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  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Predators sign Juuse Saros to 3-year, $4.5 million contract

    Tennessean "The Predators on Monday signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a three-year contract with an annual cap hit of $1.5 million. Saros, named to the NHL's all-rookie team last month, made 23 starts and 26 appearances this past season, compiling an 11-5-7 record, 2.44..." July 16

  • Predators sign Ryan Hartman to 1-year contract

    Tennessean "The Predators re-signed versatile forward Ryan Hartman on Monday to a one-year, $875,000 contract.  Hartman, a restricted free agent acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 26 for two draft picks and a prospect, had five goals and..." July 16

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Predators Sign Colin Blackwell to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Colin Blackwell to a two-year, two-way contract that will see him make $650,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level in 2018-19 and $700,000..." July 03

  • Nashville Predators Sign Connor Brickley, Rocco Grimaldi, Jarred Tinordi

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators watched the rest of the league throw money at many of the free agents available earlier today, but now have a few signings of their own. Connor Brickley, Rocco Grimaldi and Jarred Tinordi have all signed one-year two-way contracts worth $650K at the NHL level,..." July 02

  • Nashville Predators Sign Connor Brickley

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators watched the rest of the league throw money at many of the free agents available earlier today, but now have a signing of their own. Connor Brickley has signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $650K at the NHL level. " July 01

  • Top defensive prospect Dante Fabbro sees future with Predators, but should they be worried?

    Tennessean "Dante Fabbro said all the right things.  “I want to play in Nashville," said the Predators' top defensive prospect and 2016 first-rounder who idolized Shea Weber and whose older sisters played soccer at Austin Peay. "I want to be a..." July 01

  • Zac Rinaldo To Sign A Two-Way Deal With Nashville

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators continue to add depth to their team as Fox Sports Andy Strickland reports that unrestricted forward Zac Rinaldo will sign a two-way deal with the Predators. Terms of a deal have not been announced. With the team’s significant depth at forward at the NHL..." June 30

  • Domestic assault hearing for Nashville Predators player Austin Watson postponed

    Tennessean "The first court appearance for a Nashville Predators player accused of assaulting his girlfriend at a gas station earlier this month has been postponed to next month. Franklin police arrested team forward Austin Watson on June 16 and charged him with domestic..." June 28

  • Ellis the key to Predators' offseason: report "Ryan Ellis needs a contract extension before the Nashville Predators will pursue other players, general manager David Poile told The Athletic on Saturday. "I don't see us doing anything with our club in terms of big changes until we know the status of Ryan," Poile told..." June 24

  • Scott Hartnell Intends To Play An 18th Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the Nashville Predators told Scott Hartnell nearly three weeks ago that they will not bring him back, that didn’t mean the 17-year veteran’s career is over. While he admitted at the time that he would be OK if his career ended, TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports that Hartnell..." June 24

  • PK Subban named cover athlete for NHL 19 video game

    Larry Brown Sports "PK Subban will grace the cover of the latest edition of EA Sports’ popular hockey video game. It was revealed during this year’s NHL Awards on Wednesday that the Nashville Predators defenseman received the nod to appear on the cover of NHL 19. Subban took the..." June 21

  • Predators' Pekka Rinne wins first Vezina Trophy as NHL's best goalie

    Tennessean "It's only fitting that Pekka Rinne is the Predators' first recipient of a major individual award.  Rinne, the franchise pillar, won the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday, recognized as the NHL’s best goaltender in his fourth time as a finalist. Predators..." June 21

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 All-Rookie Team

    Hockey Fights "The National Hockey League announced today the 2017-18 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks and Clayton Keller..." June 21

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 First and Second All-Star Teams

    Hockey Fights "NHL MVP Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2017-18 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Hall, who received the Hart Trophy as the League’s most valuable player at the 2018 NHL..." June 21

  • Trade rumors aside, P.K. Subban wants to remain with Predators

    ESPN "In two seasons, P.K. Subban has become the face of the Nashville Predators. He's one of the best defensemen in the NHL, with a nomination for the Norris Trophy this season. But he turns 30 next season. He carries a $9 million cap hit through 2022, and the Predators declined to..." June 20

  • Nashville Predators player Austin Watson arrested on domestic assault charge

    Tennessean "Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been charged with domestic assault, Franklin police said Wednesday. Watson, 26, of Nashville, was arrested at 7:20 p.m. on Saturday in the 1400 block of Murfreesboro Road, said police Lt. Charles Warner. As of Wednesday..." June 20

