Monthly Archives: July 2011

Weber and Co. to Elect 1-Year Deal in Arbitration, per TSN

***UPDATE: Ryan Rishaug has since deleted his initial tweet about the Weber camp accepting the 1-year award.*** Per Ryan Rishaug at TSN, Predators defenseman Shea Weber and agents Jarrett Bousquet/Kevin Epp of Titan Sports Management are expected to elect for a 1-year contract if both sides can’t settle on a long term contract before their scheduled […]

Season Series Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets – Could the Streak End?

2011 Home Record Against: 3-0-0 (17 in a row at home) All Time Home Record Against: 27-3-1-1 2011 Away Record Against: 1-2-0 All Time Away Record Against: 17-12-0-2 All Time Record Against: 44-15-1-3 In their entire history against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Predators have lost only 3 times at home in regulation, twice in […]

Badger Badger Badger…Craig Smith signs entry level deal

Marking the third Wisconsin Badger now in the Predators organization, Craig Smith has officially been signed to a two-year entry level contract. He impressed a lot of people at training camp a few weeks ago so it will definitely be interesting to see what he brings to the rookie camp early in September. This is […]

Speculative Friction

Monday morning quarterbacks… Armchair GM’s…… One of my favorite things to do, especially in the off season, is to speculate about my teams and the direction they are headed. For the Predators, it has been an off-season that to many has looked similar to the fire sale of 2007. Many fans are left wondering, questioning, […]

A Bouillon in a China Shop

News yesterday out of the Predators camp is that Francis Bouillon, who was given an early exit last year with a concussion, may very well be on the shelf again. While rehabbing and working out to prepare for the upcoming season, Bouillon suffered a setback of post-concussive symptoms forcing him to abandon further exercise and […]

Is Three A Crowd?

With the upcoming arbitration of Shea Weber looming, Predators fans and non-Predators fans alike are waiting to see if the star defenseman will be on a 1-2 year deal or a long-term deal brokered out before (or during) the arbitration. However, regardless of what happens over the next couple of weeks, one question keeps running […]

Youth Invigorated: The Window of Opportunity

David Poile made it very clear during the recent Skate of the Union that the Nashville Predators, for the next few years, are in a current “window of opportunity” in regards to their yearly quest of bring hockey’s Holy Grail to the Music City. Including key players that could potentially be locked in for the […]

What All Can Happen In 30 Days – Changes Are All Around

It’s been nearly 30 days since I last wrote an article on this website. Vancouver didn’t know it would be all over the news…for the wrong reasons, Steve Sullivan still wore #26, J.P Dumont still had one year left of a bloated contract after effectively going straight down hill in a matter of two years, […]