Nashville Predators

Predators captain announcement looming; they have some great options
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Multiple reporters* indicate that the Nashville Predators will name their captain (and alternates) on Wednesday. The Tennessean’s Adam Vignan reports that the Predators themselves realize that there are quite a few logical captains in their midst (which probably isn’t a bad problem to have). “I think Mike last year, I think everybody saw that coming.

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Predators tab Roman Josi as new captain, call him ‘our Roger Federer’
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The Nashville Predators boasted some appealing options to take the torch from Mike Fisher as captain, but really there was only one obvious name: Roman Josi. As captain, Josi will see an increased role on the Predators leadership team, which will also see some new appointments. Defenseman Ryan Ellis has been named as the team’s […]

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Tyler Seguin and Stars learn lessons from subpar season
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As he heads into his fifth season with the Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin isn’t looking for a clean slate. The Stars (34-37-11) finished last season sixth in the Central Division – 15 points back of the Nashville Predators for the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. “I don’t know if I want to […]

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Predators eager to return after team’s shortest offseason
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators couldn’t be happier to return to work after their painful loss in the Stanley Cup Final , a deep playoff run that made for the shortest offseason in franchise history. Many of the Predators have been skating together for the past three weeks, and 20 of them helped the […]

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Kings, Golden Knights are already trash-talking each other (on Twitter)
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As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights need to do some legwork to drum up some rivalries. Granted, Nashville Predators fans (or at least GM David Poile) might grumble when the Golden Knights roll out James Neal. Now, it’s understandable if you dismiss a Twitter battle as a … well, nerd war.

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Predators’ Ellis to miss ‘several months’ following offseason surgery
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Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis will miss a significant portion of the 2017-18 season. The Predators delivered the bad news on Thursday, stating that Ellis will miss “several months” following offseason surgery to repair a “lower-body ailment.” According to Thomas Willis of the Predators, general manager David Poile told the media that Ellis isn’t expected […]

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Predators’ Johansen says he’s 100 percent, Bonino shows promise
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The Nashville Predators didn’t just pass the second round for the first time in their history in 2016-17. One can bet that there are Predators fans who play the “What if?” game, imagining that scenario with a healthy Johansen around. Both Johansen and Bonino come into 2017-18 with question marks, yet early signs on Tuesday […]

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Predators first-rounder Tolvanen becomes youngest to score hat trick in KHL
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Talk about making a great first impression. Nashville Predators prospect Eeli Tolvanen became the youngest KHL player to score a hat trick while adding an assist in his debut for Jokerit against Dinamo Minsk. Tolvanen turned 18 in April. It’s ludicrously

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What If … the Predators had let Shea Weber walk? (NHL Alternate History)
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Note: It’s the NHL Alternate History project! We’ve asked fans and bloggers from 31 teams to pick one turning point in their franchise’s history and ask ‘what if things had gone differently?’ Trades, hirings, firings, wins, losses, injuries … all of it. When considering singular events in Nashville Predators history that would’ve entirely changed the course of […]

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Penguins cool with starting season sans third-line center
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For their last two seasons – both of which ended with a Stanley Cup championship – the Pittsburgh Penguins had stability in the stable of centers: Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin anchoring the top six, Nick Bonino starring with the HBK Line and then playing dependable hockey, and old man Matt Cullen holding down the […]

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Predators’ Mazanec signs one-year deal in KHL
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It has been a busy day for KHL — and potential KHL — transactions. The latest player making the jump overseas is Nashville Predators goalie Marek Mazanec who has signed a one-year deal with Slovan Bratislava, a Czech-based team that plays in the KHL. It has been a strange offseason for Mazanec as he signed a […]

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Poll: Are Preds favorites in West?
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Led by a phenomenal group of defensemen like Roman Josi, P.K. Subban, Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm, the Predators were able to knock off the Blackhawks, Blues and Ducks before losing to the Penguins in six games. Now, it’ll be interesting to see if they’re able to translate the Stanley Cup run into regular-season dominance […]

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