Predators Rumors & News

  • Predators' depth defensemen receive increased attention

    Tennessean "Little suspense exists in regards to who the Predators' top four defensemen will be this season. Those spots are reserved for Roman Josi, P.K. Subban, Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Ellis. None of them, however, practiced Saturday and won't for the next several days. Subban and Ellis are nursing..." September 25

  • Predators' P.K. Subban day-to-day with upper-body injury

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman P.K. Subban is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the team announced Friday. He'll be reevaluated following Nashville's preseason opener at Florida on Tuesday. The Predators haven't begun practicing, with their first session of training camp scheduled for Saturday..." September 24

  • Why Predators' Ryan Johansen faces high expectations

    Tennessean "Regardless of sport, it's practically impossible to begin a training camp without the endless parade of players declaring that they are in the best shape of their lives. Such statements can usually be dismissed as cliches, but in the case of Predators center Ryan Johansen, those words hold..." September 24

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Rinne looks to be Finland’s World Cup starter

    Pro Hockey Talk "As we inch closer to the start of the World Cup of Hockey, No. 1 goalie gigs are beginning to come into focus. Like the battle between Finnish netminders Pekka Rinne and Tuukka Rask, for example. Tonight, Rinne will start versus the U.S. and is slated to play the entire contest, per NHL.com...." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Josi: Subban a good fit for Predators' style of play

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi still won't pick a winner in the trade that brought P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens for Shea Weber, but to hear Josi talk, it's clear he thinks each team did pretty well. Asked again Saturday who won the trade of June 29, Josi instead talked..." September 11

  • Mike Fisher named Predators captain

    NHL.com "Mike Fisher was named the seventh captain in the history of the Nashville Predators on Thursday. Fisher replaces Shea Weber, who was captain the past six seasons before he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for P.K. Subban on June 29. Fisher, 36, was traded to Nashville by the Ottawa..." September 08

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Paul Gaustad is expected to announce his retirement

    Edmonton Journal "Leon Draisaitl at the World Cup of Hockey in September, the Edmonton Oilers may well bring in an established pivot on a pro tryout, but general manager Peter Chiarelli says if they do, the invitee won’t just be a training camp face and number on a lineup sheet. He’ll be there to make the team,..." September 02

  • 'No doubt' Subban would bring Cup to Montreal Children's Hospital

    CBC Sports "NHL defenceman P.K. Subban says he remains committed to the raising money for the Montreal Children's Hospital despite being traded by the Canadiens to the Nashville Predators in June. Nearly a year after making a $10-million fundraising pledge, the beloved former Hab returned to the hospital..." September 01

  • Avalanche's Gabriel Bourque: Set to attend Avalanche's camp on PTO

    CBS Sports "Bourque will attend the Avalanche's training camp on a professional tryout agreement, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports." September 01

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Filip Forsberg poised to emerge as elite goal scorer

    Today's Slapshot "Filip Forsberg was having no part of a sophomore slump last season. He burst onto the NHL scene in 2014-15 as a rookie, scoring 26 goals and 63 points en route to making every Washington Capitals fan rue the day the team traded him to the Nashville Predators. He followed that effort up with..." August 30

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Preds explore dramatic overhaul of Bridgestone Arena

    Tennessean "The Nashville Predators unveiled concepts on Thursday to expand and improve Bridgestone Arena, including a new on-site hotel, an office tower, a secondary ice rink, an expanded concourse and a slate of upgrades to improve the interactive fan experience for millennials. Predators CEO Sean Henry..." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Predators GM Poile expects career year from Johansen

    The Score "While the hockey world is focused on Nashville's newest prize in P.K. Subban, Predators GM David Poile was quick to remind it of Ryan Johansen. Acquired in a January blockbuster deal from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Johansen fit in well during his short time in the Music City, filling a..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • New Canadien Shea Weber to play in Michel Therrien's golf tournament Tuesday

    Montreal Gazette "Shea Weber will make his first appearance in Montreal as a member of the Canadiens at the Michel Therrien Golf Invitational Tuesday at Le Mirage in Terrebonne. Weber was acquired from Nashville on June 29 in the blockbuster deal that sent Montreal fan-favourite P.K. Subban to the Predators...." August 06

  • Canadiens fans still looking for Shea Weber

    Montreal Gazette "Where’s Shea Weber? That’s a question Canadiens fans must be asking, especially after the P.K. Subban All-Star Comedy Gala Monday night at Place des Arts. The event was a fundraiser for Subban’s foundation benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, to which he has maintained his..." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • P.K. Subban will continue philanthropy in Montreal

