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NHL Rumors: Faulk, Bobrovsky, Josi, More

NHL Rumors: Faulk, Bobrovsky, Josi, More

September 22nd, 2018 In today's rumor rundown, there are rumblings the Toronto Maple Leafs might have interest in defenseman Justin Faulk, the New York Islanders would jump all over acquiring Sergei Bobrovsky if given a chance and Roman Josi is willing to keep Nashville's blueline together when his contract comes up...
NHL Rumors: Rangers, Leafs, Predators in Trade Market?

NHL Rumors: Rangers, Leafs, Predators in Trade Market?

August 21st, 2018 In today's rumor rundown, the Nashville Predators may be a team to watch with some open salary cap and desire to make big trades. Meanwhile, in Toronto, while assessing their solutions internally, the Maple Leafs are looking to possibly improve their defense via trade. Finally, the New York Rangers...

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May 30th, 2018
Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators were the cream of the NHL's crop during the regular season but ultimately fell short during the playoffs. That doesn't diminish their regular-season prowess, where many players stepped up. Some Predators deserve to be recognized for their career years, and while they may not win any NHL awards, we should take a moment to highlight them. Even if the Predators' season ended too soon for people's liking, but let's start the offseason on a positive note. Below is if only Predators players could win NHL awards. All stats below are at even strength unless expressed otherwise. Selke Trophy The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded to the best defensive forward in the NHL. While centers usually dominate the award, Calle Jarnkrok deserves it despite mostly playing on the wing. Jarnkrok had the best offensive production of his career with 16 goals and 35 points in 68 games after an upper-body injury ended his season early. Twenty-nine of those points came at even...
May 18th, 2018
Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators' season fell short by a few rounds as the Winnipeg Jets vanquished them in seven games. There were many reasons why the chips fell as they did, but I wanted to highlight a few of them. A lot of these reasons were present through the season but were covered by the immaculate goaltending of Pekka Rinne. The defense has always been bad in their own zone and the forwards have always had an issue getting to the front of the net. Regular season success doesn't always translate to the playoffs. Coaches have more time to game plan for one strategy and home-ice advantage means creating line mismatches that can change a game. While the forwards and defense were shut down by the Jets, Peter Laviolette and company did little to change their gameplan. So without giving away my final point, let's start with the forward issues. All stats you see below are at even strength unless explicitly stated otherwise. What Depth Scoring? At least the first line showed up, eh?...
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...