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  • Predators not interested in trading defense to improve roster

    Tennessean "The Predators, as evidenced during the past year and a half, are unafraid to make newsworthy trades. Just don’t ask them about their defense. “We’ve traded enough defensemen in my recent history,” Predators general manager David Poile said Saturday at the conclusion of the NHL draft. “I..." June 25

  • Predators not interested in trading defense to improve roster

    Tennessean "The Predators, as evidenced during the past year and a half, are unafraid to make newsworthy trades. Just don’t ask them about their defense. “We’ve traded enough defensemen in my recent history,” Predators general manager David Poile said Saturday at the conclusion of the NHL draft. “I..." June 25

  • Predators interested in Duchene

    TSN "The Nashville Predators are interested in Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene, but not at a cost of a defenceman. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Predators would like Duchene, but if the asking price for Duchene is a defenceman, Nashville will likely not be a fit. TSN Hockey..." June 22

  • Losing Neal to Vegas was a ‘pretty big price to pay’ for Predators

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights named their team on Wednesday, and it was no surprise that James Neal was among their selections in the expansion draft. Why not? Since entering the league in 2008, Neal has scored at least 20 goals in each of his nine seasons, hitting the 40-goal mark in 2011-12 as a..." June 22

  • Predators' David Poile wins NHL General Manager of the Year Award

    Tennessean "Predators general manager David Poile won the General Manager of the Year Award at the NHL Awards on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Poile, a first-time recipient of the award, was a finalist this season for the fourth time since the award's inception in 2010. The league's general managers as well..." June 22

  • Golden Knights likely to take Preds' Neal

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights are expected to take winger James Neal from the Nashville Predators as well as Ottawa Senators veteran defenceman Marc Methot in tonight's expansion draft, according to TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun. McKenzie notes that Vegas general manager George..." June 21

  • Predators sign prospect d-man Lyytinen to two-year entry-level deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The hockey world marveled at the play of the Predators’ vaunted blue line during the playoffs. On Monday, Nashville added some depth on defense. The Predators announced the signing of Finnish blue liner Joonas Lyytinen to a two-year entry-level contract." June 20

  • Yes, Predators expose Neal instead of Jarnkrok to expansion draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators indeed chose to protect Calle Jarnkrok instead of James Neal from the expansion draft, as Sunday’s list confirmed. Once it became clear that GM David Poile hadn’t (yet?) convinced Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee to accept a trade not to take someone like Neal,..." June 18

  • Preds unable to strike deal with Vegas

    TSN "The Nashville Predators are at risk of losing James Neal or Calle Jarnkrok to the expansion draft. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Predators have not been able to work out a deal with the Vegas Golden Knights to protect both forwards, despite their best efforts. LeBrun says the..." June 16

  • Predators to open contract talks with Viktor Arvidsson, Ryan Johansen

    NHL.com "The Nashville Predators will begin contract negotiations with forwards Viktor Arvidsson and Ryan Johansen next week, general manager David Poile said Wednesday. Arvidsson and Johansen led the Predators during the regular season with 61 points each; Arvidsson had 31 goals (which led Nashville,..." June 15

  • Preds Captain Fisher Will Take Time to Decide Future

    NHL.com "Peter Laviolette has called him the "heartbeat of the Nashville Predators" - a person he'd want any of his players to model themselves after - on and off the ice. Any of Laviolette's players would wholeheartedly agree with their head coach's sentiments regarding Nashville's captain. That's..." June 15

  • Predators are young, but two graybeards are key to sequel

    Tennessean "The Predators will be right back, which is part of making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final – Monday marked exactly three months until training camp begins. The Predators could be right back in the Stanley Cup Final, too, and a host of talented young guys drive the optimism about an..." June 14

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Preds' Neal may be exposed to Vegas

    TSN "The Nashville Predators are widely expected to choose to protect eight skaters in the expansion draft over seven forwards and three defence in order to keep P.K. Subban, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Ellis all protected. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday that with the..." June 13

  • Nashville Predators Re-Sign Yannick Weber

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators have re-signed defenseman Yannick Weber to a one-year contract. The contract is worth $650K, the league minimum in 2017-18. Weber would have been an unrestricted free agent this summer, but instead will come back to the team that he just helped get all the way to the..." June 13

  • P.K. Subban not interested in your Listerine questions after Stanley Cup loss

    Tennessean "It was one of the most talked about moments in the Stanley Cup Final: The back-and-forth between P.K. Subban and Sidney Crosby -- and the Listerine incident. Moments after Game 6, Subban did not want to talk about it. Understandably so. "I mean, I don't think that's the right question right..." June 12

  • Predators' Fisher on pivotal disallowed goal in Game 6: 'That's sports'

    Bleacher Report "Nashville Predators fans will remember the disallowed goal in Game 6 for years, but captain Mike Fisher was understanding after the game. "Yeah, it's tough...but that's sports," he said, per John Shannon of Sportsnet. "And there's human error in every sport...it wasn't on purpose." The play..." June 12

