Predators Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Nyquist leads Red Wings to third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are looking more and more like the team fans have become accustomed to watching over the years. Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist to lead Detroit to a 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. It was the Red Wings..." October 21

  • Stars find winning formula vs. Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some teams might have gotten frustrated with a scoreless tie after an opening period in which they outshot their opponent 16-4. Not the Dallas Stars, at least not according to center Jason Spezza. "We did some good things to start the game and that gave us..." October 18

  • Predators' Anthony Bitetto, Miikka Salomaki out several weeks

    Tennessean "The Predators didn't make it through their first two games unscathed, announcing Monday that defenseman Anthony Bitetto and forward Miikka Salomaki will miss significant time because of upper-body injuries. Bitetto, who will be out four to six weeks, left Friday's season-opening victory against..." October 17

  • Panik's hat trick carries Blackhawks past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Richard Panik was placed on the Chicago Blackhawks' top line to start the season, he attempted to not let the pressure of being there get to him. But when his first two games on the line resulted in losses, Panik didn't want to think too much about what it would take to keep..." October 16

  • Subban does it all in Predators' win vs. Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- P.K. Subban did it all Friday night. He scored a goal. He moved the puck up ice with speed and skill. He was a physical presence, adding a new element to a potentially burgeoning rivalry between the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks. And after Nashville..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Angry Canadiens fan buys full-page ad over P.K. Subban trade

    Sportsnet "As the Montreal Canadiens get set to open the Shea Weber Era Thursday, one Habs fan took out a full-page advertisement to voice his anger over the P.K. Subban trade. Dr. CK, a life-long Canadiens fan who grew up in the Prairies, purchased a page of Thursday’s Montreal Gazette (worth a reported..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • P.K. Subban: It was a ‘personality trade,’ not a hockey trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "Now that the gloves have really come off, it’s been wildly entertaining to watch P.K. Subban snipe at the Montreal Canadiens for that trade to the Nashville Predators. The superstar defenseman notably omitted Canadiens logos from a tribute to Scott Gomez. He landed some barbs on the franchise..." October 07

  • Barret Jackman To Retire After 14 Years In NHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Tuesday, 1:50pm: According to Lou Kourac of, the team will sign Jackman to a one-day contract so he can officially retire as a member of the St. Louis Blues. Monday: Longtime St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman is set to retire after 14 seasons in the NHL. The Blues have..." October 04

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Predators Reduce Roster to 31 "Nashville, Tenn. (October 2, 2016) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Jonas Gunnarsson, defensemen Alexandre Carrier, Jonathan-Ismael Diaby, Jack Dougherty, Matt Irwin and Trevor Murphy, and..." October 02

  • Laviolette signs 2-year extension with Predators

    Sportsnet "The Nashville Predators extended the contract of head coach Peter Laviolette for two more seasons, the team announced. Laviolette is entering his third season as coach of the Predators. They reached the second round of the NHL playoffs in 2015-16 after losing in the first round the year prior...." October 01

  • Brennan, Granberg among list of players put on waivers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Veteran defenseman T.J. Brennan lit up the American Hockey League last season, with 25 goals and 68 points in 69 games to earn a two-way deal from the Philadelphia Flyers in July. That deal came only three months after he received the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s top defenseman. But on..." October 01

  • Predators RFA Stefan Elliott Signs In The KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Predators restricted free agent defenseman Stefan Elliott has signed a one year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL, the Russian team announced (link in Russian). Elliott joined Nashville midway through last season as part of a three way trade also involving Arizona and Montreal. Between the..." September 29

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Predators' depth defensemen receive increased attention

    Tennessean "Little suspense exists in regards to who the Predators' top four defensemen will be this season. Those spots are reserved for Roman Josi, P.K. Subban, Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Ellis. None of them, however, practiced Saturday and won't for the next several days. Subban and Ellis are nursing..." September 25

  • Predators' P.K. Subban day-to-day with upper-body injury

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman P.K. Subban is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the team announced Friday. He'll be reevaluated following Nashville's preseason opener at Florida on Tuesday. The Predators haven't begun practicing, with their first session of training camp scheduled for Saturday..." September 24

