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Parting Shot: Red Wings School Preds Once More…For Old Time’s Sake

The newest Nashville Predator, 18 year-old Swedish forward Filip Forsberg jumps onto the ice for his first NHL shift Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena. The hopeful star of the future for Nashville acquitted himself well in his debut, however the Preds woeful goal-scoring fortunes continued as they dropped a season-high sixth straight game 3-0 to […]
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Shaken AND Stirred | a Miniseries | Part 1

Nashville Predators goaltender, Pekka Rinne, as usual, has covered a lot of ground for his team this season. Question is, will his teammates be able to go the extra mile for him as well? Double-Edged Angst Wow. Would’ja look at the time? How could the Nashville Predators already be hitting the halfway mark of even […]
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Preds Offseason 2012: A Midsummer Night’s Dream…Or Nightmare? (Part I)

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile has a longstanding reputation as a cool customer. However, as this summer of record-breaking heat in Music City wears on, the cards he’s being dealt are making it tough for the Preds venerable front office boss to maintain his poker face. (Photo: The Tennessean) Hot, Bothered, and Behind the […]
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The Moment of Truth

The Phoenix Coyotes foiled the efforts of the Nashville Predators at every turn last Friday night in Game 4 of their Western Conference Semifinal match-up at Bridgestone Arena. In a scene typical of the Coyotes’ smothering team defense from that game, above, Phoenix forwards Martin Hanzal (left) and Radim Vrbata (right) deny Nashville forwards Patric Hornqvist […]
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Coyotes Proving That Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

The look says it all. Nashville Predators forward Gabriel Bourque appears despondent as the Phoenix Coyotes celebrate following Martin Hanzal’s second period goal Sunday in the Coyotes’ Game 2 victory over Nashville at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ. Down 2-0 in their second round playoff matchup, the Preds must now find a way to bounce back […]
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Growin’ Up

Bedlam in Music City. The Nashville Predators bench erupts following their 2-1 series-clinching victory over longtime Central-Division foes, the Detroit Red Wings last Friday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Preds now move on to the second round versus the Phoenix Coyotes this Friday at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ (Photo: John Russell/NHLI via […]
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Faith, Hope, & Love – in a Hockey Context (Part 2 of 2)

What’s love got to do with it? How simplistic is it to say that the success of Nashville Predators’ dynamic duo of Head Coach Barry Trotz (left) and General Manager, David Poile is attributable to something so fickle as love? Well, okay…VERY. Nevertheless, if it isn’t smoke & mirrors, it’s gotta be something. And with […]
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Faith, Hope, & Love – in a Hockey Context (Part 1 of 2)

The team-building tag-team of Head Coach Barry Trotz (right) and General Manager David Poile (left) have been the Nashville Predators’ collective guiding force since Day One of the franchise. The Preds will make their seventh playoff appearance in the last eight NHL seasons Wednesday night versus the Detroit Red Wings  at Bridgestone Arena. How do […]
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Desperados

Captain Shea Weber leads the Nashville Predators into battle Thursday night versus the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena. Winners of seven out of their last ten, the Avs will be desperate for a win in their continued battle to capture a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Preds will look to recapture their own […]
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We May Think of Them As Superheroes, But They’re Only Human

The Nashville Predators’ newest ‘hero,’  defenseman Hal Gill made an immediate impact in his first home game Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, setting up Nashville’s shorthanded,  game-winning goal versus the Vancouver Canucks. He may not wear a cape, but Preds fans hope his super play continues. (Photo: John-Russell_NHLI-via-Getty-Images;  Cape courtesy of Photoshop). Heroes Play Here […]
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