Predators Rumors & News

  • Sabres 4, Predators 1

    Buffalo News "Carlo Colaiacovo felt the pain of a cross-check to the throat. His teammates made sure to make the Nashville Predators hurt, too. Buffalo’s slumbering power play woke up with two goals during a five-minute major assessed to Viktor Arvidsson, putting the Sabres in front and on their way to a..." November 29

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    Tim Wharnsby @TimWharnsby

    Victor Bartley (NSH), Max Talbot (BOS, Jordan Scroeder (MIN) on waivers.

  • Flyers 3, Predators 2 (OT)

    CSN Philly "Black Friday arrived a couple hours later than usual at the Wells Fargo Center and perhaps the extra rest helped the Flyers. The Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators, 3-2, in overtime during a late afternoon matinee to jump start back-to-back games. They’ll meet the Rangers on Saturday in..." November 28

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Predators snap shutout streak in 3-2 win

    Tennessean "The red light illuminated behind the opposing net multiple times Wednesday, a recently unfamiliar sight for the Predators. Held without a goal in a franchise-worst three consecutive games, they got three in a much-needed 3-2 victory against the Sabres. "We knew it was going to come," said..." November 26

  • Henrik Lundqvist masks Rangers mistakes in win over Preds

    New York Post "This Rangers season is starting to sound like a broken record. Mistakes. Great goaltending. Win. Wash, rinse, repeat. On Monday at the Garden, netminder Henrik Lundqvist was spectacular in a 3-0 triumph over the Predators. It was his second shutout of the season, a 31-save gem in which he..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Wild shuts out Predators in a chippy one

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Home sweet home. After a dreary 1-2-1 road trip that featured the Wild chasing every game and not holding a single lead in regulation, the Wild returned to the cozy, comfy confines of Xcel Energy Center, where its only previous loss this season was to Saturday’s opponent, the Nashville..." November 22

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    BOS claims Landon Ferraro on waivers. Granberg to NSH on waivers.

  • Blue Jackets shutout Preds

    Columbus Dispatch "A few minutes before the Blue Jackets came out for the second period on Friday night against the Nashville Predators, coach John Tortorella walked out of the training room and into the dressing room with a sobering message. The Blue Jackets, playing their second game in 24 hours, would have to..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Predators survive 'dangerous' Ducks

    Tennessean "Rarely do two teams wrap up their season series as quickly as the Predators and Ducks did Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena. After splitting the first two meetings, Nashville survived a late Anaheim onslaught to prevail 3-2. “They played hard, and it definitely felt like we played most of our game..." November 18

  • Nobody’s got a better blue line than Nashville

    Pro Hockey Talk "Three ways to say that Nashville’s strength is on the blue line: — Of the 48 NHL defensemen with at least eight points, five of them are on the Nashville Predators. — Nashville d-men have 52 points combined. The forwards don’t have a ton more: 79. — It’s not just assists the d-men are..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Predators KO Jets after third-period brawl

    Tennessean "In the NHL, lopsided games tend to devolve into on-ice wrestling matches. With the Predators leading the Jets by five early in the third period en route to a dominant 7-0 victory at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Jets forward Mark Scheifele shot the puck into the Predators’ net after a blown..." November 15

  • Defence on display in Leafs’ shootout win in Nashville

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs are starting to feel pretty good about themselves. Peter Holland scored the lone shootout goal and the Leafs won their second game in a row, a 2-1 decision Thursday night over the Nashville Predators in a tightly played game. “It feels good,” Holland said. “We’re not giving up..." November 13

  • 5 takeaways from Predators' win vs. Senators

    Tennessean "Here are five takeaways from the Predators' 7-5 win against the Senators on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena: Fourth-line production: With center Paul Gaustad out because of a lower-body injury and forward Eric Nystrom already missing because of an upper-body injury, the Predators' fourth line had..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Allen, Blues blank Predators

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues’ power play is much improved, its defense killed five power plays including 91 seconds of five-on-three action, but nothing got the Blues’ attention as much as the play of Jake Allen on Saturday night. Allen made a career-high 45 saves in posting his seventh career NHL shutout in a..." November 08

  • Preds beat Wild to end CMA road trip, open Central play

    Tennessean "After traversing California for a week, the Predators landed in Minnesota for their first divisional game and final stop on their annual CMA Awards road trip. As expected, the Predators' first game within the cutthroat Central Division was feisty, ending in a 3-2 Nashville victory that wrapped..." November 06

  • Three Goal First, Forty Andersen Saves Stake Ducks To 4-2 Win

    Anaheim Calling "After having been amongst the best players in analytic stats for the Anaheim Ducks in the early part of the season, Chris Stewart finally had his breakthrough performance on the scoresheet. The burly forward had a goal and two assists as the Ducks scored the first three goals of the game,..." November 02

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    Jon Rosen @lakingsinsider

    Ehrhoff feeling better but dealt with stiff neck. Called the Ribeiro hit "a check straight to the numbers," also "It's just a dirty play."

