Top 5 Regular Season Home Games

Friday, the NHL finally released the 2013-14 season schedule that re-ignited the nostalgia for Nashville Predators hockey at Bridgestone Arena. With 41 games being played at home this year rather than just 24, it makes it difficult to rank the top five games in July. By the time the season rolls around and we are […]

“The Booger Eater”

Bridgestone Arena is going insane. There is a TV timeout standing ovation occurring and Fox Sports Tennessee is trying to get as much video of the fans cheering on their team while they can. They pan to this dopy looking fan, between the ages of 17 to 21, with a hat too big for his […]

Predators Get First Win of the Season in Minnesota

The Preds snuck past the Minnesota Wild and Ryan Suter to get their first win of the 2013 abbreviated season. With goals by Spaling and Erat, Nashville competed all game but never looked like the best team on the ice. They had trouble handling Minnesota's top two lines and, in true Predators form, struggled to […]

Predators attendance numbers don’t phase some

Over the past few years, the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena have seen an increase in the amount of fans who attend the home games. Last season was the biggest increase in fan attendance, keeping fans who looked down on Smashville quiet. The fans of the Predators set a sellout record of 25, exceeding the […]

Predators at winter tournaments

During the winter time, the hockey world holds two major tournaments. One is for the young hockey players, the World Juniors Championship, and the other is for the professionals, the Spengler Cup. Both tournaments start at the same time, but the Spengler Cup ends on New Year's Eve while the World Juniors ends January 5. […]

Vainonen cut from Finland’s U20 team

Mikko Vainonen was cut from Team Finland's Under 20 World Juniors Championship team early Friday morning after a stunning exhibition win against Team Canada the day before. The Nashville Predators'  defensive prospect was one of three who were cut.     On the bright side, forward Miika Salomaki looks to be set on Team Finland's […]

Hornqvist joins Swiss team Fribourg for Spengler Cup

  Partic Hornqvist, Nashville's most journeyed player this lockout, is on the move again. Hornqvist, who started in the Swiss second division before spending time in the Swedish and Russians leagues, has returned to Switzerland just in time for a Spengler cup run with Fribourg. The Swiss team is currently tied for first in the […]

Sissons officially cut from Canada’s roster

Prospect Colton Sissons was officially cut from Team Canada's 2013 World Juniors team Thursday. The Kelowna Rockets captain suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury, believed to be a concussion, during Hockey Canada's selection camp earlier this December.  Colton Sissons has played 27 games in the Western Hockey League with 10 goals, 17 assists. Even with a […]

Saving season seems impossible after more games being cancelled

As the lockout continues and the search for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement being inactive, the National Hockey League was forced to cancels more games through December 30. This comes just last week as discussions blew up in New York City and the whole process is about to forced to start from scratch, pretty much. […]

Max Gortz makes Swedish preliminary roster

The fourth and final Predators prospect to make a preliminary roster for his native country was Max Gortz for Team Sweden. Last year, Sweden won the World Juniors Championship against Russia when Mika Zibanajad scored the game winner on a breakaway. Now, Team Sweden looks to repeat, hopefully with Gortz on the roster. Gortz was […]

Pair of Preds prospects make Finland’s selection team

Nashville Predators prospects Miika Salomaki and Mikko Vainonen were named on Team Finland's 2013 World Junior preliminary roster. Salomaki, a forward, was drafted by the Predators in the 2nd round, 52nd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Vainonen, a defenseman, was drafted in the 4th round, 118th overall in the 2011 entry Draft.   […]

Jimmy Vesey named on US World Juniors tryout roster

Nashville Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey has been invited to the 2013 United States World Juniors preliminary roster. Training camp will begin December 16 at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Greenburgh, New York. The camp will be three days, then head to Helsinki, Finland where the rest of the camp will be.  The final […]

Colton Sissons lone Pred at team Canada’s world Junior tryouts

Colton Sissons of the Kelowna Rockets is the only Pred prospect to be invited to team Canada's training camp next week (Decembert 10th – 15th). The 19 year old right winger was in early contention for the scoring title, but his production slowed down in the last month and he is now ranked 34th in […]

Predators lose more games through December 14

The National Hockey League announced on Black Friday that all games through the first two weeks of December will be canceled. The NHL and its Players' Association has yet to reach an agreement for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. It seems unlikely that there will be a 2012-13 season at the pace negotiations are at. […]

Fighting in Hockey: What’s your take?

As you know, the National Hockey League is currently in a lockout. Many players are playing in other leagues. Many aren't playing at all, either resting or engaging themselves in the collective bargaining process. We all want hockey back. Players, coaches, fans and maybe even the owners. Because of the lockout, there are less goals, […]