink At An Opposing Team’s Bench, Especially In Front of Peter Laviolette

This has got to be one of the funnier things to ever happen in the NHL, especially because this feels like a scene out of a Bravo reality show. This clip surfaced on Reddit and is from a show (just like 24/7) called “Beneath The Ice” which is focused on the Nashville Predators. This specific Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 15 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire; Colin Wilson

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Week 15 of the Fantasy Hockey season – we’re at the halfway point of the NHL schedule already as the Columbus Blue Jackets host the All-Star game this weekend. For most it’s a break from fake hockey for a few days, for others it’s still pedal to the metal. Besides, All-Star weekend is turning into a bit of a joke. Let’s be honest. Week 15 is...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Coach Acts Like Jealous Boyfriend When Ref Winks at Quenneville (VIDEO)

The Nashville Predators have a show called “Beneath The Ice” that shows behind the scenes footage and inside access to everything that goes on behind the bench and off the ice.  A recent episode captured Predators Coach Peter Laviolette during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, in which he accused referee Kevin Pollock of… “winking” at the Blackhawks bench… Aka...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Carter Hutton hold the fort down for Predators?

For Predators goaltender Carter Hutton, the task at hand isn’t unfamiliar. For the next 3-5 weeks, the 29-year-old backup will be thrust into the No. 1 role. Pekka Rinne, the Vezina Trophy favorite, will be on the sidelines throughout that stretch after suffering a sprained knee in a game against the Canucks Tuesday. An infected […] The post Can Carter Hutton hold the fort down...
Via Along the Boards
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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