Nashville Predators

James Neal reportedly headed to Vegas … for now?
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TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the Vegas Golden Knights are likely to select James Neal from the Nashville Predators. Vegas could flip him during this off-season to a team who might get more use out of a reliable, big scorer on a $5 million expiring deal. The Golden Knights could also opt to keep Neal […]

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Losing James Neal was ‘painful’ for Nashville Predators GM
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David Poile was in Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee’s shoes 19 years ago. The Nashville Predators were an expansion team and Poile, the only general manager the franchise has had, constructed their first roster by selecting one player from the NHL’s other 26 teams. A player the caliber of the one he lost […]

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Predators’ David Poile named 2016-17 NHL GM of the Year
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Getty Images David Poile of the Nashville Predators has been named the NHL’s 2016-17 General Manager of the Year. All 30 GMs plus a panel of NHL executives and print and broadcast media vote on this award at the end of second round of the playoffs. From

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Knights pick Neal and Fleury, McDavid named NHL MVP
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Forward James Neal and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were introduced as part of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural squad as the NHL held its first expansion draft in 17 years. Colorado goaltender Calvin Pickard was the first player announced for the Golden Knights and Neal, who helped the Nashville Predators reach the Stanley Cup finals this […]

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Report: Maple Leafs may lose Leipsic to Vegas
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Brendan Leipsic has shown to be quite productive at the American Hockey League level, and now he may be on his way to join the Golden Knights. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, there have been rumblings that the Toronto Maple Leafs will lose the 23-year-old Leipsic in today’s expansion draft. Originally selected by the Nashville […]

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2017 Stanley Cup championship carpet for sale, comes at hefty price
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It would really tie the man cave together, and it can be yours if you have about five grand to plunk down on an area rug. The NHL is auctioning off the 2017 Stanley Cup presentation rug that took center ice when the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators in game 6 to take back-to-back […]

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Report: Predators struggle to avoid losing key player to expansion draft
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After a painful defeat in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators might end up being one of the biggest losers of the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft, too. On Friday, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that Predators GM David Poile hadn’t enjoyed success trying to entice Vegas GM George McPhee to lay off one […]

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Stanley Cup Final Makes Big Economic Impact
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  The Nashville Predators' Stanley Cup Final run made a huge economic impact on the city. The Predators and city officials held an end-of-season press conference on Thursday and estimated there was $8 million in economic impact per game during the final. "What a run, what a ride," Mayor Megan Barry said, adding […]

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Housley wants Sabres’ defense to attack like Predators did
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It sure sounds like Phil Housley wants the Buffalo Sabres’ defense to attack much like the Nashville Predators did during his stay as assistant head coach … not to mention like he did as a Hall of Fame blueliner. During his introductory press conference as the Sabres’ head coach, Housley did qualify things a bit […]

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Marc Bergevin wins big in Jonathan Drouin trade
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Let’s give Marc Bergevin his due. The Montreal Canadiens general manager was fitted for clown shoes last summer after he traded defenseman P.K. Subban, 28, to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Shea Weber, 31. The main justification for that trade was the short-term benefits to Montreal.

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PHT Morning Skate: The long and crazy history of NHL expansion drafts
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The NHL has a long history with expansion. McIndoe outlines the best players taken in each expansion draft since 1967 and notable oddity in each draft. This young Nashville Predators fan is disappointed her team didn’t win the Stanley Cup, but she offers them some incredible encouragement (you have to love the way she rattles […]

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Grand Rapids wins Calder Cup; Predators reveal injuries; Cunningham's story (Puck Headlines)
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Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly held a conference call with the league’s general managers on Tuesday to answer any final questions regarding the expansion draft. • The […]

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