Aug 2, 2011, 9:09 PM EST
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.
Jul 31, 2011, 5:54 PM EST
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.
Jul 22, 2011, 8:31 PM EST
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.
Jul 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EST
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.
Jun 26, 2011, 12:09 AM EST
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).
Jun 23, 2011, 11:45 AM EST
The NHL announced their end of season All-Star Teams and the usual suspects were scattered throughout the first and second teams.
Jun 22, 2011, 9:26 PM EST
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.”
Jun 22, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
The PHT staff makes a case for each of the three Vezina Trophy finalists.
Jun 18, 2011, 12:58 AM EST
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.
May 10, 2011, 7:06 PM EST
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.
May 8, 2011, 12:10 PM EST
Pekka Rinne called last night’s Game 5 win the biggest in Predators’ franchise history.
May 7, 2011, 5:33 PM EST
Both teams look to make improvements still in a potential elimination game for the Nashville Predators in Game 5 from Vancouver.
May 7, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
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.
May 6, 2011, 1:00 PM EST
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.
May 6, 2011, 12:08 AM EST
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.
May 5, 2011, 3:14 PM EST
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.
May 4, 2011, 1:18 AM EST
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.
May 3, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
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.
May 3, 2011, 9:00 AM EST
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.
May 1, 2011, 9:30 AM EST
It’s not the goaltending’s complete fault for what went wrong against the Bruins in Game 1, the Flyers defense shares a big part of the blame as well.
May 1, 2011, 1:54 AM EST
Matt Halischuk may have won it in double overtime for Nashville, but they never would’ve done it without Pekka Rinne.
Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EST
Every good drama needs a heel and the Canucks are playing that role to the hilt. Also: Rinne and Luongo look for real, Barry Trotz’s slow burn, Winnipeg madness, and making clean hits the new dirty. Thanks NHL!
Apr 29, 2011, 3:04 AM EST
While it looked like a 1-0 loss on the scoreboard for the Predators, it might as well have been 100-0 for coach Barry Trotz as he sounded off after his team’s loss in Game 1 to Vancouver.
Apr 29, 2011, 1:14 AM EST
Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots while Chris Higgins scored the game’s only goal as Vancouver took a 1-0 lead in their second round series.
Apr 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EST
With Vancouver and Nashville kicking off the second round tonight, we make our own predictions on what we think happens in the Western Conference second round.
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