Predators Rumors & News

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Preds explore dramatic overhaul of Bridgestone Arena

    Tennessean "The Nashville Predators unveiled concepts on Thursday to expand and improve Bridgestone Arena, including a new on-site hotel, an office tower, a secondary ice rink, an expanded concourse and a slate of upgrades to improve the interactive fan experience for millennials. Predators CEO Sean Henry..." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Predators GM Poile expects career year from Johansen

    The Score "While the hockey world is focused on Nashville's newest prize in P.K. Subban, Predators GM David Poile was quick to remind it of Ryan Johansen. Acquired in a January blockbuster deal from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Johansen fit in well during his short time in the Music City, filling a..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • New Canadien Shea Weber to play in Michel Therrien's golf tournament Tuesday

    Montreal Gazette "Shea Weber will make his first appearance in Montreal as a member of the Canadiens at the Michel Therrien Golf Invitational Tuesday at Le Mirage in Terrebonne. Weber was acquired from Nashville on June 29 in the blockbuster deal that sent Montreal fan-favourite P.K. Subban to the Predators...." August 06

  • Canadiens fans still looking for Shea Weber

    Montreal Gazette "Where’s Shea Weber? That’s a question Canadiens fans must be asking, especially after the P.K. Subban All-Star Comedy Gala Monday night at Place des Arts. The event was a fundraiser for Subban’s foundation benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, to which he has maintained his..." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • P.K. Subban will continue philanthropy in Montreal

    NHL.com "The line started forming as soon as the show was over, and within minutes it was so long the people at the front could no longer see where it ended. Hundreds of fans waited patiently for the star of that show, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, to come out and sign the custom Just for..." August 03

  • Subban says he accepted trade 'way before it even happened'

    The Score "P.K. Subban is back in Montreal. No, it's not hockey related, but it's still no shock the former Hab was asked about the trade that sent him to the Nashville Predators. In the city Monday ahead of hosting a gala with "Just for Laughs", Subban revealed to TSN that the swirling rumors tying..." August 01

  • Pacioretty: Subban trade 'completely threw me off guard'

    Sportsnet "Nearly a month after the trade that sent a colossal shockwave through the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens are getting used to life without P.K. Subban. The charismatic defenseman was sent to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber, and while the dust has settled, many still have a tough..." July 29

  • Predators sign Matt Carle to 1-year contract

    Tennessean "The Predators added veteran depth to their defense Wednesday, signing Matt Carle to a one-year, $700,000 contract. Carle, 31, had been with the Lightning for the past four seasons, but Tampa Bay bought out the final two years of his six-year, $33 million contract last month. He was the..." July 28

  • Petter Granberg re-ups with Predators

    The Score "Petter Granberg reportedly avoided arbitration Tuesday by signing a two-year, $1.225-million contract with the Nashville Predators, according to CBC's Tim Wharnsby. The depth defender is guaranteed a $650,000 NHL salary in the second year, but his contract will carry a two-way provision for..." July 27

  • Predators Sign Jarnkrok to a Six-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract. The contract will pay him $1.7 million in 2016-17, $1.8 million in 2017-18, $2.1 million in 2018-19, $2.2 million in..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Predators see fit with P.K. Subban's personality

    Tennessean "In a sport that tends to discourage individuality, P.K. Subban is hockey's outspoken star. That is what has made him one of the NHL's most visible players. It's also what may have compelled the Canadiens to trade the defenseman to the Predators on June 29. Subban's immense popularity and..." July 23

  • Jets' Scheifele would take Weber over Subban

    The Score "Not everyone feels the Nashville Predators won the Subban-Weber trade. Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele joined Sportsnet 590 on Wednesday where he admitted if he was playing the role of general manager he would take Shea Weber over P.K. Subban. "Personally, I would take Shea Weber on my..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • P.K. Subban gets dodgy in Part 2 of Sportsnet sit-down

    Yahoo! Sports "We had our fun with the first part of P.K. Subban’s sit-down with Sportsnet and Eric Engels, and the second part aired on Wednesday night. In it, Engels asks the questions you want asked of the former Montreal Canadiens star. And, in turn, P.K. dodges them like they’re bullets in “The Matrix”..." July 14

  • Predators yet to address the Pekka Rinne question

    TSN "One of the interesting wrinkles of the blockbuster P.K. Subban and Shea Weber swap is the difference in playing styles between the two blueliners, and the trickle-down effect they will have on their teammates. I’m of the opinion that Nashville won this deal in rather decisive fashion, namely..." July 12

  • Molson confident Subban trade will improve Habs

    TSN "While the city of Montreal is still buzzing from the aftershock of the P.K. Subban trade, Canadiens owner and president Geoff Molson is confident that the move will make the team better next season. "P.K. was certainly a great player for our team," Molson explained to RDS at the team's AHL..." July 11

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Bergevin not looking back after Subban-Weber trade

    The Score "The decision to trade P.K. Subban was not an easy one for Marc Bergevin. In an interview with Dave Stubbs of NHL.com, the Montreal Canadiens general manager maintains the trading of the fan favorite and Norris Trophy-winning defenseman to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber was..." July 10

  • Johansen: Recent moves show Predators 'want to win very soon'

    Tennessean "Listen to enough athletes conduct introductory press conferences, and you'll find that they are rather predictable. In the NHL, the go-to sound bite is proclaiming that a Stanley Cup is within the team's near future, which is what new Predators defenseman P.K. Subban did last week after being..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Predators GM wants NHL to change NCAA prospect rules after Vesey situation

