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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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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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Are The Preds The Team The Caps Want To Be When They Grow Up? Or Is It The Other Way Around?

The similarities are seemingly as abundant as the perceived differences between the Eastern Conference powerhouse Washington Capitals and the Western Conference’s Nashville Predators…only in reverse. Wait…Nevermind. With not only their history and present interlinked, both teams hope there’s a Stanley Cup Final appearance is in their respective future as well. In the meantime, on Tuesday […]
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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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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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Lucky 13? (Part 1/2)

Two of the Nashville Predators’ key young veterans, Patric Hornqvist (left) and Sergei Kostitsyn (right) will play a big role in determining whether the Music City’s hockey club can better their second-round playoff appearance of a year ago. Will the team’s 13th NHL season of play be a lucky one? (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images North […]
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The $56.3 Million Question: How To Keep The Big 3 Intact? (Part 2/2)

Back in WW II, there was a saying, “Loose lips sink ships.” Did Head Coach Barry Trotz‘s ‘Match Statement’ damage David Poile’s efforts to get an affordable long-term deal done with Shea Weber prior to arbitration? Was it a slip of the tongue or a statement spoken out of foreknowledge as to the extent of […]
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