What Now? Predators’ Options after Fisher Injury

Yesterday, the Predators announced that center Mike Fisher will miss 4-6 months with a ruptured Achilles tendon. This is not good news for a team already struggling at the center position, and the Predators should begin to explore some new options. Fisher probably would have seen top-line minutes this season. He could still return by midseason. Until then, the […]

The Day That Never Was: A Predators Free Agency Recap

The Nashville Predators had a chance to do something big when Free Agency started. Something like signing a big name, like the top-line Center to complement newly acquired Winger James Neal. Something like adding a depth Defenseman to bolster the roster. So, what happened? To quote Dark Helmet from Spaceballs, “absolutely nothing.” Wait, what? The […]

The Predators’ Big Night at the Draft: Scoring Galore

The Predators had a crazy night. And it signified a true change in the direction of the franchise. First, the Predators traded Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for James Neal. There were a few crazy moments on the Draft floor in Philadelphia, and twitter was abuzz over what was […]

SmashTalk Episode 1: Offseason Preview

Last night, we held our first episode of SmashTalk with Ice Gold Sports. It was hosted by myself, Mark Harris of Ice Gold Sports, and Kyle Bray from Hockey Memes. We talked everything from Free Agency to the Draft to the potential All Star Game in Nashville. We were joined by legendary Predators announcer Pete […]

Shea Weber Snubbed at the NHL Awards: The Blame Game

On Tuesday, Duncan Keith took home the Norris Memorial Trophy as the best defenseman in the NHL, beating out Zdeno Chara and the Predators’ Shea Weber. If you thought it would be a different result, you were lying to yourself. Duncan Keith was the clear cut winner based on a number of factors. But, the […]

A Fire Sale in Toronto? How the Predators Could Buy In

There has been a lot of speculating here in the Predators Blogosphere lately. Time to keep it going. While everyone speculates on what could happen in Ottawa with Jason Spezza or in Vancouver with Ryan Kesler, another Canadian city is preparing for a big offseason. And they could be more active than any team in […]

Carter Hutton Is Back: It’s Bigger Than You’d Think

It was announced today that the Predators had signed backup Goaltender Carter Hutton to a new, two-year contract. On paper, this seems like a good deal, but nothing too impactful. But, this is actually an immensely important signing. Hutton was a mainstay in net for the Predators this year, mostly due to Pekka Rinne’s hip […]

The Missing Piece: Is That Top Forward Out There?

Last week, Cellblock 303‘s Jeremy Gover posted an article about the Predators’ search for that elusive top-level forward that they have been lacking. The article had Twitter and Facebook abuzz (anything with “Shea Weber” and “trade” in the title will naturally create buzz). It featured the idea that the Predators could end up trading Shea Weber […]

Jason Spezza Trade Rumors: A Good Deal for Nashville, if the Price is Right…

Rumors are flying online about longtime Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza. One destination that has been mentioned is Nashville. While these are just rumors, it is highly possible that Spezza could be on the move, and it could be sooner than you’d think. The biggest factor in this whole saga is Spezza’s “No Trade Clause.” […]

Coming Soon…

We are excited to announce our partnership with Ice Gold Sports to bring you Smash Talk: A Predators Podcast!! We will be debating the hot Nashville topics and bringing in fantastic guests!!! We will be broadcasting LIVE online and will have the full recording posted afterwards. And, as a bonus, we will be able to […]

Battle of the Former Preds: Habs-Rangers Preview

Starting tomorrow, the Montreal Canadiens will take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. But, why should we Predators fans care? Because we will see a former Predator defenseman in the Stanley Cup Finals no matter what happens. The matchup pits former Predators Kevin Klein (NY) and Francis Bouillon (MTL) against each […]

Pittsburgh in Transition: What It Means for the Predators

With their defeat in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, speculation immediately began about the future of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Many are talking about the possibility of firings and massive trades. The firing of Head Coach Dan Bylsma seems almost imminent after another agonizing defeat. Which begs the question: with a team in […]

Preds Offseason Report: The Next Step

With the hiring of Head Coach Peter Laviolette, GM David Poile made it very clear that there is a shift in Nashville. Laviolette brings an offensive style that the Predators are desperate for. He has a knack for developing young forwards, of which the Preds have many. Overall, he is a great person that can […]

The Future of the Predators: Where does David Poile Fit?

It was an emotional day in Nashville on April 14th when Predators GM David Poile announced that long-time Head Coach Barry Trotz had been relieved of his coaching duties. It truly marked the end of an era in Nashville hockey. Trotz was the only coach that the Predators have ever known. It will be strange […]

Goodbye

It’s been real Fang Faction. I will be moving on and dropping the alias, writing for another publication. Thanks for everything you readers have done to give me experience and make a presence in the Predators’ blogging community. I’d also like to thank all the writers I have worked with on Fang Faction — Ray […]

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