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  • 7 Maple Leafs trade targets who could help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ tumultuous season has seen a new dose of chaos thrown into the mix. If a coaching change, an off-season blockbuster deal that hasn’t panned out, and injuries to Mitch Marner and John Tavares weren’t enough to shake things up, the loss of..." January 15

  • Can Roman Josi win the Norris Trophy in 2020?

    On The Forecheck "In a season partly overshadowed by disappointing performances, Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi’s has not been among them. Josi has been at times the lone bright spot on the team, leading them both on the ice (in points and assists) and off the ice. Preds..." January 15

  • New skills event will have players shooting pucks from stands

    The Score "The NHL is unveiling a new skills competition event at the 2020 All-Star Weekend that will feature players shooting pucks from up in the stands into targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Eight players will stand in a section of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis..." January 14

  • NHL extends agreement with Buffalo to host combine through 2022

    Buffalo News "Buffalo will remain the final stop for prospects before the National Hockey League's entry draft. The league and the Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the two sides signed a three-year contract to continue to hold the combine in KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter through 2022...." January 13

  • Women's 3-on-3 event arranged for NHL All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s greatest rivalry is set to take the spotlight during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. A 3-on-3 matchup featuring the top women’s hockey players from the United States and Canada will take place at some point during the..." January 13

  • Predators' Pekka Rinne becomes 12th NHL goalie to score a goal

    ESPN "Pekka Rinne became just the 12th goalie to score a goal in NHL history, hitting an empty-netter with 22 seconds remaining to cap the Nashville Predators' 5-2 victory over the host Blackhawks in Chicago on Thursday night. "I obviously understand..." January 10

  • Potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche as we approach the NHL trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "As the 2020 NHL trade deadline draws closer, it’s only a matter of time before the rumor mill picks up steam. We’re set to hear dozens of teams and player mentioned in ‘rumors’ and ‘rumbling’ on a nearly daily basis. Some rumored trades will come to..." January 09

  • How Alain Nasreddine, Devils players reacted to Predators hiring ex-coach John Hynes

    Newark Star-Ledger "Players had a universal reaction when the Devils fired John Hynes. All of them expected him to be coaching another NHL team in the near future. On Tuesday, those thoughts proved to be true, perhaps even faster than they expected. Hynes was hired as..." January 08

  • NHL's Bill Daly says trend of players skipping All-Star Game 'a concern'

    ESPN "The decision by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to skip back-to-back All-Star Weekends has the NHL concerned it could start a trend among players, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "In terms of player participation, is that a concern? Yes, I..." January 08

  • NHL unveils black-and-white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst. The 2020..." January 08

  • Why the Predators had to move on from Peter Laviolette

    On The Forecheck "Everyone else has already given Peter Laviolette the thanks he deserves. He took a franchise whose previous peak was getting singlehandedly eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by Ryan Kesler and Mike Smith in consecutive years. He took the oft-mocked #grit..." January 08

  • Predators Name John Hynes Head Coach

    NHL.com " Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has named John Hynes as the third head coach in franchise history. "John Hynes is bright young coach and great leader who has a track record of both effectively developing..." January 07

  • Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators Make Minor Swap

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Laurent Dauphin is on the move again, but this time it is much closer to home. The Nashville Predators forward has been traded to the Montreal Canadiens, the fourth trade of his young career. Dauphin is on a one-year two-way contract, signed last February with the Predators after..." January 07

  • In dumping Peter Laviolette, David Poile shows he hasn't given up on Predators' season

    Tennessean "In the wake of last week’s Winter Classic loss, Predators general manager David Poile glared while moving intently through his team’s glum locker room. He didn’t stop for greetings. He sure wasn’t smiling. And though he later indicated..." January 07

  • Mike Milbury: Preds' top 3 centers are overpaid, don't try hard enough

    The Score "NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury made it clear who he believes is at fault for the Nashville Predators' disappointing season thus far, which resulted in head coach Peter Laviolette getting fired Monday. Milbury pointed fingers at the club's top three centers..." January 07

  • Nashville Predators Fire Peter Laviolette

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators have decided to move in a different direction. The team announcedthat head coach Peter Laviolette has been relieved of his coaching duties, along with associate coach Kevin McCarthy. General manager David Poile released a short..." January 06

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and the value of a supporting cast

    TSN "Two of hockey’s superstars will square off Monday night in Toronto as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6:30 p.m. ET on TSN 4). Any time you get a head-to-head matchup between players of this calibre, it is..." January 06

  • Rene Fasel: NHL needs to make Olympic decision by end of August

    The Score "IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by..." January 06

  • John Tortorella’s nonsensical fine reeks of NHL hypocrisy

    New York Post "It is always amusing when Colin Campbell leaps to the defense of the integrity of the league, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations indirectly did when castigating John Tortorella’s “unprofessional and unacceptable” Dec. 29 postgame tirade against the..." January 06

  • Which team should the Minnesota Wild face in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic?

