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Predators Smith Comes Back to Life

Predators Smith Comes Back to Life

November 15th, 2017 All too often, fans of the Nashville Predators found themselves shrugging their shoulders when Craig Smith had the puck last season. Whether he was wide open for a one-timer, on a breakaway with nobody in sight, or staring down a wide open net - he just couldn't put the puck in the back of the net...
Predators on the Prowl With Fast Starts

Predators on the Prowl With Fast Starts

November 9th, 2017 The saying "the early bird gets the worm" suggests that the first to wake up or arrive will find the most success. It seems logical that the ability to put the puck in the net first swings momentum that can ultimately set the tone for the rest of the game. The case is no different for the Nashville...

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October 4th, 2017
Predators Prospects

The Nashville Predators probably weren't expecting to make a steal with their late first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. However, a Finnish winger that was projected to be selected earlier was still on the board and the Predators pounced on Eeli Tolvanen from the Sioux City Musketeers with the 30th pick.The 18-year-old Vihti, Finland native may be just what the doctor ordered. With the off-season departures of proven players, the Predators are in need of someone who can help put the puck in the back of the net and Tolvanen looks like he can do that. While there may be some concern about his size, he seems to be handling things just fine in the KHL. High Octane Offense Early On Said to have the full arsenal of quick release snapshot, a powerful wrist shot and an accurate one-timer on the power play, Tolvanen knew how to get on the scoresheet at a young age. During his time in the Finnish Juniors, he put up an impressive 22 points (13 goals and 9 assists) in eight...
September 27th, 2017
Nashville Predators

With the start of the 2017-18 season just around the corner, the Nashville Predators are in the process of determining which players make their roster. The return of veterans like Scott Hartnell will no doubt provide some stability on a team that has lost some notable names during the offseason. On the other hand, unproven young players are battling to secure their spot on the Predators' bench.A name that many didn't anticipate seeing at the top of the list? Miikka Salomaki. To many Predators fans, Salomaki isn't a household name like Filip Forsberg or Viktor Arvidsson. He missed a large amount of playing time in 2016 due to long-term lower-body injuries that hampered his opportunity to make a lasting impression.Like Salomaki, the season is still young and things can change; however, there is a good chance that he'll be in Nashville's starting lineup. We take a look at who he is and what exactly he's done for the Predators so far. Just Another Finn Finland has been a...
September 22nd, 2017
Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators are coming off a franchise-best season in which they fell just short of the grand prize. With Mike Fisher's retirement during the off-season, the Predators needed a new leader. Enter Roman Josi, the eighth captain in Predators' history.Josi was introduced as the new captain before their first pre-season game against the Florida Panthers. While there were many suitable choices to lead the Preds, he's the right choice. In addition to Josi, the Predators named three alternate captains, Filip Forsberg, Mattias Ekholm, and Ryan Johansen, and an associate captain, Ryan Ellis.Josi will be the beacon of guidance this season, whether it is keeping emotions in check during a winning streak or righting the path when things go awry. But what about the other leaders? Here's a look at why they're just as important and their potential impact. Ryan Ellis The smallest defensemen on the Predators and second smallest player on the roster, Ryan Ellis' 5-foot-10,...
September 19th, 2017

The Nashville Predators will open the upcoming 2017-18 season with Roman Josi as their new captain after unveiling the news at training camp on Tuesday.Josi replace Mike Fisher who spent 2016-17 as the Predators’ captain before retiring shortly after the season. Josi becomes the third team captain in the past three years with Shea Weber having sported the ‘C’ prior to Fisher donning the almighty letter.According to Adam Vingan at The Tennessean, Ryan Ellis will serve as the associate captain with Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg and Mattias Ekholm named as alternate captains.“This is the right time to name Roman the captain of our franchise,” said Preds’ GM David Poile. “Not only is he one of our best players, but he’s also become one of the top defensemen in the entire league. He’s respected by his teammates, coaches and opponents and he represents our organization and logo with the utmost class and integrity on and off the ice. I know Roman is ready to...