Tag Archives: Craig Smith

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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Friday AJenda – Fisher Reels in a Whopper

The Nashville Predators knew they were getting a great player when they acquired forward Mike Fisher last February from the Ottawa Senators. However, a lingering shoulder injury that Fisher brought with him to Music City may have obscured just how good he truly is. Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena, the now-fully-healed Fisher’s talent was on […]
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Many Happy Returns, But No Happy Ending for the Predators

Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena the Nashville Predators welcomed back to the ice a pair of key veterans for the first time this season. Defenseman Francis Bouillon (left) had been battling concussion symptoms since last January, and forward Mike Fisher (right) has been recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. The players’ happy return wasn’t enough to […]
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Life Without Marty Is Proving to Be a Losing Proposition For Nashville

Life without 2010-2011 co-leading scorer Martin Erat (left) has been daunting so far this season for the Nashville Predators. Erat has missed the last four games, three of which were Nashville losses, and did not accompany the team on its current west coast road swing. Celebrations as depicted here with forward David Legwand have been […]
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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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The Kids Are Alright

The 2011-12 Nashville Predators may not be forward Jordin Tootoo‘s team, per se, but he’s playing like it is. Tootoo and the young Preds continued their strong preseason showing with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. (Photo: NHLI via Getty Images) All Growed Up We’ve all […]
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