Monthly Archives: January 2012

Game 51: Nashville @ Minnesota – Starting Over Again

It has been a back and forth affair between the Minnesota Wild and the Nashville Predators. Each have a win over the other, but Minnesota holds the edge in points since their loss was in a shootout making them 1-0-1 against Nashville. Both games were very close and aside from an uncharacteristic blunder by Rinne […]

Suter's Suitors

Over the past 72 hours, much has been made about some comments made by Nashville’s all-star defenseman Ryan Suter. After an initial incendiary reaction that had many in the hockey world writing him out of town, Suter clarified his statements the next day.¬† Unfortunately for Predators fans, while Suter may have taken a little bit […]

Should the Predators Target Bobby Ryan?

Hearken back to an important date…04-04-2011. The Predators won in overtime on a brilliant feed from Jordin Tootoo to Jerred Smithson to send the series back to Nashville with the Predators holding a 3-2 series lead. Good times had by all and much rejoicing throughout the realms of Smashville. Another occurence happened that night, one […]

Suter or Later

Whether it’s been a distraction to you as a fan or you’ve decided to just let things run their course, at one point in time over this current NHL season you may have thought about what could possibly happen in the curious case of Ryan Suter and where he may end up in the next […]

Should the Preds Target Jeff Carter?

In between the first and second period of last night’s MontrealDetroit blowout, Darren Dreger of TSN dropped a bombshell:¬† “Jeff Carter is 100 percent available.” While there’s been some idle speculation for a while now, this was the first definitive statement anyone had made on the matter.¬† Prior to this point, we know Carter was […]

"When You Believe in Things That You Don't Understand…"

Why the need to suffer for such silly rituals? The greatest of players to the just budding mite players have certain ways and means of going about getting ready for a hockey game. Fans embrace these rites of passage by not shaving in the playoffs or wearing a certain combination of jersey, undershirt, knit hat […]

Not Just Another Big Game

Every season, there comes at least one game, a watershed moment on the schedule that can define or lend legitimacy to a contending team.¬† Sure, at first glance it looks like just another tilt, just 1 of 82.¬† Losing this game doesn’t mean that your chances are reduced, just as winning doesn’t automatically assure you […]

Predators Survive Late Rally Attempt, Knock Off Blackhawks 3-1

Getting a 2-0 after one period, Nashville would have to hang on over the next 40 minutes. Not being able to get anything done in the second, Chicago would take advantage and score a powerplay goal midway in the third period. After a late flurry of chances to try and tie the game, Nashville would […]

Game 50: Nashville @ Chicago: Blackhawk Down

Albeit an over-used phrase for the Nashville faithful, the Blackhawks were truly down and out much like their goaltender Corey Crawford on Kostitsyn’s goal last Saturday. The Blackhawks were also down the services of their captain, Jonathan Toews, after the first period of Saturday’s game due to an upper body injury. The Predators go into […]

Game 49: Columbus @ Nashville: Black and "Blue"

In the final meeting between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators, Nashville holds a commanding season series lead of 4-0-1. The Predators began the season against the Blue Jackets winning¬†at Nationwide Arena¬†and never looked back. This season also saw Columbus winning their first game in Nashville in what seemed like forever with an […]

Nashville Scalps the Hawks 5-2, Move Closer in the Division Race

Kevin Klein as the first star? Predators playing with only 5 defensemen? Standing Room Only tickets sold for the game? All of these things happened tonight as Nashville score 3 unanswered goals in the second period to put away the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in front of a raucous crowd in the Bridgestone Arena. The Predators […]

Game 48: Chicago @ Nashville – Long Time, No See

One meeting is all the Predators and Blackhawks have on the season and in the ultra-competitive Central division…it’s going to get pretty dicey between these rivals in the next four days. ¬†In the second meeting of the season, the first at Bridgestone Arena, the Predators are looking to gain ground on the top three of […]