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Nashville Predators Hire Peter Laviolette

The second coach in the history of the Nashville Predators is Peter Laviolette. General manager David Poile had seen his new hire in action close-up when he was the GM of the U.S. team at Sochi and Laviolette was the assistant coach. Poile was impressed. “Peter is a very successful coach,” Poile said. “Am I […]

Nashville Predators Fire Barry Trotz

The Nashville Predators have fired the only head coach the franchise has ever known. Barry Trotz was shown the door by general manager David Poile after the club missed the playoffs for the second straight season. This closes off Trotz’s 16-year tenure as head coach. He leaves as the NHL’s longest tenured coach with one […]

Rangers Trade Del Zotto to Predators

Ever since the New York Rangers brought head coach Alain Vigneault into the fold, defenceman Michael Del Zotto has been in trouble. He was benched for a three-game stretch in November, for instance. “A player like Michael has to play to his strengths. I’ve been told his strengths are his ability to beat the forecheck, […]

Oilers Trade Dubnyk, Acquire Scrivens

The Edmonton Oilers have traded goaltender Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Matt Hendricks. They also acquired goalie Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a 2014 third-round draft pick. “It hasn’t really set in to be honest,” Dubnyk said. “It’s a new opportunity for me and I’m […]

Weber Wears Visor, Practices After Eye Injury

Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber knows how lucky he is, having taken a puck off his face near his right eye on November 28. On Friday (December 6), he practiced for the first time since the incident. After it happened, Weber couldn’t see much of anything until the following morning. Blood was impacting his vision, […]

2013-2014 Preview: Nashville Predators

It’s that time of the year when we spend a little time looking into the issues and factors that will influence your favourite teams leading into the upcoming season. For this outing, we’ll be looking at the Nashville Predators. The Predators may want to forget the 2012-2013 season, but it likely has taught them some […]

Capitals Acquire Martin Erat

After a trade deadline day in which most of the action took place in the last half hour and most of the snark came in after that, a few trades trickled across the bar after some of us decided to finally get some sleep. One of those trades had the Nashville Predators trading forward Martin […]

Scott Hannan Traded to San Jose Sharks

Scott Hannan has been traded to the San Jose Sharks, kicking off a relatively dead trade deadline day with a small bang. The Nashville Predators have sent a seventh round draft pick. There are conditions attached to that pick, of course. Hannan was drafted by the Sharks in 1997, going 23rd overall. The 34-year-old Richmond-born […]

Preds Match Flyers’ Offer Sheet for Weber

Shea Weber is still a Predator. The Predators made a big move on Tuesday, matching the 14 year offer sheet put to their elite defenceman. The price tag was $110 million and the small market Nashville club dug deep to get it done, showing their player and their city that they still are somewhat interested […]

How Ryan Suter’s Minnesota Deal Laid the Course for Weber’s Offer Sheet

The Thursday morning news, reported by yours truly at that awfully late timeframe of Thursday evening, that Shea Weber had signed an offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers took root after Ryan Suter locked in with the Minnesota Wild. “The marketplace changed on July 4 there,” Weber’s agent Jarrett Bousquet told TSN Radio 1050′s Cybulski […]

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