Predators Rumors & News

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Flames win wild one in Nashville

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A wild, high-scoring game came to an appropriately bizarre finish Tuesday. Flames captain Mark Giordano's centering pass struck Nashville Predators left winger Filip Forsberg's left skate and skittered into the net 43 seconds into overtime, enabling Calgary to rally for a..." February 22

  • Johansen rips Jackets for lack of tribute: 'I think we all know who made that call'

    Tennessean "The Predators' 4-3 victory against the Blue Jackets on Sunday was the teams' third meeting since the January 2016 trade involving center Ryan Johansen and defenseman Seth Jones. But it was the first at Nationwide Arena, marking Johansen's initial return to his first NHL city. On Sunday..." February 20

  • Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Trying to find a line to complement the production Eric Staal was providing, Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau put Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund on the wings between captain Mikko Koivu in late November. Koivu's line could always be counted on to slow another team's..." February 19

  • Ekholm pushes Predators past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mattias Ekholm's tiebreaking goal at 9:09 of the third period lifted the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday at Nationwide Arena. "We beat ourselves on the fourth one (goal). It was a bad change; four guys on the ice" Columbus coach..." February 19

  • Does Predators GM David Poile have one more big deal in him?

    Tennessean "David Poile steps into the freight elevator, takes his spot up front, to the far right, and stares straight ahead. It’s actually more of a glare, and it is Poile’s routine after every home game. You would never know if the Nashville Predators had just won or lost by observing their general..." February 15

  • Pominville, Allen, Arvidsson named 3 stars of the week "Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen and Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 12. FIRST STAR - JASON POMINVILLE, RW, MINNESOTA WILD Pominville paced the NHL with six..." February 13

  • Predators storm back to stun Stars

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For most of two periods Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, emotion prevailed over execution for the Nashville Predators. Criticized by coach Peter Laviolette for lacking passion in a 7-4 loss Saturday against Florida, Nashville came out amped up against the Dallas Stars,..." February 12

  • Trocheck leads balanced Panthers attack over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bedeviled by injuries and a dropoff in some individual performances, the Florida Panthers entered Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators ranked only 26th in the NHL in scoring. But center Vincent Trocheck said the Panthers now bear little resemblance to the team..." February 11

  • Kreider lifts Rangers to fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- All it took was one timely save and one fortunate bounce, and suddenly the New York Rangers were on their way to a comeback victory. J.T. Miller scored twice, including the game-winner with four minutes remaining in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves as the..." February 09

  • Replay ruling aids Predators in win over Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Going into Tuesday night's third and final meeting of the season with the Vancouver Canucks, the Nashville Predators had more goals waved off (three) than they had scored (two) in the first two matchups. This time, they won a critical replay review that gave them the..." February 08

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Sabres claim Grant off waivers from Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "What’s old is new again in Buffalo. Derek Grant, who the Sabres lost on waivers to Nashville last month, is back in the fold — on Monday, the Sabres claimed him back from the Preds. The 26-year-old appeared in six games during his brief spell in Nashville, registering a single assist. His..." February 06

  • Ribeiro reports to AHL Milwaukee

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Mike Ribeiro was placed on waivers Friday, some observers doubted whether he’d report to the AHL if he cleared. Well, he did clear, and after being assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday, he has indeed reported. As you can see below, the 36-year-old forward arrived at Admirals..." February 06

  • Predators' Mike Ribeiro: Clears waivers, likely bound for AHL

    CBS Sports "Ribeiro cleared waivers Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports. Predators GM David Poile left some hockey fans in a frenzy with his decision to waive Ribeiro -- who is second on the team with 21 helpers in 46 games -- but the move actually isn't all that surprising with..." February 05

  • Green, Mrazek account for Red Wings' 1-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Facing what seemed like steep odds Saturday night, the Detroit Red Wings got the two points they needed. Petr Mrazek's 42 saves and Mike Green's first-period goal made the difference in a 1-0 victory over the Nashville Predators at sold-out Bridgestone Arena...." February 04

  • Vernon Fiddler traded to Predators by Devils "Forward Vernon Fiddler was traded to the Nashville Predators by the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. The Devils receive a fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Fiddler, 36, had one goal, two assists and was minus-11 in 39 games for the Devils this season after signing a one-year contract..." February 04

  • Predators place Ribeiro on waivers

    Tennessean "The Predators placed veteran center Mike Ribeiro on waivers Friday. Predators coach Peter Laviolette didn't offer the most confidence-inspiring endorsement of Ribeiro earlier this week when asked where the veteran center stood with him after a recent string of scratches. "He's a member of..." February 03

