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35 min ago | Pens Labyrinth

Nick Spaling, Pittsburgh Penguins 'Not Close' To Deal

Apr 8, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Nashville Predators center Nick Spaling rests on the bench during the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nick Spaling, NHL Players, Jussi Jokinen, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Central Division, Dallas Stars, NHL Pacific Division, Vladimir Sobotka

4 hrs ago | On the Forecheck

Optimizing Viktor Stalberg

The pressure to perform as a scorer in Nashville surrounded Viktor Stalberg once he signed a four-year, $12 million deal last offseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Sports Etc.

Sat Jul 26, 2014

On the Forecheck

Context in a Cap World

When guys like Toews and Kane sign matching deals with a cap hit of $10.5MM/year you know that money has to be coming from elsewhere in the line-up.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

The Washington Post

Capitalsa Ward brings unique outlook on Trotz

Joel Ward's fourth head coach in four seasons happens to be an old friend, so when the forward arrived at the team's practice facility for its annual offseason blood drive on Saturday afternoon, he came as the unofficial liaison for Barry Trotz, the player who best knows what makes the new bench boss tick.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Joel Ward, NHL Players, Barry Trotz, Brooks Orpik, Jason Chimera, NHL Central Division

Predlines

Three Breakout Candidates for the Predators

Forward Craig Smith is one of three players primed to be breakout candidates for the Nashville Predators next season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Mattias Ekholm, Craig Smith, NHL Players, NHL Central Division

Fri Jul 25, 2014

MSNBC

Moser wants pay raise to stick with Preds

Simon Moser made the jump from Switzerland's top league to North America last season and ended up scoring a goal and an assist in six games with the Nashville Predators.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division

On the Forecheck

David Poile Offseason Assessment

While it is unreasonable to expect that James Neal will produce at a Point Per Game rate away from Evgeni Malkin's sidecar and with Crosby on the PP , it is reasonable to expect him to be an upgrade over Patric Hornqvist, if only slightly.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, Mike Ribeiro

Predlines

Headlines: Preseason in Two Months

Free agency has mostly winded down, development camp has come and gone, and the only things keeping NHL fans sane are wild trade rumors and such surrounding their teamsplus, the spirit of seeing new faces as teams take the icetraining camp is just around the corner.

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Related Topix: Sports, Shea Weber, NHL Players, Boston Bruins, David Krejci, Tuukka Rask

Thu Jul 24, 2014

On the Forecheck

Who should James Neal play with on his line?

There is no secret that James Neal was easily the Predators ' best off season acquisition.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Viktor Stalberg, Shea Weber, Seth Jones, NHL Players

Wed Jul 23, 2014

On the Forecheck

Roy and Ribeiro should help us forget about Fisher... for now.

The worst thing to happen to the Preds this offseason was the Mike Fisher injury.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Too Many Men On The Site

NHL Free Agency: The Curious Case of Michael Del Zotto

Mar 18, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Nashville Predators defenseman Michael Del Zotto skates with the puck against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Rexall Place.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Michael Del Zotto, NHL Players, NHL Central Division, Edmonton Oilers, NHL Northwest Division, Kevin Klein, Glen Sather

On the Forecheck

Can the Predators Alleviate Boston's Cap Nightmare?

With the Predators having ample cap space and the Boston Bruins having to shed salary to sign two of their elite RFA's, can these two teams become viable trade partners? If you thought the idea of getting Spezza was exciting, imagine the likes of a David Krejci suiting up for the Gold and Blue.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colin Wilson, NHL Players, Ryan Ellis, Paul Gaustad, Mike Fisher, Craig Smith

Predlines

Possible Predators Target: Kevin Hayes

With a loaded prospect pool for the Chicago Blackhawks, will Kevin Hayes slip through the cracks? Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Despite being a first-round pick, Hayes, a Dorchester, Massachusetts native, decided to stick to his roots and attend Boston College and continue his development at one of the most historic hockey universities in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Filip Forsberg, Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Colin Wilson, Matt Cullen, NHL Players

Predlines

Ryan Ellis Signing Soon?

The Nashville Predators roster appears set for the 2014-2015 season, but the club still needs to lock up a portion of their defensive corps.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Ryan Ellis, NHL Players, Mattias Ekholm, NHL Central Division

BleacherReport

Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: Bargain NHL Signings Are Both Great and Meaningless

Last week, the hockey world looked more like people storming a Target on Black Friday, as people fought and stumbled over one another in an effort to praise two signings by the Nashville Predators.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Shea Weber, NHL Players, NHL Central Division, Dave Bolland, Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL Northeast Divison, Petr Sykora

Tue Jul 22, 2014

On the Forecheck

Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Last Day to Vote For OTF

This is it! This is your last chance to vote for OTF in the Toast of Music City Reader's Choice Awards! We've finished 3rd the last couple of years, so improving on that would be awesome.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Sports, NHL Hockey

Blackout Dallas

Division Rivals Offseason Moves: Winipeg Jets

Mar 24, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley defends against Winnipeg Jets left wing Evander Kane during the third period at the American Airlines Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Trevor Daley, NHL Players, NHL Pacific Division, NHL Central Division, NHL Eastern Conference, Mathieu Perreault

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Pensburgh

Advanced Hockey Stats Case study: Nick Spaling

When it comes to Nick Spaling, a hockey fan might project what they want to see on him when his value and worth is discussed.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Nick Spaling, NHL Players, Paul Gaustad, Lee Stempniak, Pittsburgh Penguins

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Panthers' top pick Aaron Ekblad, 18, eager to earn roster spot

2, so they weren't about to let another one slip away. While Barkov had an excellent, but injury-shortened rookie season, the Panthers selected 18-year-old Aaron Ekblad, 6-foot-4, 213-pound captain of the Barrie Colts , last month with their No.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers, NHL Players, Seth Jones, Shea Weber

On the Forecheck

Ribeiro, Roy, and piecing together the player puzzle

Taking a look at all the new toys the Predators have to work with, and what it means going forward.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Patric Hornqvist, Viktor Stalberg, Filip Forsberg, Mike Fisher, Craig Smith, NHL Players

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