Post Tagged with: "Pekka Rinne"

Red Wings Eliminated (Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

The Guard Has Changed From Hockeytown To Smashville

The Detroit Red Wings knew what they had gotten themselves into going into game five against the Nashville Predators. It was the old guard facing elimination at the hands of […]

Jimmy Howard struggling (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Detroit Hasn’t Cracked Yet

  The crack Shea Weber put in Henrik Zetterberg’s helmet has spread to the Detroit Red Wings’ psyche. As the conference quarterfinal series between Detroit and the Nashville Predators has […]

by · April 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators
Jimmy Howard struggling (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Red Wings Losing Goaltending Battle, Failing To Score

Detroit Red Wings, meet Pekka Rinne. Pekka Rinne, meet your Conn Smythe. 41 shots were  fired on the Nashville Predators’ netminder Tuesday night. 40 of them were turned away, and […]

by · April 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, News/Commentary

‘Puck Luck’, Poor Officiating the Stories of Predators-Red Wings Game 1

Jimmy Howard’s frozen body and bewildered stare midway through the 2nd told the story better than any wordsmith could. He had just given up his 2nd goal of the evening, […]

Pekka RInne (Icon SMI)

Third Time’s The Charm: 3 Keys To Success For Nashville

With only twelve completed seasons under their belt, the Nashville Predators aren’t really known for their post-season experience. Throughout those twelve seasons, the Predators made it to the playoffs a […]

by · April 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators, News/Commentary, Previews and Predictions
Tim Thomas will likely draw interest from teams such as the Flyers (and maybe the Islanders), but what will it cost to bring the netminder over? (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Regular Season Rest Is An Important Part Of A Goalie’s Playoff Performance

The Stanley Cup playoffs begin tomorrow and over the next two months, anything can happen. There will be upsets, bad bounces, series-turning hits and goals and you will never be […]

by · April 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
Possibly Lidstrom's last game? (Icon SMI)

What Red Wings Fans Should Know About The Nashville Predators

The NHL regular season has finally drawn to a close, and the Conference Quarterfinal matchups have been set. With round one of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs set to begin […]

Mike Smith could be an Oilers free agent target (Ric Tapia/Icon SMI)

NHL Playoffs Predictions: Western Conference Edition

Jim Neveau, Managing Editor Yesterday, I released my picks for the Eastern Conference first round. Just for the sake of brevity, I’ll skip the long and winding intro, give you […]

(Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Predators Overhyped, “Underdog” Red Wings Will Take Series

If you’ve taken a look at who “experts” around the web predict to take the Western Conference’s 4-5 series, you’ve noticed a running theme; Nearly everyone has picked the Nashville […]

Mike Smith could be an Oilers free agent target (Ric Tapia/Icon SMI)

Mike Smith Sets Record; Cements Vezina Trophy Candidacy

Not so long ago I wrote an article where I argued that Mike Smith was the key player for the Phoenix Coyotes’ playoff chances. It has to be said that […]

by · April 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, News/Commentary, Player Profiles

NHL Awards: Handicapping the Insanely Close Vezina Trophy Race

Jim Neveau, Managing Editor Oh, how the 2011-12 NHL season has flown by. It seems like only yesterday that everyone was throwing around their picks on who would make the […]

Evgeni Malkin led the Penguins over the Jets with five points on the afternoon (Tom Turk/THW)

Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: No April Showers Needed!

We have survived much this fantasy hockey season but now comes the last regular season edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be […]