Tag: Predators

Inside Matt Duchene's decision to sign with the Predators

7:00 AM ET When center Matt Duchene signed a seven-year, $ 56 million contract with the Nashville Predators this summer, the rest of the league barely batted an eye. “Come on,” one prominent agent told me recently. “Everyone knew that was going to happen.” Indeed, the 28-year-old Duchene — who has also played for the…

Why the Predators will be the next dynasty

Aug 23, 2017 Josh Cooper In today’s NHL, creating a consistently competitive team is the best path toward making a dynasty. Although the common myth is that it’s hard to build a team capable of multiple championships in the salary-cap era, results prove otherwise. Since the 2004-05 lockout, just three teams — the Chicago Blackhawks,…

They’re finally here: Predators reach the conference finals

This is all new ground, or new ice, for Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators.  9:40 PM ET Vince Masi A long slump without a conference finals appearance has ended … but not for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Nope. It’s the Nashville Predators. The Predators came into existence during the 1998-99 season, and…

Power Rankings: Penguins, Ducks, Predators pace playoff pack

11:10 PM ET Thanks for the memories, Round 1 — including those Stanley Cup playoffs-record 18 overtime games and the nonstop drama. Now it’s time to contemplate the merits of the eight teams left standing for the second round, which begins on Wednesday. We sized them up in the Playoff Power Rankings, Part II: The…

Predators strike first vs. Blackhawks

CHICAGO—Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday night in the opener of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Rinne’s second career post-season shutout sent Nashville to just its second playoff win in Chicago in seven tries. The Predators did…