Predators Rumors & News

  • Predators hold off Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators center Colton Sissons couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate his 100th career NHL game. Stepping up to take the place of injured Mike Fisher, Sissons scored for the first time since Jan. 5, helping the Predators take a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Sabres’ Ristolainen to have hearing for hit on Penguins’ Guentzel

    Sportsnet "Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen has a disciplinary hearing Thursday afternoon with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel. Ristolainen was issued a major penalty and game misconduct for interference at 8:46 of the first period of..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Ellis' two goals propel Predators past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- According to Ryan Ellis, his increased production this season is a combination of opportunity and confidence. "I'm just trying to keep things going in the right direction," the Nashville Predators defenseman said. "We've got some great forwards on this team, and I'm just..." March 20

  • Skinner's two goals guide Hurricanes by Predators

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- In his seventh season without a playoff appearance on his resume, Carolina left wing Jeff Skinner may be somewhat of an unknown commodity to the casual hockey fan. However, the numbers the former Calder Trophy winner is beginning to pile up in his career speak for themselves...." March 18

  • Arvidsson's OT goal lifts Predators past Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Suddenly playing extra time isn't such a losing proposition for the Nashville Predators. Viktor Arvidsson scored at 1:05 of overtime and the Predators defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night for their third straight victory. It was Nashville's second..." March 16

  • Neal goal in OT lifts Predators past Jets

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Overtime hasn't always been the right time for the Nashville Predators. But it was on Monday night, thanks to a clutch save by Pekka Rinne that set the stage for James Neal to play the hero's role. Neal's wrister from the high slot at 2:11 pushed Nashville to a 5-4..." March 14

  • Predators pounce on Sharks to snap four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Ryan Johansen, James Neal and Viktor Arvidsson scored, backup goaltender Juuse Saros made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators ended their season-long, four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday afternoon at SAP Center. The Predators..." March 11

  • Iginla leads Kings past Predators in OT

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jarome Iginla may have arrived in the nick of time. The 39-year-old veteran scored two goals in his third game with the Los Angeles Kings, including the game-winner during a 4-on-3 power play in overtime, lifting his new club to a 3-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on..." March 10

  • P.K. Subban: 'I'd love to be commissioner'

    Sportsnet "Can you imagine hockey’s most vocal ambassador and one of its most exciting players serving as commissioner? It’ll never happen, of course, but when P.K. Subban joined the Bill Simmons Podcast this week, he pondered the idea, and discussed some of the things he’d change. “One day I’d love to..." March 10

  • Ducks rally for shootout victory over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In just his fourth game with the Anaheim Ducks, Patrick Eaves made his biggest contribution so far for his new team. Eaves scored in the fifth round for the lone goal in a shootout as the Ducks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at the..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Blackhawks pull out win over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Saturday's battle between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks was indeed a playoff preview, expect a lively first-round battle. The Predators and Blackhawks combined for 68 shots and eight goals at Bridgestone Arena, with the Blackhawks pulling out a 5-3..." March 04

  • Byron scores in dying seconds to propel Habs over Preds

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said after the trade deadline that he trusted his players to get their struggling offensive games back on track. Just over 24 hours later, two of them did just that. Paul Byron snapped a 13-game goal drought when his shot squeaked..." March 02

  • Subban returns to Montreal with narrative now on his side

    Sportsnet "We expected P.K. Subban’s return to Montreal to be nothing short of dramatic. That he arrived here on trade deadline day—during the NHL’s busiest hours of the season—and kicked things off with a visit to the Montreal Children’s Hospital to receive an award from Canada’s Governor General in..." March 01

  • P.A. Parenteau dealt to the Nashville Predators

    Fanrag Sports "The New Jersey Devils continue to be small-scale sellers on Wednesday, as they have dealt forward P.A. Parenteau to the Nashville Predators for a sixth round draft selection. Drafted 264th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2001, Parenteau has spent his career all across North America. After..." March 01

  • Jonathan Toews, Filip Forsberg, Braden Holtby earn honors for February

    NHL.com "Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg and Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of February. FIRST STAR - JONATHAN TOEWS, C, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Toews paced the NHL with 7-11-18 in..." March 01

  • Forsberg's OT goal caps Predators' rally at Buffalo

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Nashville's Filip Forsberg continues to make his case as one of the best young players in the NHL. That may even be an understatement. "He's the best player in the league right now the way he's playing," defenseman P.K. Subban said. Forsberg scored the tying goal with..." February 28

  • Former Canadiens star P.K. Subban to receive award for being a good Canadian

    Fox Sports "P.K. Subban will make his much-anticipated return to Montreal when the Nashville Predators head into town for Thursday’s game against the Canadiens. But before Subban faces off against his former team at the Bell Centre, he’ll be recognized by Canada’s Governor General for his contributions to the..." February 27

  • Ellis helps Predators hold off Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ryan Ellis scored the first goal Sunday. Most important, he kept Connor McDavid from scoring the goal that would have probably forced overtime. The Nashville defenseman, scrambling to cover the left side of the net as Pekka Rinne couldn't get over from the right..." February 26

  • Forsberg denied hat trick as Predators top Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Filip Forsberg couldn't quite make history Saturday, but he still did more than enough to help the Nashville Predators earn two big points in their playoff push. Forsberg, scoring his seventh goal in three games and adding two assists, paced Nashville to a 5-2 victory..." February 25

  • Forsberg's second straight hat trick lifts Predators past Avs

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators' media relations staff has taken to calling the year's second month Fil-bruary. If Filip Forsberg keeps scoring like this, more people might take the hint. Becoming the first NHL player in seven years to notch hat tricks in back-to-back..." February 24

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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