Nashville Predators News & Notes
Rinne, Hartnell Surprise Dedicated Preds Fan on 95th Birthday | Nashville Predators
I wish I was an old lady so Pekka Rinne and Scott Hartnell would bring me flowers.
Fletcher, Shero, Recall Time as Mentor, Mentee of Preds GM Poile | Nashville Predators
"We were looking for a young guy to come in and learn the business, and I don't think anybody could be any better," Fletcher said of Poile's early days. "He did a terrific job. I didn't know him in advance, but he was so detailed and so structured and committed and we hit it off. He did one heck of a job."
Predators rode Rinne, depth, balance to clinch playoff berth | NHL
I'm not sure if you guys heard or not... but the Preds clinched a playoff berth on Friday night.
Predators' Fenton, Devils' Fitzgerald withdraw from Carolina GM search | Sportsnet
The Weekender: Smooth and Steady | On the Forecheck
Other Hockey News & Notes
Record year for NHL head coach job security | TSN
"Eyebrows were raised last April after Chicago was swept by Nashville in the first round and GM Stan Bowman fired Quenneville’s assistant Mike Kitchen. Do the Hawks and Quenneville part ways for a fresh start after three Stanley Cups?"
Ice Chips: Eichel to return after 15-game absence | TSN
Just in time for the Preds' visit in Buffalo on Monday.
Quick Shifts: James van Riemsdyk walking towards paydirt | Sportsnet
JVR is about to get paid.
BU advances to Hockey East final, beating BC in overtime | Boston Herald
Oh and in case you missed it, Preds' prospects David Farrance and Dante Fabbro advanced to the Hockey East final with BU's win over Boston College on Friday Night.
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