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  1. Jeff Carter performs well in Columbus debut, not enough as new look Jackets fall in opener

    Oct 7, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter, Justin Falk

    Jeff Carter got off to a great start in his first regular season game with the Columbus Blue Jackets. His team, however, wasn’t quite as good.

  2. Bodog’s oddsmakers aren’t worried about Alex Ovechkin’s tough 2010-11

    Oct 3, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Many people critique Alex Ovechkin for an off year in 2010-11, but Bodog gives him the best odds to win the Hart Trophy next season. Check out their picks for other awards in this post.

  3. 2011-2012 season preview: Nashville Predators

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne

    Sooner or later, people are going to start realizing that the Nashville Predators are a perennial playoff team. With strong coaching, defense, and goaltending, they should be in the mix for the playoffs yet again.

  4. Are NHL teams better off trying to acquire a top goalie through free agency or the draft?

    Sep 10, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    Mason Raymond Pekka Rinne

    PHT explores an interesting question: is it wiser to try to land an elite goalie through the draft or free agency?

  5. Next summer shaping up to be a nightmare for Predators

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Pekka Rinne

    As eventful as the offseason has been for the Nashville Predators and their fans, it’s nothing compared to the work they have ahead next summer.

  6. Arbitrator awards Nashville’s Shea Weber one year contract worth $7.5 million

    Aug 3, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Shea Weber

    Shea Weber’s arbitration decision is a monstrous one and one that should have the Predators worried about how far they may have pushed their captain.

  7. WeberWatch finally has some concrete figures as arbitrator weighs each side

    Aug 2, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    After months of negotiations, Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators were unable to avoid salary arbitration. Now we know why: Weber was looking for $8.5 million per season while the Predators were offering $4.75 million per season.

  8. Predators, Shea Weber gear up for possible salary arbitration on Tuesday

    Jul 31, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Three

    With the 48-hour salary arbitration window now open, both the Predators and Shea Weber’s representatives were forced to share their briefings today. What kind of money might Weber be looking for and what might the Predators offer? We look at those possibilities and plenty of other factors surrounding the complicated negotiations.

  9. Race to the salary floor: Four teams still have cash to spend to compete

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

    Josh Bailey

    While some teams are looking to bring down their payroll, four teams still have some money left to spend to get to the salary floor.

  10. Predators roundtable: Which one of Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne is most expendable?

    Jul 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    St. Louis Blues v Nashville Predators

    Amid discussion of the Predators’ struggles to sign Shea Weber, there are worries that the team won’t be able to keep its “big three” of Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne together. With that in mind, we asked our favorite Predators bloggers to name the most “expendable” player in that trio.

  11. Magnus Hellberg was the first goalie drafted in 2011 (by Nashville in Round 2)

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne, Anders Lindback

    For the third time in the last five years, a goalie didn’t go in the first round of the draft. The Predators made Magnus Hellberg the first goalie selected by choosing him in the second round (38th overall).

  12. Your 2010-2011 NHL All-Star Teams

    Jun 23, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    The NHL announced their end of season All-Star Teams and the usual suspects were scattered throughout the first and second teams.

  13. Tim Thomas completes an unbelievable year, wins Vezina Trophy

    Jun 22, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas

    Tim Thomas did something that no one has done since Bernie Parent in 1975 by winning the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, and now the Vezina Trophy. As he reflected on this accomplishment, he might have given himself a new nickname: “The redneck of goaltending.”

  14. PHT makes the case for the Vezina Trophy finalists

    Jun 22, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    The PHT staff makes a case for each of the three Vezina Trophy finalists.

  15. Predators chose to file for arbitration with Shea Weber, rivals unable to tender offer sheets

    Jun 18, 2011, 12:58 AM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    The Nashville Predators have filed for arbitration with Shea Weber; not so much to settle a salary dispute, but more to protect themselves from any potential offer sheets.

  16. What Went Wrong: Nashville Predators

    May 10, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Shea Weber

    While it was the Predators deepest run into the playoffs, it still came up short of the Stanley Cup. Just what went wrong for Nashville? The reasons are apparent.

  17. Pekka Rinne calls Nashville’s Game 5 win the biggest in team history

    May 8, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne

    Pekka Rinne called last night’s Game 5 win the biggest in Predators’ franchise history.

  18. Sedins look to get on track while Predators hope to extend series on the road

    May 7, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    Both teams look to make improvements still in a potential elimination game for the Nashville Predators in Game 5 from Vancouver.

  19. Video: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick preview Canucks-Predators Game 5

    May 7, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Four

    Hockey Central’s Bill Patrick gets a preview of Game 5 between Nashville and Vancouver as the Canucks look to end the series on home ice.

  20. Five Thoughts: Ryan Kesler breaking out just in time

    May 6, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler’s emergence in the playoffs is making all the difference for Vancouver. Also, adulation for Pekka Rinne and James van Riemsdyk, piling on Alexander Semin, and perhaps some premature looking ahead to the next round.

  21. Ryan Kesler confirms villain status, scores highlight reel goal as Vancouver takes 3-1 series lead

    May 6, 2011, 12:08 AM EDT

    Ryan Kesler

    It was a rough and ugly game, but Ryan Kesler’s game winning goal provided a beautiful moment. His performances in the last two games might also make him the Predators’ first true playoff villain, too.

  22. Pivotal Game 4 between Nashville and Vancouver sees opportunities for both teams

    May 5, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Canucks Predators Hockey

    Just one game on tap tonight and it’s one that could see the momentum of the series shift dramatically for both Nashville and Vancouver.

  23. Canucks cash in on shaky penalty call, beat Predators in OT for 2-1 series lead

    May 4, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Three

    The Canucks were probably the better team in Game 3, but their overtime win ended up being controversial because of a shaky penalty call on Predators defenseman Shea Weber.

  24. Lightning hope to put Caps on the brink; Predators and Canucks look for an edge

    May 3, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Mason Raymond Pekka Rinne

    Tampa Bay is hoping to put the Capitals on the brink of elimination with a win tonight meanwhile the Preds and Canucks do battle to see who takes control in their series.

  25. Five Thoughts: Tim Thomas’ glory, Philly’s bounce back, and Milan’s missing

    May 3, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Dennis Seidenberg, Chris Kelly, Tim Thomas

    Time for the grand tour from Tim Thomas’ glorious night, finding a silver lining for Philly, looking for Milan Lucic, Caps in a must-win game despite discouragement, and how Vancouver’s other stars must step up.

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