    Tennessean "The Predators' involvement with forward prospect Jimmy Vesey ended June 20 when they traded his negotiating rights to the Sabres, ending what had become an awkward situation. The NHL's collective bargaining agreement stipulates that a team maintains the exclusive rights to a drafted college..." July 05

  • Predators Sign Trevor Smith to a Two-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has signed forward Trevor Smith to a two-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the AHL level in 2016-17, and $650,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the..." July 03

  • Nashville, Predators fit P.K. Subban's larger-than-life personality

    Tennessean "The hockey-watching world was struggling to digest a shocking swap of top-tier NHL defensemen, and P.K. Subban was swallowing foie gras. Subban was dining on liver in Paris on Wednesday during a European vacation when he learned he had been traded to the Predators for Shea Weber. Back in North..." July 03

  • Fan furious over Subban trade leaves message for Canadiens on jersey

    The Score "There were a lot of disgruntled Montreal Canadiens fans following the team's decision to ship P.K. Subban off to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber. One fan in particular was so furious over the trade that she wrote a message for Canadiens management on her jersey, which she..." July 02

  • Weber: Predators 'will forever be in my heart'

    The Score "Shea Weber bid farewell Thursday to the only NHL home he'd ever known. The Nashville Predators shared a message penned by the veteran defenseman, who was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for P.K. Subban on Wednesday." July 01

  • Prized prospect Vesey has 'a couple of teams in mind,' but open to anything

    Buffalo News "The thought of playing with Jack Eichel and the Sabres is apparently growing on Jimmy Vesey. After previously being steadfast in their desire to test unrestricted free agency Aug. 15, Vesey’s representatives are now open to talking with Buffalo about signing a contract. “We hope to meet with..." July 01

  • Carter Hutton leaving Predators, signing with Blues

    Tennessean "Goaltender Carter Hutton is leaving the Predators after three seasons, signing a two-year contract with the Blues with a reported cap hit of $1.125 million." July 01

  • Per Reports, The Nashville Predators Have Signed Defenseman Yannick Weber

    On The Forecheck "Per Elliotte Friedman, the Nashville Predators have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Yannick Weber. The 27-year-old Swiss blue liner has been with the Vancouver Canucks for the past three seasons and had seven assists in in 45 games on a not so good Vancouver team a year ago." July 01

  • Per Reports, The Nashville Predators Have Signed Defenseman Matt Irwin

    On The Forecheck "Per Elliotte Friedman, the Nashville Predators have inked Matt Irwin to a two-way contract." July 01

  • Bergevin: Subban trade 'most difficult transaction I've ever had to make'

    The Score "For Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, nothing quite compares to P.K. Subban. Bergevin spoke to the media Wednesday after trading Subban to the Nashville Predators for captain Shea Weber and he admitted nothing he's done in his five years with the team measures up to the Subban..." June 30

  • Blackhawks' Toews thanks Weber for leaving Central Division

    The Score "While the Montreal Canadiens faithful appear devastated to see P.K. Subban traded to the Nashville Predators for fellow defenseman Shea Weber, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is relieved by the ramifications of the trade. Toews has battled against Weber since he joined the NHL in..." June 30

  • Predators place Barret Jackman on waivers for buyout purposes

    Tennessean "The Predators executed a second buyout Thursday, placing defenseman Barret Jackman on waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. Wanting a veteran and grittier presence on defense, the Predators signed Jackman to a two-year, $4 million contract in July 2015. After missing eight games..." June 30

  • Why the P.K. Subban trade may be the worst in Canadiens history

    Sportsnet "There is a tendency in the era of social media to overreact to big trades, pronouncing an instant winner and loser without all the details. Sometimes the “wait and see” approach is wiser and shows maturity. This is not one of those times. The Montreal Canadiens have made possibly the worst..." June 30

  • Shea Weber isn’t going ‘to try to be’ like P.K. Subban

    Pro Hockey Talk "From this day forward, Shea Weber will be compared to P.K. Subban. That’s the nature of the beast when it comes to trades, especially when they’re one-for-one deals like Wednesday’s blockbuster. The long-time Nashville Predator turned Montreal Canadiens defenseman is wise to realize that he’s a..." June 30

  • Subban feels 'a whole lot closer' to winning Stanley Cup with Predators

    NHL.com "P.K. Subban was enjoying some foie gras in a Paris restaurant when his phone rang. In the midst of his European vacation, Subban was dealt from the Montreal Canadians to the Nashville Predators, a move the all-star defenseman is already embracing. “I’m just happy,” Subban said via telephone...." June 30

  • Predators' Kevin Fiala: 'I have to respect the process'

    Tennessean "Two years ago, Predators forward Kevin Fiala was the No. 11 pick in the NHL draft, the organization's highest-drafted forward in six years. There are expectations that come with such a selection, but there is also patience. Not every top pick can undergo a smooth and immediate transition to the..." June 29

  • Closing the book on the Filip Forsberg trade once and for all

    Sportsnet "The Washington Capitals have a lot going for them. They’re coming off a Presidents’ Trophy-winning campaign and an appearance in the Eastern Conference Final. Plus, they boast the reigning Vezina, Rocket Richard and Jack Adams winners in Braden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz,..." June 29

  • Canadiens deal P.K. Subban to Predators for Shea Weber

    Sportsnet "The P.K. Subban era is over in Montreal. The Montreal Canadiens dealt the defenceman to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Weber, according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos." June 29