Predators Rumors & News

  • Predators D Roman Josi is unsung hero of special season in Nashville "Looking at the Nashville Predators and their incredible run to the top of the Central Division and their even less likely bid for the Presidents' Trophy still in progress, there have been many people credited with helping lead the team to this incredible turnaround. At the top of the list, and..." April 01

  • Canucks weather late short-handed storm, down Predators in shootout

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks were in a little trouble at the start of the game and Alex Burrows was in deep trouble by the end. But along the way the National Hockey League team continued to steam toward the National Hockey League playoffs by doing just enough to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 in a..." April 01

  • Calgary Flames win over host Nashville Predators

    Calgary Sun "Don’t count ‘em out yet. In fact, for now, you can count ’em back in. The Calgary Flames admitted Sunday’s matinee in the Music City was a ‘must-win’ contest, and they responded with an impressive performance, climbing back into a playoff spot thanks to a 5-2 victory over the Nashville..." March 30

  • Predators clinch without injured Shea Weber "The Nashville Predators clinched a playoff spot on Saturday afternoon, but did it without captain Shea Weber. The defenceman is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, according to Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press." March 28

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Shea Weber out today --> “@TomAWillis: #Preds D-paring in warm ups: Josi-Jones Ekholm-Franson Ellis-Volchenkov”

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    Jim Diamond @diamondhockey

    Calgary lost in regulation in Minnesota tonight. A win of any kind tomorrow for the Predators means they clinch a playoff spot.

  • Early Goals Propel Preds Past Bolts, 3-2

    On The Forecheck "The Predators notched a second consecutive win against a top team in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Things are happening. Hockey is fun again. Out of the gate, this game was much different than what we've been used to. The Predators not only put the first..." March 27

  • Filip Forsberg returns to Washington a budding star

    USA Today "In a moment of candor earlier this season, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan reflected on the April 3, 2013, trade that sent forward Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators. "I think he's played well," said MacLellan, who was Washington's assistant general manager at the..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Predators topple East-best Canadiens in overtime

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Was it an eerie revenge story for Nashville? In an ending very reminiscent of their Jan. 20th meeting against the same team, the Predators (45-21-8) edged the Canadiens (46-20-8) after Filip Forsberg's marker gave the Predators a 3-2 overtime victory. SLAP SHOTS FAST-PACED CONTEST EARLY On..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Preds call up ’14 first-rounder Fiala

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Predators announced that Kevin Fiala has been summoned under emergency circumstances. In the likely event that he makes his debut with Nashville during this stint, he will become fourth player in franchise history to play at the age of 18. Fiala was taken with the 11th overall pick in the..." March 24

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Nashville's Craig Smith has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Buffalo's Jerry D'Amigo.

  • Predators beat Sabres to end home skid

    Tennessean "Among the root causes of the Predators' nearly month-long downturn has been a lack of offense. In losing nine of 11 games since Feb. 26, the Predators had averaged 1.73 goals per game, more than a goal per game less than during their first 61 games of the season. Those struggles, for the..." March 22

  • Dumba's OT goal gives Wild a big win in Nashville

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There are few things more irritating in hockey than somebody taking their sweaty hockey gloves and rubbing them repulsively across another’s face. Matt Dumba was face-washed a lot late Tuesday night. He loved every second of it. That’s because it wasn’t Nashville Predators agitators..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Should the NHL suspend Mike Ribeiro over assault lawsuit?

    On The Forecheck "TMZ and the Nashville Predators, that's an unfamiliar pairing, isn't it? That's why, when last week I saw a TMZ headline reading "NHL's Mike Ribeiro Sued -- Allegedly Assaults Nanny ... Calls BS On Accuser", I not only read the piece but shared it on Twitter. After all, even as repulsive as..." March 17

  • Anaheim Ducks’ late rally sends them past Nashville Predators

    L.A. Daily News "When it mattered most, when they trailed by two goals and time grew short Sunday night, the Ducks suddenly roared to life and looked like potential Stanley Cup champions. They scored one goal, then another, then another, then another. The Ducks’ relentless third-period attack more than made up..." March 16

  • Predators' James Neal day-to-day with injury

    Tennessean "Predators forward James Neal missed Saturday's win over Los Angeles with an upper-body injury and his status is day-to-day. Neal's 22 goals are tied for first on the team with Craig Smith and his 35 points (22 goals, 13 assists) in 63 games are tied for seventh. The injury was believed to be..." March 15

  • Third line, Niemi clutch in important win for Sharks over Preds

    CSN Bay Area "It had been more than two months since the Sharks’ second power-play unit had scored a goal, but coach Todd McLellan sent them out to start a late second period advantage in a scoreless game on Thursday against Nashville anyway. It took that group –- the Sharks’ third line of Chris Tierney,..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Predators' Colin Wilson realizing his potential

    Tennessean "Colin Wilson can't pinpoint just one reason why this season has been different for him. Some of it has to do with new Predators head coach Peter Laviolette and a more attack-oriented system. Some of it has to do with playing alongside more offensive-minded linemates on a regular basis. And..." March 12

  • Predators snap losing streak

    Tennessean "In the shadow of the desert, the Predators finally found their oasis on Monday. After going six games and nearly two weeks without a victory, they snapped their slide on Monday, edging Arizona 2-1 in overtime for their first win since Feb. 24 against Colorado. It wasn't a victory that came..." March 10

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Lawyer: Ribeiro to ‘vigorously fight’ $1M lawsuit alleging abuse of ex-nanny

    Pro Hockey Talk "The lawyer representing Nashville center Mike Ribeiro — who’s currently being sued by a former nanny — said his client will “vigorously fight” the lawsuit, which is seeking more than $1 million in damages. “In consideration of the people involved, especially the Ribeiro family, the National..." March 07

  • Predators forward Nystrom to miss four weeks "Nashville Predators forward Eric Nystrom will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury, according to the team. Nystrom, in his ninth NHL season and second with the Predators, has seven goals and 12 points in 60 games." March 06

  • Is Predators 'grinding schedule' taking toll?

