All around Nashville, Christmas lights are popping up and the weather is noticeably Christmas-y. The Predators have a break before heading out on a Canadian road trip. It’s mid-December, and the boys in gold are holding fast to a top spot in the League. Also...it’s Star Wars week!
Nashville Predators News
Turris, Predators on the rise since trade
Robby Stanley gives our “early Christmas present” Kyle Turris some love. Other than the fact that we don't have -a good name for the Smith-Fiala-Turris line yet, here's more evidence that this line of speedsters is gaining some attention. This is especially important with Ryan Johansen on IR.
Garth Brooks waves to Subban's camera while performing at concert
PK and Garth are probably best friends by now.
The Little Things: Irwin’s Shot Volume, WinningThe Neutral Zone - On the Forecheck
If you didn't catch Corey's latest "Little Things" piece from Sunday, be sure to check it out. He takes another dive into the ongoing "Should We Hate Emelin" debate and discusses some puck clearing woes that have plagued the Preds in their last few games.
Around the NHL
Blues place forward Jaden Schwartz on IR with ankle injury - Sportsnet.ca
A tough break for a Blues team riddled with many various injuries this season. Do not be fooled: this Blues team is still incredibly dangerous.
Golden Knights activate goaltender Fleury - TSN
For a guy drafted in the Expansion Draft to be the face of a franchise, these last two months have not been easy for Marc-Andre Fleury. The Predators could face Flower when they travel to Vegas in early January.
A pair of ‘Harry Potter’ actors hung out at a Pittsburgh Penguins game - SBNation.com
As a huge Harry Potter fan, I am saddened to know that the actors who played the Weasley twins are...gulp...Penguins fans. Seeing them in Crosby jerseys is almost like seeing them join Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters.
Here come the Seattle...Nordiques? Perhaps Quebec City should be higher on the expansion list, but the NHL will go where the money is.
Blues season ticket holder suits up as emergency backup goalie
I just love these “feel good” stories. It's never good when a goaltender becomes ill or gets injured in a game (or prior to a game), but I'm sure this was the experience of a lifetime for a Blues season ticket holder.
NHL - Nashville, Vegas, Chicago ... Where's the best place to watch an NHL game?
If we're biased (we are), Smashville is the best place to see a hockey game. I'm sure it's overwhelming if you're a fan of a much-hated team (looking at you, Blackhawks/Ducks fans), but the Smashville faithful are proud of their not-fake noise level and all gold everything.