Nashville Predators News & Notes
Predators' Kevin Fiala helped by attitude adjustment | The Tennessean
Other than a few turnovers (likely due to nervousness,) he has looked great for the big club. He has broken up at least three plays backchecking his tail off and he has looked very dangerous at times in the offensive zone.
NHL Prospect Scouting: Nashville Predators | McKeen's Hockey
There are some great insights here on Kevin Fiala, Vladislav Kamenev, Jimmy Vesey, Juuse Saros, Tyler Moy, and Max Gortz. So long as Jimmy Vesey remains in the Predators' pipeline, Nashville has one of the top prospect pools in the league.
Friedman: Eriksson, Drouin Make Sense for Predators | Today's Slap Shot
Other than the Eriksson option, I'd love to see Scott Hartnell return to the Predators. Needless penalties might increase but he has a nose for the net and that's what the Predators need.
Mazanec Steals The Show, Monsters Steal The Win In OT | Admirals Roundtable
Maz killed it last night. Stefan Elliott also recorded his first goal for the Admirals and now has 3 points in 2 games. After Granberg's game against the Jets is it time for a call up??
Around the World of Hockey
Penguins' Malkin: 'I believe we will make the playoffs' | NHL.com
I never would have thought a team with both Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby would be on the outside looking in on a playoff spot but that's what happens when you continually trade first round picks...cough...cough...David Poile.
John Tortorella of Columbus Blue Jackets breaks two ribs in practice collision | ESPN
Poile knows your pain...
Daniel Sedin tallies twice to set Canucks' career goals mark in win | ESPN
It's really hard to believe the Sedins are almost done with their careers. It seems like almost yesterday they were the new kids on the block.
NHL Trade Rumors: Steve Yzerman ‘Aggressively’ Pursuing Jonathan Drouin Deal | NESN.com
It's hard to feel bad for Drouin at this point. There are so many better ways he could have handled this than the way he has.
Ron Burgundy inspires 'classy' AHL goalie mask| NHL.com
Dave Art has made some great masks in the past but this one might just take the cake.
Matt Hendricks takes puck to groin, shows off shattered cup | NY Daily News
If you play hockey and never have worn a cup before, you probably will be running to your local sporting goods store after reading this.
CM Punk enjoys workout session with New Jersey Devils | NHL.com
As athletic and trained in fighting as CM Punk probably is, it says a lot about the UFC that he could make the jump to that from the WWE. It's definitely more of a publicity stunt than anything else.
Massive snowstorm in U.S. disrupting sports schedules | CBC Sports
For those in Nashville: you aren't the only ones missing things because of the snow.