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NHL Team Websites, Ranked

We can easily check out the NHL standings to see how teams rank on the ice, but on the internet? It's a team with fading playoff hopes which leads the way.

Winter Wonderland, Tavern 96 & Season Tix Renewals

While the NHL is taking a break for the Winter Olympics, the Nashville Predators are keeping busy providing a family-friendly event to keep fans in the mood for hockey.

Nashville Predators Attendance: Slowly Recovering

Was it the downfall of the Nashville Predators following the departure of free agent Ryan Suter in July 2012, or the NHL Lockout which wiped out a portion of the 2012-13 season? Either way, paid attendance has taken a step back since 2011-12.

Hockeynomics: Maybe Not So Bad?

Artificially high supply on secondary ticket markets makes prices to some games less expensive than others -- but the Nashville Predators still seem to have a big problem.

Hockeynomics: Trouble in Smashville?

Lots of Nashville Predators season ticket holders are dumping their tickets on secondary markets, and low prices indicate very weak demand. Is this evidence of a systemic problem?

NHLPA Preparing to Sue the State of Tennessee

TSN's Aaron Ward reports this evening that the NHLPA is following through on its threats to fight Tennessee's Privilege Tax through the courts.

Antioch Hockey Center: Trick or Treat?

A new community center that the Nashville Predators will manage has inspired some civic leaders while prompting others to wonder about the center's potential, in light of the costs associated with youth hockey.

Verified: NHL Commitment to Cancer Research Solid

The Hockey Fights Cancer campaign stands out as a shining example of corporate philanthropy next to other pro sports' leagues profiteering from issue advocacy.

Why Opponents of NHL Fighting Are Wrong

Everyone fears for player safety. So why should fighting stay in hockey, when only the NHL allows it? I'm glad you asked.

Preds to Air 47 Games in Atlanta/Georgia This Year

Ever since the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg in 2011, the Nashville Predators have tried to reach out to Georgia's hockey fans. Part of that effort has involved broadcasting games into that market, and today we have this season's schedule.

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Nashville Predators Tickets: A Growing Market

Online ticket reseller VividSeats has released a report that contains interesting cues about how the Nashville Predators might fare in their "Keep the Red Out" campaign against Blackhawks fans this season.

ESPN's Ultimate Team Rankings: Preds Drop to #38

The price of hockey is going up in Nashville, but can the Predators deliver a winner to keep the fans happy?

"Keep the Red Out?" Why?

As the Nashville Predators continue to chase legitimate franchise status around the NHL, the front office is now toying with a new sales gimmick that has potential upside, but ignores the real problem.

"The Goldenization" of Bridgestone Arena

Are the Nashville Predators scheming to keep legions of Chicago Blackhawks fans from storming Bridgestone Arena this season? Or are they simply doing their best to grow the business of hockey here in Tennessee?

Preds Paid Attendance Plummeted in 2013

The Nashville Predators touted a record sellout streak in 2013, but numbers reported today indicate that the team gave away over 1,900 tickets per-game along the way.

NHL CBA: New Revenue Sharing Plan Could Help Preds

Under the old CBA, small market teams faced additional penalties for spending above the mid-point of the NHL salary range. Now, it appears that barrier has been removed.

Nashville Sports Radio Market Gets 3rd FM Station

Will longtime AM station WNSR's move into FM better equip them for battle against 104.5 The Zone and 102.5 The Game?

Bridgestone Arena Renovation On The Way

Modern sports arenas aren't simply hallowed halls immune to change. Venues like Bridgestone Arena work best when updated to meet the changing environment in which they operate, and this summer's modifications are the next step in a long process.

NHLPA Threatens Lawsuit Over TN Privilege Tax

Guess what, Tennessee legislators? You might be staring down the prospect of a Donald Fehr/Gary Bettman tag team!

What Exactly is a Conditioning Assignment, Anyway?

The Nashville Predators have gotten their mileage out of CBA section 13.8 this season, as they have now sent three players to the Milwaukee Admirals for short-term "conditioning" stints.

Did the NHL Really Suffer Any Lockout Damage?

So how much damage did the Lockout really do the NHL? Not much, apparently.

Infographic: Shea Weber Among Top-Paid NHL Players

Who would have thought, back in the depths of the summer of 2007, that just a few short years later the Nashville Predators would have a team captain signed to one of the richest contracts in the NHL?

Don't Cry for NHL Owners

When it comes to hockey team ownership, should we feel sorry for owners who lose money? Or should we envy them for getting to play with grown-up toys?

Downtown Nashville Feels the Lockout Pinch

Every time an NHL figure invokes the "fans are hurt most by this lockout" line, remember the fact that ordinary people with ordinary jobs rely on the business brought downtown on game nights, not just in Nashville but all around the league.

Ticketmaster Lobbyists Flex Muscles in TN Senate

On the Forecheck's April 2012 analysis of the Fairness in Ticketing Act was cited in recent educational materials submitted by a consumer watchdog to the Tennessee Senate to help stop a Ticketmaster takeover of re-seller markets.

Revenue Sharing, Playoffs & the Preds

One of the main battlegrounds in the NHL CBA talks has to do with Revenue Sharing, an issue which could have a tremendous effect on the Nashville Predators' fortunes.

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