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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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Despite impressive young core, Predators need Rinne to step up again next season
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It was great for Rinne, who has been with Nashville since his selection in the 2004 NHL Draft. The Predators certainly have the makings of a team that can compete for the Western Conference title again next season, with an impressive young core group of forwards and a dangerous blue line, particularly with their top […]

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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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Nashville Predators Top 25 Under 25: #13 Frederic Allard
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It’s time for our annual countdown of the best 25 Nashville Predators players under 25 years old. This is not only a tradition here at OTF, but is also something that you might see at many other SBNation NHL blogs. The premise is simple: rank the 25 best players who have not yet reached their […]

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Predators captain Mike Fisher retires after 17 seasons
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Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher announced his retirement in an article published in The Tennessean on Thursday morning. Fisher ranks fourth in franchise history with 109 goals and leaves the organization ranked in the top 10 in power-play goals, game-winners, and goals per game. Here’s an excerpt from Fisher’s piece: This is the hardest decision […]

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Predators captain Fisher hangs up skates after Cup final run
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Fisher scored 18 goals and assisted on 24 others over 72 games last season in helping deliver the southern US country music capital's squad to the championship series, which it lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. "The way the city was behind us was unbelievable and that's what makes the memory such a high — but […]

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Mike Fisher retires with godly letter to Predators fans
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If Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher was going to retire, last season presented him with a grand finale. All of this while turning 37 in June, having played 1,088 games between the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators. Rather than hang on for too long – and potentially force the Predators into an uncomfortable cap-related decision […]

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Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has retired in what he calls the hardest decision he’s had to make, leaving the defending Stanley Cup finalists in need of a new captain.

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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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Johansen ready to lead Predators: 'That's why I was brought here'
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Ryan Johansen signed the biggest deal ever handed out by the Nashville Predators on Friday, inking a $64-million contract to spend the next eight seasons in Smashville – a fact that obviously has the soon-to-be 25-year-old fired up. Related: Poll: Did the Predators overpay Ryan Johansen? “This is probably one of the best days of […]

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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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Predators, Johansen agree to 8-year, $64M deal
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Ryan Johansen agreed to a new eight-year, $64-million contract with the Nashville Predators on Friday, the team announced. Johansen was a restricted free agent, but according to the centerman, there was never a doubt in his mind about where he wanted to spend his future. “There wasn’t just one moment, it was an easy decision,” […]

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