Subban-Weber Trade Revisited

Subban-Weber Trade Revisited

June 30th, 2020 In a year that could be described as atrocious for Weber, Subban was outstanding. Subban played all 82 regular season games, finished with 59 points and was plus-18. Although the Predators did not make it as far in the playoffs as they did the previous season, Subban still managed to notch 9 points...
Today in Hockey History: June 29

Today in Hockey History: June 29

June 29th, 2020 National Hockey League fans who love blockbuster trades have had plenty to be happy about on June 29 over the years. There was an action-packed day in 2016 and two Hall of Famers were traded to their hometowns in 1990. A Crazy 23 Minutes The news couldn’t break fast enough on June 29,...

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May 22nd, 2020
Predators History

Today was a big date in National Hockey League history for teams making to the Stanley Cup Final. Some teams made for the first time ever, while others returned for the first time in a long while. Motown Memories May 22 has been very kind to the Detroit Red Wings over the years. In 1997, goaltender Mike Vernon recorded his fifth career playoff shutout, and second with the Red Wings, as they won 6-0 over the visiting Colorado Avalanche, in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Igor Larionov had a pair of goals in the first period to get the offensive attack going. Larionov came up big on this date in 1996. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images) Five years later, these same two teams met in Denver for Game 3 of the Western Conference...
May 16th, 2020
Washington Capitals

From the eighth seed in the Western Conference to the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators provided hockey fans with a wild ride through the 2017 NHL Playoffs. At the center of that playoff run was Filip Forsberg. Forsberg is just one of general manager David Poile’s many great acquisitions over the years. Since arriving in Nashville, he’s taken over top line duties and has meshed well with Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson. Let's break down the infamous deal that sent Forsberg to Nashville. The Trade Washington Acquires:Martin EratMichael Latta ↔ Nashville Acquires:Filip Forsberg At the trade deadline of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Poile and then-Capitals GM George McPhee pulled the trigger on the deal to bring Martin Erat to D.C. Yes, back then, it...
May 16th, 2020
NHL Entry Draft

The NHL Draft order is not set yet, but the Nashville Predators are more than likely to draft around the 18th selection. After a season filled with ups and downs, including a coaching change in early January, the team will be able to add a top-tier talent to their 23rd-ranked system, according to The Hockey Writers' Mid-Season Farm System Rankings. They have one of the best defensive cores in the league with Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, and Mattias Ekholm, but struggled offensively once again this season, even after signing center Matt Duchene last offseason. Related: Best Nicknames in Hockey They lack depth at the blue line in their prospect pool, especially with Dante Fabbro graduating to the NHL, but this could be an excellent chance to add to their forward depth. They currently have...
May 13th, 2020
Nashville Predators

It’s difficult to talk about the 2019-20 Nashville Predators without mentioning the captain, Roman Josi. It’s near impossible to discuss the team’s MVP without the Swiss defenceman being in the conversation. Scratch that, it’s completely impossible to have the MVP discussion without Josi. Let’s get it out of the way early, Josi is the Predators’ MVP. In fact, if it wasn’t for an historic season from the Washington Capitals’ John Carlson, most may consider Josi as the slam dunk winner for the Norris Trophy this season. Related: Blackhawks' Top 3 Current Rivalries The 29-year-old defenceman may still be in the running for the award despite Carlson’s performance. Josi has been nothing less than elite this season. Although he may not come away with the Norris...
May 5th, 2020
Predators Goaltending

Coming into the 2019-20 season, the Nashville Predators had arguably the most dynamic goaltender tandem in the NHL. Pekka Rinne, 37 years old, was solidified as their starter and one of the top goalies in the league, while talented backup Juuse Saros, 25 years old, was just on the horizon as Rinne’s replacement. It looked like it would be an easy and smooth transition from Rinne to Saros. At least, that's what everyone had hoped for, but things do not always go as planned. Related: Revisiting David Poile's Drafts - 1998 Fast forward a year and the Predators have huge question marks surrounding their goaltending situation. Rinne was quite literally amongst the worst starters in the league while Saros had superb moments, but was inconsistent throughout the season. Over the course...
May 4th, 2020
Predators History

Throughout the years, May 4 has provided more action in National Hockey League playoff history than a lightsaber duel in space. Multiple hat tricks, the crowing of a champion and broken records are among the big moments on this date. Hat Trick Heaven When you think about the possibilities of who scored the fastest playoff hat trick in Edmonton Oilers’ franchise history a lot of great names come to mind. You’d probably guess that it belongs to a Hall of Famer like Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri or Paul Coffey and you’d be wrong. Petr Klima set that mark on May 4, 1991, when he scored a natural hat trick during a 5:13 span in the first period of a 7-2 win over the Minnesota North Stars, in Game 2 of the Campbell Conference Final. On May 9, 2009, the top two players...