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Pekka Rinne headed to World Championship

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is headed to the World Championships next month to play for Finland.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Pekka Rinne, NHL Players, Ryan Ellis, Mattias Ekholm, Seth Jones

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Herald-Citizen

THE 3-2 PITCH: Trotz tough to replace

Last week, when Nashville Predators general manager David Poile announced that the club was not keeping Barry Trotz as its head coach for the 2014-15 season, I was a bit heartbroken.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Barry Trotz, Pekka Rinne, Seth Jones, NHL Players, NHL Central Division

Predlines

Vote Now: Predators MVP, Breakout Candidate, Re-Sign Who?

Despite coming up three points short of the final playoff spot, the Nashville Predators most recent season had many bright spots.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Carter Hutton, NHL Players, NHL Central Division

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Predlines

Craig Smith Pleased With Career Year

With his best season yet officially in the books, Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith is happy to look back on an impressive bounce-back campaign.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Patric Hornqvist, Barry Trotz, NHL Central Division

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

Roy, Avs anxious to open playoffs against Wild

Nashville Predators center Craig Smith scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov , of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, NHL Players, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division, Ryan Suter, NHL Northwest Division

On the Forecheck

5 challenges facing the next head coach of the Nashville Predators

As the Nashville Predators begin a search for their next head coach, there are some major tasks which any prospective bench boss needs to be prepared to take on.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Filip Forsberg, Shea Weber, Austin Watson, Taylor Beck, NHL Players

Sports Network

Predators edge Blackhawks in high-scoring affair

Patric Hornqvist scored the go-ahead goal with 58.2 seconds remaining in the third period, as the Nashville Predators won a wild one against the Chicago Blackhawks, 7-5, at Bridgestone Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Patric Hornqvist, Paul Gaustad, Shea Weber, Matt Cullen, NHL Players

Bucky's 5th Quarter

2014 World Championships: Former Badgers Gardiner, Smith, McCabe to play for USA

Jake McCabe got his feet wet in the NHL this season and now gets to play for Team USA.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jake Gardiner, NHL Players, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, NCAA Sports, University of Wisconsin NCAA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

USA Today

USA to have young, skilled defense at worlds

Team USA will be skilled on defense at the World Championships with young NHLers Jacob Trouba, Seth Jones, Jeff Petry and Jake Gardiner already committing to play for the national team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, Seth Jones, NHL Players, Brock Nelson

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Tennessee sports news from The Associated Press

Craig Smith had two goals and two assists for Nashville, and the Predators finished the season strong with a 7-3 win over the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players

On the Forecheck

Nashvile Predators News: Barry Trotz is Out as Head Coach

Trotz has been offered a position within the organization's hockey operations department and will consider his options before making a decision on the position.

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Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, NHL Players, Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division

Lincoln Daily News

Predators Close Season With Win Over Wild

S AINT PAUL, Minn. - With their season ending, the Nashville Predators could dismiss long-time coach Barry Trotz.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Kyle Brodziak, NHL Players, Roman Josi, Michael Del Zotto, Shea Weber

Sun Apr 13, 2014

On the Forecheck

Barry Trotz and David Poile - Why the writing is on the wrong wall.

Today I find myself contemplating the organizational changes that will affect the Nashville Predators over the next several months.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Barry Trotz, NHL Players, Ryan Ellis, Shea Weber, Colin Wilson

Bradenton.com

Nashville Predators

The Minnesota Wild put a seven-game point streak on the line Sunday evening when they take on the Nashville Predators in a regular- season finale.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Minnesota Wild, Pekka Rinne, Mike Fisher, Matt Cullen, NHL Players

Sat Apr 12, 2014

ABC News

Predators Beat Blackhawks 7-5, Take Series 4-1

Patric Hornqvist scored the go-ahead goal with 58.2 seconds left and Shea Weber added an empty-netter as the Nashville Predators rallied with five goals in the third period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-5 Saturday night in their home finale.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Ryan Ellis, Shea Weber, Colin Wilson, Matt Cullen, NHL Players

The Washington Post

Predators beat Blackhawks 7-5, take series 4-1

Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith is congratulated by Mattias Ekholm , of Sweden, after Smith scored against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Patric Hornqvist, Mattias Ekholm, Shea Weber, Colin Wilson

Blackhhawk up

Game Preview: Chicago Blackhawks to Wrap-Up Regular Season Tonight Against Nashville Predators

Mar 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad skates past Nashville Predators center Nick Spaling during the third period at the United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber, Nick Spaling, NHL Players

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Blackout Dallas

3 Ways The Stars Can Beat The Blues, Clinch Playoff Spot

I believe that no matter how much the Stars fans dislike the Nashville Predators, they cannot help but want to express their gratefulness after tonight.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Patric Hornqvist, Pekka Rinne, NHL Players, NHL Central Division, Dallas Stars, NHL Pacific Division

Predlines

Predators Pekka Rinne Sets Franchise Wins Record

The spotless, 29-save effort was the 162nd career victory for Rinne, a number that gives the Finnish netminder sole ownership of the most wins recorded by a Predators goaltender.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, Patric Hornqvist, Pekka Rinne, NHL Players, Radim Vrbata, Phoenix Coyotes

Five For Howling

Phoenix Coyotes at Nashville Predators preview: do or do not

The Coyotes travel to Music City for their final road game of the season. Needless to say, they probably need to win it to stay in it.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, Thomas Greiss, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Mike Smith, NHL Players, Nashville Predators

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