  • P.K. Subban: Had 'tremondous run' but fell short of dream

    ESPN "The feelings of sorrow and disappointment were palpable in the Nashville Predators' locker room after losing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 2-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. But despite losing the Cup Final in six games and falling just short of their ultimate mission, there were..." June 12

  • Fisher admits obvious: Penguins, Predators don’t like each other

    Pro Hockey Talk "Remarkably, the Nashville Predators face elimination for the first time in this entire postseason as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. You can probably expect some fight from the Preds, particularly after a nasty finish to Game 5. Predators captain Mike..." June 11

  • All of a sudden Subban isn’t speaking anymore

    Pro Hockey Talk "Three days ago, P.K. Subban spoke to reporters after Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh. But Subban hasn’t spoken to the media since, and that’s a story in itself. Yesterday, he “slipped out” on reporters, for which the Predators apologized. This morning after he skated, he once..." June 11

  • Pekka Rinne ready for Predators' Game 6 'opportunity'

    NHL.com "Why now? That was among the thoughts goaltender Pekka Rinne had as he sat on the Nashville Predators bench on Thursday, pulled after allowing three goals on nine shots to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. That is the kind of thought he has been..." June 11

  • Luke Bryan to perform before Penguins – Predators Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Stanley Cup Final continues to draw big names, especially when it comes to country music stars to the contests in Nashville. That will continue when Luke Bryan performs before the Predators host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Sunday. The country star will perform on the rooftop of..." June 11

  • Predators living to survive their paradoxes heading into Game 6

    Sportsnet "There is a paradox baked into this entire equation. The Nashville Predators got hammered in Game 5 – putting their entire season on the line – and yet have reason to feel Zen amid the bubbling chaos around them. The Pittsburgh Penguins are one victory away from lifting the Stanley Cup and you..." June 10

  • Ryan Ellis' status for Predators in Game 6 of Final still unclear

    NHL.com "Defenseman Ryan Ellis did not participate in the Nashville Predators' optional practice Saturday at Bridgestone Arena and his status is unclear for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports, SN). Ellis left a 6-0, Game 5 loss..." June 10

  • Matt Irwin helps replace young boy’s stolen hockey gear

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin has recently helped an 11-year-old hockey player replace his equipment after it was stolen from a middle school near Victoria, B.C. Irwin grew up in Victoria, before beginning his NHL career with the San Jose Sharks in 2013. From the Victoria Times..." June 10

  • Ryan Ellis' status for Predators unclear entering Game 6 of Final

    NHL.com "There was no update on Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis' status for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). Ellis sustained an undisclosed injury in the second period of a 6-0 loss to the..." June 09

  • P.K. Subban promises Predators will be better in Game 6

    Sporting News "If P.K. Subban is right, his battles with Sidney Crosby won't end Sunday. Subban said his Predators have no choice but to improve following Thursday's 6-0 loss to the Penguins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Facing elimination in Game 6, the Predators defenseman promised his team will play..." June 09

  • Colton Sissons won't be suspended for Game 6

    TSN "Nashville Predators forward Colton Sissons won't be suspended after receiving a match penalty late in the Predators' 6-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night. The NHL Department of Player Safety made the announcement Friday afternoon. Sissons cross-checked Penguins defenceman Olli..." June 09

  • Crosby claims Subban pulled 'some UFC move' on his foot in tussle

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby told reporters after his team's 6-0 Game 5 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night that P.K. Subban was "doing some UFC move on me" during the first-period altercation that saw Crosby push the defenseman's head into the ice several times,..." June 09

  • Why Crosby's shots to Subban might help Predators

    Tennessean "For as long as the Nashville Predators are in the playoffs, we’ll take the temperature of the series the morning after each game. This storm is over: Both sides have said it, accurately, at different points of this series: Momentum isn’t a thing here. The Penguins absolutely destroyed the..." June 09

  • Colin Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators forward Colin Wilson was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and could return to the lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). The best-of-7 series is tied..." June 08

  • Pittsburgh media: Nashville not a 'hockey town,' Preds using fake crowd noise

    CBS Sports "The Nashville Predators are back from the dead, rebounding from an 0-2 series hole in the Stanley Cup Final to rout the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins in two straight games and put themselves within two wins of the franchise's first championship. And a few media members in the Steel..." June 08

  • Dreger: I’d be real surprised if Mike Fisher played next season

    TSN "TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joins Naylor & Landsberg with guest host Derek Taylor to discuss Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, if this will be Mike Fisher’s last season, Pekka Rinne’s diving save and more. " June 06

  • Preds' Johansen named honorary mayor of Nashville for the day

    Pro Hockey Talk "The city of Nashville is going completely bonkers for the Predators after reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. On Saturday, they won their first ever game in the Final with a 5-1 blowout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, and they look to even the series at two..." June 05

