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Sharks are coming to Hockeytown; can the  Red Wings make it 23? (Icon SMI)

Well, This Is Weird: Study Says NHLers Wearing Black Sweaters Are More Aggressive

A new research paper from the Social Psychological & Personality Science arm of SAGE Publications suggests that hockey players receive more penalties when wearing black sweaters: To examine the color–aggression […]

Two young hopefuls take to the ice in Nashville (Jas Faulkner)

Growing Hockey from the Grassroots Up

NHL expansion into what is often called “nontraditional markets” has led to at least two generations of children watching teams like the Kings, the Coyotes, the Predators, the Lightning and the Capitals with interest. Shane and Shea and Ovi inspire awe in young fans. They also instill the desire in these kids to get on the ice and try it out for themselves.

Wade Belak  1975-2011    (Photo courtesy of the Nashville Predators)

The Andie and Alex Belak Scholarship Fund

It’s a testament to the character of the hockey community was  that one of the first questions many people asked was:  How can I help?

Here’s how:

2011-12 OHL Season Preview:  West Division

2011-12 OHL Season Preview: West Division

The day has finally arrived.  September 21st marks the kickoff of the highly anticipated Ontario Hockey League’s 2011-12 regular season.  Tonight the defending OHL Champions (recipients of the J. Ross […]

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Capitals Begin Preseason in Baltimore Hockey Classic, Lose 2-0 to Nashville Predators

In the first hockey game at First Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Md. in 14 years, the Washington Capitals lost 2-0 to the Nashville Predators in Washington’s preseason opener. The Capitals […]

by · September 21, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators, Uncategorized, Washington Capitals
The Last Days of Summer: Caps Return to Camp, Prepare for Preseason

The Last Days of Summer: Caps Return to Camp, Prepare for Preseason

As the temperature drops in Washington, and the need for jackets (or two-toned lavender track pants if you are Alex Semin) becomes apparent, Capitals training camp opened up again Saturday. […]

Wade Belak  1975-2011    (Photo courtesy of the Nashville Predators)

Nashville Predators’ Touching Tribute to Wade Belak

Pavel Datsyuk made hockey headlines this week for wearing #24 throughout training camp to honor the untimely passing of his friend Ruslan Salei. But the Nashville Predators are wearing new […]

by · September 18, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Elsewhere on the Web, Nashville Predators
The Triple Threat: Not-So-Obvious Calder Candidates (Part 2)

The Triple Threat: Not-So-Obvious Calder Candidates (Part 2)

Earlier in the week, we looked at three potential Calder Trophy candidates for the upcoming season.  In the first part of the Not-so-obvious Calder Candidates, Zac Dalpe (Hurricanes), Brendan Smith […]

New NHL Social Media Guidance Shouldn’t Be a Problem for Preds

New NHL Social Media Guidance Shouldn’t Be a Problem for Preds

The National Hockey League has released a new social media policy for players and teams, effectively putting teams in blackout mode on game day. ESPN.com (!) has the skinny on […]

by · September 15, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, Nashville Predators, The Business of Hockey
The Next Wave:  Not-so-obvious Calder Candidates

The Next Wave: Not-so-obvious Calder Candidates

With the state of the new NHL salary cap there appears to be more emphasis on providing franchise draft picks with the opportunity to play sooner and more often.  Every […]

Uh, theses kitties have claws. . .

Nashville Predators Ticket News A Mixed Bag

I admit: I really, really hate when someone from another NHL city knocks the Nashville Predators for their spotty record on paid attendance. The conclusion is always, “TRASHVILLE ISN’T A HOCKEY […]

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to in the Nashville Predators 2011-2012 Season

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to in the Nashville Predators 2011-2012 Season

Greetings, THW readers! I’m pleased to be joining the slate of contributors here, bringing you insightful and (hopefully) funny takes on one of the NHL’s whipping boys — my boys […]