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The Preds Are Back To Work (And So Am I)

Nashville Predators fans were back in force this past Holiday weekend at Bridgestone Arena, as the citizens of Smashville welcomed loudly the return of NHL regular season play to Music City with a pair of sellouts, on Saturday and Monday nights. (File Photo: | Kim Green/WBUR, Boston) Hockey is back — but that’s not […]
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Hockey is Life…And Sometimes, Vice-Versa

Hockey is life…and sometimes it’s the other way around. Sometimes you’re the Tootoo Train, and sometimes you’re the proverbial bug on the glass. Me? These last several weeks, just call me Ryan Jones (Photo: Reuters). Bugged I promised myself that I’d never do here in this space what, regrettably, I’ve somehow made a habit of […]
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A CALculated Risk: Will O’Reilly Turn Out To Be The Next Rich Peverley…or Worse?

A week ago, The Nashville Predators said goodbye to former prospect, forward, Cal O’Reilly (left), trading the former 2005 5th round (#150 overall) pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for a 4th-rounder in next June’s NHL Entry Draft. Given their similarities, fans wonder if the change of scenery might afford the talented but oft-injured centerman the […]
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Konfronting Kostitsyn & Thursday Notes

Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators’ annual Meet The Team event was held, allowing season ticket holders the opportunity to meet and get autographs from their favorite Preds players and coaches. And while it was awesome to shake hands with Craig Smith, Jon Blum, and Ryan Suter, all I really wanted to do […]
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The Preds Give Me A Black Eye; Blues Fans Give One to Themselves (Part 2/2)

This is a slight over-dramatization of my pregame experience in St.Louis last Saturday night (For demonstration purposes only. Professional B.S. artist used. Do not try this at home). There is No ‘EYE’ in ‘TEAM’ Meanwhile, back in The ‘Lou, before the ugliness ensued, I was giving new meaning to the term, ‘keep your eye on […]
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Wednesday AJenda – Going Against Convention for Game Seven

Boston Bruins netminder Tim Thomas has stood out as the difference-maker thus far in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. With tonight’s Game Seven on the Vancouver Canucks‘ home ice, can he make a difference for the Bruins one more time? (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images North America) Enmityville Horrors We all have our reasons for pulling […]
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Preds Fans – The Next Generation

The next generation of Nashville Predators fans have become a foundational part of the team’s success in 2010-11 and will exert even more influence in the future. (Photo: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) Kids these days… My parents were among the group upon whom, several years ago former NBC News anchorman, Tom Brokaw bestowed the […]
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The Hockey Scream

HE SHOOTS, HE SCOOOOOOOOORES!! Not Shy Ask anyone who’s ever sat next to me at a Nashville Predators game. No bones about it, I’m a screamer. I don’t just raise my voice, I raise the roof – as much as someone with otherwise munchkin-esque vocal cords such as mine could attempt to do. I scream […]
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A Tasty Rumor?

Keeping That Sunny Disposition It was a beautiful day in Middle Tennessee on Saturday. The sun shone upon the land; people were out walking, running, biking, and playing outside in 60 degree bliss. Everyone forgot about freezing temps and snow days for the first time in what seems like an eternity. Speaking of eternity, ahem, […]
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A Reunion of Little Consequence

Former Predators captain Jason Arnott returned to New Jersey for a new start. But will this bus ever get moving? (Photo: Sipkin/NY Daily News) The Other Side of the Coin When I was mentally composing this post in reference to the Preds’ one and only meeting with the New Jersey Devils this season – and […]
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