  • PK Subban continues trolling Sidney Crosby, brings mouthwash to game

    Larry Brown Sports "P.K. Subban is taking his trolling of Sidney Crosby to new levels. After Crosby denied telling Subban that he had bad breath, the Nashville Predators defenseman doubled down, showing up to Monday’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 with an entire bag full of bottles of mouthwash. Subban revealed..." June 05

  • Preds' Laviolette: Ignoring analytics 'would not be wise on my part'

    NHL.com "Throughout the Nashville Predators run to the Stanley Cup Final, coach Peter Laviolette has often referred to analytics when asked to assess a player. Laviolette won't go into the numbers themselves, and also emphasizes what he sees from watching them play, but analytics are clearly a part of..." June 05

  • From Calder Cup to Stanley Cup Final, Gaudreau’s had a wild ride

    Pro Hockey Talk "Thirty-nine days ago, Frederick Gaudreau was having himself a pretty good postseason. He opened with three goals and four points in his first three games, firing an impressive 14 shots on goal. He scored once at even strength, one shorthanded, and once on the power play. A very solid..." June 04

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby denies comment on P.K. Subban's breath

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "What does Sidney Crosby really think of P.K. Subban's oral hygiene? The world may never know. At the end of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night, Crosby and Subban had a heated exchange of words, not unlike many such get-togethers in any hockey game. Subban made the run-in..." June 04

  • Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final nearly perfect for Predators and NHL

    USA Today "Coaches will tell you that there is no such thing as a perfect team performance. But the Nashville Predators’ 5-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final may have come close to being a perfect win in terms of what it meant for the team, Nashville fans, goalie..." June 04

  • P.K. Subban: Tussle with Sidney Crosby was over bad-breath remark

    ESPN "Toward the end of the third period in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night that saw the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins combine for 78 penalty minutes, including five game misconducts, things appeared to get testy between star players Sidney Crosby and P.K. Subban. The..." June 04

  • Parenteau, Zolnierczyk expected to make Cup Final debuts for Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looks like Peter Laviolette’s making lineup changes for the first-ever Stanley Cup Final game at Brigestone Arena. P.A. Parenteau and Harry Zolniercyzk are expected to replace Vern Fiddler and Cody McLeod, based on this morning’s skate. It will mark the first game in this series for both,..." June 03

  • Pekka Rinne expected to start for Predators in Game 3 in Cup Final

    NHL.com "All signs point to Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne starting Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). With the Predators trailing 2-0 in the best-of-7 series, coach Peter Laviolette would..." June 03

  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins not fazed by P.K. Subban guarantee

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said they have paid little, if any, attention to P.K. Subban's guarantee that his Nashville Predators will win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). "Nobody's really talked about it, to..." June 03

  • Tomas Vokoun 'secretly' pulling for Predators against Penguins in Final

    NHL.com "Tomas Vokoun has been watching the Stanley Cup Final between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins with great interest and divided loyalties. Vokoun, a goaltender and original Predator, played in Nashville for eight seasons after being claimed from the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998..." June 02

  • Laviolette won’t say it, but let’s face it, Rinne’s starting Game 3

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s end the charade here. Pekka Rinne is going to start Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. It won’t be Juuse Saros. And if PHT is wrong about that, we’ll eat a catfish eye*. Friday morning, Predators head coach Peter Laviolette once again refused to say whether Rinne would start Saturday. The..." June 02

  • Preds have ‘no issue’ with Subban saying they’ll win Game 3

    Pro Hockey Talk "Much has been made of P.K. Subban‘s “guarantee” that the Predators will emerge victorious in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Well, much has been made among media types anyway. For those inside the Nashville locker room, Subban’s remarks don’t seem to be that big a deal. Just ask head coach..." June 02

  • David Poile picked GM position with Predators over Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Nashville Predators will play their first Stanley Cup home game in franchise history on Saturday guided by the only GM they’ve ever known. That almost wasn’t the case. David Poile became the Predators’ first manager in 1997, choosing to sign on with them instead of the Toronto Maple..." June 02

  • Only Pekka Rinne Can Save Nashville Predators From Early Stanley Cup Final Exit

    The Sports Daily "The Nashville Predators system is working. They have dominated five-on-five play and puck possession in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. Surely a formula for winning, yet they are 0-2 and now face the enormous task of winning four of the next five games against the defending champion..." June 02

  • Ryan Johansen: ‘My leg felt like it was about to explode’

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the Stanley Cup Final heading back to Nashville, Predators’ center Ryan Johansen shed some light on the injury that knocked him out of the playoffs last round. Johansen was diagnosed with acute compartment syndrome following Game 4 of the Western Conference Final, forcing him to undergo..." June 02

  • P.K. Subban doubles down on Game 3 win guarantee

    NHL.com "He said it after the Nashville Predators' 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, and he doubled down on it after they returned home on Thursday. "I feel even more confident now that I've had a night of rest," Predators defenseman P.K. Subban said...." June 02

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