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Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. The 31-year-old Underwood shot to fame...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Broadcast Changes

Another week has passed and that thankfully brings us ever closer to on-ice activities. Before I begin to turn the focus of the column where it belongs, I do feel compelled to share some thoughts about off-ice moves made at the beginning of August. The Nashville Predators will see some changes in the broadcast booths for both TV and Radio. Most notably, longtime color analyst (and...
Via The Predatorial
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predators News: Ryan Ellis still not close to new contract

One Nashville Predators roster spot remains unfulfilled, and Ryan Ellis appears no closer to re-signing than he did when summer began.#484631919 / gettyimages.comAs GM David Poile told Joshua Cooper of The Tennessean a couple of weeks ago, "Like 99 percent of negotiations that aren't done at this time we just don't agree exactly on what the dollars should be,"...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2011 draft class looking bleak as Balisy signs with St. Johns

Chase Balisy, the sixth round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2011, has signed an AHL deal with the St. John’s IceCaps. Balisy, 22, captained the Western Michigan Broncos last season and finished second on the team in scoring. Nashville’s 2011 draft class is turning into a bit of a rough one. Their seventh round pick, Brent Andrews, went onto win the Memorial Cup in 2013 with...
Via Section 303
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nashville Predators Ice Girls did the greatest Ice Bucket Challenge yet

Via Guyism
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville finally taking next step as pro sports city

WIth the hiring of Peter Laviolette and Ken Whisenhunt, the city of Nashville is taking the next evolutionary step as a pro sports city in the United States...
Via Smashville 24/7
6 days ago  |  Discuss

303TV: Ford Ice Center for the Preds media vs. Preds staff game

In this very first installment of 303TV (in conjunction with Penalty Box Radio), we take you inside the brand new Ford Ice Center for the Nashville Predators media vs. the Predators staff hockey game. The Preds staff was led onto the ice by Executive Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Chris Parker. The media team featured Justin Bradford of Penalty Box Radio,...
Via Section 303
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Summer of Gold

It’s a completely different day and age for hockey in Nashville. Some may argue changing the logo and jersey was the Summer of Gold, but to me this offseason takes that title. This Summer of Gold has seen a long overdue change at Head Coach, the Predators making the rare Draft Day big trade, more recently a day of signing centers, the TV and Radio broadcast teams mixed up (more...
Via The Predatorial
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Ford Ice facility to host Preds, Panthers, Bolts, Bruins rookies

The Nashville, Tennessee hockey market is in for a treat this September. The Predators will host the rookie camp’s of the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins. What’s more is they’ll be hosting them at the brand new Ford Ice Center complex. Which means not only will Preds fans get an opportunity to see their own prospects but they’ll also get to see 2014...
Via Section 303
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators release dates and players for upcoming Rookie Camp and Tournament

In just a few weeks, Nashville will host rookies from the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, as well as their own, in a rookie camp tournament. The players for the Nashville Predators and daily information about the tournament has now been released. Friday, Sept. 12 Time                                         Event...
Via The Predatorial
10 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Section 303
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators got value in James Neal trade

Normally when a team trades for a big-name player, it takes on extra salary. It's the price you pay for adding an elite athlete. Strangely, when the Predators traded for forward James Neal from Pittsburgh, it proved a salary dump to some degree. Former forward Nick Spaling will make $2.2 million next season. Patric Hornqvist, also sent to the Pens for Neal, will make $4.25...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg puts a twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge

We have another Nashville Predators Ice Bucket Challenge to report. And it’s a good one. Milwaukee Admirals forward and Preds prospect Filip Forsberg was challenged by Anaheim Ducks prospect Nick Sorensen and cousin Linus Carlsson Monday. As a result, on Tuesday, Forsberg accepted and did so in grand style. Among others, Forsberg nominated teammate Mattias Ekholm. Perhaps Ekholm...
Via Section 303
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette on Kevin Hayes: “He’s got a bright future.”

We spoke with Nashville Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette on Tuesday afternoon about a variety of topics. One of those was Boston College alum and highly sought-after free agent forward Kevin Hayes. Laviolette got to know Hayes a little bit as the coach of Team USA at the 2014 World Championships this past May. The 22-year old registered two points in eight games donning the...
Via Section 303
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What could the Preds line combinations look like?

Josh Cooper of The Tennessean posted his potential line combinations for the Nashville Predators’ 2014-15 season this morning. Some peculiar choices to be certain. In response, here are ours… James Neal – Mike Ribeiro – Craig Smith Colin Wilson – Derek Roy – Olli Jokinen Filip Forsberg – Calle Jarnkrok – Viktor Stalberg Matt Cullen – Paul Gaustad - Eric Nystrom...
Via Section 303
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lavy to stick with just two assistants in Nashville

In 2006, Peter Laviolette led Carolina to the Stanley Cup employing a pair of assistant coaches — Kevin McCarthy and Jeff Daniels. This season, he’s hoping to do much of the same in Nashville. The Preds won’t add a third assistant to Laviolette’s staff for this season, according to The Tennessean. Instead, Laviolette will work alongside McCarthy and Phil Housley, passing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Poile talks about surplus of forwards, competition in camp

The Nashville Predators had to get better on offense. General Manager David Poile knew this and revamped his roster for the upcoming season in an effort to do so. His first step was acquiring sniper James Neal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in June. He then signed versatile veteran Olli Jokinen. The team then announced top center Mike Fisher would be out until November (at least) and...
Via Section 303
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Ellis, Predators still seeking common ground

With the Predators and Ryan Ellis, it simply comes down to money. The 23-year-old defenseman is the lone remaining restricted free agent from last year's roster who has not come to contract terms. He is coming off a three-year, $4.5 million entry-level deal. General manager David Poile sounded hopeful a resolution could be reached soon. Veterans are scheduled to report for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators updates regarding Mike Fisher and Ryan Ellis

The Tennessean's Josh Cooper updated two important items on the Nashville front today, and the first comes via a tip from NHL.com: According to Cooper, Predators forward Mike Fisher's not exactly going to return in a hurry from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles' tendon: There is no change in the timeline for forward Mike Fisher's recovery from a ruptured...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators to stick with two on-bench assistant coaches

The Predators will go into the season with two on-bench assistant coaches. After Peter Laviolette was hired to replace Barry Trotz as head coach, there was some thought he would have three assistants – Kevin McCarthy, Phil Housley and Lane Lambert. Lambert then left to work for Trotz with the Washington Capitals. "Peter is fine with where we are," general manager David...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Player Preview: Mike Fisher

Position: Center (Right-handed) Age at the start of the season: 34 (Birthday: June 5th, 1980) 2013-2014 Statistics: 75 games played – 20 goals, 29 assists, -4, 60 PIM 2013-2014 Possession Statistic Highlights: While he was arguably Nashville’s top center statistically last season, Fisher stayed in the middle of the pack with his possession numbers (both Corsi and Fenwick...
Via The Predatorial
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators, Ryan Ellis still 'a ways apart' on new contract

Like a few teams around the NHL, the Nashville Predators are having a hard time getting one of their promising restricted free agents under contract. Defenseman Ryan Ellis is still in need of a new deal after finishing out the last year of his entry-level contract last season. According to Preds GM David Poile, an agreement on a new contract is not close. Poile spoke with Predators...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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