Predators: Hynes is the Hire, But Can They Win?

The Nashville Predators announced the hiring of head coach John Hynes Tuesday and with it came a glimpse of where the team is headed. Former head coach Peter Laviolette was shelved Monday and general manager David Poile announced Hynes as the new hire with a press conference a day later, making the former New JerseyContinue reading “Predators: Hynes is the Hire, But Can They Win?”

Predators: Nashville Moves on From Laviolette, but What’s Next?

Peter Laviolette is out as head coach of the Nashville Predators and a new bench boss is waiting in the wings, apparently. General manager David Poile has announced a press conference for Tuesday to reveal Laviolette’s successor. The Predators are a franchise built to win, but it hasn’t panned out this season. Nashville has lostContinue reading “Predators: Nashville Moves on From Laviolette, but What’s Next?”

Predators: This Kyle Turris Situation is a Mess

Things are not going well for the Nashville Predators and forward Kyle Turris. Granted, the Predators did defeat the St. Louis Blues Monday by a final score of 3-2 in the shootout. That improved Nashville to 11-9-3 on the season, good for fifth in the Central Division. They knocked off a hot team in theContinue reading “Predators: This Kyle Turris Situation is a Mess”

Predators Sign Laviolette to Contract Extension

The Nashville Predators have signed head coach Peter Laviolette to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday. The 51-year-old is 88-52-24 in two seasons in Music City and the club has made the post-season throughout his tenure so far. Prior to Laviolette’s arrival, the Predators missed the playoffs for two straight seasons. Laviolette finishedContinue reading “Predators Sign Laviolette to Contract Extension”

Flyers Eliminate Devils, Prep for Next Round

The Philadelphia Flyers have surprised a fair number of people by knocking off the New Jersey Devils and becoming the first team in the post-season to advance in the playoffs. It took a shootout victory against the New York Rangers to get them in, but once they were in the post-season the Flyers made aContinue reading “Flyers Eliminate Devils, Prep for Next Round”