Predators Rumors & News

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

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    JoshuaCooper @JoshuaCooper

    #preds announce Calle Jarnkrok will return to the AHL for the playoffs

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Barry Trotz out as Predators coach

    Tennessean "The only head coach in Nashville Predators history so far will not be back next season. Barry Trotz will not return for a 16th season with the team, according to sources familiar with the situation. Trotz has been with the Predators since the franchise's first game in 1998, hired by general..." April 14

  • Predators pour on offense in season finale

    Tennessean "The Predators finished strong, even if was for naught. Craig Smith had two goals and two assists, and the Predators used a second-period barrage against goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to beat the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild 7-3 on Sunday. The Wild wrapped up the first wild-card spot in the Western..." April 14

  • Predators beat Blackhawks with third-period flurry

    Tennessean "The Predators sent another season of hockey at Bridgestone Arena out in style with a 7-5 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions on Saturday. There was no shortage of action in the Predators' final home game, during which seven goals were logged in the final 16 minutes. Nashville..." April 13

  • Nashville Predators shut out Phoenix Coyotes

    Tennessean "A team that had nothing to play for played surprisingly inspired hockey on Thursday night. Two days after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Predators earned a 2-0 win over Phoenix — a team that had everything to play for — in front of 17,174 fans at Bridgestone Arena. Phoenix..." April 11

  • Predators Slim Playoff Hopes Officially Ended by the Stars

    Defending Big D "I hate the shootout in the NHL. I hate that two teams can go toe-to-toe for 65 minutes, and at the end have the winner determined by the hockey equivalent of a coin flip. I hate that an individual skills competition bearing zero relation to the hockey game that preceded it is the decider of said..." April 09

  • Predators stave off playoff elimination, beat Sharks 3-0

    Tennessean "The Predators continued to cause havoc in the Pacific Division on their West Coast trip. The Predators used a strong second period to beat down the San Jose Sharks 3-0 at the SAP Center on Saturday, staving off playoff elimination and keeping alive hope that the postseason isn’t just a pipe..." April 06

  • Preds think Jones will return from injury on Saturday

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators are probably just playing out the string at this point – at least if you believe Sports Club Stats, which gives them zero chance of making the playoffs – but that isn’t stopping them from letting players like Seth Jones return from injuries. Their 2013 first-rounder..." April 05

  • Predators tout Shea Weber for Norris Trophy

    Tennessean "The Predators have been touting the fact that Shea Weber is having probably the best season of his career. So it’s no major surprise that they have started a Norris Trophy campaign of sorts for the veteran defenseman. Weber is on pace for a career high in goals (he currently has 20) and..." April 05

  • Nashville Predators play like contender, beat Ducks

    Tennessean "The Predators are far from the postseason and have very little to play for the rest of the NHL season. But coach Barry Trotz has been adamant that his team has at least kept up its effort down the stretch of 2013-14. And it can play a role as a spoiler to teams jockeying for postseason..." April 05

  • Predators edge Capitals in shootout

    Tennessean "Coach Barry Trotz has turned into a realist when it comes to the Predators' playoff chances. "Our moons have to absolutely align for us to somehow get in," he said. That might be true, but the Predators still have some games to play. And Nashville proved that even in spite of tough playoff..." March 31

  • Stars get contributions from everywhere in key win over Predators

    Dallas Morning News "While it’s too early to be throwing around the term “must win,” the Stars on Friday had a ``really kinda need to win” type of game. The Nashville Predators are pretty much out of the playoff race and played in Nashville on Thursday. So, with Phoenix starting the night five points ahead in the..." March 29

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Nashville Predators crush Buffalo Sabres 6-1

    Tennessean "The Predators snapped a six-game home losing streak in style on Thursday, scoring early and often in a 6-1 win over Buffalo. Nashville scored four first-period goals off the sticks of Colton Sissons, Colin Wilson, Calle Jarnkrok and Shea Weber to put the Sabres in a hole that was too deep to..." March 28

  • Landeskog leads Avalanche to high-scoring win at Nashville

    Denver Post "Five players combined for eight goals Tuesday night in a double-troubling game for goaltenders at Bridgestone Arena. The Avalanche's execution was poor at times, but the result was perfect. Colorado emerged victorious over Nashville 5-4 in a shootout. The likely playoff-bound Avs (45-21-6) got..." March 26

