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  • Predators To Carry Eight Defenseman In 2017-18

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Nashville Predators acquired former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin at the NHL Draft from the Vegas Golden Knights, who had just selected him in the Expansion Draft days earlier, it was clear that the team would have a logjam on the blue line entering 2017-18. The roster..." July 26

  • Preds expect answer from Fisher next week

    Pro Hockey Talk "We should find out next week if Mike Fisher is going to retire or keep playing for the Predators. Fisher, Nashville’s 37-year-old captain, is an unrestricted free agent. He confirmed last month that he was considering retirement. But first, he needed some time to think. Yesterday, Preds GM..." July 25

  • Preds Sign Austin Watson to Three-Year Contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another narrowly avoided arbitration to pass along. The Nashville Predators have signed forward Austin Watson to a three-year, $3.3 million contract that will pay him $1 million next season, $1.1 million in 2018-19 and $1.2 million in 2019-20. Watson’s hearing was scheduled for today." July 24

  • Preds Sign Viktor Arvidsson to Seven-Year, $29.75 Million Contract

    Sporting News "In a surprise move, the Nashville Predators have signed forward Viktor Arvidsson to a seven-year, $29.75 million contract, the team announced Saturday. The 24-year-old Arvidsson is coming off a breakout season in which he tied for the team lead with 61 points (including 31 goals) in the regular..." July 23

  • Preds GM Poile still has work to do, with Johansen in need of a deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "David Poile got some work done Saturday. The Nashville Predators re-signed Viktor Arvidsson on the day the two sides had an arbitration hearing scheduled. The new deal? Seven years at a total of $29.75 million — an annual average value of $4.25 million for a player that just scored 31 goals..." July 23

  • Predators’ Watson asking for $1.4 million in arbitration

    Pro Hockey Talk "It could be a busy couple of days for the Nashville Predators with two arbitration hearings scheduled through Monday. The first of those two was scheduled for Saturday with restricted free agent forward Viktor Arvidsson, while Austin Watson is scheduled to have his on Monday if no deal is..." July 23

  • Predators Name Dan Muse Assistant Coach

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that Dan Muse has been named assistant coach of the team. In addition, Kevin McCarthy has been promoted to the title of associate head coach. Muse will work closely with Predators forwards and run the..." July 21

  • Predators, Arvidsson far apart in contract talks

    Fanrag Sports "The Nashville Predators and forward Viktor Arvidsson are set to begin their arbitration hearing, pending the absence of a deal before then, on July 22nd. Now that the talks are so close, the team and Arvidsson have released their numbers heading into negotiations – and unsurprisingly, things..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Predators Re-Sign Pontus Aberg to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Pontus Aberg to a two-year, $1.3 million contract. The deal will see Aberg make $650,000 in both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Aberg, 23 (9/23/93), made his NHL..." July 18

  • Frederick Gaudreau Signs Three-Year Deal With Nashville Predators

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After showing he can contribute in the playoffs for the Nashville Predators, Frederick Gaudreau has received some certainty in his hockey future. The 24-year old signed a three-year contract worth $650K the first two seasons, and $700K in 2019-20. The first two seasons are also two-way, meaning..." July 17

  • Top three best and most likely landing spots in Matt Duchene trade market

    CBS Sports "The trade market for Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, once considered a near-lock to be moved either during this past season season or in advance of this summer's free agency, has been rather quiet. But it isn't quite dead yet, if reports from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and ongoing..." July 16

  • Nashville anthem singer done with Predators after ‘hurtful’ post-season

    Sportsnet "The Predators’ deep run during the Stanley Cup Playoffs was an exciting time for Nashville hockey fans—all but one, at least. Dennis K. Morgan has been belting out the national anthems at Predators game for about 17 years, but his gig ended fairly abruptly when he was replaced by country singer..." July 08

  • New Predators forward Nick Bonino eager to help Nashville 'get a little better'

    Tennessean "The last time Nick Bonino was inside Bridgestone Arena, he'd reached the pinnacle of the hockey world. A champagne shower poured over him and his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates, who'd just clinched the 2017 Stanley Cup over the Nashville Predators. Nearly a month later, with the glory of a..." July 07

  • Preds 2017 first-rounder Tolvanen will play in the KHL next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The future of Nashville Predators prospect Eeli Tolvanen became a little more clear on Wednesday, as he decided to sign with Jokerit of the KHL. After playing each of the last two seasons in the USHL with the Sioux City Musketeers, Tolvanen had committed to playing at Boston College next..." July 05

  • Predators see Penguins role player Nick Bonino contributing more with Nashville

    Tennessean "A broken left tibia apparently wasn't enough to prevent new Predators center Nick Bonino from attempting to play in Nashville. His lower leg fractured by a P.K. Subban shot in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 31, Bonino, then with the Pittsburgh Penguins, briefly warmed up two games later..." July 02

  • Why bringing back Scott Hartnell was a great move for the Predators

    Pro Hockey Talk "Of the many reunions that took place on the first day of free agency the Nashville Predators’ move to bring back Scott Hartnell on a one-year, $1 million contract might have been the best one. It also might have been one of the better free agent signings — reunion or not — any team made on the..." July 02

  • Golden Knights sending Emelin to Predators

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights are in the process of trading defenceman Alexei Emelin to the Nashville Predators for a third-round pick, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Vegas selected Emelin from the Montreal Canadiens in the expansion draft earlier this month. The 31-year-old..." July 01

  • Predators Sign Scott Hartnell to One-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed forward Scott Hartnell to a one-year, $1 million contract. Hartnell, 35 (4/18/82), returns to the city where his career began when the Predators selected him sixth overall..." July 01

  • Predators trade Colin Wilson to Avalanche for fourth round pick

    TSN "The Nashville Predators have traded Colin Wilson to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2019. The 27-year-old finished with 12 goals and 23 assists in 70 games for the Predators last season. Wilson has two years left on his contract at $3.94 million per season. " July 01

  • Predators sign Nick Bonino to 4-year contract

    Tennessean "The Nashville Predators on Saturday signed free-agent center Nick Bonino, formerly of the Pittsburgh Penguins, to a four-year contract, according to TSN. Bonino's agent, Peter Fish, told The Tennessean on Saturday morning that the Predators were one of three teams that Bonino was choosing..." July 01

  • Predators Add O'Connor With One-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed goaltender Matt O'Connor to a one-year, two-way contract for 2017-18 worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level. O'Connor, 24 (2/14/92), appeared in 37..." July 01

  • Preds' Ellis has knee surgery; Poile 'hopeful' of training camp return

    CBS Sports "Ellis recently underwent knee surgery and GM David Poile is hopeful that the defenseman will be prepared for training camp. The prolific two-way rearguard sustained an upper-body injury against the Penguins during the Stanley Cup Finals, but there hadn't been any talk of a knee issue for Ellis,..." July 01

  • Blue Jackets, Preds submit offers for Duchene

    TSN "The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators have both made offers to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Matt Duchene, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Dreger reports, however, that the Avalanche are continuing to play the waiting game until their price is met on the..." June 30

  • 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

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