Predators Rumors & News

  • Predators' future considerably bright, despite early playoff exit

    Fox Sports Tennessee "The Nashville Predators' most promising season in a decade had an unsatisfactory finish, but it was definitely one that can propel the Music City into a new era of hockey. The Game 6 loss to Chicago -- Nashville's third one-goal defeat of the first-round series -- was a devastating blow to a..." April 28

  • Poile: Preds hoped Franson trade ‘would work out better’

    Pro Hockey Talk "GM David Poile met with reporters today in the wake of Nashville’s first-round playoff elimination to Chicago and, in doing so, admitted his big trade deadline move — acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from Toronto — simply didn’t work out. Franson, a pending UFA, was a major..." April 28

  • Fisher, Ribeiro express desire to remain with Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "With as many as 12 contracts expiring in July, Nashville Predators GM David Poile has a number of decisions to make this summer. Among those set to become unrestricted free agents are forwards Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro. According to reports in February, contract talks with both players..." April 28

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    Robby Stanley @RStanley247

    Mike Fisher says he's confident something will get done and he'll be back in Nashville.

  • Weber has ‘medical procedure’ for ‘subluxed kneecap’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shea Weber suffered a “subluxed kneecap” during Game 2 of Nashville’s first-round series versus the Blackhawks, the Predators announced today." April 27

  • Blackhawks advance to second round on Duncan Keith's winner against Predators

    Chicago Sun-Times "Shame is a pretty strong word for it. But for a hockey player, there’s nothing quite as gutting as watching your starting goaltender trudge off to the bench, pulled on the biggest stage, by no fault of his own — a desperation move by a coach who’s actually sending a message to the other 18 guys on..." April 26

  • Nashville Predators Sign Kristian Nakyva to an Entry-Level Contract "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has signed free-agent defenseman Kristian Näkyvä to a one-year, entry-level contract. Näkyvä, 24 (11/18/90), played his first season with Lulea of the Swedish Hockey League in 2014-15,..." April 25

  • Price, Dubnyk, Rinne are Vezina Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "The general managers have had their say and unsurprisingly they’ve picked Montreal’s Carey Price, Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk, and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne as the three finalists for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. Of course, Price is regarded as the heavy favorite for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. He led the..." April 25

  • Mike Fisher returns to Preds after missing 3 games

    Tennessean "Center Mike Fisher returned to the Predators lineup for Game 5 on Thursday, playing for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury in Game 1. He saw 14:54 ice time, picking up an assist and finishing with a plus-one rating while centering a line of Colin Wilson and James Neal for most..." April 24

  • Filip Forsberg has hat trick after rookie award snub

    Tennessean "He led the NHL's rookie points race for much of the season, led the Predators in points at the end of the year, and smashed the franchise rookie record for points along the way. But when the NHL announced its three finalists for the Calder Trophy – the league's rookie of the year award – the..." April 24

  • Predators captain Weber to miss rest of first round "The Nashville Predators announced Friday that captain Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the club's Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks due to a lower-body injury the defenseman suffered in Game 2 of the series. " April 24

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Scott Darling will start tomorrow vs. the Predators. #Blackhawks

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 24

  • Predators send series back to Chicago

    Tennessean "It's not over yet, the Predators told themselves, despite facing a must-win game against the Chicago Blackhawks in their first-round series. In order to survive, the Predators needed to do something never before accomplished in six tries in franchise history: win a game at Bridgestone Arena..." April 24

  • Fisher returns to Predators' lineup for elimination game vs. Blackhawks

    The Score "Mike Fisher will be back in the Nashville Predators' lineup when they face elimination on home ice in Game 5 versus the Chicago Blackhawks. " April 23

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadlephia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 23

  • Blackhawks win triple-OT thriller over Predators in Game 4

    CSN Chicago "Brent Seabrook was asked on Monday afternoon about some of the biggest goals of his career. Not surprisingly, his Game 7 winner against the Detroit Red Wings two years ago was up there. He added another one to the list early Wednesday morning. Scott Darling stopped 50 shots and Seabrook..." April 22

  • Scott Darling 'rock solid' as Blackhawks take 2-1 series lead

    Chicago Sun-Times "All the talk entering Game 3 was about the goaltender situation, and for good reason. It’s not every spring that a Stanley Cup-winning goaltender gets benched for a 26-year-old rookie. But lost in the controversy and the craziness surrounding the Blackhawks’ Game 2 loss was the fact that..." April 20

  • How Predators can win without Shea Weber

    Tennessean "When the Predators play Chicago in a critical Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Sunday, they’ll be doing so without arguably their best player. The lower-body injury that defenseman Shea Weber suffered in the Predators’ Game 2 win over the Blackhawks probably will keep him out of both..." April 19

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    KWilsonPreds @KWilsonPreds

    Shea Weber will not make the trip and further information will be provided Wednesday. Mike Fisher is day-to-day and will travel to Chicago.

