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2 hrs ago | Predlines

7 Things Defining the Predators Coaching Job

Nine days ago, the Nashville Predators began looking for a new head coach for the first time in nearly 17 years.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber, NHL Players, Mattias Ekholm, Filip Forsberg, Michael Del Zotto

2 hrs ago | Predlines

Headlines: The Funny Side of Hockey

The long-storied history and excitement of the NHL is unquestioned by many. But despite all the prestige and seriousness surrounding the game, some times hockey produces some pretty funny moments.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division

Wed Apr 23, 2014

On the Forecheck

Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Montreal First to Advance

What's the Canadian word for "broom"? Whatever, it doesn't really matter. I was kind of rooting for Tampa here, but it will be Canada Man who advances, and Florida Man who goes home.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Tue Apr 22, 2014

PuckSage

To Catch A Predator's Coach

The Nashville Predators cut ties with the NHL's longest tenured head coach. They did it in the nicest possible, way of course but not renewing a contract is only different from firing in semantics.

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Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

On the Forecheck

Nashville Predators News: Pekka Rinne to play for Finland at IIHF World Championships

Despite missing most of the 2013-14 NHL regular season with a hip infection, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will play for Finland at the upcoming 2014 IIHF World Championships, to be held in Minsk, Belarus from May 9-25.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pekka Rinne, NHL Players, NHL Central Division

On the Forecheck

The Top 20 Most-Googled NHL Players

Which NHL players have drawn the most interest from web searchers over the last 12 months? The answer can be found thanks to a post by Andrew Powell-Morse over at BestTickets.com , as he's assembled U.S. search data on an athlete-by-athlete basis for each of the major sports, breaking down the results by league, team, the player's position, etc.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Mike Fisher, NHL Players, Shea Weber, NHL Central Division

Mon Apr 21, 2014

MSNBC

Del Zotto has 'no idea' about new contract with Preds

Coming off one of the worst years - if not the worst - of his NHL career, Michael Del Zotto isn't sure about his future with the Nashville Predators.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Michael Del Zotto, NHL Players, Barry Trotz, NHL Central Division, Kevin Klein

Examiner.com

Capitals trade Rissling to Predators

According to the Calgary Sun on Sunday, the Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Jaynen Rissling from the Washington Capitals on Saturday for a seventh round pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

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Related Topix: Sports, Shea Weber, Seth Jones, NHL Players, NHL Central Division, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

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, NHL Hockey, Carter Hutton, Craig Smith, NHL Players, NHL Central Division

On the Forecheck

2014 NHL Draft Profile: Nikita Scherbak

Relatively unknown before this season, Nikita Scherbak has come into his own playing for the third-worst team in the WHL, the Saskatoon Blades, leading all rookies in goals, assists, and points.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Hockey World: Barry Trotz ready for next NHL coaching challenge

One of the first guys to call Barry Trotz got when the Nashville Predators let him go as coach last week was John Tortorella, which considering Torts's shaky ground as the bench boss in Vancouver, speaks volumes.

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Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, NHL Players, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division

MSNBC

Trotz says goodbye to Nashville with full-page ad in newspaper

After 16 seasons as Nashville Predators head coach, the team parted ways with Barry Trotz after missing the playoffs for a second straight season in 2013-14.

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Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division

On the Forecheck

Admirals update: Milwaukee set to face Marlies in first round

The regular season has come to an end, and Milwaukee has been getting hot at just the right time.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference

On the Forecheck

Sunday's Dump & Chase: Blue Jackets Win Double-Overtime Thriller

It's the most exciting way to win, isn't it? And it was the first playoff win in their franchise history, which I guess is pretty cool, too.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

The Daily News Journal

Del Zotto's future fuzzy with Preds

Predators defenseman Michael Del Zotto didn't provide too much clarity when asked about his summer.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Barry Trotz, Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, Michael Del Zotto, Seth Jones, NHL Players

Predlines

Headlines: Admirals Playoffs; Coach's Challenge

Last night, the Nashville Predators minor league affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, concluded the home portion of their regular season with a fifth-straight win.

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Related Topix: Sports, Filip Forsberg, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division

Sat Apr 19, 2014

On the Forecheck

Nashville Predators News: Preds trade 7th round pick to Washington for Jaynen Rissling

The Nashville Predators made their first trade of the off-season today, sending their 7th-round draft this summer to the Washington Capitals to acquire defenseman Jaynen Rissling .

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Related Topix: Sports, Filip Forsberg, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, Washington Capitals, NHL Southeast Division

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, NHL Hockey, Craig Smith, NHL Players, Patric Hornqvist, Barry Trotz, NHL Central Division

Fri Apr 18, 2014

MSNBC

Poile: Nashville's defense will be best we've ever had

The Nashville Predators have featured some pretty strong defensive groups in the past, but even in that context Predators GM David Poile thinks fans should be particularly excited about their current group.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Shea Weber, NHL Players, Ryan Ellis, Pekka Rinne, Michael Del Zotto, Seth Jones

Thu Apr 17, 2014

On the Forecheck

Thursday's Dump & Chase: Defense Wins Championships

Which I guess this year means "allowing less than 5 goals per game wins championships".

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

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