Tennessean "Over the past two days, the Predators’ style of hockey has come under some criticism and questioning. The team didn’t have enough offense. It had too many third- and fourth-line players. While there may be some truth to those thoughts, at least for one night in New York the “Predator Way”..." December 11
SB Nation "The worst-kept secret in the NHL is that an expansion to 32 teams is bound to happen sooner than later. Reports, rumors and speculation all make it sound as though expansion is a matter of when it's going to happen and not if it's going to happen. However, commissioner Gary Bettman stated on..." December 10
2014-2015 NHL salary cap projection delivered at Board of Governors meeting.Upwards of $71 million next season. CDN TV rights also ratified.
Washington Post "Playing well in the first period and handling an opponent’s sustained pressure haven’t been Washington’s strong suits this season, but the Capitals accomplished both in a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. The Capitals recorded three goals in the first period and not..." December 08
Tennessean "Predators captain Shea Weber returned to the practice ice Friday after missing a week with lingering effects from taking a puck to the eye. The 28-year-old defenseman also made the trip to Washington with teammates on Friday afternoon and could return to action against the Capitals Saturday..." December 07
SB Nation "With the NHL board of governors meeting early next week in California, we'll be hearing a lot about next year's salary cap. According to TSN insider Bob McKenzie, the NHL's salary cap next season could be right back to where it was before the lockout, way up at $70M. This isn't exactly breaking..." December 06
Fansided "Last time we saw Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators he was quickly skating off the ice on November 28 after getting hit in the eye by a deflected puck. He’ll resume practicing for the Predators this morning, and he’ll reportedly be wearing a visor to protect his eyes. Regardless of Weber’s..." December 06
Raleigh News & Observer "Posted in the Nashville Predators dressing room at Bridgestone Arena is the phrase, “Be hard to play against and harder to beat.” The Predators are that, and especially at home, but the Carolina Hurricanes found a way to beat them Thursday. Spurred by forward Jeff Skinner's first career hat..." December 06
Pekka will be out rehabbing for at least 2 more weeks. Looking for Dec. 20 to start heavier workload.
Vancouver Sun "It's a myth that Ryan Kesler plays his best hockey against the Nashville Predators. The Vancouver Canuck centre played – past tense – the best hockey of his National Hockey League career in a virtuoso playoff performance against the Predators 2½ years ago. But in the regular season, with just..." December 04
NHL.com "Nashville Predators goaltender Marek Mazanec, who posted a 5-4-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against average, .932 save percentage and two shutouts in 11 appearances, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for November. Mazanec edged New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (4-9—13 in 15..." December 03
Weber (eye) is out for tomorrow against Vancouver. Klein (foot) is out a minimum of two weeks. Will be evaluated again in two weeks...
CSN Philly "Steve Mason wants to be able to come through for the Flyers at key moments. That’s what he focuses on in practice. That’s what he plays the game for. And in Saturday’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators, Mason had plenty of opportunities to do just that. The win was far from the..." December 01
TheScore.com "Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber left Thursday night's game between the Predators and the Edmonton Oilers after a frightening incident where he was struck in the face by a puck. The Predators didn't provide an update on Weber's status after the game. While details are scant about the..." November 29
Edmonton Sun "Ilya Bryzgalov is letting his game do the talking. The Edmonton Oilers goaltender was solid in his first start for the club, making 33 saves in a 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday. It was the 31st shutout of his NHL career. “It’s great to have a shutout,” Bryzgalov said. “A..." November 29
