Peter "Foppa" Forsberg: A Biography

Peter "Foppa" Forsberg: A Biography

August 8th, 2020 The year is 1994. The location is Lillehammer, Norway. It’s a sudden death shootout in the Olympic hockey finals. With the crowd screaming, Peter Forsberg is at the opposite blue line staring at Canada’s goalie, Corey Hirsch. Forsberg skates in and makes a move towards Hirsch’s...
Predators Bitten By Lack of Second Line Production, Again

Predators Bitten By Lack of Second Line Production, Again

August 6th, 2020 The Nashville Predators find themselves down 2-1 in their best-of-five Qualifying Round series against the Arizona Coyotes after dropping Game 3 by a final score of 4-1. In such a short series it goes without saying that each game is critical. The Predators have lost two games and are already on...

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July 21st, 2020
Nashville Predators

It’s official, Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi is in the Norris Trophy limelight for the first time in his career as the league's top defenseman by being named a finalist for the award. Related: 7 Things About P.K. Subban The Norris Trophy is one of the most prestigious awards in all of hockey. The honour is awarded "to the defensive player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position." The winner of the award is selected through a voting poll that is taken by members of The Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of each NHL season. The nominations were released by the National Hockey League earlier yesterday morning (Monday, July 20th). John Carlson of the Washington Capitals and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning...
July 20th, 2020
Washington Capitals

With strong seasons from Washington Capitals defender John Carlson and Nashville Predators defender Roman Josi, only one can win the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Carlson and Josi are both deserving of the trophy, but who will walk away as the winner? Today we will go over the two candidates and explain why Josi should be awarded it. Candidate 1: Roman Josi, Nashville Predators Although the 2019-20 regular season was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Josi's performance was well above average. He set a few notable franchise records, leading the Preds in scoring and recording one of the best defensive metrics seasons in his career. The Predators captain also kept his team in games late and...
July 17th, 2020
Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have a deep-rooted relationship with music, after all, it is called “Music City”. On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, former Predators goaltender and current colour commentator, Chris Mason was joined by Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg in a live stream interview. The interview is the latest connection between the Preds and their town’s most famous industry. Related: Filip Forsberg Trade Revisited Nashville, Tennessee is the unofficial country music capital of the world. Hockey aside, whenever you hear "Nashville", your first thoughts probably consist of cowboy hats, guitars and Carrie Underwood. That’s because, before 1998, country stars were the ones selling out arenas. Here’s a brief recap of the relationship between hockey and music in Nashville. Tim...
July 14th, 2020
Predators History

Jerseys were flying off the shelves. The Nashville Predators thought they were finally getting that number one centerman they needed and the Columbus Blue Jackets landed a big gun on the back end.  The one-for-one blockbuster trade that sent All-Star center Ryan Johansen to Nashville in exchange for highly-touted defenseman Seth Jones took place on Jan. 6, 2016. At the time, the trade seemed perfect for each team. Both players were young, fourth-overall picks in their draft class with a few successful seasons under their belt. Predators fans were ecstatic with the acquisition of the 23-year-old. Related: Subban-Weber Trade Revisited At the time, the team's top centers were Mike Fisher and Mike Ribero both well past their prime. The Predators hadn’t had a bona fide number...
July 11th, 2020
Previews and Predictions

We’re inching closer and closer to the NHL’s return to play. We know the where and pretty much the when of this much-anticipated conclusion to the 2019-20 season. We are learning more and more about how the return will look with developments slowly being released week by week. Now’s finally the time to have a reasonable level of excitement and start, or at least try, to put these terrible months void of hockey behind us. It’s also a perfect time to start predicting, analyzing and critiquing the moves and decisions that playoff teams need to make. One interesting area of discussion is the rosters. Under the Return to Play Plan, teams will be allowed expanded rosters – 28 skaters, plus as many goalies as teams see fit. According to reports, most teams already know who they...
July 9th, 2020
Predators History

The events of July 9 are full of Hall of Fame names who left their mark on the National Hockey League, both on the ice and in the front office. There were trades, free agent signings, births and retirements. Sakic Hangs Them Up On July 9, 2009, Joe Sakic announces his retirement just two days after his 40th birthday. He spent his entire 20-season NHL career with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise. Sakic came up huge during both of the Avalanche’s championship seasons. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy, for being the most valuable player of the postseason, during their 1996 run to the Stanley Cup. In 2000-01, their other championship season, he won the Hart and Lester B. Pearson (Ted Lindsay Award) Trophies for being voted as the league’s top player by both the...