Jarnkrok Primed to Take Advantage of Opportunity

The Predators won their last game but lost Mike Fisher to injury in the process. The team has acquired a slight injury bug over the last couple of weeks. Until Fisher, they managed to keep their top offensive scorers off the scratch list, so the production was easier to replace with Milwaukee guys.   Now, […]

Correctable Errors Causing a Skid

The first rut the team has faced thus far in the 2015 season ,and even that may be a stretch when we’re talking about 2 games out of 82 or more that will be played. That’s the reality and classic overreaction in professional sports. Nashville is fine, but we will explore a few areas of […]

Same Record, Better Team?

Nashville is off to a great 8-3-2 start in the 2015 campaign. What was their record through 13 games last season? 8-3-2…. So does this mean they’re destined for a similar very solid regular season and another first round heartbreak? Who knows, but even though both teams have largely the same cast of players, there […]

Great Starts Leading to Early Season Success

The Preds are rolling at 7-1-1 and atop the Western Conference. The best part? Yes, the fan base is excited about the good start, but the franchise is getting to a point where this type of success isn’t met with surprise. Their becoming yearly contenders and expectations have risen. It’s awesome to see.   Now […]

Balancing the Blueline

The Nashville Predators are finally capitalizing on their biggest strength. We’ve been beating the drum for a few years, and now much of the NHL community is on the bandwagon that the Predators deploy the most talented defensive core in the league.   What makes this season different thus far? The willingness to spread more […]

Overthinking Line Combinations

The Predators are off and running in the new season. Two wins coming out of the gate is hard to complain about. Even though, let’s be honest, games they should come out victorious most of the time.   An intriguing talking point has risen when Laviolette switched up the line combinations after a lackluster performance […]

Best Decision Made With Fiala

In a surprise to some, Kevin Fiala was part of yesterday’s major cuts from the team’s training camp and will start the season with the Admirals. And that’s the right decision when stepping back and really analyzing the situation.   Yes, he made it very clear his intention was to make the opening night roster […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #64 Victor Bartley

We’re wrapping up the summer series of “Looking Back and Moving Forward” as hockey begins to creep around the corner. It’s been too long. With that being said, let’s finish strong with the Ottawa native, Victor Bartley.   Bartley is described as the extra guy or seventh defenseman in Nashville. Entering his fourth season with […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #63 Mike Ribeiro

The reclamation project that helped vault Nashville back into the playoff picture. The 35 year old center was brought on board last summer after being bought out by the Coyotes. What he accomplished on the ice this past season was above anyone’s expectations. Anchoring the first line from the outset, he compiled 62 points and […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #59 Roman Josi

The first Norris Trophy winner in Nashville Predators history. Go ahead and save that previous statement for use before Roman Josi’s career is over.. He’s that good of a defenseman and exemplifies the new age blueliner in the NHL.   At just 25, he has cemented his place in the top echelon of defenders after […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #57 Gabriel Bourque

A player who might be lost in the shuffle when training camp gets underway, but the team has a plan in mind for him as they signed the restricted free agent to a new deal when some thought Nashville may let him walk. The sides agreed to a one year “prove yourself” type of contract. […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #56 Kevin Fiala

Oh man the future is bright for this guy. A player that has all the makings to be an impact forward with the Predators as he continues to develop. Can we discuss for minute how exciting it is to have all these promising forwards in the Nashville pipeline while the team is already very competitive […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #38 Viktor Arvidsson

Size is overrated in the new NHL. The 5’9 Arvidsson proved that in his short stint with the Predators after a deserved call up in his rookie season. He was selected in the 4th round of last years draft and looks to have everything it takes to a productive forward at the top level. He […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #35 Pekka Rinne

A tale of two season for the Finnish giant. Coming off the hip surgery and the complications that compounded the injury, no one really knew if he could ever reach elite goalie status again in his career. The start of last season not only saw him regain his ability, but arguably reach new heights in […]