    Hockey Wilderness "It’s official, folks. The Minnesota Wild will finally host a Winter Classic! The big game will take place on New Year’s Day 2021 at Target Field, which can contain close to 40,000 fans. The entire week leading up to the game will essentially be one massive party,..." January 03

  • Predators place Ryan Ellis on IR following elbow from Corey Perry

    The Score "Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, the team announced Friday. Ellis suffered the ailment during Wednesday's Winter Classic when he took an elbow to the head from Dallas Stars..." January 03

  • Five most underrated stars heading into 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "Like in all sports, the NHL has some players that are both overrated and underrated. Players might fall into either category because of where they play, which players they play with or their personalities both during interviews and on social media. Today, we don’t want to focus..." January 03

  • Four potential trade destinations for Rangers winger Chris Kreider

    Sportsnet "The first marquee trade chip of the season has already been dealt. With elite winger Taylor Hall shipped from New Jersey to Arizona in mid-December, the trade market has officially opened. And as is often the case with big-ticket deals, the fallout is just as important as the initial..." January 03

  • Predators not considering immediate coaching change, says GM David Poile

    Yahoo! Sports "The Nashville Predators are four points out of a wild card spot as of Thursday afternoon and are under some pressure after losing their third straight in front of the gigantic Cotton Bowl Stadium crowd during the 2020 Winter Classic on Tuesday. Despite barely holding on to their spot..." January 02

  • Corey Perry to have hearing for elbow on Ryan Ellis

    Defending Big D "Almost as soon as the puck had dropped on the 2020 Winter Classic, the good feelings were sucked out of the Dallas Stars after Corey Perry’s poor decision to elbow Nashville Predators defensman Ryan Ellis in the head. It’s a move that..." January 02

  • Stars' Corey Perry ejected from Winter Classic for elbowing Predators' Ryan Ellis

    The Score "Corey Perry didn't wait long to get booted from the Winter Classic. The Dallas Stars forward was tossed for a high hit on Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis in the opening minutes of Wednesday's outdoor game at the Cotton..." January 01

  • Why 2020’s Winter Classic could be hottest, most meaningful yet

    Sportsnet "As he made the long walk out of the Cotton Bowl’s spacious home locker room and down the tunnel to a hockey rink where the 50-yard line should be, and as he looked up at the vast empty bowl that would soon be filled with rabid Southern hockey fans, football nut Ben..." January 01

  • Stars seeking consistency in second half under Rick Bowness

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a bit of a weird season so far for the Stars. A 1-7-1 start was followed by a run of 14 wins in 16 games. That was followed up with four straight losses and then three wins in a row. That third win in a row on Dec. 10 was the start of a new era in..." January 01

  • NHL All-Decade Power Rankings: Blackhawks reign supreme

    The Score "Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league. Let's rank how..." January 01

  • NHL Winter Classic 2020: 10 things to know about this year's game

    Sporting News "The first Winter Classic showdown of the 2020s is set for New Year's Day when the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators will face off on a frozen rink placed inside of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. Everything from pregame festivities to the game itself has been planned and..." January 01

  • Breaking down the most egregious 2020 NHL All-Star team snubs

    Sportsnet "The rosters for the NHL’s four divisional All-Star squads are nearly set. After announcing the four captains earlier this month — Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin, who’s elected to skip the festivities to rest up for the..." December 31

  • Stars vs. Predators: 2020 Winter Classic by the numbers

    NBC Sports "0 – Number of hat tricks in NHL outdoor game history. There have been zero shutouts in Winter Classic history. 1 – Total number of goals in a 1-0 Stars win over the Predators in their first ever matchup on Dec. 28, 1998 at Reunion Arena in Dallas. Shawn Chambers..." December 31

  • Divisional imbalance sure to impact NHL playoff races

    TSN "One story I’ve been monitoring since the National Hockey League adopted a division-based playoff format at the onset of the 2013-14 regular season is how divisional imbalance influences playoff races. There were a few reasons for realignment, but the league’s primary bet..." December 31

  • NHL unveils All-Star Game rosters, Last Men In candidates

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today the four divisional rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend as well as the return of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star..." December 30

