What to watch for: Season opener 2014

Earlier this week the Predators opening night lineup was announced. Starting off the season the Nashville Predators will begin with 13 fowards, 7 defenseman, and 2 goalies. Beginning the season on injured reserve will be fowards; Matt Cullen, and Viktor Stalberg. Goalies: Pekka Rinne, and Carter Hutton Fowards: James Neal, Mike Ribeiro, Filip Forsberg, Gabriel…

Final thoughts on preseason

As preseason comes to an end, with 1 game remaining against the Columbus Blue Jackets, it looks as if the Nashville Predators have some intriguing questions surrounding the current roster. With Taylor Beck on a one-way deal, and requiring waivers to be sent to Milwaukee it is imminent that the 2009 3rd round draft pick (70th…

Training camp, preseason thoughts

The Nashville Predators will play in their first preseason game tomorrow against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and many are excited to see the new up-tempo offense run by new head coach Peter Laviolette. So far in training camp it has been very clear this is a new era for the Predators, and the “dump and chase” system…

Player preview: Shea Weber

Shea Weber is arguably the best defenseman in the world today, he is the absolute complete package. He excels in the defensive zone, he is a great skater for a man his size, protects the puck very well, and is very intimidating to opposing players at 6’4 235 lbs, he plays a mans game. Last…

Why Roman Josi could be just as good as Ryan Suter

In the 2008 NHL entry-level draft, the Nashville Predators selected the smooth skating Swiss defender, Roman Josi in the second round. Predators GM David Poile has always said he takes the best player available, no matter what position they play. Already having a very talented blue line at the time with the likes of Shea…

What is taking so long for Ryan Ellis to re-sign?

We are now into the boring month of August, and yet still no word on what it will take to re-sign the Nashville Predators 2009 first round pick, Ryan Ellis. Last year was the best year of his young career, and with that I’m sure Ellis sees dollar signs. He no doubt is an NHL caliber player, but does he think…