  • Kings' overtime win over Nashville pushes win streak to seven

    Los Angeles Times "Drew Doughty, the defenseman and truth teller. "We don't know what to do yet," he said. The irrepressible one was talking about the novelty and almost blank tablet of three-on-three overtime hockey. They've been managing to handle the chaos on the fly, however, beating Nashville when Kings..." November 01

  • Preds in ‘ongoing’ contract talks with Seth Jones

    Tennessean "I’m sure you weren’t thrilled to hear NBC Sports Network analyst Mike Milbury’s erroneous statement Wednesday regarding a new contract for Seth Jones. Where do things actually stand there? Ongoing conversations with Seth’s agent, but there’s clearly nothing imminent. I have no timetable on it. " October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Predators survive Sharks' attack

    Tennessean "In their first game of a four-game, two-week road trip, the Predators faced a stiff test in the Sharks, a team with a reputation for dangerous offense in one of the NHL's most intimidating venues. The Predators bent at times, but they were able to withstand the Sharks' waves of pressure in a..." October 29

  • Preds sign d-man Ekholm to six-year extension "On Monday, the Nashville Predators locked up defenseman Mattias Ekholm for an additional six seasons with the Swede inking a six-year, $22.5 million contract extension ($3.75 million AAV). After the 6-4, 215-pound defenseman emerged as an elite NHL blueliner during a career-best campaign in..." October 26

  • Penguins get OT win over Predators thanks to Kessel, Kunitz, Fleury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Phil Kessel buried his own rebound 41 seconds into overtime to earn his keep Saturday night. His goal gave the Penguins a 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. But truly, the night belonged to goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury made 38 saves for the Penguins, buying..." October 25

  • Predators pile on Ducks

    Tennessean "Two weeks into the season, the Predators find themselves among the NHL’s best. Another win, a 5-1 victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena, pushed their record to 6-1-0. With 12 points, Nashville is tied with Central Division rival Dallas for the best record in the..." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Predators edge Lightning in shootout

    Tennessean "When the Predators have needed forward James Neal in the past two games, he's delivered. On Saturday against the Senators, Neal became the second player in franchise history to score multiple goals and the deciding shootout goal in the same game. In the Predators' second consecutive shootout..." October 21

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

  • NHL Players Poll: Which team has the worst home ice?

    Yahoo! Sports "Note: While attending the NHL Players Media Tour in September, we polled 27 skaters and goalies about a few topics in the League. Their answers are anonymous to encourage candor.) There’s really nothing more delightfully squirmy than when you ask an NHL player which arena has the worst ice,..." October 19

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    Sportsnet @Sportsnet

    Predators' Ryan Ellis leaves the game after blocking a shot with his knee

  • Predators top Senators in shootout

    Tennessean "In a back-and-forth affair, the Predators completed their first road trip of the season Saturday with a 4-3 shootout win against the Senators. "There were spots where we were a little bit flat, I thought," Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. "There were spots where we came out in the third..." October 18

  • Predators edge Devils to stay undefeated

    Tennessean "Having opened the season with two home wins, the Predators ventured out of Nashville for the first time this season, hoping to perfect their game and maintain their undefeated record. Against the winless Devils, the Predators remained unblemished, improving to 3-0-0 with a 3-1 victory Tuesday..." October 14

  • Senior NHL lawyer advised league to ‘leave the dementia issues up to the NFL’

    TSN "A senior National Hockey League lawyer wrote in an email to commissioner Gary Bettman that the league should not put an emphasis on exploring the alleged link between concussions and long-term brain injuries among retired NHL players, and should instead “leave the dementia issues up to the..." October 14

  • Predators' Seth Jones named one of 'Nashville Lifestyles' most beautiful people

    The Score "Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones is one of the 25 most beautiful people in Nashville, according to Nashville Lifestyles magazine. In an interview with the magazine, Jones - who actually hails from Arlington, Texas - said that while he looks up to his mother off the ice, his game is..." October 12

  • Predators show better consistency in shutout win over Oilers

    Tennessean "A win was a win, the Predators said after their season-opening victory against the Hurricanes on Thursday, but there was plenty of work to do. There are still kinks to be worked out, but the Predators' 2-0 victory Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena was much..." October 11

  • NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

    Yardbarker "After handing down one of the longest suspensions in league history, it looked as though the NHL's Department of Player Safety was really throwing down the hammer when comes to late hits and checks to the head. Just two days into the season, this appears to not be the case, as a handful of..." October 10

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