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Annual Report Card: Rich Clune

When Rich Clune was picked up off of waivers, fans assumed he was brought in for depth to replace Jordin Tootoo’s role as agitator. The simple truth was that Nashville needed his energy and physical play. While his ice time was assisted by the plethora of injuries that plagued the roster, his play on the ice […]

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David Poile's Greatest Hits

With the news of the Roman Josi contract, the Nashville Predators have locked up more of their core players for the next several years. This news comes a summer after the team’s two franchise defensemen earned themselves a nice hefty payday; one signed his lifetime contract in Minnesota and the other signed an even more […]

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Annual Report Card: Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson was having a superb year. On a team that sorely needed his spark, his drive, and someone who could drive the net, he was doing all of that well. Frankly, at times he was the lone real offensive threat during the early part of this miserable season. He was taking another step forward […]

Annual Report Card: Roman Josi

The 2011-12 season for Roman Josi was very promising. While plenty of fans were expecting plenty more from Jonathon Blum and Ryan Ellis as their development progressed, Josi was a second round pick that had trouble staying healthy in his time in Milwaukee. He was brought up to take the spot of an underperforming Jon […]

Trotz shows patience with Kostitsyn and Smith, and it was the right call

Coach Barry Trotz knew that he was stuck with Craig Smith, a young kid from Madison, and he had to make it work. The timing was ripe for something good to happen for Smith. A player with his skill set isn’t best served playing on a line with grinders and brawlers, but that’s the reality […]

Colin Wilson is the Hero We Need (Right Now)

Stagnant. That’s the word I would use to describe the Nashville Predators’ offense after a terrible showing in St. Louis. While firstly, credit deserves to go to the Blues, the Predators played miserable hockey. They were too predictable, too stale, too shy, and too unsettled, and maybe even too small to beat the Blues. While […]

The Checklist for Ryan Ellis

When Ryan Ellis was drafted, the times were a bit different. In 2009, the Predators missed the playoffs, and saw their best season a few years earlier come at the hands of smaller, skilled players who passed well. In 2010, Nashville was ousted from the playoffs by a Blackhawks team that drafted well, drafted big, […]