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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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Preds Still Can’t Flip the Script Against Vancouver

No one would question the motivation of the Nashville Predators headed into their Tuesday night clash with the Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. However it was the Canucks who came away with two points, in a hard-fought, 4-3 shootout victory, continuing their near-dominance on the Preds home ice. With a scheduled rematch in […]
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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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An Old Theme Continues…And A New One Begins

The Beat(down) Goes On The Nashville Predators can certainly be forgiven if their play Tuesday night at GM Place in Vancouver was less than perfect. Finishing up a difficult three-game Western Canada road trip is never an easy proposition, particularly with the time zone differences and compressed three-games-in-five-days schedule. The difficulty level ramps up a […]
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