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Rinne Gets His Money, But Did the Predators Doom Themselves?

Rinne Gets His Money, But Did the Predators Doom Themselves?

Jim Neveau, Senior NHL Columnist With the third lowest salary cap commitment in the league, the Nashville Predators are a team that has certainly made a habit of living successfully […]

Pekka RInne (Icon SMI)

A look at Nashville after 10 games

As October winds to a close, the Nashville Predators have experienced their fair share of highs and lows through the first ten games. After opening the season with road wins […]

by · October 31, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators
Hellberg, right, at Predators rookie camp (sapah_fu/flickr)

Magnus Hellberg – Big, Tall and Swedish

  Magnus Hellberg‘s name was nonexistent prior to the 2010-11 season.  He was skipped over in his draft year (2009), along with the following year (2010).  After being skipped two […]

by · October 27, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Nashville Predators
The Zoo Crew: NHL Mascots Speak Out

The Zoo Crew: NHL Mascots Speak Out

Among the usual emails about new sponsorships, roster moves and promotions was an AHL recall notice. This time it was from Winnipeg. Unlike the announcements about some phenom with a deadly arm or netminder with superhuman flexibility getting a seat at the big boys table, this press release reported the return of a familiar face to Manitoba’s professional hockey arena. Mick E. Moose would be stepping up as the Jets’ mascot.

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Martin Erat: Here we go again…

Frustrating. As much as I like him, this would be my word of choice if I had to describe Nashville forward Martin Erat. His expensive contract coupled with his injury […]

by · October 20, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators, Player Profiles
Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf leads the league in plus/minus (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press)

From Abdelkader to Zuccarello – 18 October 2011

It would take eight seconds, yes eight seconds after the puck drop before the Jets would take the lead as Kyle Wellwood would score his second goal of the season as he went backhand on Marc-Andre Fleury.

Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were united in Game 5 (Icon SMI)

Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders Week 1

  Welcome to our debut column here on The Hockey Writers kindly dubbed “Chutes And Ladders”.  Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a lot like the […]

There’s No Better Time Than Now

There’s No Better Time Than Now

History is being made. Important milestones in the growth of this game are happening on the ice, in the stands and in offices all over the continent.

Shea Weber: one of the Nashvillie Predators' NHL draft day gems. (Icon: SMI)

Go East, Young Man: NHL Realignment Talk Heats Up Again

Jim Neveau, NHL Senior Columnist Ever since the Winnipeg Jets took their act from Atlanta and moved north of the border, a lot of talk has been going on throughout […]

Data Driving Nashville Predators Ticket Sales Strategy

Data Driving Nashville Predators Ticket Sales Strategy

The Nashville Predators have CEO Jeff Cogen to thank for new data-driven approaches to building impenetrable balance sheets and legions of new fans with strong ticket sales. Any new American […]

by · October 6, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators, The Business of Hockey
Martin Erat (Icon SMI)

Previewing the Nashville Predators Opening Night Roster: Forwards

Yesterday I previewed the defense and goaltenders, and on the eve of the Preds season opener tomorrow night in Columbus, it’s time to preview the most scrutinized and criticized group […]

by · October 6, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators
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Previewing the Nashville Predators Opening Night Roster: Defense/Goaltenders

Hello, readers of THW! First things first, thanks to Bruce and Jas for giving me the opportunity to join up. Before I go any further, I’d like to take the […]

by · October 5, 2011 · 2 comments · Nashville Predators