Sportsnet.ca "The number of former NHL players involved a class-action concussion lawsuit against the league is growing at a rapid rate. Within 48 hours of the suit being filed in a Washington federal court, the original group of 10 plaintiffs had inflated to more than 200, according to one of the lawyers..." November 28
Tennessean "It felt like the good old times for the Predators on Wednesday night at Nationwide Arena. One year after they lost the season series to Columbus for just the second time in franchise history, the Predators once again turned the Blue Jackets into their punching bag in a 4-0 win. The victory..." November 28
Tennessean "After years of squaring off with the Blue Jackets multiple times per season as a divisional rival, the Predators are making their lone trip of the season to Columbus. Nashville will visit its old Central Division foe that now resides in the Eastern Conference today (6 p.m., Fox TN,..." November 27
Sportsnet.ca "Starting next season, Rogers Communications will be the National Hockey League’s exclusive broadcast and multimedia partner in Canada. As part of the $5.2 billion, 12-year agreement, Rogers obtains the national rights on all platforms to every NHL game through the 2025-26 campaign—including all..." November 26
Tennessean "After being shut down completely Saturday night, it took the Predators just over one minute Monday to find their offensive groove against Phoenix. The Predators pounced early, scoring three goals in the first period en route to a 4-2 win over the Coyotes in front of 15,728 fans at Bridgestone..." November 26
Associated Press "Ten former National Hockey League players are claiming in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Washington, seeks damages to be determined at trial. The players are also seeking court-approved..." November 25
NHL.com "Nashville Predators forward Patric Hornqvist left a game against the New York Rangers on Saturday night in the first period with an upper-body injury. The Predators said via their Twitter account that he will not return. " November 24
New York Post "It was The Coach in Black who managed to quiet down the Music City on a Saturday night. With Rangers coach Alain Vigneault sporting what he called his “Johnny Cash Suit,” his team went out and absolutely shutdown the Predators, earning a 2-0 win at Bridgestone Arena that was diminished to..." November 24
Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators have spoken with the Anaheim Ducks about potentially acquiring goalie Jonas Hiller, ESPN reports. The Preds have been without franchise netminder Pekka Rinne for the last four weeks due to complications from offseason hip surgery. Rinne will have a MRI on his hip..." November 22
Tennessean "For so long, games for the Predators against Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier felt like an automatic loss. In his career, the young Maple Leafs netminder built an 8-1-0 record against Nashville, mostly during his time with the Los Angeles Kings. But after so many defeats, Nashville..." November 22
Scratches are Forsberg, Nystrom and Ekholm...
Tennessean "Predators coach Barry Trotz often has said that some of the team’s best stories in its history have come from the goaltending position. Czech rookie Marek Mazanec is writing a pretty good one for himself. Mazanec made 25 stops in leading the Predators to a 2-0 victory over former Central..." November 20
Tennessean "Forward Eric Nystrom skated this morning at Joe Louis Arena, but was ruled out by the Predators with an “upper body” injury for tonight’s game at Detroit. Nystrom took a punch behind his ear last week against the New York Islanders. “When you get knocked there, it affects your balance a little..." November 19
Tennessean "After a seven-game, 17-day road trip that ended in a four-game losing streak, the Predators found the comforts of home ice to be the cure for their offensive woes. Nashville scored a season-high seven goals to defeat the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 7-2 on Saturday night at..." November 17
Eric Nystrom is out for tonight's game against Chicago with an "upper body injury" sustained after taking punch to head last night.
