Filip Forsberg Trade Revisited

Filip Forsberg Trade Revisited

May 16th, 2020 From the eighth seed in the Western Conference to the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators provided hockey fans with a wild ride through the 2017 NHL Playoffs. At the center of that playoff run was Filip Forsberg. Forsberg is just one of general manager David Poile’s many great...
Nashville Predators: 5 Potential First-Round Targets

Nashville Predators: 5 Potential First-Round Targets

May 16th, 2020 The NHL Draft order is not set yet, but the Nashville Predators are more than likely to draft around the 18th selection. After a season filled with ups and downs, including a coaching change in early January, the team will be able to add a top-tier talent to their 23rd-ranked system, according to...

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April 29th, 2020
Predators Prospects

David Farrance exploded onto the scene this season at Boston University in a big way. The third-round pick for the Nashville Predators in 2017 tallied 43 points in 34 games for the Terriers, leading the team in points, despite the season being cut short. Returning to Boston University Farrance recently announced that he will return to the Terriers for his senior season for the team. He has since been named an alternate captain for the Terriers in 2020-21. While there is most certainly an entry-level contract in his future for the Predators, he said he wanted to return to accomplish big things with his teammates. Related: 7 Things About Mikael Granlund “I love BU,” Farrance said in a statement. “Getting the opportunity to develop and learn here has been absolutely...
April 25th, 2020
Nashville Predators

When will hockey return? Well, no one really knows. Will the NHL be able to conclude the regular season? The league certainly hopes so, but it’s not definitive. What about the playoffs? Now, that seems more probable, but it’s not without at least some doubt and possible logistical issues. Throughout this pause, there has been no shortage of simulations. It’s not the real thing, but computer simulation is a nod to the age we’re living in. People have flocked to e-sports. Of course, the results from a video game are not necessarily how a playoff series would go in real life. But people have paid a fair amount of attention to various articles and videos published regarding simulation results because hey, what else are we supposed to do? The Hockey News ran a...
April 23rd, 2020
Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators acquired Finnish forward Mikael Granlund at the 2019 Trade Deadline. Much is known about his on-ice abilities: he's a great playmaker who can make defensemen look silly and rarely takes penalties. What many don't know about him is that he's an interesting person, and his story should be known by hockey fans everywhere. Here are seven intriguing things about Granlund's life, both on and off the ice. 1. Mikael's Brother, Markus, Is Also in NHL Mikael may be the better known of the two, but his younger brother, Markus, also plays in the NHL. Just under 14 months separates the brothers, and the two were drafted one year apart - Mikael in the first round of the 2010 Draft and Markus in the second round in 2011. The Minnesota Wild took Mikael while the Calgary...
April 21st, 2020
Predators History

David Poile has had a long career in the NHL, including stints as the Atlanta/Calgary Flames assistant general manager, 15 years as the Washington Capitals general manager from 1982-1997, and has been the Nashville Predators only general manager since their inception into the league in 1998. Over his time in the league, he has become the all-time winningest GM with 1,416 wins. While with the Predators, he has managed 12 playoff appearances, two division titles, and one Stanley Cup appearance in 2017 - quite the impressive resume. Related: Revisiting David Poile's Drafts - 1998 During his career, Poile has been known to be a wheeler and dealer and that certainly did not change when coming over to Nashville. There were dozens of trades that Poile has made that I scoured through that...
April 17th, 2020
Nashville Predators

It was only four years ago that Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin shocked the hockey world and traded fan-favorite defenseman P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber. The trade immediately split the Canadiens fanbase into two sides: one that despised the trade, the other that loved it. On the one hand, there were fans who felt that Subban was an individual player who was more interested in being a brand and playing for himself than playing as a part of a team. Much of this mindset was spun together by media, though, as fans really aren't privy to what happens behind closed doors. On the other hand, fans were outraged that the team was moving on from a franchise-level defender who captivated the entire NHL whenever he was on the ice. In...
April 17th, 2020
Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators are at somewhat of a crossroads this upcoming offseason with two of their key players being pending free agents forwards -  28-year old Mikael Granlund, and 30-year-old Craig Smith. There are always high hopes in the Music City with a team full of talent, as the core includes perennial 60-point scorer Filip Forsberg, 2019 acquisition Matt Duchene, and possibly the best defensive duo in the NHL in Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis. Related: Revisiting David Poile's Drafts - 1998 However, this team has underachieved the last few years given its talent and preseason expectations. This season was no different, as the Preds are currently holding down the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. There are many personnel...