Monthly Archives: September 2011

Predators Knock Off Capitals 4-1, Offense Continues to Click

Nashville may have given up the first goal, but they ended up on the victorious end against the Capitals again. The Predators continue to find the offense they need in the pre-season winning this one 4-1 and upping their pre-season record to 5-1 UPDATE: Per the Predators, Jeremy Smith was assigned to Milwaukee following tonight’s […]

Centennial Training Camp Notes – 9/27

Quite the busy day at Centennial Sportsplex where lineups are formed for the upcoming pre-season games and decisions are made that will either land some of the on-ice talent a spot on an NHL roster or have them packing for more conditioning in either Milwaukee or elsewhere.

The NHL’s Billy Beane: David Poile’s Wizardry Part Three

If the novel “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis taught the sports world anything about the tactics and stratagem applied by the Oakland A’s organizations front men Billy Beane and Paul DePodesta, it is that drafting talent is the key ingredient to staying cost effective and productively viable in the below average salary cap status of the […]

The NHL’s Billy Beane: David Poile’s Wizardry Part 2

Part one of this three part series dealt with defense and Poile’s ability to plug and play, like a USB adapter, NHL players into the Predators system with moderate to astounding success. The focus of part two is offense, one of the main points of interest when discussing the Nashville Predators and where they stand […]

The NHL's Billy Beane: David Poile’s Wizardry Part One

Much acclaim and adulation has been bestowed upon the general manager of the Nashville Predators David Poile…and for good reason. Every season, Poile seems to find the diamond in the rough and catch lightning in a bottle time and time again. Some wonder if it’s because of the amazing scouting and draft prospects that Poile […]

A Brand New Jordin Tootoo

Jordin Tootoo has always been a fan favorite in Nashville. However, what the fans saw on the ice and what happened off the ice were two completely different things.

Pre-Season Predictions: Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson throughout the remainder of 2010-2011 for the Nashville Predators was, essentially, a healthy scratch. For anyone who attended last year’s practices at Centennial or any of the weekends’s training camp, Colin Wilson is a pacing Darth Maul, a caged animal, a ravenous wolverine ready to go out and chew up the competition with […]

O'Reilly Primed for a Comeback Season

Sometimes a broken leg can keep a player down for for more than just a few months, sometimes that leg is never the same again. In a positive change, that’s not the case for forward Cal O’Reilly.

Bits and Pieces From Day 1 of Predators Training Camp

Here are just a few tidbits from the players and coaches that I talked to throughout the first two sessions. I had to skip the majority of the third session as I had a bit of a headache that was creeping up throughout the entire morning. Expect some articles over the next few days that […]