Nashville Predators News & Notes
Preds Official Podcast: Road Trip Success and Pekka for Vezina? | Nashville Predators
The podcast features two guests: NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes (who is simply the best) and Preds President Sean Henry.
How a 43-second video from P.K. Subban inspired a teenage hockey player dealing with racism | The Athletic
This article has been making the rounds this week, but now it’s officially unlocked. So now any of you without Athletic subscriptions can also check it out. It’s a fantastic read. Some of Adam Vingan’s best work.
Other Hockey News & Notes
In CBA talks, NHL players shouldn’t budge on long-term contracts | ESPN
Greg Wyshynski breaks down what the players will be looking for in the CBA negotiations (primarily getting rid of escrow), but also notes that they shouldn’t sacrifice long-term deals and the job security that comes with them.
God, I love CBA season.
Quick Shifts: What if the Maple Leafs don’t trade for defense? | Sportsnet
Well... I’m thinking a 1st or 2nd round exit is in their future if they don’t.
Ducks vs Penguins MORNING RECAP: Gibson is Still Great, Carlyle Still Needs to be Fired | Anaheim Calling
So the Ducks just lost their 10th game in a row. That’s right. You read that correctly. 10.
Let’s check in on Randy Carlyle.
Randy Carlyle snapped when asked if he’s worried about his job security and then abruptly ended the interview. Said “dumb question” and then called the reporter a “jerk.”Seat is getting awfully hot with losing streak now at 10 #nhlducks— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) January 12, 2019
You just hate to see that. Simply the worst.
Aho spoils Skinner’s return in Hurricanes’ 4-3 win | The North State Journal
Hopefully we aren’t subjected to this today, but these celebrations are really starting to get ridiculous, and I LOVE it.
Nash exits as one of NHL’s great goal-scorers in 21st century, retiring due to concussion symptoms | The Hockey News
We never did get to see Nash in Nashville. Such a shame. Right up there with Miroslav Satan never getting to play for the Devils. Either way, cheers to Rick Nash on a great career, and I’m happy he’s putting his personal health above his desire to keep playing.
Watch: Slater Koekkoek lip synching “Love Shack” and “I Want It That Way” | Second City Hockey
Have you guys met the Blackhawk’s newest defenseman, Slater Koekkoek (God, I love that name)?
That’s him in the white-visor facing forwards.
Blues can’t have anything nice, lose Robert Thomas to IR | St. Louis Game Time
Things just continue to get worse in St. Louis as rookie Robert Thomas and Tyler Bozak have both been placed on the IR.
NHL goalie tandem tiers - the good, the bad and the TBD | ESPN
Some NHL teams have two great goalies. For some, the backup is outplaying the starter. And then there are the Flyers. Here’s ESPN’s Dimitri Filipovic with a rundown of all 31 teams.