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Why Next Season Might Be Nashville’s Best Shot at a Cup Run

Excitement is rampant for October to come around. A comeback year for the Predators saw them compete for the division title and give the eventually Stanley Cup winners all they could handle in the first round. Now, the page is turned to the upcoming season.   After Colin Wilson was signed to a new deal […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #30 Carter Hutton

The future hockey broadcaster. Hutton shows incredible charisma and knowledge of the game every time he gives an in-game interview. However, the problem is he’s on the bench too many games to give his two cents on the night’s action.   Hutton has been the backup since arriving two seasons ago from the Blackhawk’s AHL […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #28 Paul Gaustad

He has anchored the 4th line since arriving at the trade deadline before the 2012 playoff run. Gaustad is a player that divides opinion throughout the Nashville media and fans. Detractors claim he’s an overpriced bottom six veteran that is taking a roster spot from a prospect with a higher ceiling. Those in favor of […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #24 Eric Nystrom

A true fourth line type of winger. Nystrom followed up a slightly unexpected but productive first season in Nashville with an average one that ended too soon. He suffered a lower-body injury in early March that held him out of the lineup for the remainder of the year.   Nystrom chipped in offensively this season […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #20 Anton Volchenkov

Not the best. Not a disaster, either. That’s the best way to describe the Russian defender’s season. Volchenkov came over after being bought out by the New Jersey Devils, and Nashville sought to squeeze the last bit of good hockey from the veteran. He showed signs of continuing to be a physical presence on the […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #19 Calle Jarnkrok

The Swedish youngster had a slightly rough go of it this past season. While the defensive game was still intact and effective, the offensive flair took a slight dip in production. Much of that could be due to over the top expectations after an excellent start in a Predator’s jersey.   Jarnkrok was acquired for […]

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Free Agency Round Up

A busy but not team alternating day would best describe the start of free agency for Nashville. The day began with Ribeiro resigning for a two year deal worth seven million dollars. Although there remains a cloud over the center and his lawsuit, a 3.5 million AAV for a top line center is outstanding value. […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #18 James Neal

The sign times were changing in Nashville. Once Peter Laviolette was hired, the system was going to be tweaked for a more offensive flair. The first step to this organizational turning point came on the day of the 2014 NHL draft when David Poile traded away the net front presence  of Patric Hornqvist and utility […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #15 Craig Smith

A prototypical top six forward who continues to be a model of consistency. With so many new storylines coming out of the bounce back year for the team, one remained the same. Craig Smith puts the puck in the net on a regular basis.   An outstanding freshman year in 2011-2012 did see a regression […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #14 Mattias Ekholm

He’s not the first name that comes up when describing the Nashville defense core, but Ekholm has taken strides to be a top player at his position. A consistent presence on the left side of the second defensive pair this past year allowed him to perform at a new level. The 25 year old Swede […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #12 Mike Fisher

The past season didn’t start or finish well for Mike, but as a whole could be described as a success. The summer was brutal for the veteran as he suffered a torn Achilles that would push back his season debut until late November.   Many wondered if the 34 year old would be able to […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #10 Mike Santorelli

The trade deadline brought two former Predators back to where it all started. One of which, Mike Santorelli, looked to provide the bottom six with a much needed scoring punch. While it never materialized, the blame can’t all be put on the former Maple Leaf.   As the news broke of the trade in the […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #9 Filip Forsberg

The Phenom. The Prince. The rookie sensation might have been the best part of a great season for the team. From the outset, he showed the entire league he was here to stay and make a significant impact on a nightly basis.   A 63 point campaign led the resurgence of the Predator’s offense. Surprisingly, […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: #7 Matt Cullen

The wily veteran could very well have played his last season. If this is the end, Cullen can look back on a very long, solid career that saw him lift the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes. Not many players can hang up the skates with that on their resume.   Cullen came […]

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