Predators Rumors & News

  • 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.

  • Report: Preds begin extension talks with Fisher, Ribeiro

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the midst of a surprising and dominant season, Nashville has started talking new deal with two of its biggest catalysts. Veteran centers Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro — both slated to be UFAs on July 1 — have entered into the early phase of extension negotiations, per ESPN. Fisher, 34, is..." February 05

  • Predators edge struggling Maple Leafs

    Tennessean "Two significant hockey streaks hurtled headfirst at each other Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The results were predictably positive for the Predators, predictably poor for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Predators set a franchise record with their ninth consecutive home win, downing the Maple..." February 04

  • ESPN wins U.S. broadcast rights to World Cup of Hockey

    SB Nation "The World Wide Leader beat out NBC and FOX. Fans still upset about ESPN's perceived lack of hockey coverage over the last few years will be happy to learn the network has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey. According to TSN's report on Tuesday, ESPN beat out both NBC..." February 04

  • Watch for Predators to make a move "When we spoke with Nashville Predators general manager David Poile last month, he said a top-six forward would be his priority ahead of the March 2 trade deadline. Just what exactly he will do remains to be seen, but word is the veteran Nashville hockey man is calling around quite a bit...." February 04

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Pekka Rinne feels better and chances are high he'll be back in #predators lineup this week. #tvasports

  • Predators blank Penguins, stay in first place

    Tennessean "Just when the Predators were on the verge of getting caught in the Central Division standings, they turned in an outstanding performance. Carter Hutton stopped 21 shots for his first shutout of the season and four different players scored goals as the Predators blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins..." February 02

  • Avalanche Shut Out the Predators 3-0

    Mile High Hockey "The Avalanche put together one of their most complete games of 2015, shutting out one of the league's top teams and earning a major milestone for Jarome Iginla. First Period: The Avalanche and Predators entered tonight's contest under very different circumstances. The Avalanche, coming off..." January 31

  • Blues show off for dads in shootout win over Predators

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A celebration erupted on the ice when the Blues capped a 5-4 shootout victory over Nashville Thursday, but it paled in comparison to the party in Suite 247 inside Scottrade Center. A majority of the Blues players had their fathers in attendance Thursday, as they prepared for a “dad’s trip”..." January 30

  • Porn noises spice up NHL broadcast

    New York Post "Put the Nashville Predators broadcasters in the penalty box for “playing with too many sticks.” Thursday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues on Fox Sports Tennessee featured audio that sounded suspiciously like pornographic screams and moans." January 30

  • Preds Blow Lead but Smith Seals the Deal

    On The Forecheck "It had been an entire week since Nashville's penalty kill lost against Montreal. While Filip Forsberg, Shea Weber, Peter Laviolette, and Pekka Rinne's bobble head got to galavant all around Columbus for the weekend, the rest of the team probably didn't go anywhere nicer or do anything that was..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • LeBrun: Keep an eye on Predators, Ducks on trade front

    Nichols on Hockey "On which of the upper-echelon teams might be ready to tweak its roster via trade: “I would keep an eye on Nashville. I think that the Predators are eying a top-6 forward and I think David Poile has shown in the past that when he thinks his team has a chance, he will be aggressive. You may..." January 27

  • Predators' Shea Weber wins hardest shot competition

    Tennessean "Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot. The Predators defenseman fired the hardest shot of 108.5 mph at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on Saturday night, taking advantage of five-time champion Zdeno Chara's absence. "I knew I..." January 25

  • Nashville Predators Rookie Filip Forsberg Named to All-Star Game "The National Hockey League announced today that Nashville Predators rookie forward Filip Forsberg has been named to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday afternoon (4 p.m. CT, NBCSN). Forsberg – who was already slated to head to Columbus this weekend to participate in the rookie portion of..." January 22

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in All-Star draft "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Canadiens pounce after Predators stumble in OT

    Montreal Gazette "The suddenly potent Montreal power play provided both goals, including the overtime winner by P.K. Subban, as the Canadiens went into the all-star break on a high note with a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. While there was some debate over whether the..." January 21

  • Predators' Pekka Rinne out through All-Star Game

    Tennessean "The Nashville Predators released a statement Thursday morning saying All-Star goalie Pekka Rinne will miss the All-Star Game and the next three games due to a sprained knee suffered in Tuesday's game." January 15

