5 Reasons the Nashville Predators Are Real Stanley Cup Contenders This Season

Posted 11/21/2014 - 15:25 by HockeyPolls

The Nashville Predators are in first place in the Central Division.

Let that one sink in—the Nashville Predators.

Not the Chicago Blackhawks, the Colorado Avalanche, the St. Louis Blues, the—oh, you get the point.

Ranking the Nashville Predators' Uniforms Throughout History

The Nashville Predators have had some of the most interesting looks in hockey, as they have changed their appearance three times since their inception in 1998.

The team has been seen in eight different sweaters, which is quite a few for a team that has only been around for about a decade and a half.

Let's take a look at some of the Predators' best and worst looks. 

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2012-13 NHL Season: Why the Nashville Predators Are Still a Playoff Team

Let's face it, the Nashville Predators have had a rough offseason, to say the least. The losses of Ryan Suter, Alexander Radulov, Jordin Tootoo, Anders Lindback, and Andrei Kostitsyn are leaving many fans to believe that last year's fourth seed in the West will be cellar-dwellers in 2013.

San Jose Sharks Try to Salvage Road Trip with Win over Nashville Predators

Posted 02/25/2012 - 14:53 by HockeyPolls

Thursday night, the San Jose Sharks got just their second win in seven games on their current road trip. It was hardly a convincing win, not just because of the close 2-1 score but because they were beaten in faceoffs, shots and hits.

Antti Niemi withstood a third period in which his teammates clearly did not have the extra gear the Toronto Maple Leafs did, getting outshot 16-9. But that is only fair, given Nemo blew a game earlier in the trip in which the Sharks scored five goals.

My 2011 First Round NHL Playoff Picks

Posted 04/13/2011 - 21:19 by HockeyPolls

It's that time of year again.

The best and most exciting playoffs begin.Their  Better than the NBA playoffs, because of the potential for three of four OT games in a single series.

2011 NHL Playoffs: Ten "Under the Radar" Players Who Could Make a Major Impact

Players who are under the radar often find opportunities to step their game up during these riveting, do-or- die games in the postseason. Let's be honest, all psychic powers aside, very few of us would have predicted that Martin Gelinas would score the series deciding goal in three different series during the Calgary Flames' 2004 magical Stanley Cup run, or that Fernando Pisani would be the 2006 playoff leading goal scorer.

Nashville Predators' Blake Geoffrion Becomes NHL's First 4th-Generation Player

Posted 02/27/2011 - 11:01 by HockeyPolls

Blake Geoffrion's grandfather was the legendary Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, who starred for the Montreal Canadiens from 1950-64 before finishing his playing career with the New York Rangers from 1966-1968.

Bernie scored 393 career NHL goals and earned the nickname due to an extremely heavy slap shot he first used while playing junior hockey in Laval, Quebec.

Nashville Predators Make Room for Jonathon Blum, Deal Alexander Sulzer To Panthers

With the trade deadline only a few short days away, many Predators fans, as well as the hockey pundits of the world, were mentioning that the Preds could use another defenseman.

With the team experiencing so many injuries this season, the club could use all the depth it can get.

The train of thought would be that Nashville general manager David Poile would be in search of such a commodity.

In fact, Poile did make a deal invovling a defenseman yesterday, but it was to trade away one, not acquire one.

NHL Trade Rumors: Predators Still Looking As Deadline Approaches

Posted 02/22/2011 - 09:27 by HockeyPolls

With the acquisition of Mike Fisher already paying off dividends, Nashville Predators general manager David Poile will be looking to see who exactly is available over the next six days.

As the annual NHL trade deadline sets up for next Monday, rumors are starting to turn into deals in advance of the deadline. Will the Predators be involved?

While the NHL's western conference is a tight as a drum, the Predators have done well at keeping pace with others while going both hot and cold at opportune times this season.

Vancouver Canucks Insider Update: Defensive Core Injuries a Frustrating Problem

VANCOUVER—"Defense wins championships." Canucks followers can relate to this quote particularly well these last few weeks.

The Vancouver Canucks suffered a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday. As much as the forwards tried to reduce opponents getting scoring chances in their own zone, the Canucks suffered both defensively and offensively Thursday.

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