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NHL Rumors: Voynov, Subban, Faulk, Kovalchuk, More

NHL Rumors: Voynov, Subban, Faulk, Kovalchuk, More

June 13th, 2018 In today's rumor rundown we look at the difficulty Slava Voynov faces just waltzing back into the NHL, how many and which teams might have interest in Ilya Kovalchuk, which team is pushing hard after Cane's blueliner Noah Hanifin, which surprising team has interest in Justin Faulk and whether or...
'Nashville Predators Only' NHL Awards

'Nashville Predators Only' NHL Awards

May 30th, 2018 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...

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April 28th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

It's not like the second round Stanley Cup playoff matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators needed any more storylines to be compelling. After all, it's a battle between two of the league's elite — both teams are incredibly deep and evenly matched in almost every way. Every time they went head-to-head in the regular season, they played edge-of-your-seat, grab-the-popcorn, anything-can-happen hockey.  In their preview, The Hockey News called it "the unofficial Stanley Cup Final." Even before the series began Friday night, another storyline added even more more hype to the already highly-anticipated dogfight — the friendly (so far) feud between Jets and Predators fans. Jets & Predators Have League's Best Fans The Jets' and Predators' fan bases are the most rabid and wild in the entire NHL. Jets fans, of course, are known for donning white and migrating en masse to downtown Winnipeg for raucous street parties, which the host has to keep expanding just...
April 25th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

The playoffs are, by nature, a war of attrition. Injuries are an inevitability when teams are so physical and games are close together. There's rarely any time for significant rest between games as that luxury is reserved for teams that sweep. Lucky for both the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets, neither one swept. Rest days are few and far between for the two Central Division powerhouses, although one team definitely needs it more than the other. The Jets are currently missing Dmitry Kulikov for an extended amount of time as he had back surgery in early March. Otherwise, a few players are day-to-day according to TSN. Nikolaj Ehlers and Tobias Enstrom are the biggest names as they are day to day and skating with the team in non-contact sweaters. Otherwise, Joel Armia and Mathieu Perreault are two important depth pieces that aren't at full health. Ehlers is obviously the big name, but missing depth pieces can sink the majority of hopeful playoff contenders. This will be an area...
April 24th, 2018
Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators had their hands full with the Colorado Avalanche in round one of the playoffs. What should've been an easy win turned into six games of a heated future rivalry. It all ended in Game 6, where the Predators finally flexed their muscles and put the Avalanche away without a shadow of a doubt. Five to zero was the final score and ended the series at four games to two. Just because the Predators won the series doesn't mean they were perfect. Some forwards were just plain bad, and the defense was exposed. What was considered to be the best top-four in the NHL was turned inside out by possible Hart winner, Nathan MacKinnon and some very mediocre Avalanche depth. A lot of the blame fell upon P.K. Subban, especially for his poor play on MacKinnon's incredible assist in Game 5. But this one mistake defined his image throughout the series. There seems to be an idea floating around that Subban is the third or even fourth best defenseman on the Predators, when in...
April 24th, 2018
Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators won their first-round series in six games. They will face the wily Winnipeg Jets in the second-round in what promises to be a well-watched series. Preds fans, many of whom live in a non-traditional hockey market, have been lauded for taking to the game and they nearly broke the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd at an indoor sporting event. But, let's be honest. The Preds chants are boring, uninspired, and don't represent Nashville, known as Music City. Hear me out. Nashville Predators are Contenders Let's get a few things straight. The Predators are legitimate contenders. They are exciting to watch and have depth where it counts. Full disclosure: they are my prediction to win the 2018 Stanley Cup. It is exciting to see hockey do so well in Nashville and fans get amped up about the team and the sport. Preds fans have revived the odd hockey tradition of throwing sea life; in Nashville, they toss catfish onto the ice. They also have another...