  • Seth Jones (concussion-like symptoms) to miss first game of season

    Pro Hockey Talk "No rookie has played more than Seth Jones this year but tonight, the Preds’ defenseman will miss his first game of the season due to concussion-like symptoms. Jones, 19, suffered the injury during Sunday’s win over Chicago following a heavy hit into the boards. He left after playing just 5:48..." March 25

  • Predators shut out Blackhawks

    Tennessean "Goaltender Pekka Rinne said he has put his hip trouble in the past. He doesn't think about it much anymore, especially not after he shuts out the defending Stanley Cup champions. Rinne was stout and limber Sunday, stopping 29 Blackhawks shots on goal as the Predators won 2-0 at United Center...." March 24

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    Nashville Predators @PredsNHL

    Forward Patric Hornqvist will not be in the line-up tonight as he returned to Nashville early this morning for the birth of his baby girl.

  • Nashville Predators 6, Calgary Flames 5

    On The Forecheck "No one would have held it against you if you decided to skip this game. It's a Friday night and you probably had something better to do than watch two of the worst teams in the NHL play in a probably snoozefest. We get it, it's cool. But holy crap did you miss out. The Predators and the..." March 22

  • Canucks shut out Predators, 2-0

    Vancouver Sun "Nicklas Jensen and Eddie Lack to the rescue. Tell us you saw those knights in shining armor when this season began. The Vancouver Canucks halted, for at least a day, the doomsday clock ticking on their National Hockey League season, beating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in a checkfest at Rogers..." March 20

  • Oilers down Predators 5-1

    Edmonton Sun "What do a laundry list of Edmonton Oilers’ slumps and the Nashville Predators’ hearts have in common? They all got broken. The Oilers put a sudden and dramatic end to a handful of team and individual droughts Tuesday, and smashed Nashville’s faint playoff hopes for good measure, pumping..." March 19

  • Scoring issues still plaguing Preds forwards

    Fox Sports Tennessee "When Predators general manager David Poile traded the organization's longest-tenured player -- and leading scorer among its forwards -- at the NHL trade deadline a few weeks ago, he said he wanted the team's forward corps going forward to have a different look. What did he mean by that? "The..." March 18

  • Pekka Rinne has no ill effects from back-to-back games

    Tennessean "Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said he didn’t feel any discomfort or problems in his twice surgically repaired hip in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. It was Rinne’s first back-to-back series since he had a hip arthroscopy in the offseason, followed by surgery for a hip infection..." March 16

  • Berglund scores two, Blues sweep Nashville

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Given the outdoor facility in St. Louis is named “Busch Stadium,” it seems unlikely St. Louis might ever host one of the outdoor NHL games sponsored by Coors. But a game in Nashville might be a good alternative. In an event that had that kind of feel, with lots of St. Louisans in the building..." March 16

  • Predators pick up another road victory with win over Blackhawks

    Tennessean "There’s something about road games for the Predators. Their offense becomes better, their defense appears more stout. And most importantly, they win. Nashville picked up its third straight victory away from Bridgestone Arena on Friday — a 3-2 win over Central Division rival Chicago at the..." March 15

  • Shea Weber's wrist shot as nasty as his slapshot

    Tennessean "Defenseman Shea Weber’s 106 mph slapshot has broken bones and ripped through nets. But Weber’s wicked wrist shot is quite a weapon as well, as evidenced by the goal he scored Tuesday in the Predators’ 4-1 win over Buffalo. Taking a nice drop pass from Colin Wilson at the top of the faceoff..." March 12

  • Weber, Hutton help Predators past Sabres

    On The Forecheck "In their second game in two nights, Nashville's scorers are able to keep up the pace as they down the Buffalo Sabres. Last night, the Predators almost shot themselves in the foot by blowing a three-goal lead in a single period. Well, nothing is better for getting back on the horse than playing..." March 12

  • Nashville Predators edge Ottawa Senators in overtime

    Tennessean "The Predators headed into Monday’s game against Ottawa desperate for just one goal. Three in one period seemed unfathomable for this offensively challenged team. But even that eye-opening outburst — three second-period goals in a span of 9:12 — was almost not enough for the Predators, as..." March 11

  • Blue Jackets 1, Predators 0: Artem Anisimov’s goal in third caps off gritty win

    Columbus Dispatch "It took the Blue Jackets one period to get going last night, and 54 minutes to finally break through against Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne. But it’s hard to imagine a more satisfying, sweeter-tasting victory for the Blue Jackets than the 1-0 win they earned over the Predators last night at..." March 09

  • Blues win third in a row with Miller

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues continued their season-long near-perfection against the Central Division on Thursday night. They edged Nashville 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena, running their record to 16-0-1 against the division, including 14 straight victories. That will be the focus in the season’s final stretch, as..." March 07