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    Eric Lear @BHTVeric

    Q on Darling: "Getting back in net is something he deserves given how well he played in that game." #Blackhawks

  • Shea Weber leaves game with injury

    Tennessean "The one thing the Predators couldn't afford in Friday's game was to lose another significant player to injury. Or so it seemed, anyway. The Predators entered Game 2 of the first-round playoff series without one of their most valuable players, center Mike Fisher, who missed the contest with a..." April 18

  • Predators beat Blackhawks, even series 1-1

    Tennessean "Even as the losses piled up, the Predators' attitude remained resolute. Their effort over seven straight losses was sufficient, but they just didn't have any results to show for it. But results are all that matter in the playoffs. Facing a potential 2-0 deficit to the Blackhawks after two..." April 18

  • Goalie switch sparks Blackhawks to double-OT win in Game 1

    CSN Chicago "Sometimes the goaltender is changed because he isn’t playing very well. Other times, it’s because the team playing in front of the goaltender needs to wake up. Whether or not coach Joel Quenneville made the switch for the first reason we don’t know quite yet. But it definitely got the..." April 16

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Laviolette says Weber & Josi likely to practice tomorrow, Fisher and Franson remain day-to-day, Nystrom remains further out. #Preds

  • Predators' Weber happy to see playoffs again "Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber was not a happy man at the end of the 2013-14 regular season. His team had just missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time in his career, and the only NHL coach he'd ever known, Barry Trotz, was fired after the..." April 12

  • Benn wins Art Ross trophy as Stars blitz Preds

    Fox Sports Southwest "Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn delivered his second career hat trick and added an assist for good measure, giving him an NHL-leading 87 points for the season, winning him the Art Ross Trophy as the Stars beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 before a sellout crowd at American Airlines Center on..." April 12

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    No Franson (upper body), no Weber/Josi/Fisher (lower body) against Dallas.

  • Wild Lay Down the Beats on that Nashville Honkeytonk Ass

    Hockey Wilderness "The Wild clinched in a big game against the Blackhawks on Tuesday and decided to give its team MVP Devan Dubnyk a very deserved night off. Taking a seat Thursday night as well was Zach Parise, Thomas Vanek, and Nino Niederreiter. Enter Matt Cooke, Sean Bergenheim, and Darcy Kuemper. The Wild..." April 10

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    Nashville Predators @PredsNHL

    Forward Mike Fisher will miss tonight’s game with a lower-body injury. He is day-to-day. #Preds

  • Predators sign KHL goal scoring champion Steve Moses "Even though they are still contenders in the Western Conference this season, the Nashville Predators are still getting an early start on putting together their roster for the 2015-16 season. The team announced on Thursday that it has signed free agent forward Steve Moves to a one-year contract..." April 09

  • Hishon's first career goal lifts Avalanche to 3-2 win over slumping Predators

    Mile High Hockey "A strong games from some of the most talented players leads to a win against a top NHL squad. So the Thompson family missed the first period and the first 15 minutes of the second due to a variety of reasons. Some dude who needs to buy a vowel (Calle Jarnkrok) had apparently put the Preds up..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Predators welcome Gaustad, Santorelli back to practice

    Tennessean "The Predators welcomed another healthy body back to the ice on Monday, as center Paul Gaustad returned to practice after missing Saturday's contest with an upper-body injury. Gaustad suffered the injury Tuesday, when he took a blind-side, open-ice hit to the head from Vancouver's Alex Burrows...." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    Thomas Willis @TomAWillis

    Laviolette says it will be good to have Weber, Cullen and Neal back in the lineup tonight. #Preds

  • Nashville’s Shea Weber returning just in time for Dallas

    Dallas Morning News "Nashville defenseman Shea Weber is expected to return from a lower body injury and has been having a great season against the Stars. Weber has three goals among four points and is plus-5 vs. Dallas in three games. Benn has one assist in three games against Nashville but is leading the Stars in..." April 04

  • Predators hope returning players readjust quickly

    Tennessean "Just over a week before the end of the regular season, the Predators are happily welcoming back a number of key contributors. The challenge now is to work those players back into the lineup as seamlessly as possible in preparation for the postseason. Practice participants on Thursday..." April 03

  • 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

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