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Nashville Predators 2012-2013 Season Preview

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Nashville Predators 2013 Schedule Released

For the Nashville Predators, the schedule includes a 2-week road trip after the first two games take place at Bridgestone Arena.

5 Questions Facing the Nashville Predators

We're sure to be in for a wild ride as the NHL plays a shortened regular season, and for the Nashville Predators, that means the margin for error is narrower than ever. How the following questions are answered will play a major role in determining th

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Rich Clune Aims to be the NHL's #1 Pest

In an exclusive interview, Nashville's newest fan favorite tells us about seeking the NHL's "Best Pest" crown left behind when the contemptuous Sean Avery retired from play in 2012.

It's NHL Prediction Time... Come Make Your Picks!

Is this the year that Shea Weber brings the Norris Trophy back to Smashville?

What Will a Suter-less Shea Weber Look Like?

This is the biggest storyline for the Nashville Predators this year. Fans hope their captain has 110 million reasons to rise to the challenge and lead this team to the top in 2013.

NHL Season Predictions

As the 2013 NHL Regular Season gets underway, it's time to commit to some predictions, so you can all look back and point out how stupid (or prescient) we were...

Is This Chris Mason's Swan Song?

Journeyman netminder Chris Mason returns to the Nashville Predators this season, the club that gave him his start in the NHL. After three other NHL cities, is this the year Mase hoists the Cup? Or hangs up the skates?

Major Obstacles Between the Preds & the Playoffs

We're all excited to see the start of the NHL season, but when it comes time to making projections on how the Nashville Predators will fare, we need to put the pom-poms down and look at the objective evidence.

Pekka Rinne Preview: A Big Goalie For a Big Job

The Nashville Predators aren't shy about the fact that they build their team on a foundation of outstanding defense & goaltending, and Pekka Rinne has established himself as the franchise cornerstone for years to come.

Preds Set Opening Night Roster

The Nashville Predators will ice a pretty familiar lineup tomorrow night when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, with just 3 guys on the Nashville roster for the 1st time in defensemen Scott Hannan & Victor Bartley, and forward Richard Clune.

Hal Gill Will Be Welcomed Back in Nashville

After recovering from a broken leg over the summer, count on "Treebeard" to provide reliable penalty killing and solid leadership for younger players.

How Valuable Is Big Ern's Big Heart?

He may not impact the outcome of a game, but Brian McGrattan did well enough in 2011-2012 to merit a contract extension. Is that an affirmation of the status quo? Or a charge to take more responsibility?

Jonathon Blum Season Preview: Road to Redemption

The on-again, off-again Jon Blum hasn’t been seen in Nashville in a long while, like December 2011 long. The Predators’ 2007 first round pick has seen NHL playing time, but has yet to solidify his spot with the big club. Can he do it this year?

Craig Smith Season Preview: Super Sophomore?

Nashville’s favorite "Honey Badger" returns to Bridgestone Arena for his sophomore season in the NHL. Last year, Craig Smith proved he could put up points but then lost his offensive spark for the last half of the season. Can he rekindle the fire?

Scott Hannan Season Preview: Steady As He Goes

Nashville Predators fans may not be impressed with Scott Hannan’s offensive production, but they will appreciate the steady leadership he will provide on the blueline.

Matt Halischuk Preview: Here Comes Hustlechuk

Matt Halischuk put up respectable offensive numbers despite relatively little ice time. Can he grow into a larger role with the Preds this season?

Roman Josi Season Preview: A Swiss Suter?

Will the smooth-skating Swiss defenseman be able to make Predator fans forget Ryan Suter?

Sergei Kostitsyn Preview: The Lone Brostitsyn

When the Preds reunited Sergei Kostitsyn with his brother Andrei at last season's Trade Deadline, hopes were high that their chemistry might lead to a deep playoff run for the Preds. Things didn't work out nearly that well, however...

All Preds Games to be Televised This Season, in HD

Even in a shortened season, this represents an important milestone for the franchise, which has been working incrementally towards full HD coverage over the course of the last several years.

NHL Travel Miles: Super Schedule 2013 is Here!

Geography dictates that Western Conference teams generally travel much farther than those in the East, but thanks to a 48-game schedule that is limited to intra-conference games, the disparity between East & West has never been greater.

New CBA, Star Player Moves Are Stories to Watch

With the dam about to break on the NHL Lockout, our focus is about to shift to real competition. So what are the main stories to watch as the season gets underway?

Nashville Predators Odds: Hawks Favored in Central

Can the Nashville Predators win their first Central Division crown? Will Shea Weber or Pekka Rinne bring home a major NHL award? Let's see what Vegas has to say on the matter...

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2013 Preds Schedule Released!

From January 19th through April 27th, the Preds will play 48 games against Western Conference foes, beginning & ending with the Columbus Blue Jackets. For the first time ever, they'll all be broadcast in HD.

With NHL Lockout Over, 2013 Stanley Cup Odds Shift

Online sports book Bovada revised the Nashville Predators' Stanley Cup odds downward the most, and the Minnesota Wild's odds upward the most. Is Ryan Suter that big a factor?

How the New CBA Impacts the Nashville Predators

As one of the NHL's smaller markets, Nashville's financial success is influenced heavily by the terms of the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement. So how will the new deal impact the Predators?

2012 Free Agency Recap

So who came and went over the summer of 2012? Let's take a look at what the Nashville Predators did on the NHL Free Agent market this summer.