    Tennessean "One of the explanations for the Predators looking a little sluggish and slow in some recent games could be a simple one: tired legs. The Predators' 3-1 loss Tuesday to New Jersey was the team's 20th game in 36 days since the NHL All-Star break. Only one other team, Florida, has played 20 in 36..." March 04

  • Devils D-feat Nashville Predators, 3-1

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils dressed seven defensemen and got goals from two of them Tuesday night in a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators at Prudential Center. Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas scored goals while Peter Harrold was used at right wing in the game as the Devils raised their record to 6-1-1 in..." March 04

  • Rangers roll over Predators in Yandle’s Blueshirts debut

    New York Post "It probably wont’ take long for Keith Yandle to get used to this. The Rangers’ newest defenseman joined the club for Monday night’s 4-1 win over the Predators at the Garden, discarding the league’s top team with moderate ease. Yandle was obtained on the eve of Monday afternoon’s trade..." March 03

  • Predators F Mike Fisher, wife Carrie Underwood welcome new baby "Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has been outstanding since he returned from the severe Achilles injury he suffered in the offseason. The Predators are enjoying great success on the ice, looking like a President's Trophy and maybe even a Stanley Cup contender this year. So there's been..." March 03

    NHL Trade Deadline 2015 - 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. March 02

  • Tatar to rescue as Wings overtake Preds

    Detroit News "The Red Wings ended this particular road trip the way they've pretty much played the entire way through —resiliently and with a victory. They rallied in the third period for the third time in five games in this trip, rallying for a 4-3 victory over the Predators. Alexey Marchenko and Tomas..." March 01

  • Nashville Predators 5, Colorado Avalanche 2: Home Sweet Home

    On The Forecheck "Nashville played a tremendous game tonight as they handled business against the Colorado Avalanche. Every aspect of the Preds' game was on point tonight. The defense was smothering, the offense was clicking, and the goaltending, well, the goaltending didn't have to do much tonight. The scoring..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Predators snap two-game losing streak

    Tennessean "The Predators ended a two-game losing skid but got all they could handle from the NHL's worst team, the Buffalo Sabres. Mike Santorelli and Filip Forsberg scored in the shootout and Carter Hutton stopped three out of four shooters to give Nashville a 2-1 victory. The win was the 40th for the..." February 23

  • Predators pound Sharks for sixth win in a row

    Tennessean "After winning five white-knuckle games in a row over the past week and a half, the Predators finally took it easy on themselves Tuesday. Instead of going down to the wire yet again, the Predators blew matters wide open in the second period against San Jose, scoring three straight goals en route..." February 18

  • Defenseman Cody Franson fired up for return to Predators

    Tennessean "Defenseman Cody Franson isn't sure exactly when he'll arrive in Nashville, but he's more than excited about making a return to Music City. The big blueliner was acquired from Toronto by the Predators on Sunday – along with forward Mike Santorelli – in exchange for a 2015 first-round draft pick,..." February 16

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Carkner and Stalberg clear. Gibbons (CBJ) on waivers

  • Leafs trade Santorelli, Franson to Predators "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the team has acquired defenceman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Nashville’s first-round selection in the 2015 Draft, and forwards Brendan..." February 16

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Stalberg (NASH) & Carkner (NYI) on waivers

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    Robby Stanley @RStanley247

    #Preds have reassigned Anthony Bitetto to Milwaukee.

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    TRADE: #Preds acquire Cody Franson & Mike Santorelli from #Leafs for Jokinen, Leipsic & a 2015 1st Rd pick -->

  • Predators prepared for trades as deadline nears

    Tennessean "If all goes according to precedent, Predators general manager David Poile will bite his lip, cross his fingers and pull the trigger on at least one significant deal sometime before the NHL's March 2 trade deadline. Nashville after all, is atop the NHL standings and looking like a team that..." February 14

  • Predators beat Jets, stay in NHL lead

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg wrote another chapter in his remarkable rookie season Thursday night while leading the Predators to a 3-1 win over Winnipeg. Forsberg scored the go-ahead goal, a wrister from right of the net, on a power play in the second period before a Bridgestone Arena crowd of 16,135. It..." February 13

  • Predators' Mike Fisher prepares for playoffs, parenthood

    Tennessean "What began as a season full of angst and uncertainty for Predators center Mike Fisher has evolved into one of the most memorable years of his life. Only seven months after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon — an injury that's ended the playing days of some athletes — the 34-year-old Fisher is..." February 12

  • Neal overtime goal gives Nashville 3-2 win over Tampa Bay

    Fox Sports Tennessee "After sacrificing a two goal lead midway through the third period, the Nashville Predators (36-12-6) benefited from a James Neal goal with time ticking down in the overtime period to dispatch the Tampa Bay Lightning (34-16-6) by a final score of 3-2 in a thriller at Bridgestone Arena. SLAP..." February 11

  • Predators fight back and found 2 points in south Florida

    On The Forecheck "The Predators fought back and found 2 points in south Florida. Because we like to do it the hard way. The Nashville Predators fought through a nauseating two periods with the Florida Panthers before finally coming to life in the 3rd period and beating them in a shootout. I would say this game..." February 09

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Via @WillyD1025, Carter Hutton starts in net today for the #Preds. Colin Wilson out with an upper-body injury, Olli Jokinen back in.

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    KWilsonPreds @KWilsonPreds

    Colin Wilson has an upper body injury and will not return to today's game.