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  • Finally healthy, Viktor Arvidsson starting to return to normalcy for Nashville Predators

    A To Z Sports Nashville "If the Nashville Predators are going to make the playoffs, they are going to need more from their top forwards. That includes high priced talent like Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, and Matt Duchene, all of whom are under-performing based on their career history. But it also includes players..." February 27

  • What the Nashville Predators’ inactivity at the trade deadline tells us about this team

    A To Z Sports Nashville "Despite a record breaking NHL trade deadline day, with 32 trades (and counting) across the league, the Nashville Predators decided to sit this one out. Though they did make one move, sending Matt Irwin and a 6th round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Korbinian..." February 26

  • Emergency backup goalie rules expected to be discussed at GM meetings

    NHL.com "The emergency backup goalie procedure for NHL games is expected to be discussed at the general managers meetings that begin next week, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday. The emergency backup (EBUG) is in the spotlight again after David Ayres played for the Carolina..." February 26

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2020 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s 2020 trade deadline has come and gone, with a total of 31 trades comprising the final day before the cut-off. Now, rosters are set and teams begin either their climb to the Stanley Cup Playoffs or their road to the NHL draft. For the first of those groups, deadline day..." February 25

  • Trade Deadline Day Broken Down By Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2020 trade deadline was extremely busy, with more than 30 transactions taking place before the bell rung. It’s hard to keep track of everything as it is happening, so we’ll break it down by team: Anaheim Ducks Added: Joel Persson (EDM)February 24

  • PSD NHL Trade Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along as the NHL Trade Deadline ticks away. We will be updating you all day long as trades flow through. Follow us on Twitter @PSDnews for immediate breaking trades! February 24

  • Preds sign F Rocco Grimaldi to 2-year extension

    TSN "Rocco Grimaldi has signed a two-year contract extension worth $4 million, the team announced on Monday. " February 24

  • 'It's like losing a brother': The human aspect of the NHL trade deadline

    NBC Sports Washington "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for fans. It's a time for buyers to bring in the final key pieces of a Stanley Cup roster or maybe those one or two players needed to complete a run to the playoffs. For sellers, it is time to move players away and begin looking towards the..." February 24

  • 25 NHL trade candidates: Who will stay, who will go?

    680 News "As the weeks leading up to the deadline have played out, a few players from our list have been dealt away and crossed off. But with the height of trade season upon us, we still have 25 candidates who could be dealt before 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday. It’s crunch time, and teams are..." February 24

  • Trade Deadline Primer: Nashville Predators

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s been an up-and-down year in Nashville for a team that had such high expectations. For a while, the team was floundering near the bottom of the Central Division. The team fired long-time head coach Peter Laviolette and replaced him with John Hynes. While the results..." February 23

  • USA hockey hotbed heat check: What's the center of the American hockey universe?

    ESPN "Picture hockey in the United States like its own universe. There are some large, gaseous planets with many moons, such as Boston and the Twin Cities. There are smaller planets, with the buoyancy of new life, such as Chicago or Washington. There are dimming, dying stars, and there are..." February 22

  • Ryan Ellis Could Return to Preds Lineup as Soon as Friday

    NHL.com "The NHL Trade Deadline is still a few days away, but the Predators may have already made their most important acquisition. Associate Captain Ryan Ellis could return to the Nashville lineup as early as Friday, when the Preds meet the Blackhawks in Chicago, Predators Head..." February 21

  • Sabres to waive Zach Bogosian to terminate deal

    TSN "The Buffalo Sabres will place Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers at Noon ET for contract termination after the veteran defenceman refused to report to the AHL's Rochester Americans, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. Bogosian was suspended by..." February 21

  • Oilers looking to add forward prior to Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers are looking to add a player or two prior to the NHL Trade Deadline to help secure a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, general manager Ken Holland said Thursday. "You can say we're first place in the [Pacific Division], but we're also [four] points from..." February 21

  • Seven trades we'd like to see before the NHL trade deadline

    ESPN "As we approach the NHL trade deadline on Monday, there's some mild trepidation around the league that player movement on deadline day could be slower and less consequential than in years past. There are any number of reasons for that. The standings currently look..." February 21

  • 3 teams that should trade for Dustin Byfuglien

    The Score "Dustin Byfuglien doesn't appear likely to play an NHL game this season, but he's suddenly an intriguing option ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline. The Winnipeg Jets are reportedly attempting to exhaust all options on potential deals for the imposing..." February 20

  • 5 players who would benefit from a change of scenery

    The Score "Sometimes players just don't work with certain teams for intangible reasons. They could be newcomers who don't gel properly or veterans simply needing to move on and reignite their game. A change of scenery can sometimes go a long way toward revitalizing careers. Ahead of next..." February 20

  • Beyond Rentals: 10 trade deadline targets who won't become UFAs this summer

    The Hockey News "With the trade deadline one week away, the focus in all trade chatter tends to shift to the rentals. And, hey, not without reason. Given the teams in true Stanley Cup contention are up against the cap or will have major contract concerns to address in the off-season, the best course of action..." February 19

