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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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It’s Nashville Predators day at PHT
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The Nashville Predators entered the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs as the second wild card team in the Western Conference. When the postseason was over, they were two wins away from a championship, sweeping Chicago in the opening round and beating St. Louis and Anaheim to reach the Stanley Cup Final. There have been changes in […]

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Carrie Underwood Publicly Reacts to Husband's NHL Retirement
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Hot on the heels of her husband's impressive showing at the 2017 Stanley Cups, Carrie Underwood is proving once more that she'll always be Mike Fisher's number one fan. In a touching tribute, the country superstar took to Instagram to express her pride and support following Fisher's surprise retirement. On Thursday, Aug. 3, The Tennessean […]

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Nashville Predators begin search for Dennis K. Morgan replacement
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One of the unexpected joys of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs was the story of Dennis K. Morgan, the delusional national anthem singer for the Nashville Predators who went to the media and complained about losing his gig in the postseason to ‘A-list’ country music superstars. The controversy led to massive protests around Bridgestone Arena during playoff […]

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Morning Skate: Should B's pursue Butcher?
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Almost a year ago, the Boston Bruins were readying their best pitches when the so-called Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes saw them as a finalist for his sought-after services. Vesey waited out the draft rights of the Nashville Predators that expired on Aug. 15, and the Bruins rolled out the red carpet for the former Harvard University standout. The […]

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Morning Skate: Johansen, Preds agree to eight-year deal
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Almost a year ago, the Boston Bruins were readying their best pitches when the so-called Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes saw them as a finalist for his sought-after services. Vesey waited out the draft rights of the Nashville Predators that expired on Aug. 15, and the Bruins rolled out the red carpet for the former Harvard University standout. The […]

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Predators sign C Ryan Johansen to 8-year, $64 million deal
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General manager David Poile has made it clear he's been looking for a top center since first hired to build the Nashville Predators 20 years ago. It's the biggest deal the franchise has ever handed out. The Predators now have Johansen under contract at an average of $8 million a year through the 2024-25 season, […]

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Haggerty: Bruins should take a pass on Will Butcher
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Almost a year ago, the Boston Bruins were readying their best pitches when the so-called Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes saw them as a finalist for his sought-after services. Vesey waited out the draft rights of the Nashville Predators that expired on Aug. 15, and the Bruins rolled out the red carpet for the former Harvard University standout. The […]

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Ryan Johansen’s blockbuster deal could set up Predators dynasty
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It’s good to be wanted and respected. That’s how Ryan Johansen feels, after his new 8-year and $64 million contract with the Nashville Predators. That wasn’t always the case for Johansen when it came to his contract negotiations. In 2014, his talks with

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Predators re-sign Arvidsson to $29.75 million, 7-year deal
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The Nashville Predators are making sure they keep Viktor Arvidsson around, re-signing the forward who made the second-biggest scoring jump in the NHL with a seven-year deal worth $29.75 million. General manager David Poile announced the deal Saturday night hours after the team and Arvidsson went to arbitration. Arvidsson will count $4.25 million against the […]

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