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NHL News & Notes: Ellis, Werenski & More

NHL News & Notes: Ellis, Werenski & More

August 14th, 2018 In today's news, the Nashville Predators have signed defender Ryan Ellis to a significant contract extension, the Devils signed restricted free agent Steven Santini to a deal and the Zach Werenski outlined his ambitions to not miss a single game this season following shoulder surgery in the...
Ellis Signs Contract Extension With Predators

Ellis Signs Contract Extension With Predators

August 14th, 2018 The Nashville Predators have signed defender Ryan Ellis to an eight-year contract extension worth $50 million, the team announced Tuesday. The contract will come with an annual cap hit of $6.25 million and will kick in at the start of the 2019-20 season. Ellis is currently in the final year of the...

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May 17th, 2018
Nashville Predators

On May 13, The Fourth Period's Dave Pagnotta commented on Montreal radio station TSN 690 that there is a possibility the Nashville Predators deal P.K. Subban this summer. The next day, GM David Poile and head coach Peter Laviolette both squashed the rumors and confirmed that Subban remains a part of Nashville's future. With how quickly the Predators were ousted from the postseason despite Stanley Cup aspirations, rumors started swirling about potential roster changes. And with how much attention Subban garners, it's no surprise he is at the center of such rumors. But, despite how quickly the rumors were put to bed, is there a possibility Nashville could part with a member of its vaunted defense? Especially the Norris Trophy finalist in Subban? Let's look at the merits of the rumors. Outlandish Rumor or Real Possibility? Of course, even though Poile indicated that Subban is staying, until he takes the ice at training camp in the fall, rumors will remain. Plus, given Poile's...
May 16th, 2018
Predators Prospects

The Nashville Predators fell to the Winnipeg Jets in the second-round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Rather surprisingly, Eeli Tolvanen did not influence the outcome -- a reality which few have discussed. Signed by the Predators the moment the KHL postseason came to a close, Tolvanen's impending arrival appeared to represent the boost of high-end skill which Nashville desperately required ahead of their playoff push. In fact, the Predators went all out to ensure that they were successful in signing Tolvanen -- offering the native of Vihti, Finland a fully-loaded contract and one typically reserved for first overall picks in the NHL Draft. However, Tolvanen skated in a mere three regular season games for Nashville before being glued to press-box for his team's postseason run. So, with offence hard to come by and their season on the line, why didn't Nashville afford their promising young sniper with a taste of playoff hockey? Tolvanen's Track Record of Triumph The...
May 11th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

Game 7 ended the way it began for the Nashville Predators and their fans, in heartbreak. Pekka Rinne had a rough first few minutes and spotted the Jets a two-goal lead. Predators head coach Peter Laviolette then made the call to pull the veteran and put in 23-year-old Juuse Saros. He kept his team in the game until about halfway through the third but it could've been over much sooner had Saros not been fantastic. Visiting teams rarely control the pace of a game but the Jets did exactly that through the majority of the first two periods and Paul Stastny was one of the main catalysts. He drove possession and scoring all night while leaving Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis spinning like turnstiles in their defensive zone. The Predators had no answer for Stastny or his line, which proved to be a season sinker. Stastny on the Board Stastny made a big splash in Game 7 as he scored two goals and one assist. The Jets struck early against the Predators as Tyler Meyers scored off a weak...
May 11th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

The series between the NHL's two true juggernauts — the series that was hyped as a "Clash of Titans" and discussed to the nth degree more than any other in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs thus far — lived up to all the hoopla. The fast-paced, back-and-forth series went the distance and was just as good as advertised. At the end of the day, it was the underdog Winnipeg Jets who took the do-or-die Game 7 with a decisive 5-1 victory. Here's how the Jets hunted and killed the mighty Predators Thursday night and the reasons they're moving on to face the NHL's Cinderella story, the Vegas Golden Knights, in the Western Conference Final. Statsny and Crew Helped Jets Take off Early In Monday's Game 6, the Jets fell behind just 1:01 into the game when Viktor Arvidsson opened the scoring. After taking the lead, the Predators stacked the neutral zone and the Jets never found a way to break through the wall. Game 7 was remarkably different. The Jets grabbed the all-important first goal...