Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Panthers – October 15th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators edged the Florida Panthers by a score of 4-3. In this instance, the close score was truly indicative of a close game. Coming into the contest, the Predators were […]

Is Nashville's abundance of forwards a hidden blessing?

Having an excessive number of forwards going into training camp, most believe that this will become a growing concern for a Nashville Predators team that has been starved for offensive help. Yet, could it be exactly the opposite? With 14 forwards on the active roster as of this article, this is the heaviest Nashville has […]

Annual Report Card: Craig Smith

Craig Smith did not live up to the expectations that saw him receive a contract extension for the next two seasons. Something hasn’t been quite right since Groundhog Day in 2012 where he went on to score only 5 points in 22 games. Hopefully the sophomore slump is over and the Predators get the Craig […]

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 […]

Boom or Bust? Nashville Predator Edition

With the possibility of the NHL and NHLPA coming together to start up hockey soon ( may be a long shot this early) the Predatorial wants to take a look at some Predators who might exceed expectations this season and who will go the way of Milwaukee or worse.

A Dangerous and Deceptive 3rd Line: Craig Smith

There was one current theme running through all the video clips that Kris has been posting in his Predator Top Ten List and that is the speed and reckless abandon in which Craig Smith plays every shift. While it may be a long shot that Smith will center the third line and make my premonition […]