Tennessean "When Predators general manager David Poile takes a look at his team, he sees a work in progress. The progress is slow. “Has our goaltending been where we want it to be? Has our defense played to where we want it to be? Is our forwards scoring where we want it to be? Is our power play as good..." November 15
Pro Hockey Talk "It took Filip Forsberg four AHL games to show he needed to be back in the NHL. Forsberg, Nashville’s 19-year-old forward prospect, was recalled to the Predators on Thursday after scoring six points (1G, 5A) in four games with AHL Milwaukee, the club announced. Expectations were high for..." November 14
CBSSports.com "To the surprise of few, the Nashville Predators have found life to be very rough without goaltender Pekka Rinne in the crease. Since he has been out with a bacterial infection in his hip, the Preds have been leaking goals left right with their inexperienced goalies. SO it would make sense if GM..." November 14
NHL.com "Ken Holland has long been one of the leading proponents of extending overtime to decide more games before the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings general manager said Tuesday he thinks the support for such an action is growing among his peers. Overtime was one of the popular subjects at the..." November 13
Newsday "This was a game the Islanders needed, clearly. They had to snap a four-game losing streak, but they also had to play the sort of game that gives them life. Led by John Tavares' line and backed up by another strong performance from goalie Kevin Poulin, it was a top-to-bottom effort in the..." November 13
Tennessean "Goaltender Marek Mazanec will get the start for Nashville against the Islanders on Tuesday night. It will be Mazanec’s first NHL start. The rookie from the Czech Republic stopped 22 of 24 shots in his NHL debut last Friday in relief of Carter Hutton at Winnipeg. This will be the first time..." November 12
NHL.com "Rookie defenseman Seth Jones has had his share of ups and downs this season. That's expected of a 19-year-old player not accustomed to the wear and tear of a full season in the National Hockey League. Make no mistake, there have been more positive moments than forgettable ones for Jones, but..." November 11
New York Post "Just a ho-hum game ripped from the annals of 1996. Or so it seemed Sunday night at Prudential Center, where Jaromir Jagr and Martin Brodeur were two of the best players on the ice, joining forces to lead the Devils to a dominating 5-0 win over the Predators. “It’s the way we like it,” Brodeur..." November 11
CBSSports.com "The Nashville Predators continue to trudge along through their schedule without their star goaltender Pekka Rinne, who remains out after an infection was discovered in his hip. He has missed a couple of weeks so far and it still sounds like a return to the ice is still a good ways away after..." November 10
Winnipeg Free Press "On a day that began with the club’s head coach and star player in a very public disagreement, the Winnipeg Jets found consensus by night’s end Friday in the only place that really matters — on the ice. Authoring one of the better all-around team performances of a troubled 2013 season, the Jets..." November 09
Tennessean "Here’s a press release from the Predators about their roster move earlier today: Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Taylor Beck from Milwaukee (AHL) and has assigned forward Filip Forsberg to the..." November 08
Tennessean "Through desert, ocean, and now mountains, nothing seems to stop the Predators on their roadtrip across North America. Nashville stuck with its formula of grabbing a lead, almost blowing it, and then figuring out a way to at least get a point in a 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Until..." November 07
As per @RealKyper Pekka Rinne has an E.Coli infection in his hip & will likely miss 6-8 weeks.
Leafs sign Jerred Smithson for the remainder of the year. Smithson played in Florida and Edmonton last year. Previously with Nashville.
NHLPA.com "Jason Arnott, a veteran of 18 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, a Stanley Cup champion, and a 12-time 20-goal scorer – including three seasons when he scored over 30 goals – officially announced his retirement from the NHL today. Arnott played for six teams – Edmonton, New Jersey, Dallas,..." November 06
NHL.com "Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher left a game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night with a lower-body injury and will not return." November 03
On The Forecheck "Just like Thursday in Phoenix, the Nashville Predators earned a healthy lead on the road, this time on the strength of power play goals by David Legwand and Shea Weber. And just like Thursday in Phoenix, the Preds coughed that lead up a hairball in the third period. Unlike Thursday, however,..." November 03
Arizona Republic "Coyotes coach Dave Tippett paced back and forth behind the bench, absentmindedly crossing him arms and then stuffing his hands his pockets before repeating the process. He had a front-row view to a Halloween horror show when he signed on to watch a hockey game. The Coyotes fell into an early..." November 01
Tennessean "Most of the time, coach Barry Trotz provides very thorough responses to questions about the Predators. He doesn’t mind talking about strategy, personnel changes, scheduling challenges and whatever else the media ask him. That wasn’t the case Tuesday, however, when Trotz was asked how Roman..." October 30
SB Nation "The Predators' goalie told a Finnish magazine that his rehab could face setbacks due to a dangerous bacterial infection. Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has told Finnish magazine Urheilulehti that the hip infection he's recovering from is "very dangerous" and could lead to long-term..." October 28