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Long Overdue: Coach Barry Trotz of Nashville Predators Named Jack Adams Finalist

April 28th, 2010
Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz was named a finalist Wednesday for the Jack Adams Award, given by the NHL to the coach of the year. Trotz is a finalist along with Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes and Joe Sacco of the Colorado Avalanche. Trotz has been the only head coach ...

2010 NHL Playoff: Predators and Blackhawks, First Round Preview

April 13th, 2010
The Nashville Predators will take on Central Division rival Chicago Blackhawks in a first ever playoff meeting between the two teams. The series begins Friday night at the United Center. During the regular season, the Blackhawks were victorious in four of the six contests with the Predators. If one were to ...

The NHL’s Rumors, Recklessness, and Responsibility

March 24th, 2010
Psssst. Want to hear a rumor? The Hockey News could be acquired by the National Enquirer. In the realm of possibility? Sure. Probable. Not very. A rumor. Somewhere in the realm of the possible, but not likely. If I threw this rumor out there, based on the fact that, yes, it ...

Predators Trade Day Post Mortem

March 3rd, 2010
The Nashville Predators added two players after the Olympic break to bolster the roster for a run at playoff positioning. Defenseman Dennis Grebeshkov was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers and forward Dustin Boyd was acquired from Calgary. Grebeshkov was acquired for a second round draft pick while the Predators gave up ...

Predators’ Chairman David Freeman Steps Down

March 1st, 2010
David Freeman announced today via a letter from his attorney that he is stepping down as the Chairman of the Nashville Predators. The letter was delivered to the Nashville Sports Authority mid-morning by Freeman's counsel, J. Allen Roberts of the firm Wyatt, Tarrant, and Combs. At first blush, this appears to ...

Nashville Predators’ Midseason Report Card

January 3rd, 2010
At the midpoint of the season, the Nashville Predators have a 25-14-3 record, good for 53 points and tied with Calgary for fifth in the Western Conference. After opening the season with a 12-8-1 mark and tenth place in the conference, the Predators have improved over the next 21 games ...

Barry Trotz: A Class Act

December 30th, 2009
While Predator fans were enjoying a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at the Sommet Center on Nov. 14, a very classy gesture occurred that got no notice. It was a gesture that I think epitomizes the character of the one who did it and provides a glimpse into why ...

Are the Nashville Predators Moving?

December 11th, 2009
The Tennessean's Nate Rau penned an article titled "Sports Authority Members Worry that the Predators Could Leave Town" and cited several factors that could precipitate that action. Cited in the article as concerns were the bankruptcy of Predator lender CIT Financial; the bankruptcy of former part owner William "Boots" Del Biaggio; ...

Nashville Predators: One of the Hottest Teams in the NHL

November 26th, 2009
A team that had once been written off, the Nashville Predators came back to defeat Colorado 4-3 in overtime in the Pepsi Center for their seventh consecutive victory and 12th win in their last 15 games. A team that was dead last in the NHL after a 3-6-1 start is ...

Nashville Predators’ Quarter Season Report Card

November 22nd, 2009
Twenty one games are in the books, and it's time to grade the Predators quarter season performance.With a 12-8-1 record and 25 points, the Predators currently sit 10th in the Western Conference. Let's take a look at the team components and overall grade, and then we will look at the ...