  • How the Seattle NHL franchise is bringing hockey to everyone

    ESPN "Kyle Boyd was a high school history teacher who had recently relocated to Seattle because his wife got a new job. He grew up playing hockey, and one weekend last year, decided to go skating because he missed it. He drove 45 minutes to a rink in the suburbs for an open skate. The ice was packed..." February 19

  • Four potential trade destinations for Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "The last time a potential Joe Thornton trade was even conceivable was back in 2014. The San Jose Sharks had finished second in the Pacific Division and met the rival Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs. San Jose dominated the early part of the series,..." February 18

  • 5 teams that need to make a move before the trade deadline

    The Score "The right trade can go a long way in vaulting a contender closer to the Stanley Cup. With the Feb. 24 trade deadline around the corner, we've identified five teams vying for playoff berths that need to make a move to bolster their respective lineups. Note: Deadline cap space..." February 18

  • Scott Howson Elected AHL President

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The AHL’s board of governors has unanimously elected Scott Howson as the league’s next president and CEO. He will replace the outgoing David Andrews, who will vacate the position after June 30th. Andrews will continue in his position as chairman of the board...." February 14

  • Bargain Hunting: 10 cost-effective trade options contending teams should target at the deadline

    The Hockey News "If you go back through the past five trade deadlines and peruse the moves made by Stanley Cup-winning sides, one thing stands out: the big budget, headline-making, splashy moves are the exception, not the rule. Last season, for instance, the St. Louis Blues made one acquisition at the..." February 14

  • The NHL Olympics debate is a sham

    ESPN "It's getting very, very hard to sympathize with the National Hockey League when it comes to Olympic participation. For a while, it was easy. The International Olympic Committee was on the other side of the table, an organization that makes FIFA look like Amnesty International by..." February 14

  • $24 million reasons the Predators should still be concerned about Shea Weber’s health

    On The Forecheck "Former Nashville Predators captain/current Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber is going to be just fine, say the Habs. After less than 24 hours of speculation that Weber’s career could be done—not just his season—Montreal..." February 14

  • Analyzing the best and worst linemate situations in the NHL

    TSN "On Tuesday, I had an interesting conversation with The Athletic’s Justin Bourne about which forward has the most favourable deployment situation in the National Hockey League. Bourne was making the argument that Toronto’s Alex Kerfoot – a winger on a line..." February 14

  • 25 NHL trade candidates you’ll hear about before the deadline

    Sportsnet "Less than two weeks before the trade deadline, and we’re starting to see some deals come in. Toronto acquired Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford last week, while the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild swapped Alex Galchenyuk and Jason Zucker this week — two..." February 12

  • Leave playoff gimmicks to MLB and keep the NHL post-season just the way it is

    The Hockey News "The day after what would have been Bill Veeck’s 106th birthday – look him up on Google, kids – news came out that Major League Baseball recently had a meeting with its Players’ Association to discuss adding teams to the playoffs and a scheme in which higher-seeded..." February 12

  • Elias Pettersson is the latest in a long line of NHL stars who are targets of on-ice abuse

    The Hockey News "Anyone who has watched NHL hockey over the past season-and-a-half did not require a Hockey Night in Canada montage to come to the conclusion that Elias Pettersson is a target of abuse. This has been going on pretty much since Pettersson first stepped onto the ice as a rookie. And as..." February 11

  • NHL 'not even close' on agreement to send players to Olympics

    ABC7 "The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course and compete in the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, despite new assurances --which have the backing of the league's players -- from Olympic officials to resolve some major stumbling blocks. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly..." February 11

  • Blue Jackets using most first-year players in NHL

    NHL.com "1-Columbus Blue Jackets  Total games played by rookies (11 players): 240 games Players: Forwards Alexander Texier, Emil Bemstrom, Eric Robinson, Kevin Stenlund, Ryan MacInnis, Kole Sherwood; defensemen Vladislav Gavrikov, Gabriel..." February 10

  • Senators have flexibility ahead of trade deadline

    Sportsnet "There isn’t another team in the league with the roster flexibility of the Ottawa Senators, who not only have 10 pending unrestricted free agents but just four non-ELC players signed beyond next season (Thomas Chabot, Nikita Zaitsev, Colin White and Bobby..." February 10

  • Money Money 2020: sizing up the 10 best pending RFA defensemen

    The Hockey News "Things are starting to heat up with between Darnell Nurse and the Edmonton Oilers. On Saturday night during Hockey Night in Canada, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Oilers and Nurse are making progress on an expected short-term deal. Nurse is on the final year of..." February 10

  • Report: IOC, IIHF open to addressing NHL's concerns about Olympics

    The Score "The governing bodies of international sport and hockey have taken a big step in negotiations over the NHL's potential Olympic participation in 2022. Following a meeting earlier this week, the IOC and IIHF indicated a willingness to address the issues the league has raised about..." February 09

