Erat lifts Weber-less Preds over Blues

Shea Weber is still out with a concussion but, thus far, the Preds have been just fine. For the second consecutive game, the Nashville Predators got a victory without Weber by going to a shootout. On Wednesday, the Predators defeated the Wild in a shootout, and tonight (also for the second consecutive matchup between the […]

What realignment means for Nashville

On Monday, the NHL announced a new plan for realignment that features four conferences and eliminates the six current divisions that are in place. The plan is set to make up for the move of The Winnipeg Jets (from Atlanta last offseason) and create conferences that make sense geographically. This new realignment could be set […]

Predators open season with a win

The Nashville Predators opened up the 2011-2012 season with a victory Friday night, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2. Going into this game, seven of the last 11 games played between Nashville and Columbus were decided in either overtime or a shootout. Not this time. In the first period, it looked as if the Predators […]

Wade Belak Found Dead

Just hours after posting about the tragic off-season the NHL has gone through it was reported that a former Predator joined the list of current (and now former) players who have passed away this off-season. Wade Belak, 35, was found dead Wednesday in a Toronto hotel. Police say that foul play is not suspected, but […]

A Strange, Tragic Off-season

Normally the space in this blog is reserved for blatant hatred for anything related to the city of Detroit or the color Red. As many times as I have said something along the lines of wanting an opposing player to drop dead (as fans tend to do on occasion…specifically when alcoholic beverages and/or chicken wings […]

Time Travel With NHL 94

Best hockey game of all time? The year was 1993. Like any self-respecting overweight six-year-old with bad allergies, most of my time was split up between not being good at sports and playing Sega Genesis. But what the hell does that have to do with hockey? As a kid, I loved sports. But, because I […]

Five Reasons to be Excited for Next Season

With pre-season only a month away, hockey fans in Nasvhille have much to look forward to. Coming off of the most successful season in franchise history, here are five reasons that everyone should be excited about Predators hockey in the coming months:   5.)  It’s been a long offseason – Many of last year’s players […]

Preds Finally Find Their Brand’s “Golden Ticket”

Gnash sporting the new threads to Smashville’s finest bunch. One could argue the biggest story from this year’s Skate of the Union event was the official unveiling of the Predators’ new gold home jersey. However, the jersey is only a small piece of a quite larger story. On Wednesday, July 13, 2011, the Nashville Predators […]

Smashville Adds Niclas Bergfors

Following up on a story I put up yesterday comes news of a move from this weekend that doesn’t involve salary dumping; the Preds have signed forward Niclas Bergfors to a one-year, $575,000 contract. Welcome to Smashville. Bergfors had 36 points last season in 72 games split between Atlanta and Florida, down from his rookie […]

Salary Dumping Continues

After losing Joel Ward and Steve Sullivan last week to free agency, the Predators have continued to dump salaries, this time in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal sends Matthew Lombardi, who played only two games for Nashville last season after suffering a concussion, and Cody Franson to Toronto in exchange for […]

So Long, Joel Ward

Bad news in Smashville on this crazy hot Friday afternoon. Apparently the Washington Capitals signed Joel Ward to a 4-year $12 million deal today (July 1, 2011) after being released to free agency after the 2010-2011 season. Ward spent the last three years with the Predators and in his time here, posted 115 points (49g, […]

Steve Sullivan Released from Preds

*Update (7/1/2011): Sullivan signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins today at a reported $1.5m, down from $3.75m the Predators paid him in the 2010-2011 season. Good luck in Pitts, Sully! I look forward to see you play with some of the best players in the league. Steve Sullivan and the Nashville Predators will […]

Preds’ New Logo, Among Other Things

At last weekend’s NHL draft, the Predators unveiled a slightly different logo that features a gold stripe across the middle of the logo: The New logo includes modified smaller versions of the previous logo, as well as an alternate guitar pick logo that contains three stars (from the Tennessee state flag) and acts as a […]

Nashville Comes Up Empty on Awards

The Nashville Predators, despite having the most successful season in franchise history, fell short on NHL awards. Shea Weber finished a mere 9 votes shy of Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom, 736 to 727, for the top defenseman (as well as 35 first-place votes for Lidstrom, to 32 for Weber. It was the closest Norris trophy race […]

Preds Season Over, but Not Forgotten

Thanks for the great season, guys! The Nashville Predators truly have some of the best fans in the league, and it proved that Monday night after being eliminated by the Vancouver Canucks in Game 6 of the Western Conference semi-finals.  The 17,113 individuals in attendance stood behind their Predators as the hand shakes were given […]