  • Predators' Rinne continues domination of Oilers in shutout

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- No matter whether the Edmonton Oilers have been good or bad, regardless of whether the Nashville Predators have been mediocre or above average, Pekka Rinne is a lock to give them two points against Edmonton. Thursday night was no exception, as Rinne stopped 31 shots in..." February 02

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Hornqvist's pair power Penguins past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh winger Patric Hornqvist enjoys playing against his former team. Enjoys being a pest. Enjoys scoring. By that standard, he had a thoroughly good night Tuesday against the Nashville Predators, logging two goals in the Penguins' 4-2 victory at PPG Paints Arena...." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • No deja vu for Predators in win over Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After blowing a two-goal lead with less than six minutes left Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators were presented with another two-goal advantage in the last five minutes Thursday night. When the Columbus Blue Jackets scored with under three minutes left, one could..." January 27

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Eichel's OT goal nets Sabres third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As Jack Eichel started skating up the left side of the ice, the Nashville Predators backed off him. Bad move. Noticing lots of open ice, Eichel turned it up a gear and roared to the faceoff circle, where he ripped a wrister over Juuse Saros at 2:35 of overtime to..." January 25

  • Laviolette Collects 500th Career Win "Peter Laviolette has earned quite a few wins during his career. On Sunday in Minnesota, he did something only 24 before him have ever accomplished in the League's 100-year history. The Nashville Predators head coach recorded his 500th career victory, becoming the 25th coach in the NHL's history..." January 23

  • Forsberg's goals cap Preds' comeback at Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Long road trips can either help or hurt teams in the middle of the season. Having just finished five in a row away from home, the Nashville Predators are helping themselves plenty as they seek a return to the playoffs. Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third period on..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Subban returns for Predators' shootout win over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Nashville Predators got a pleasant surprise and a welcome addition on Friday night when star defenseman PK Subban returned to the lineup after missing the last 15 games with a herniated disc in his back. And the news only got better from there as the Predators marked..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Ellis scores 2, Preds hold on to beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- It took Ryan Ellis until his 318th career game in his sixth NHL season for him to break through with his first two-goal effort. Turns out the Nashville Predators needed both of them as well as goals from James Neal and Filip Forsberg to edge the Calgary Flames 4-3 on..." January 20

  • The good news and the bad news for Roman Josi

    Pro Hockey Talk "Roman Josi told Swiss Hockey that he suffered a concussion from that Anton Blidh hit you can see in the video above, according to a translation passed along by the Tennessean. So, that’s the bad news for the Nashville Predators. The good is that he also told that outlet that he might be..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Canucks snap skid with win vs. Predators

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Henrik Sedin moved closer to a milestone Tuesday night -- but he was more excited about helping his Vancouver Canucks get back on the winning track. Sedin's goal at 12:28 of the third period gave the Canucks a 1-0 victory over the Nashville Predators. With the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Waived at start of year, Watson’s become ‘a real force’ for Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seven years ago, hopes were high for Austin Watson. A big-bodied forward from the OHL, Watson was selected 18th overall by Nashville at the 2010 draft — ahead of the likes of Nick Bjugstad, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Charlie Coyle, among others. “We were really happy to get Austin. He’s certainly..." January 16

  • Predators need to be 'more exceptional' to reach potential

    USA Today "Nashville Predators general manager David Poile went to bed Thursday night with his team in a playoff spot and awoke to find that the Los Angeles Kings had inched past for the last playoff position in the Western Conference. It’s been that kind of season for the Predators. They have played..." January 15

  • Predators overcome travel woes to beat Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- A trade and travel trouble made for an eventful 24 hours for the Nashville Predators. They turned the whirlwind day into one of their most satisfying wins of the season. Filip Forsberg and Mike Fisher scored goals in the third period, Pekka Rinne had 28 saves and the..." January 14

  • More injury problems for Predators as Josi suffers upper-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Already playing without P.K. Subban on their blue line, the Nashville Predators might have lost another key defenseman on Friday night when Roman Josi had to leave their 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins early in the first period with an upper-body injury. Josi did not return to the game, and..." January 13

  • Avalanche did McLeod 'favor' with trade to Nashville

    Denver Post "The Avalanche Friday morning traded its longest-tenured player, winger Cody McLeod, to the Nashville Predators for center Felix Girard. Girard, 22, is in his third season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL and will join the Avalanche’s affiliate in the same league, the San Antonio Rampage...." January 13

  • Predators acquire forward Cody McLeod from Avalanche

    Tennessean "The Predators acquired veteran forward Cody McLeod in a trade with the Avalanche on Friday for forward prospect Felix Girard. McLeod, 32, had spent his entire 659-game NHL career in Colorado and was the team's longest-tenured player, scoring 117 points in 10 seasons. He's known for his..." January 13