  • Why Predators' Ryan Johansen faces high expectations

    Tennessean "Regardless of sport, it's practically impossible to begin a training camp without the endless parade of players declaring that they are in the best shape of their lives. Such statements can usually be dismissed as cliches, but in the case of Predators center Ryan Johansen, those words hold..." September 24

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Rinne looks to be Finland’s World Cup starter

    Pro Hockey Talk "As we inch closer to the start of the World Cup of Hockey, No. 1 goalie gigs are beginning to come into focus. Like the battle between Finnish netminders Pekka Rinne and Tuukka Rask, for example. Tonight, Rinne will start versus the U.S. and is slated to play the entire contest, per" September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Josi: Subban a good fit for Predators' style of play "Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi still won't pick a winner in the trade that brought P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens for Shea Weber, but to hear Josi talk, it's clear he thinks each team did pretty well. Asked again Saturday who won the trade of June 29, Josi instead talked..." September 11

  • Mike Fisher named Predators captain "Mike Fisher was named the seventh captain in the history of the Nashville Predators on Thursday. Fisher replaces Shea Weber, who was captain the past six seasons before he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for P.K. Subban on June 29. Fisher, 36, was traded to Nashville by the Ottawa..." September 08

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Paul Gaustad is expected to announce his retirement

    Edmonton Journal "Leon Draisaitl at the World Cup of Hockey in September, the Edmonton Oilers may well bring in an established pivot on a pro tryout, but general manager Peter Chiarelli says if they do, the invitee won’t just be a training camp face and number on a lineup sheet. He’ll be there to make the team,..." September 02

  • 'No doubt' Subban would bring Cup to Montreal Children's Hospital

    CBC Sports "NHL defenceman P.K. Subban says he remains committed to the raising money for the Montreal Children's Hospital despite being traded by the Canadiens to the Nashville Predators in June. Nearly a year after making a $10-million fundraising pledge, the beloved former Hab returned to the hospital..." September 01

  • Avalanche's Gabriel Bourque: Set to attend Avalanche's camp on PTO

    CBS Sports "Bourque will attend the Avalanche's training camp on a professional tryout agreement, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports." September 01

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Filip Forsberg poised to emerge as elite goal scorer

    Today's Slapshot "Filip Forsberg was having no part of a sophomore slump last season. He burst onto the NHL scene in 2014-15 as a rookie, scoring 26 goals and 63 points en route to making every Washington Capitals fan rue the day the team traded him to the Nashville Predators. He followed that effort up with..." August 30

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Preds explore dramatic overhaul of Bridgestone Arena

    Tennessean "The Nashville Predators unveiled concepts on Thursday to expand and improve Bridgestone Arena, including a new on-site hotel, an office tower, a secondary ice rink, an expanded concourse and a slate of upgrades to improve the interactive fan experience for millennials. Predators CEO Sean Henry..." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Predators GM Poile expects career year from Johansen

    The Score "While the hockey world is focused on Nashville's newest prize in P.K. Subban, Predators GM David Poile was quick to remind it of Ryan Johansen. Acquired in a January blockbuster deal from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Johansen fit in well during his short time in the Music City, filling a..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • New Canadien Shea Weber to play in Michel Therrien's golf tournament Tuesday

    Montreal Gazette "Shea Weber will make his first appearance in Montreal as a member of the Canadiens at the Michel Therrien Golf Invitational Tuesday at Le Mirage in Terrebonne. Weber was acquired from Nashville on June 29 in the blockbuster deal that sent Montreal fan-favourite P.K. Subban to the Predators...." August 06

  • Canadiens fans still looking for Shea Weber

    Montreal Gazette "Where’s Shea Weber? That’s a question Canadiens fans must be asking, especially after the P.K. Subban All-Star Comedy Gala Monday night at Place des Arts. The event was a fundraiser for Subban’s foundation benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, to which he has maintained his..." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • P.K. Subban will continue philanthropy in Montreal "The line started forming as soon as the show was over, and within minutes it was so long the people at the front could no longer see where it ended. Hundreds of fans waited patiently for the star of that show, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, to come out and sign the custom Just for..." August 03