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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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Intermezzo

Patience Requested In the wake of the Nashville Predators‘ abrupt end-of-season last night, losing to the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1, I began writing my typically long response to the teams’ Stanley Cup Western Conference Semifinal Series and the premature abbreviation of Nashville’s long and hopeful season, but then thought better of it. What I would have […]
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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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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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The ‘Belief’ is Back

The ‘home ice belief’ that Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz sees his team receiving has not only made him happier, it has Preds fans ecstatic. (Photo: © Reuters) Hmmmm… I think someone’s been fibbing to us, ladies and gentlemen. Someone down at 501 Broadway has not been telling the whole truth. Oh sure, they […]
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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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Coyotes Out-Predator the Predators, 5-2 in 2011-12 Bridgestone Home Opener

The Nashville Predators didn’t quite look like themselves Thursday night in their 2011-12 home opener, losing to the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 at Bridgestone Arena. In fact, it was the Coyotes who appeared to be the ones playing Predators hockey as they garnered their first win of the young season. Meanwhile, Nashville’s David Legwand (right) continues […]
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