Predators Rumors & News

  • Simmonds tallies twice as Flyers top Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Philadelphia Flyers' fathers accompanied their sons for their one-day trip to Music City Sunday. Wayne Simmonds gave his dad a couple of goals. "He didn't say much to me but I know on the inside, he's glowing," Simmonds said. Philadelphia fans are glowing..." December 04

  • Cammalleri scores in OT as Devils edge Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The New Jersey Devils got one shot in overtime and made it count. Michael Cammalleri's second goal of the day at 4:42 capped a rally from a three-goal deficit Saturday as New Jersey stunned the Nashville Predators 5-4 at Bridgestone Arena. After Nashville controlled..." December 03

  • Preds Claim Reid Boucher on Waivers "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile today announced that the club has claimed forward Reid Boucher on waivers from the New Jersey Devils. Boucher, 23 (9/8/93), has appeared in nine games for the Devils this season, posting a pair of assists, and has..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Quick starts lift Predators over Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Nashville Predators limped into November after three straight losses. They head into December on a roll thanks to their quick-strike offense. Ryan Johansen scored a goal in the first minute of the third period and assisted on another goal seven seconds into the second, and the..." November 30

  • Predators hit hard by injuries just as they are starting to play well

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators open a quick two-game road trip on Sunday night when they visit the Winnipeg Jets and they are going to be doing it with a shorthanded roster thanks to a sudden rash of injuries. The team announced on Saturday that forwards James Neal and Colton Sissons, as well as..." November 27

  • Hellebuyck, Jets shut out Predators

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets played the perfect road game for nearly two periods en route to snapping a five-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday afternoon. The weird thing about it was they did it within the friendly confines of the MTS..." November 27

  • A cure for Ryan Johansen’s offensive struggles? Shoot!

    Sportsnet "Ryan Johansen is not primarily a goal scorer. Since he was a kid, Johansen has taken joy in being a playmaker, as he told The Tennessean earlier this season. “I just seemed to find such more joy making a good pass to a teammate and seeing the excitement out of a friend and linemate,” Johansen..." November 26

  • Predators’ Neal, Ellis, Sissons to miss next 2 games

    Sportsnet "The Nashville Predators will be without James Neal, Ryan Ellis, and Colton Sissons for their upcoming two-game road trip. All three have suffered upper-body injuries and did not practice Saturday, according to Adam Vingan of The Tennessean. The trio has been placed on injured reserve. Ellis..." November 26

  • Should Brandon Tanev be suspended for hit on Colton Sissons?

    Sportsnet "Nashville Predators forward Colton Sissons won’t return to Friday night’s game against the Jets after being hit from behind by Winnipeg’s Brandon Tanev. Sissons was collecting the puck on a breakout out of his own zone when Tanev came in and connected with the Predator (video above). On the..." November 26

  • Predators pound Jets

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It appears that Ryan Johansen likes playing against the Winnipeg Jets. The Nashville Predators center enjoyed another big game against the Central Division rival Friday, scoring two goals and adding an assist as his team improved to 8-1-1 in Bridgestone Arena with a 5-1..." November 25

  • Matt Carle Retires from National Hockey League "Matt Carle and the Nashville Predators announced Friday that the defenseman is retiring from the National Hockey League after a successful, 12-season career. "It has been an honor to be a player in the National Hockey League and play for four great organizations over the past 12 seasons," Carle..." November 25

  • Predators fan to get phone, signed jersey after incident with Lightning's Brown

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning forward J.T. Brown had little to say about the incident near the end of Monday's game in Nashville when he broke the cellphone of a Predators fan while leaving the ice. "Just a heat-of-the-moment situation," Brown told the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday. "We've reached out to the guy,..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Rinne backstops Preds to win vs. Stars

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For most of Wednesday night's game, the Dallas Stars owned a territorial edge. Late in the second period, they possessed a 25-11 advantage in shots on the Nashville Predators. But the best player on the ice for much of the game was Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, who did..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Subban, Ellis, Josi power Predators past Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Now that he's played about 5 1/2 weeks' worth of games with his new team, P.K. Subban has noticed something about his fellow Nashville Predators defensemen. "Our ability to generate offense as a group is pretty exceptional," he said. "We have guys who can skate the puck..." November 21

  • Allen, Blues cap perfect week at home with 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jake Allen knows he is on a pretty good hot streak at home, but the St. Louis Blues goalie can't provide any reasons for that success. Allen stopped 30 of 31 shots Saturday night to help the Blues win their third game at home this week, a 3-1 victory over the Nashville..." November 20

