Nashville Predators News & Notes
The Predators couldn’t hang on against Vegas on Friday, but something much more serious, and not at all stupid, unfolded after the game. That’s right... It’s #CLAPGATE baby!
The Knights deleted this tweet. I obviously take great offense to this, as do my colleagues. pic.twitter.com/uPhYQs041P— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) December 9, 2017
ICYMI, Vegas tweeted some nonsense about Nashville reporters cheering in press box. I get this is a total “media thing,” but it is something that’ll get you admonished IRL and a stigma that could affect access with other teams. Plus it was a apparently a lie, so that’s not cool. https://t.co/LaHQkLB8G9— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) December 9, 2017
On behalf of the Nashville media, we thought it was important to request an apology and retraction from Vegas for their irresponsible tweet. Below is the copy sent to their media relations department. pic.twitter.com/NcpLYAFG5o— Jim Diamond (@diamondhockey) December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017
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ICYMI: Dan Bradley's Weekender was posted yesterday. If you haven't read it, read it. If you have read it, THEN READ IT AGAIN.
Other Hockey News & Notes
Rangers' Shattenkirk responds to criticism from Capitals' Barry Trotz | Sportsnet
"Get a dog."
-Barry Trotz to Shattenkirk, probably
Tom Wilson is the bad guy in every 1980s teen movie | The Hockey News
"He can make the opposition hurt in more ways than one and the NHL hasn't had a player like that since Milan Lucic was in his prime with the Bruins"
Kings of new looking like the Kings of old, but with more scoring punch | The Hockey News
Anze Kopitar is rolling and Jonathan Quick has returned to form, but the biggest surprise? Somehow Dustin Brown is a good hockey player in 2017. He's back on the top line, and he's found his mojo again with 12 goals and 26 points in 30 games.
Molson confident in cap situation, Bergevin's work | TSN
Yeah.... but why though? What exactly has Bergevin done to warrant all of this confidence?
Report: Andrei Markov felt disrespected by Canadiens' Bergevin | Sportsnet
"I am Jack's complete lack of surprise."
Eight teams New York Islanders center John Tavares could sign with in 2018 free-agent market | ESPN
John Tavares is poised to become the NHL's highest-paid player next summer. Will it be with the Islanders or somewhere else? Greg Wyshynski breaks down 8 potential landing spots for Johnny T.
NHL hoping to implement player-tracking technology by 2019 | Sportsnet