Capitals Can Count Out Canes & Predators Need to Survive Stars

Capitals Can Count Out Canes & Predators Need to Survive Stars

April 22nd, 2019 Braden Holtby isn't one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals' locker room. "To ourselves, I think," Holtby said, "to show that when ...
Revisiting David Poile's Drafts - 2002

Revisiting David Poile's Drafts - 2002

April 22nd, 2019 For the past few weeks, I’ve been diving into David Poile’s draft history as general manager of the Nashville Predators. Since he’s been the franchise’s only GM, he’s been at the helm for every draft since 1998. Beginning with that first draft, I’m working forward to the present, with...

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April 16th, 2019
Nashville Predators

The 2018-19 regular season has come and gone, and for the Nashville Predators, it was a successful season. Since the regular season is over, it's time to look back and hand out some team-specific hardware. Introducing the Predators' 2018-19 season awards. Most Valuable Player: Viktor Arvidsson While there are other candidates, there's only one player worthy of being named Predators' MVP, and that's Viktor Arvidsson. Arvidsson totaled 34 goals and 48 points in 58 games, leading the team by six goals. His 34 goals set a single-season franchise record. He scored a goal in 26 of his 58 games, with the Predators winning 19 of them. Related: Predators' 2018-19 Mid-Season Awards Most impressive is that 29 of his goals were scored at even strength, tied for ninth-most in the league....
April 15th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's News & Notes, Nazem Kadri has been suspended, the Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as their head coach, the Nashville Predators will be without Wayne Simmonds and Brian Boyle for a while and Joe Thornton will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head. Kadri Suspended for Remainder of the First Round The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without Kadri for the remainder of the first round of the playoffs as the veteran forward has been suspended by the NHL for an illegal crosscheck to the head of Boston Bruins' forward Jake DeBrusk. The hit in question came after the two forwards continuously attacked each other throughout the game stemming from Kadri's attacks on DeBrusk in Game 1 and in the 2018 Postseason. Related: Kadri Suspended for Remainder of...
April 15th, 2019
Nashville Predators

The first two games have come and gone in the Nashville Predators/Dallas Stars series. Both teams have one win apiece, with the Stars taking Game 1 by a 3-2 score and the Predators winning the second game 2-1 in overtime. Here are some takeaways, both positive and negative, that I made. Speed Is the Name of the Game Although the Predators didn't score any goals off the rush in either game, their speed was a strong factor in winning Game 2. With Brian Boyle out of the lineup and Wayne Simmonds going down early, the team's slow-footed forwards were absent. Rocco Grimaldi, Boyle's replacement, and Filip Forsberg double-shifting in Simmonds' place meant the team had speed on all four lines. And this speed gave the Stars fits. Related: How Do the Predators Stack up to the...
April 15th, 2019
Predators History

For the past few weeks, I've been diving into David Poile's draft history as general manager of the Nashville Predators. Since he's been the franchise's only GM, he's been at the helm for every draft since 1998. Beginning with that first draft, I'm working forward to the present, with this installment covering the 2001 Draft. For reference, here are the drafts I've covered so far: 1998: Franchise's Inaugural Draft1999: Erat Leads to Forsberg2000: Scott Hartnell and Nothing Else The 2001 Draft was a good one overall. It started when the Atlanta Thrashers drafted Ilya Kovalchuk first overall, but despite a great career, he wasn't the most productive player from the draft class. Seventeen skaters played in at least 800 regular-season games, 10 scored more than 500 points and six...
April 14th, 2019
Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE — Craig Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday, tying the first-round Western Conference series at 1-1. Smith scored his first this post-season from the inside e...