  • Predators beat Canucks; Pekka Rinne injured

    Tennessean "The Predators defeated Vancouver 5-1 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena to reach a four-game winning streak for the second time this season. But the loss of goaltender Pekka Rinne overshadowed the streak and the Predators' move into sole possession of first place in the overall NHL..." January 14

  • Pens claim Predators center Arcobello off waivers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins on Wednesday claimed center Mark Arcobello off waivers from the Nashville Predators. In 40 games this season split between Edmonton and Nashville, Arcobello has eight goals and 13 points while winning 51 percent of his faceoffs. In 82 NHL games, the 26-year-old Milford, Conn.,..." January 14

  • Agent: Pekka Rinne 'upbeat' about recovery after injury

    Tennessean "The status of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne remains uncertain Wednesday after he was injured in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Vancouver at Bridgestone Arena. He left the game with 17:05 remaining in the third period after crashing into the wall behind the net with Vancouver's Christopher Higgins and..." January 14

  • Preds waive Arcobello

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nashville waived center Mark Arcobello on Tuesday. Arcobello, 26, was acquired by the Preds on Dec. 29 from Edmonton in exchange for Derek Roy and proceeded to appear in four games for Nashville, scoring once in his team debut. The diminutive center was a healthy scratch during Saturday’s..." January 13

  • Predators' Ellis misses practice; Neal returns

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis did not practice Friday at Bridgestone Arena and will not be available to play Saturday at Minnesota. The team said he continues to be evaluated following a lower body injury that caused him to leave the second period of Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory over..." January 09

  • Predators edge Hurricanes, 3-2

    Tennessean "The Predators found a way to close this one out. The 3-2 victory over Carolina at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday was won with a race to the finish and a defensive effort on the penalty kill in the final 90 seconds. "We did some good things late," Predators forward Mike Fisher said. "It's just..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Ducks Beat Preds 4-3 in Shootout

    Anaheim Calling "First period Minor change to the lineup as Rene Bourque was inserted in place of Devante Smith-Pelly after having been scratched for the last two games. He almost had a great scoring chance in the first few minutes of the game also, but fumbled the pass at the side of Carter Hutton's crease...." January 05

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    Dennis Bernstein @DennisTFP

    Predators James Neal will miss today's game with lower body injury

  • Predators recall Salomaki, Stalberg

    Tennessean "The Predators recalled Miikka Salomaki and Viktor Stalberg from Milwaukee on Saturday morning, and placed Taylor Beck on injured reserve. The Predators face Los Angeles at 3 p.m. Saturday. The moves likely mean a chance for Mark Arcobello to make his Predators' debut against the..." January 03

  • Filip Forsberg closing in on Predators' rookie record

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg's potential place in the franchise record book comes as news to him. The forward is on the verge of tying the most notable mark for rookies — points in a season — as the Predators open 2015 with a back-to-back set at Los Angeles and Anaheim this weekend. "I didn't know that..." January 03

  • Predators beat Blues with defensemen's offense

    Tennessean "Predators coach Peter Laviolette encourages his defensemen to jump into the offensive rush when an opportunity presents itself. But two defensemen at once — on a penalty kill? Roman Josi fed Shea Weber to finish a two-on-one break for the decisive goal midway through the third period in..." December 31

  • Oilers acquire centre Derek Roy from Predators "The Edmonton Oilers made a trade Monday to help add some much-needed depth at centre, acquiring Derek Roy from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Mark Arcobello. Roy, 31, has 178 goals and 502 points in 692 career NHL games, but has struggled mightily this season with Nashville. The..." December 30

  • Should the Edmonton Oilers have claimed Derek Roy off waivers?

    Edmonton Journal "It isn’t hard to put together an argument that Edmonton should have snatched Derek Roy away from the Nashville Predators when he hit the waiver wire on Sunday. Roy, after all, is an established NHL centre; most teams have four of those but the Oilers are only presently blessed with two. He is..." December 29

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Roy (NASH) and Fraser (BOS) on waivers

  • Nashville Assigns Stalberg to Milwaukee "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has assigned forward Viktor Stalberg to the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals. The Nashville Predators travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks on Monday night (7:30 p.m...." December 28