  • NHL, NHLPA to resume negotiations on collective bargaining agreement

    NHL.com "The NHL and NHL Players' Association will meet in Toronto on Tuesday to resume negotiations toward an extension of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. It will be the first time the sides have conducted formal negotiations since September, when each agreed to waive the..." February 07

  • Strengths and weaknesses of NHL’s top five trade candidates

    Sportsnet "As we draw nearer to the NHL’s trade deadline on Feb. 24, the list of names that will be available is becoming clearer. So today we’re going to look at five of the top players available, their strengths, their weaknesses, and what they’re worth on the..." February 07

  • Trade Bait: the first domino has fallen; who will be the next goalie moved?

    The Hockey News "As the NHL continues to evolve, the need for a competent backup goaltender continues to increase. The days of having your star goalie play 70 games a year while having an inexpensive backup fill in a few times a year are over – sorry, Scott Clemmensen and essentially everyone who backed..." February 07

  • Ryan Ellis' road to recovery continues on Predators' road trip

    Tennessean "Ryan Ellis never has played for his coach. That's how long it's been since the Predators defenseman had dressed for a game. The last time he was on the ice during a game, Ellis was trying to pick himself up off it after absorbing an elbow to the..." February 06

  • Soft, uninspired Predators still searching for a spark that may not arrive

    Tennessean "The big screen kept pleading in the final period for Smashville to come to life and make noise, but there was no response. Much like the team that was on the ice. With the Predators, Saturday night’s 3-0 whipping by the visiting Vegas Golden Knights..." February 05

  • Chris Kreider atop 8 teams' trade wish lists

    The Score "Chris Kreider is in high demand. Eight teams have informed the New York Rangers they have the winger at the top of their respective wish lists ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline, reports The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. The Rangers are reportedly..." February 04

  • Ryan Smyth among five players going to IIHF HOF

    TSN "'Captain Canada' is going to the IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame. Former NHL forward Ryan Smyth, who wore the 'C' for Canada at the World Championship more than any other player in tournament history, is among five players and one builder who will be inducted this..." February 04

  • Eight goalie trade options the Maple Leafs should explore

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have been kicking tires in goalie market for weeks now, but it’s time for Kyle Dubas to slip on a pair of steel-toed boots and get serious about adding to his depth in the crease. Two things happened in Monday night’s dominant 5-3 loss to..." February 04

  • Buyer beware! Tomas Tatar and other risky trade candidates abound for the Penguins

    PensBurgh "With it looking more and more likely it’s a matter of “when” and not “if” the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the trade market to add a top-six scoring winger ahead of next month’s trade deadline, the focus shifts to just who it might..." January 31

  • At Least Eight Teams Pursuing Chris Kreider

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The top rental on the open market this season as the trade deadline approaches is undoubtedly Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers. It shouldn’t surprise anyone then when Pierre LeBrun reports on the latest edition of TSN’s Insider Trading that “at..." January 31

  • Seattle NHL franchise responds to rumors about selecting 'Kraken' as team name

    CBS Sports "The new NHL franchise in Seattle has still yet to decide on a team name, or at least they what they would like to have you believe. After a report surfaced on Wednesday claiming that the Seattle expansion franchise would call itself the Seattle Kraken, the team has pushed back against those..." January 30

  • What the NHL can learn from the KHL's support of women's hockey

    ESPN "When U.S. national team defender Megan Bozek signed with the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays of the Russian-based Women's Hockey League in November, she met the team in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, for an away game. Bozek and fellow American teammate Alex Carpenter dropped off their equipment at the..." January 29

  • If This Season Goes Sideways, Predators Will Have To Ask Themselves Some Tough Questions

    The Hockey News "One loss coming out of the all-star break isn’t going to send the Nashville Predators scrambling to press the panic button. This team and its management is old enough, wise enough, has seen enough that they know there’s still plenty of hockey to be played, still plenty of ground..." January 29

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Chris Kreider and the top 10 trade candidates coming out of the NHL All-Star break

    Sporting News "Here's a look at the top 10 trade candidates and their potential suitors ahead of the 2020 trade deadline: 1. Chris Kreider, New York Rangers The top available forward in this summer's unrestricted free agent market, the 6-3, 217-pound Kreider is a big, fast, skilled..." January 28

  • 'He's a beast': Shea Weber's resurgence not going unnoticed

    The Score "Shea Weber is, if nothing else, a man of extremes. He's extremely nasty and feared on the ice, remarkably nice and humble off it. He's a polarizing defenseman to evaluate, with his true impact in any given game rarely reflected in traditional or even advanced statistics...." January 28

  • Matt Duchene confident Predators can make playoffs with current roster

    NHL.com "Matt Duchene said he doesn't think the Nashville Predators need to make a move before the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 24 in order to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "We love our group in here. I think everyone is happy with the talent we have, and it's time..." January 27