Monthly Archives: May 2012

Digging for Gold: With the 66th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft…

The Predators went “all-in” this year for the playoffs and unfortunately did not go as deep as some had hoped or downright factually believed they would go. By doing so, the Predators had to trade some assets, mainly draft picks, for the services of Hal Gill and Paul Gaustad. Gill gave the Predators an excellent […]

BREAKING NEWS: Rinne on to the Finals…of the NHL 2013 Cover Vote

After outlasting the competition in three straight rounds, Pekka Rinne will now have the opportunity to become the very first Nashville Predators player ever to be on the cover of an EA Sports’ “NHL” game. Now on to the finals between himself and Claude Giroux from the Philadelphia Flyers, Rinne has had to garner enough […]

Trading with the Enemy: The Conundrum of Ryan Suter

It has been brought to the attention of the 29 other teams in the NHL that Ryan Suter will be the most coveted D-man in the upcoming free agency frenzy. Coming off a first time All-Star appearance and putting up steadily increasing numbers every year has made Suter a hot commodity with some of his […]

Nashville Predators Offseason Grades – Offense

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Time for us to start with the offseason musings and what better way to do so then to grade the different aspects of the Nashville Predators for the 2011-2012 season? We’ll start with the offense today and work our way through the defense, special teams, coaching, and […]

In Memoriam: The 2011-2012 Season of the Nashville Predators

“But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out.” It was a punch in the gut, a sham, a fraud and a deceitful account of what happened to the Nashville Predators. Surely it couldn’t have taken place…in 5 games…where the Predators dreams of even getting to the Western Conference finals and […]

The Inaugural Central Division Tweetup – July 28th in Columbus, OH

In about 10 weeks, Columbus will play host to the first-of-its’-kind divisional tweet-up. Arguably, the Central Division has been the toughest division in the National Hockey League. A few months ago, an idea was born to bring together the great fans from these five teams in one central location. Myself (Kristopher Martel, owner/chief-editor of The […]

The 2-Week Waiting Game

Ryan Suter spoke with the media on Wednesday, talking with the mass hordes of reporters during locker clean-outs for the season before heading into a long summer full of questions about his near-immediate future. While his quotes remain cryptic, at best, speculation is abound by pundits in the US and Canada alike as to where […]

In Lieu of Game 6, All We Have Is Questions…

Today is Wednesday, May 9th. What would have been the day of Game 6 against Phoenix in the Western Conference Semifinals is instead a day where Nashville Predators fans have had a little over 24 hours to sit and ponder as to why there team is eliminated and the Western Conference Finals will begin without […]

Nashville shut down, Coyotes end Predators season winning Game 5 2-1

Nashville’s season was on the line coming into Game 5 in Phoenix after dropping the first two, winning Game 3 2-0, and being shutout for the previous 5 periods in Nashville. When it was all on the line, could Nashville force a Game 6 at home, seeing that they’ve never been eliminated away from home? […]

Western Conference Semi Finals: Game 5 – Nashville @ Phoenix

It’s the inevitable cliché. The Predators “back is against the wall…one game at a time…sudden death” moment. Nashville dropped a heart-breaker Friday night against the Phoenix Coyotes by a score of 1-0. It was the kind of game that most talking heads on the networks and covering both teams said would be the epitome of […]

Western Conference Semi-Finals: Game 4 – Phoenix @ Nashville **UPDATE**

**UDPATE** Per numerous credible Twitter sources it is confirmed that Coach Barry Trotz will roll the same lineups from Wednesday night leaving Andrei Kostitsyn and Alexander Radulov off the ice for Game 4. It was hard-nosed, strong fore-checking, bring your lunch pail kind of hockey. It was the “Predator Way” and Nashville took full advantage […]

QUICK HIT: Updates on the Radulov/Kostitsyn suspension

I received a scoop yesterday from a source inside the Predators organization that Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn had spent the evening prior to Game 2 in a hotel bar where the TSN television crew that was working Game’s 1 & 2 was also staying. From what I heard, Poile was contacted directly from a […]