Nashville Predators Analysis

On Ryan Ellis: Deploying the Rocketship


INSIDE: References to "The Wire", Charts, and a Formula For Success. All pertain to Ryan Ellis.

C.S.I. OTF: The Case of the Errant Golfball


Strange things are afoot when Seth Jones gets blamed for a mysterious golfball striking the Fisher residence. OTF investigates the incident and the war of words that follow to bring you the whole...

Piecing the Puzzle Together


How do the new pieces affect the makeup of the Predators, and what will the final product look like?

The Case For Signing Mike Ribeiro


Desperate times call for desperate measures. What are the pros and cons on signing problem child Mike Ribeiro?

Jokinen Deal Comes With an Asterisk


Jokinen won't light up the opposition, but could be a nice addition if the Predators aren't done for the offseason.

James Neal Makes Preds Better


It may take some time to get used to him, but despite some character questions James Neal immediately improves the Predators roster.

Preds take Kamenev, Dougherty in 2nd Round


The Predators use their two second-round picks to take forward Vladislav Kamenev and defenseman Jack Dougherty.

Kevin Fiala Selected 11th Overall


The Predators select forward Kevin Fiala with the 11th overall pick.

Preds Acquire James Neal from Penguins


The Predators have made a big trade for a scoring forward.

Free Agents To Pursue and Avoid


Free agency is still several weeks away, but that doesn't mean we can't go to sleep thinking about all the shiny new players that could be suiting up for Nashville next year.


Thrust Into the Spotlight


Carter Hutton was forced into the starting role due to Rinne's injury, which may have been more than he bargained for.

First to Fire, First to Hire


First to Fire, First to Hire

5 Challenges facing the next Head Coach


As the Nashville Predators begin a search for their next head coach, there are some major tasks which any prospective bench boss needs to be prepared to take on.

3 Potential New Head Coaches


With the season essentially over and speculation about the time left for Head Coach Barry Trotz, can any of these three candidates make the difference in Nashville?

Poile: "Playing the best we have all year" Really?


David Poile is preparing Nashville Predators fans for a quiet Trade Deadline by saying that the return of Pekka Rinne is the best addition the team could hope for, and they're already playing the...

Coin Flip Hockey


Instead of developing a coherent offensive strategy, the Nashville Predators rely heavily on goaltending and defense, and recklessly leave the rest to chance.

Carter Hutton is no Chris Mason


Carter Hutton has earned the admiration of Nashville Predators fans for taking on a heavy workload in Pekka Rinne's absence. But is he really the second coming of Chris Mason?

Trade Analysis: Del Zotto Balances Out Predators D


Michael Del Zotto brings a different skill set to the Nashville defense, and his presence may also foster the development of younger blueliners who were stuck behind Kevin Klein on the Predators'...

Frame-by-Frame Analysis: A Combination of Errors


A subtle extension of the leg at just the right moment made a world of difference when the Predators faced off against the Ducks Thursday night.

What difference would Pekka Rinne make?


Would a healthy Pekka Rinne have put the Predators in playoff contention?

1st Half Review: The Centers


How have Nashville's centers filled their roles so far this season?

Frame-by-Frame Analysis: Heads Up, Gabby!


See how a decision made early in a rush led to a dangerous scoring chance and goal against the Predators during Thursday's game at Boston.

Frame-By-Frame Analysis: 2 Late Goals from LA Game


Two late goals wrote the story of Saturday night's Nashville Predators victory over Los Angeles, but breaking down the details reveals just how they came to pass.

It's Time For Change


More than any single individual, David Poile deserves credit for building the Nashville Predators into a legitimately competitive, sustainable NHL franchise. But the time has come for new...

What I want: more Ryan Ellis, less Seth Jones


The hype around Nashville Predators rookie Seth Jones is exciting, but playing him 25 minutes a night is ultimately hurting the team.

Central Division Breakdown: Who's The Favorite?


Now that a quarter of the NHL season is complete, we have a decent idea how teams are shaping up - and no, their Win/Loss record doesn't tell that story completely. Which teams have a legitimate...

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