A win tonight for the Nashville Predators would be perhaps the most impressive win of the season for them if they can pull it off. They’re facing the Carolina Hurricanes, a team they’ve only played once so far.
This was a good one, folks. Hey again, everyone. The Nashville Predators put the hurt on the Columbus Blue Jackets today, and I’m here to recap how. Who stood out, what exactly happened, and what’s the jam of the day?
The Predators are infrequent visitors to PPL Center, but visits have increased in the last few days. Since Pierre LeBrun's report last week that Mattias Ekholm was one of several Predators on the trade block, speculation on the defender’s destination has run rampant.
The Nashville Predators have had a less-than-good start to the 2020-21 regular season, and while there is a myriad of factors that have contributed to their sub-.500 record, one aspect of their play that has stood out to me has been the play of their defensive corps.
Mattias Ekholm returns to play with a “Swede” performance. After a disappointing loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, the Nashville Predators returned to home ice for a matinee game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Tinordi era in Smashville is over, folks. When the Nashville Predators put Jarred Tinordi on waivers Friday, it appeared the 6’6” defender was simply being moved to the Preds’ taxi squad for a short stint.
Well, this season is only 19 games in and let’s be honest, it hasn’t gone exactly to plan for the Nashville Predators. No one would have imagined that with this roster they would be sitting so low in the division.
Pekka Rinne of Kempele, Finland recorded his 59th career National Hockey League shutout on Wednesday. The 38-year-old netminder made 24 saves as the Nashville Predators defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI.
While it might not yet be time to start mashing on the panic button with both fists, it is certainly an uneasy time for the Nashville Predators. Just over the quarter mark in the 2020-21 regular season, the Predators sit second from the bottom of the Central Division standings, only one point above the lowly and rebuilding Detroit Red Wings.
Pierre LeBrun believes the Nashville Predators are on the brink of becoming sellers this season. The team hasn’t outright said they’ll be moving pieces, but the NHL insider notes that a number of teams believe the exits are coming and there’s an intriguing name competing franchises hope becomes available.