Regaining Home Ice Advantage

Nashville finds themselves in an interesting position with 12 games left to in the regular season. They’ve seemingly locked in their position as the first wild card by being seven points ahead of Colorado and trailing Chicago by five points for third in the Central. ( I know five points isn’t insurmountable, but it’s unlikely.) […]

Defensive Pair Shuffling Still a Concern

Before the blockbuster trade for Ryan Johansen Nashville rolled out the same defensive pairs every night. Weber-Josi, Ekholm-Ellis, and Jackman-Jones were locked in each  time the lineup was announced. Since Jones was traded, Weber and Josi have been the only mainstay (when healthy) as a pair.   There’s very little to complain about these days […]

Nashville Beginning to Hit Their Stride When It Matters

The Nashville Predators peaked too early in the 2014-2015 season. Sitting atop the NHL through the first half of the season brought excitement under first year coach Peter Laviolette, but that enthusiasm became short lived as the Predators stumbled into the playoffs and were painfully ousted in a thrilling first round matchup with the Chicago […]

The Best Deadline Move Is No Move

The NHL Trade Deadline is exactly two weeks away. Rumors of players switching jerseys have been rampant and unrealistic as usual. “We’re gonna get Stamkos for (insert fringe NHL players and a draft pick)!” screams the message boards. “The price for our rental player has to be the other team’s best prospect and a 1st!” […]

Line Continuity Will Bring Productivity

The Nashville Predators need to find consistency among their forward group. A key to accomplishing that task can be found by allowing guys to build chemistry for long periods of time instead of shuffling line combos at every turn.   Nashville’s forward lines have been thrown into a blender all season long. Any sign of […]

Nashville Takes Step Forward After All-Star Weekend

“Wait, we’re putting an NHL team there!?”- everyone circa 1998. That bizarre idea has transformed into a wildly successful reality displayed for the hockey world to witness this past weekend. Natives and past visitors knew Nashville could throw a party, but All-Star weekend created a platform for the NHL community to experience how hockey has […]

Ekholm Becoming Invaluable

Playing in his third year of full time duty as a Nashville Predator, much of Ekholm’s career has been described as “being part of a great defensive unit.” He is rapidly changing that narrative by becoming an integral piece of what makes Nashville’s blueline so successful on a nightly basis.   Yes, two goals in […]

Changing Expectations

The gut wrenching playoff exit the Predators experienced last season left a bad taste in the mouths of everyone involved with the team. Seeing them come so close to beating the eventual Stanley Cup champions while being shorthanded due to injuries wasn’t easy, but it gave many hope that a big step forward would be […]

Defense Goes From Unquestionably Elite to a Slight Question Mark

We sit one week since the groundbreaking trade between Nashville and Columbus. The addition  of Ryan Johansen has excited everyone, and you’d be hard pressed to be disappointed in what he has already brought to the team. With 3 points in as many games, Johansen is living up to the billing of the long awaited […]

Top January Predators Tickets on Secondary Market Against Blackhawks

The Nashville Predators are not where they want to be as they reach the midpoint of the season, as they have 45 points through 40 games this season, five points behind the Minnesota Wild for the fourth spot in the Central Division in the Western Conference. They aren’t helping themselves with their recent play, losing […]

Analyzing All Aspects of the Jones-Johansen Trade

Apparently there was a trade that went down yesterday in Nashville . A deal that has just a few people discussing the impact for both teams. If you’ve been camped in your basement with no interaction with the outside world, we can fill you in. The Nashville Predators completed the biggest trade in their franchise […]

Ryan Johansen, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, or Jonathan Drouin?

In a season where trade rumors have been at the top of almost every conversation about the Nashville Predators, Ryan Johansen and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have been widely reported as inquiries done by David Poile. In addition, the fallout in Tampa with Jonathan Drouin has placed him in the same category as the above mentioned names […]

Nashville’s Christmas Wish List

Most of us unwrapped gifts and spent time with family on this unusually warm Christmas day. Hopefully you received everything you wanted during the holidays. Your wish list probably included a resurgent Predator team for the rest of the season. Here’s what Nashville hopes is under their tree this year.   A Healthy Mike Fisher […]

How a Good Power Play Can Become Great

The hole the Predators are digging themselves is getting a little deeper each day. The inability of the forward group to produce offensively on a consistent basis is, among other factors, plaguing the team from attaining desired results.   The notion of them not being potent enough up front is not a breaking news alert. […]

Keep the Hand Off the Panic Button

The agitation is escalating quite rapidly in Nashville. The last defeat to the Blackhawks saw the locker room begin to express their own dose of frustration. The puck isn’t finding the opposition’s net. The penalty kill is faltering to an anemic low. Pekka Rinne isn’t Superman right now.   Adding to all that, the Predators […]