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NHL Names All-Star Captains

Jan 4, 2018 3:18 PM

Lightning star Steven Stamkos will serve as captain of the Atlantic Division team in the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament this month in Tampa, Florida.

Stamkos has 49 points for first-place Tampa Bay and is the face of the franchise.

Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin earned his 12th career All-Star nod as the fan-voted captain of the Metropolitan Division. Ovechkin leads the league with 26 goals.

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban was voted captain for the Metropolitan Division and Oilers center Connor McDavid captain of the Pacific Division.

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Avs Send Matt Duchene To Ottawa In 3-Way Deal

Nov 6, 2017 2:15 AM

The Ottawa Senators have acquired center Matt Duchene from the Colorado Avalanche as part of a three-way deal that also involved the Nashville Predators.

Center Kyle Turris is going from Ottawa to Nashville in the deal and agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract extension with the Predators.

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Vernon Fiddler Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Sep 14, 2017 10:57 AM

Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams.

Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune.

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Mike Fisher Retires After 17 NHL Seasons

Aug 3, 2017 2:26 PM

Predators captain Mike Fisher has announced his retirement after 17 NHL seasons.

Fisher, 37, told The Tennessean on Thursday that he was hanging up his skates after tallying 276 goals and 309 assists in 1,088 career NHL games with the Predators and Senators.

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Predators Sign Ryan Johansen To Eight-Year, $64M Deal

Jul 29, 2017 2:37 AM

GM David Poile has made it clear he's been looking for a top center since first hired to build the Nashville Predators 20 years ago.

He believes he has just that in Ryan Johansen, and that's why the Predators rewarded the 24-year-old center Friday with an eight-year, $64 million contract. It's the biggest deal the franchise has ever handed out.

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Predators Re-Sign Viktor Arvidsson To Seven-Year, $29.75M Deal

Jul 23, 2017 1:08 AM

The Nashville Predators are making sure they keep Viktor Arvidsson, re-signing him to a seven-year deal worth $29.75 million.

General manager David Poile announced the deal Saturday night, hours after the team and Arvidsson went to arbitration. Arvidsson will count $4.25 million against the salary cap through 2022-23 after a 45-point scoring improvement from 2015-16 in his first full season with the Predators.

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Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title

Jun 12, 2017 1:26 AM

Standing by the side of the net, Patric Hornqvist bounced the puck off Pekka Rinne's back and into the net following a missed point shot by Justin Schultz with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining in the third period. That provided the winning goal, as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 in a controversial Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Penguins Cruise By Predators To Win Game 5

Jun 9, 2017 1:40 AM

A fired-up Sidney Crosby led his dominant Penguins to a 6-0 steamrolling of the Predators in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday.

The victory continued the trend in this series of the home team winning. The winner of Game 5 in a series that was previously tied 2-2 has gone on to win the Cup 17 of 24 times.

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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
The Predators defeated the Ducks by the score of 6-3 on Monday night, as goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of 41 shots.

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Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion
The Predators beat the Ducks by the score of 3-1 on Saturday to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference finals.

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Predators Lose Ryan Johansen For Rest Of Playoffs
Ryan Johansen suffered a left thigh injury in Game 4 on Thursday night.

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Wild Owner 'Happily Surprised' By Old Predators Team
Craig Leipold helped bring the Predators into the NHL almost 20 years ago.

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Chiarelli, Dorion, Poile Finalists For Top GM
The NHL announced the finalists for the general manager of the year on Tuesday night.

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Ryan Kesler Won't Let Up On Ryan Johansen
Ryan Kesler has managed to rattle Ryan Johansen as they both prepare for Game 3 in their playoff series.

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Predators Activate P.K. Subban Off IR
P.K. Subban is expected to play for the Predators on Friday night in Edmonton.

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Ducks Trade Andrew O'Brien To Predators For Max Gortz
Max Gortz has collected 4 points in 30 games with Milwaukee of the AHL this season.

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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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