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Penguins Open As Favorites To Win Stanley Cup

May 26, 2017 11:42 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins open up as -150 favorites to win the Stanley Cup with the Nashville Predators listed as a +130 underdog.

Pittsburgh defeated the Ottawa Senators in a double-overtime Game 7.

Pittsburgh opened the playoffs tied with the Anaheim Ducks and the New York Rangers with the fourth-best odds to win the Stanley Cup at 10-1.

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Predators Hope Mike Fisher Plays In Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Finals

May 25, 2017 11:40 AM

The Nashville Predators hope Mike Fisher will play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Fisher hasn't played since Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Ducks after taking a knee to his head.

"I think there's a real good chance of that," Poile told reporters Wednesday. "I'm pretty sure you'll see him on the ice [Thursday during practice]. ... I'm optimistic that he will be available."

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Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final

May 23, 2017 2:26 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of Anaheim's 41 shots Monday night in a 6-3 victory that sent the Predators to their first Stanley Cup Finals, which begins next Monday in Pittsburgh or Ottawa.

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Tags: Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion

May 21, 2017 1:20 AM

Nashville left wing Pontus Aberg had to leave Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks to be evaluated for a concussion minutes after he scored the goal that gave the Predators a 2-1 lead in the third period.

Aberg fell face-first to the ice with 11:24 to play in the third period but stayed in the game. After he scored his first career playoff goal, the NHL concussion spotter asked him to go into the locker room for further tests.

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Tags: Nashville Predators, Anaheim Ducks, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Predators Lose Ryan Johansen For Rest Of Playoffs

May 19, 2017 5:46 PM

The Predators will be without center Ryan Johansen for the remainder of the playoffs due to a left thigh injury he suffered in Game 4 on Thursday night.

In a statement, the team said Johansen needed emergency surgery Thursday night at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He is expected to recover in two to three months.

Johansen has enjoyed a big postseason, with three goals and a team-high 10 assists in 14 games.

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Wild Owner 'Happily Surprised' By Old Predators Team

May 18, 2017 1:36 AM

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold says he's "happily surprised" by the excitement generated in Nashville by the Predators, the club that he helped bring into the NHL nearly 20 years ago.

Leipold said Wednesday that seeing the support for the Predators in a nontraditional market has been "pretty cool to watch."

When asked whether he was jealous of division-rival Nashville's success, in light of his Wild's elimination in the first round, Leipold said he was simply envious of all four teams still alive in the playoffs.

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Tags: Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Chiarelli, Dorion, Poile Finalists For Top GM

May 17, 2017 1:17 AM

Peter Chiarelli of the Edmonton Oilers, Pierre Dorion of the Ottawa Senators and David Poile of the Nashville Predators are the finalists for the NHL general manager of the year award.

The NHL announced the finalists Tuesday night.

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Tags: Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Ryan Kesler Won't Let Up On Ryan Johansen

May 16, 2017 5:07 PM

Ryan Kesler knows that he has managed to rattle Predators center Ryan Johansen and the veteran Ducks center doesn't plan on easing up.

"It doesn't matter if I did or didn't get in his head for me," Kesler said Tuesday, a few hours before Game 3. "If I did, good. It means I'm doing my job. And if I didn't, I'm going to keep doing the same things and playing defense like I have been."

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Predators Activate P.K. Subban Off IR

Jan 20, 2017 6:20 PM

The Nashville Predators have activated defenseman P.K. Subban off injured reserve, and he is expected to play Friday night in Edmonton.

The Predators announced the move Friday afternoon.

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Ducks Trade Andrew O'Brien To Predators For Max Gortz

Jan 20, 2017 1:30 AM

The Ducks announced today that the club has acquired right wing Max Gortz from the Predators in exchange for left wing Andrew O’Brien.

Gortz, 23, collected 1-3=4 points with two penalty minutes (PIM) in 30 games with Milwaukee of the AHL this season. Selected by Nashville in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Gortz has recorded 19-32=51 points in 102 career AHL games with Milwaukee.

O’Brien, 24, recorded two assists (0-2=2) with four PIM in 10 games for San Diego this season. Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, O’Brien has recorded 10-20=30 points with 180 PIM in 135 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-17) and Norfolk (2013-15).

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Avs Trade Cody McLeod To Predators For Prospect
The Avs have sent veteran Cody McLeod to the Predators for Felix Girard.

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David Legwand Retires After 16-Year NHL Career
David Legwand is Nashville's career leader in goals with 210.

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Subban, Crosby, Price, McDavid Among Top All-Star Vote Leaders
Hockey fans will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29.

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Matt Carle Retires From NHL
Defenseman Matt Carle played in six games for the Nashville Predators this season.

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Predators Extend Peter Laviolette's Contract
The Predators have extended head coach Peter Laviolette's contract through the 2020-21 season.

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Predators Sign Matt Carle, Calle Jarnkrok
Matt Carle signed a $700,000 one-year deal, while Calle Jarnkrok signed a six-year, $12M contract.

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Predators Trade Weber To Habs For Subban
David Polle is thrilled to add P.K. Subban to the Predators roster.

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Preds Lock Up Filip Fosberg With Six-Year Deal
Filip Fosberg will receive $6 million in salary per season through the 2021-22 season.

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Sabres Trade Third-Round Pick To Predators For Rights To Vesey
The Predators will receive the No. 76 overall draft pick from the Sabres in exchange for the rights to Jimmy Vesey.

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Vesey's Reps Dispute Predators GM Assertion
Jimmy Vesey scored 80 goals in 128 games at Harvard.

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East Wins Skills Competition; Wings' Larkin Fastest Skater
The Eastern Conference won the NHL skills competition 29-12 on Saturday.

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Canadiens Acquire John Scott, Victor Bartley From Coyotes
John Scott has played for six NHL teams since his debut in 2008.

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Predators Acquire Ryan Johansen From Jackets For Seth Jones
Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones were both former No. 4 overall draft picks.

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Predators Claim Petter Granberg Off Waivers From Leafs
Defenseman Petter Granberg was the Maple Leafs fourth round selection in the 2010 NHL Draft.

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Sources: NHL To Use 3-On-3 Format At All-Star Game
This year's All-Star Game in Nashville will feature three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games.

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Predators Sign Mattias Ekholm To Six-Year, $22.5M Deal
Mattias Ekholm has a goal and two assists in seven games this season.

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NHL Fines Jordin Tootoo For Tripping Seth Jones
The NHL has fined Jordin Tootoo more than $2,200 for a dangerous trip in a game against the Predators on Tuesday.

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Buffalo Sabres Sign Cody Franson
Cody Franson had 36 points in 78 games last season splitting time between Nashville and Toronto.

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Sean Henry: Predators Are Set To Contend
The Nashville Predators had the best record for a time last season.

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Mike Santorelli Signs One-Year Deal With Ducks
Mike Santorelli scored 12 goals last season, splitting his time between the Maple Leafs and Predators.

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