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Predators working through leadership transition

    Tennessean "Rarely does an NHL team function from season to season without some sort of change. How much differs, but every team faces transition. The Predators arguably have undergone the largest transformation, particularly from a leadership perspective. It wasn’t just the loss of Shea Weber, their..." November 19

  • Predators shut down Senators again

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Winning on the road has proved to be a difficult feat for the Nashville Predators, but then they hadn't been to Canadian Tire Centre before Thursday night, either. For the second time in eight days, the Predators defeated the Senators, this time by a count of 5-1. It was just..." November 17

  • Pekka Rinne Returns to Preds Practice "Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, who was announced yesterday to be day-to-day with a lower-body injury, returned to the team's practice in Ottawa on Wednesday afternoon. The NHL's Third Star of the Week missed Monday's practice and Tuesday's contest versus the Maple Leafs, but was..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Van Riemsdyk's hat trick lifts Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- James van Riemsdyk had the antidote to the Nashville Predators three-game winning streak on Tuesday night. It came in the form of three goals. The second career hat trick by the Toronto Maple Leafs left winger helped defeat the Predators 6-2. "It felt pretty good," van..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Rask, Scheifele and Rinne named 3 Stars of the Week "Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele and Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 13. FIRST STAR - TUUKKA RASK, G, BOSTON BRUINS Rask went 4-0-0 with a 0.75 goals-against average, .970..." November 14

  • Rinne carries Predators to shutout win over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Playing their first extended homestand of the season, the Nashville Predators appear to have found the consistency and results that largely eluded them in the first 10 games. James Neal scored twice, Pekka Rinne registered his 41st career shutout and Nashville wrapped up..." November 13

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Predators Demote Mazanec And Fiala

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The struggling Nashville Predators are making some changes. The team announced today that young forward Kevin Fiala and backup goaltender Marek Mazanec have been sent down to the AHL. In return, they have recalled forward Pontus Aberg and goalie Juuse Saros from the Milwaukee Admirals. Fiala,..." November 08

  • Preds get much-needed win vs. Sens

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- From here we go again to here we go. That might sum up the Nashville Predators' mindset after goalie Pekka Rinne turned in an absolute robbery, denying Ottawa Senators right winger Bobby Ryan a certain goal six minutes into the game Tuesday. From there, Nashville..." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Slavin's shootout goal lifts Hurricanes past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the Carolina Hurricanes, it was a satisfying result in an early season full of road trips and losses. For the Nashville Predators, it was another loss in an early season that has met precisely no one's expectations. Jaccob Slavin's tally on the last attempt of a..." November 06

  • Saber-tooth bones that named the Preds get new home at Bridgestone Arena

    Tennessean "Crews blasted more than 30 feet into the limestone and hauled away four dump-truck loads of debris before construction came to a jarring halt. While clearing a downtown plot at 4th Avenue and Union, a workman operating a backhoe unexpectedly hit an earthen area — a crevice in the otherwise..." November 06

  • Predators ice Avs, snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche came out scrapping to start the third period, looking for a spark after falling behind by two goals. The Nashville Predators kept their cool, survived a few chances and then buried Colorado. Craig Smith scored twice, Ryan Johansen had a goal and an..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Sharks protect lead in win over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks built a three-goal lead thanks to forwards Joonas Donskoi, Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels and defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 at SAP Center on Saturday night. Goaltender Martin Jones made 27 saves for the Sharks (6-3-0), who improved to 4-0-0 at..." October 30

  • Kings continue OT magic, top Predators

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Working overtime paid off again for the Los Angeles Kings. Jeff Carter knocked home the winning shot with 29 seconds remaining, lifting the Kings to a club-record fourth consecutive decision in an extra session and a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night..." October 28

  • Ducks' special teams dominant vs. Predators

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks accomplished something Wednesday night they hadn't done in 23 years of existence Anaheim scored three power-play goals and two short-handed in the same game for the first time in club history, more than enough to dispose of the visiting Nashville..." October 27

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • Predators overcome depleted roster for 5-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jusse Saros started his Saturday in Rockford, Ill., expecting to start between the pipes for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. He ended the day in Bridgestone Arena, owner of his first NHL win against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Stopping 34 of 35 shots, Saros..." October 22

  • Multiple Predators dealing with food poisoning

    Tennessean "The Predators' lineup for Saturday's game against the Penguins could be missing several players as the team deals with a bout of apparent food poisoning. "Last night, we got into a situation where we suspect that we're dealing with some food poisoning in Detroit. ... We've got a lot of guys..." October 22