  • Winter Classic ice crew unsung heroes of NHL outdoor event

    NHL.com "'Twas the night before Christmas. While their families were home nestled all snug in their beds, three members of the NHL ice crew worked until 6 a.m. inside Cotton Bowl Stadium. The only sounds were the spray of water, the gurgle of glycol and the hum of lights, though they could have..." December 29

  • Concussions dominated the 2010s, but the NHL is still fighting its demons

    The Score "Tim Thomas didn't expect this - the pain, the suffering, being open about both. Yet there he was, signature goatee and all, speaking candidly with a small group of reporters earlier this month in Washington. His voice trembled. Tears streamed down his cheeks. He bore it..." December 27

  • NHL players most likely to be traded this season

    Yardbarker "Even though the NHL trade deadline is still two months away, it is not too early to start looking at the players who could be on the move. We already saw one of the biggest names make headlines this month when the New Jersey Devils traded Taylor Hall to the Arizona Coyotes. Here..." December 27

  • The World Junior Championship Is a Prospect-Lovers Paradise Thanks to a Strong Draft Class

    The Hockey News "If your favorite NHL team is down in the dumps, help is on the way. The World Junior Championship is always seen as the ultimate test for the best prospects in the world, both drafted and undrafted. And while the 2020 edition will have its fair share of top drafted NHL prospects, such..." December 26

  • Nine bold NHL predictions for 2020

    Sportsnet "Did you know a year in advance that P.K. Subban would get traded (again), Patrick Marleau would find his way back to San Jose, and Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky would split from Columbus after the playoffs? We did. We’re not guaranteeing all of these nine NHL..." December 26

  • Winter Classic to feature Texas traditions mixed with hockey

    NHL.com "The 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1 (2 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS) will be the first outdoor NHL game in Texas, and as with every NHL outdoor game, the location presents unique opportunities. "We..." December 26

  • Kathryn Tappen: Jeremy Roenick's comments 'unacceptable,' we remain friends

    The Score "NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen released a statement Tuesday condemning the recent comments made by co-worker Jeremy Roenick that led to his indefinite suspension from the network. "While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially..." December 24

  • 'I love you, buddy': Craig 'Partner' Baugh has left his mark on the Predators, NHL

    USA Today "The unmistakable voice boomed across the Nashville Predators locker room. "Hey, Rinne," the voice shouted.  "What's up, buddy?" Pekka Rinne, the Predators goalie, responded with a smile. "You know what they're gonna say to..." December 24

  • All-Star Game rosters as selected by NHL.com

    NHL.com "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but NHL.com staff writers are getting a head start. Four writers, one per division, were asked to fill out their own teams to go along with the four captains already..." December 24

  • NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments on podcast

    The Score "NBC has suspended Jeremy Roenick indefinitely without pay for inappropriate comments made about his co-workers during a recent appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, the network announced on Monday, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press. On the..." December 23

  • Future Watch: Five Rookies Tearing Up The AHL This Season

    The Hockey News "Welcome to the Lucas Elvenes show. In our 2019-20 Yearbook, Elvenes didn’t crack the top 10 NHL prospects list, which makes sense given that he was coming off a disappointing season with Rogle in the Swedish league where he failed to show much improvement. But up until a few..." December 20

  • Friday Five: What will the NHL look like next decade?

    TSN "What a decade it’s been. The 2010s brought the Golden Goal, a seventh Canadian club in Winnipeg, and a shot in the arm for franchises in Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver with the arrivals of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Elias Pettersson. There was the..." December 20

  • Five players looking for a fresh start in 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "The year is winding down and some people around the NHL will be happier to see it come to an end than others. 2019 was kind to players like Ryan O'Reilly, Nikita Kucherov and Mark Giordano, but there are others who are ready for a fresh start and a new..." December 20

  • Viktor Arvidsson could return sooner rather than later for Predators

    Tennessean "The door to the RV opened and there was "Arvi," in a white robe and a gold and white Predators winter cap, sipping eggnog from a moosehead glass. Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson was in full "Cousin Eddie" mode, mimicking Randy Quaid's character from..." December 19

  • Isles' Barry Trotz rips Preds' Peter Laviolette for using top PP unit in blowout win

    The Score "Barry Trotz has a bone to pick with Peter Laviolette. The New York Islanders bench boss wasn't happy when the Nashville Predators head coach sent out his top power-play unit late in the third period on Tuesday while winning 8-3. "I’ll see..." December 19

  • 4 NHL Players Who Could Be Dealt Next After Taylor Hall Trade

    12 Up "With Taylor Hall heading across the country to the Arizona Coyotes, NHL trade rumors should be in full swing before the deadline this winter. Here are four players who could be the next to find new homes in the NHL. 4. Kyle Turris The Predators are paying Turris $6..." December 18