    NHL Trade Deadline 2014 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    David Legwand traded to Detroit Red Wings

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Nashville Preds trade Devan Dubnyk to Montreal for futures

  • Glass sparks Penguins to win vs. Predators

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Tanner Glass got rocked in Music City. Glass was credited with five of the Penguins' 17 blocks — including a couple against howitzer-firing defenseman Shea Weber in the first period — to spark a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. Glass was exactly what..." March 05

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    Nashville Predators @PredsNHL

    Pekka Rinne expected to start in net for your @PredsNHL tomorrow vs Pittsburgh!!

  • Jets earn separation in standings with big win over Predators

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets dug deep into the how-to handbook on Saturday afternoon to give themselves some valuable breathing room in this feverish playoff chase. Facing a feisty Nashville Predators club that has given them all sorts of trouble this season, the Jets survived a somewhat lethargic..." March 02

  • Nashville Predators Not Buyers or Sellers

    Fansided "The Nashville Predators are certainly a team to watch as we get closer to the March 5 NHL Trade Deadline. Not because they are expected to make a big trade, but rather what type of deals will they make. The Predators are less than five points out of a playoff spot but are in a tough Central..." March 01

  • Rinne cruises to win in first game of AHL conditioning stint

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s an understatement to say that Pekka Rinne won’t see his team generate 9-1 wins very often at the NHL level, but either way, he got his feet wet as the Milwaukee Admirals dominated the Iowa Wild during the first game of his AHL conditioning stint. “It was a fun game,” Rinne said. “It was..." March 01

  • Olympic insurance will kick in after 10 NHL games missed

    New York Post "Turns out the NHL wasn’t allowing its players to participate in the Olympics without at least the smallest bit of protection. According to multiple sources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) had taken out insurance for the possibility..." February 28

  • Predators defeat Lightning, 3-2

    Tennessean "The Predators found the perfect way to awake from a nearly three-week long Olympic break: score a few power-play goals. In their first game since Feb. 8, Nashville erased a two-goal deficit with consecutive man-advantage scores, and notched the game-winner on the power play to beat the visiting..." February 28

  • Pekka Rinne sent to AHL for conditioning, expected to play Friday "Pekka Rinne is getting closer and closer to returning to the Nashville Predators. On Wednesday the team sent Rinne to AHL Milwaukee to begin a conditioning stint. He has been out of the lineup since he came down with a bacterial infection back on Oct. 23 and it had many wondering if Rinne would..." February 26

  • What would Shea Weber cost the Edmonton Oilers?

    Edmonton Journal "After watching Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and Duncan Keith control the play on the Canadian back-end at the Olympics, it’s obvious stud defencemen are worth their weight in gold. All three of those guys can play close to 30 minutes an NHL night, which means you are awfully safe for half the game,..." February 25

  • Nashville Predators hope time off helped players

    Tennessean "It’s not often that a struggling NHL player gets a three-week break to assess his game, heal his wounds and return to the ice with a new attitude. The Predators are hoping that’s one of the benefits of the Olympic break, which will end Thursday when Nashville takes on Tampa Bay at Bridgestone..." February 22

  • Seattle group to visit Vancouver as push for NHL expansion continues

    Seattle Times "A group of Seattle sports, business and political leaders will make a cross-border pilgrimage next week to learn more about the National Hockey League. The overnight trip to Vancouver, to attend a reception at B.C. Place with sports and tourism officials from that city and then watch a Canucks..." February 20

  • Predators give Rinne ice time during practice

    Tennessean "With stick taps and cheers rising to greet him in Centennial Sportsplex, the 6-foot-5 goaltender stepped onto the ice. On any normal day when Pekka Rinne skates with his Predators teammates, there is no such cause for celebration. It’s just work. This was different, however. It was the first..." February 20

  • Who could Flyers trade for Weber?

    CSN Philly "Pretend for a minute it’s June. You’re at this summer’s NHL draft, which happens to be in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center. Having failed to win a Stanley Cup once again, Nashville has finally thrown in the towel and admitted it should never have matched the Flyers’ outrageous 14-year,..." February 17

  • Predators Interested In Sam Gagner

    The Fourth Period "The Nashville Predators will be looking to fine-tune their roster before the March 5 trade deadline and in the off-season, as they work towards competing next season. As Predators GM David Poile continues to mend after being struck in the face with a puck prior to the Olympic break, management..." February 17