  • No big moves needed as Predators primed for another Cup run

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another summer is here, and the warm months wouldn’t be complete without hearing fresh P.K. Subban trade rumors. This isn’t exactly all that surprising, of course. The Nashville Predators’ defenseman is one of the league’s premier rearguards and comes..." June 14

  • Nashville Predators Will Not Trade P.K. Subban

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Somehow P.K. Subban is always the subject of trade rumors. Despite another good season for the Nashville Predators that has him as a finalist for the Norris Trophy, there has still been speculation about whether the team would move on from their superstar defenseman, mostly to ensure..." June 13

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Lindsey Vonn, P.K. Subban are sports' newest power couple

    USA Today "Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban and U.S. Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn walked the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday in what appears to be their first official acknowledgment that they are dating. According to a person with knowledge of the..." June 07

  • Poile: Preds' top offseason priority is locking up Ryan Ellis

    The Score "The Nashville Predators have arguably the NHL's best defense core, and general manager David Poile intends to keep it that way beyond the 2018-19 season. Ryan Ellis is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2019, but Poile said signing him to a contract extension..." June 02

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Hartnell says he wants to continue playing "Scott Hartnell said he wants to continue his NHL career after completing his 17th season this season with the Nashville Predators. "If there's a team that's the right fit for [my family], we are 100 percent going," the 36-year-old forward told Sportsnet in remarks..." May 26

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Predators restructure front office following Fenton departure

    Yardbarker "After long-time assistant GM Paul Fenton left for the Minnesota Wild this week, the Nashville Predators have restructured their front office with several promotions. Jeff Kealtyhas been promoted to AGM and Director of Scouting, Brian Poile to AGM and Director of..." May 22

  • Wild to name Paul Fenton general manager

    The Score "The Minnesota Wild are set to name Nashville Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton as the team's third general manager in team history, according to Michael Russo of The Athletic. Fenton was reportedly offered the job nearly two days ago and sources confirmed to Russo on..." May 21

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Predators GM told by players to keep roster intact for next season "The Nashville Predators don't expect to make many changes to their roster for next season coming off a loss in the Western Conference Second Round to the Winnipeg Jets. The Predators won the Presidents' Trophy with 117 points and the Central Division for the first time...." May 15

  • Alexei Emelin, Scott Harnell Unlikely To Return To Nashville Predators

    Pro Football Rumors "The Nashville Predators are starting their offseason a little earlier than they expected, after being eliminated by the Winnipeg Jets in the second round. Now they have to face the tough decisions of who to bring back, including those who are scheduled to become unrestricted free..." May 14

  • Fenton, Fitzgerald expected to get second interview for Wild GM job

    Sportsnet "The Minnesota Wild are set to begin the second round of interviews for their vacant general manager position next week. Among the remaining candidates expected to get a second chance at the job are Nashville Predators assistant GM Paul Fenton and New Jersey Devils assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald,..." May 13

  • Blackhawks get No. 27 pick in NHL Draft with Predators loss "The Chicago Blackhawks will have the No. 27 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft after the Nashville Predators were eliminated from the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Chicago acquired the pick Feb. 26 in a trade that sent forward Ryan Hartman to Nashville. The Blackhawks (33-39-10) also hold..." May 13

  • Predators' Turris to join Canada at World Championship

    The Score "Nashville Predators players are heading to Denmark in flocks like the swallows of Capistrano. On Friday, the team announced seven of its players would head overseas to take part in the World Championship, but TSN's Ryan Rishaug is reporting one more player is on his way. New Westminster,..." May 12

  • Predators believe Cup window remains open despite playoff loss to Jets "The Nashville Predators believe their window to win the Stanley Cup will remain open following a second-round loss to the Winnipeg Jets in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Predators won the Presidents' Trophy with 117 points in the regular season but couldn't solve the Jets. Nashville..." May 12

  • Predators' Fisher announces retirement, again

    The Score "Mike Fisher is hanging up his skates - for real this time. The Predators forward announced Saturday that his playing days are over following Nashville's second-round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "This cow has been milked as much as it can," Fisher told Predators radio reporter Jeremy..." May 12

