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Maple Leafs Trade Franson, Santorelli to Predators

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenceman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Olli Jokinen, prospect Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 first round draft pick. “In preparation for the 2015 playoff run, our goal was to add a veteran defenceman who could play in all situations and […]

Pekka Rinne Out Three to Five Weeks

The Nashville Predators have some bad news with goalie Pekka Rinne out three to five weeks with a sprained knee. The netminder sustained the injury Tuesday in his team’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. “It doesn’t change anything as far as we go,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “I mean it’s tough to lose players. […]

Edmonton Oilers Acquire Derek Roy, Matt Fraser

The Edmonton Oilers made a pair of Monday moves, acquiring forward Derek Roy in a trade with the Nashville Predators and claiming Matt Fraser off waivers from the Boston Bruins. Roy was already on the outs in Nashville, with the club putting him on waivers on December 28 after the annual roster freeze thawed out. […]

The (Not-So) Secret to the Predators’ Success

The Nashville Predators continue to be one of those teams to quietly amass wins, with a 20-8-2 record going into Saturday’s action. They’re third in the Western Conference with a 12-2-1 record at home and just 59 goals against. Let that sink in: 59 goals against. The next closest team in that category is Pittsburgh […]

The Not-so-Secrets to Nashville’s Success: Filip Forsberg

There’s another Forsberg making it happen in the National Hockey League and his success hasn’t come a moment too soon for the Nashville Predators. One Filip Forsberg, who has thus far proven to be a real steal from the Washington Capitals, has been turning heads and putting the biscuit in the basket to the tune […]

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, […]

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