    NHL.com "The line started forming as soon as the show was over, and within minutes it was so long the people at the front could no longer see where it ended. Hundreds of fans waited patiently for the star of that show, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, to come out and sign the custom Just for..." August 03

  • Subban says he accepted trade 'way before it even happened'

    The Score "P.K. Subban is back in Montreal. No, it's not hockey related, but it's still no shock the former Hab was asked about the trade that sent him to the Nashville Predators. In the city Monday ahead of hosting a gala with "Just for Laughs", Subban revealed to TSN that the swirling rumors tying..." August 01

  • Pacioretty: Subban trade 'completely threw me off guard'

    Sportsnet "Nearly a month after the trade that sent a colossal shockwave through the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens are getting used to life without P.K. Subban. The charismatic defenseman was sent to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber, and while the dust has settled, many still have a tough..." July 29

  • Predators sign Matt Carle to 1-year contract

    Tennessean "The Predators added veteran depth to their defense Wednesday, signing Matt Carle to a one-year, $700,000 contract. Carle, 31, had been with the Lightning for the past four seasons, but Tampa Bay bought out the final two years of his six-year, $33 million contract last month. He was the..." July 28

  • Petter Granberg re-ups with Predators

    The Score "Petter Granberg reportedly avoided arbitration Tuesday by signing a two-year, $1.225-million contract with the Nashville Predators, according to CBC's Tim Wharnsby. The depth defender is guaranteed a $650,000 NHL salary in the second year, but his contract will carry a two-way provision for..." July 27

  • Predators Sign Jarnkrok to a Six-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract. The contract will pay him $1.7 million in 2016-17, $1.8 million in 2017-18, $2.1 million in 2018-19, $2.2 million in..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Predators see fit with P.K. Subban's personality

    Tennessean "In a sport that tends to discourage individuality, P.K. Subban is hockey's outspoken star. That is what has made him one of the NHL's most visible players. It's also what may have compelled the Canadiens to trade the defenseman to the Predators on June 29. Subban's immense popularity and..." July 23

  • Jets' Scheifele would take Weber over Subban

    The Score "Not everyone feels the Nashville Predators won the Subban-Weber trade. Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele joined Sportsnet 590 on Wednesday where he admitted if he was playing the role of general manager he would take Shea Weber over P.K. Subban. "Personally, I would take Shea Weber on my..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • P.K. Subban gets dodgy in Part 2 of Sportsnet sit-down

    Yahoo! Sports "We had our fun with the first part of P.K. Subban’s sit-down with Sportsnet and Eric Engels, and the second part aired on Wednesday night. In it, Engels asks the questions you want asked of the former Montreal Canadiens star. And, in turn, P.K. dodges them like they’re bullets in “The Matrix”..." July 14

  • Predators yet to address the Pekka Rinne question

    TSN "One of the interesting wrinkles of the blockbuster P.K. Subban and Shea Weber swap is the difference in playing styles between the two blueliners, and the trickle-down effect they will have on their teammates. I’m of the opinion that Nashville won this deal in rather decisive fashion, namely..." July 12

  • Molson confident Subban trade will improve Habs

    TSN "While the city of Montreal is still buzzing from the aftershock of the P.K. Subban trade, Canadiens owner and president Geoff Molson is confident that the move will make the team better next season. "P.K. was certainly a great player for our team," Molson explained to RDS at the team's AHL..." July 11

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Bergevin not looking back after Subban-Weber trade

    The Score "The decision to trade P.K. Subban was not an easy one for Marc Bergevin. In an interview with Dave Stubbs of NHL.com, the Montreal Canadiens general manager maintains the trading of the fan favorite and Norris Trophy-winning defenseman to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber was..." July 10

  • Johansen: Recent moves show Predators 'want to win very soon'

    Tennessean "Listen to enough athletes conduct introductory press conferences, and you'll find that they are rather predictable. In the NHL, the go-to sound bite is proclaiming that a Stanley Cup is within the team's near future, which is what new Predators defenseman P.K. Subban did last week after being..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Predators GM wants NHL to change NCAA prospect rules after Vesey situation

    Tennessean "The Predators' involvement with forward prospect Jimmy Vesey ended June 20 when they traded his negotiating rights to the Sabres, ending what had become an awkward situation. The NHL's collective bargaining agreement stipulates that a team maintains the exclusive rights to a drafted college..." July 05

  • Predators Sign Trevor Smith to a Two-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has signed forward Trevor Smith to a two-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the AHL level in 2016-17, and $650,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the..." July 03