  • If any team is bold enough to trade Pekka Rinne, it's Nashville

    The Hockey News "Deal away your franchise goalie in what will probably be his Vezina year? Sacrilege! Or is it? The Predators haven't gotten the clutch goaltending they need – and they have a history of wild, unexpected trades. The fact the Nashville Predators lost Game 7 of the Central Division final at home..." May 12

  • Several Nashville Predators Heading To IIHF World Championship

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After facing elimination at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets last night, several Nashville Predators players will be heading to the IIHF World Hockey Championship. We learned earlier today that Eeli Tolvanen would continue his whirlwind season with Team Finland, while Nick Bonino will join Team USA...." May 11

  • Carrie Underwood offers her national anthem services to Golden Knights

    Larry Brown Sports "Carrie Underwood’s husband may have officially played his last game in the 2018 NHL playoffs, but the award-winning country singer is willing to sing the national anthem for a new team in the next round. After the Winnipeg Jets defeated Mike Fisher’s Nashville Predators in Game 7 on Thursday..." May 11

  • Preds’ Rinne says he let his teammates down: ‘It’s a terrible feeling’

    Sportsnet "“It’s a terrible feeling.” That’s what Nashville Predators starting goalie Pekka Rinne told reporters Thursday after a disappointing Game 7 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Rinne was pulled less than 11 minutes into the opening period after giving up two soft goals on seven shots. “It’s the..." May 11

  • PK Subban gives passionate defense of Pekka Rinne

    Larry Brown Sports "PK Subban gave a passionate defense of teammate Pekka Rinne, who has come under fire for struggling in the Nashville Predators’ series against the Winnipeg Jets. Rinne was pulled just over 10 minutes into a 5-1 Game 7 loss to the Jets after allowing two soft goals out of the seven shots he..." May 11

  • Predators’ Fisher out for Game 7 against Jets with injury

    Sporting News "Predators center Mike Fisher has been ruled out for Game 7 against the Jets with a lower-body injury, Nashville announced Thursday. The 37-year-old returned from retirement in February to earn one more shot at a Stanley Cup, but he will be unable to help the Predators advance on the ice in Game..." May 10

  • Home ice hasn’t been huge advantage for Predators, Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "NHL teams grind through an 82-game season to make the playoffs, but also to try to gain home-ice advantage, particularly if a Game 7 is needed. Sometimes playing in front of a roaring crowd, getting that home cooking and the final change (plus a friendly call or two, depending upon who you ask)..." May 10

  • Nashville Predators Sign Carl Persson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators have dipped their toes back into the European free agent market, signing Carl Persson to a two-year entry-level contract. " May 09

  • Nashville Predators Sign Filip Pyrochta

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators have added another undrafted European free agent, signing defenseman Filip Pyrochta to a two-year entry-level contract. Pyrochta has spent the last two seasons in the Czech professional league, and is on the roster for the current IIHF World Championships. Pyrochta is an..." May 07

  • Predators down to Plan C trying to figure out Jets

    Sportsnet "This is the dragon that the Winnipeg Jets are dealing with now, with a series-clincher set for Monday night back home in Frantic-toba. “We’re going to go there, we’re going to win a game, we’re going to come back here. It’s that simple,” spelled out Nashville’s P.K. Subban. “We’re going to wake..." May 06

  • Predators' Subban guarantees Game 6 win

    ESPN "After a deflating Game 5 home loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, the Nashville Predators are down 3-2 and facing elimination in the Stanley Cup playoffs. But instead of a somber Predators postgame locker room, it was one of strong confidence and promises. Predators defenseman P.K. Subban is..." May 06

  • Predators defense won't rest against Jets in Game 5 "For the Nashville Predators to have success defensively, some of it just boils down to commitment. After allowing at least four goals in each of the first three games of the Western Conference Second Round against the Winnipeg Jets, the Predators made sure to shore up their defensive-zone..." May 05

  • Predators coach Peter Laviolette stays one step ahead — Kevin Fiala is back for Game 5

    Tennessean "Another day, another Peter Laviolette chess move. Raise your hand if, like me, you’ve been playing checkers and can’t keep up with the lineup decisions Laviolette is making from game to game in the Western Conference semifinals. Raise your hand if, like me, you’re done questioning them until..." May 05

  • Fiala could be out for Predators in Game 4 against Jets "Kevin Fiala could be out of the Nashville Predators lineup when they play the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round at Bell MTS Place on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS). The 21-year-old forward, who scored the winning goal in a 5-4 double-overtime victory in..." May 03