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Video- Roman Josi Fined For A Cross Check

NEW YORK (March 8, 2020) – Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry during NHL Game No. 1051 in Dallas on Saturday, March 7, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 15:13 of the second period. Josi was assessed a minor penalty for high-sticking.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.


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Vides- Goodbye Goodnight And Zeros On The Clock

The Blues with a late comback against the Islanders and below the Predators stun the Flames.

 

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The Nashville Predators Will Have To Answer Some Questions

from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News,

The more important question, however, pertains to the Predators’ direction at the conclusion of this campaign. Though there remains a chance Nashville sneaks into the playoffs and manufactures a Los Angeles Kings-esque low-seed Stanley Cup victory, those chances appear about as slim as Mary Swanson ending up with Lloyd Christmas. And whether this season ends after Game 82 or at the conclusion of whatever brief post-season run the Predators are able to piece together, it will almost assuredly be the case that this campaign is either a step backward or nothing more than a lateral move. And that could, and probably should, mean some changes are on the horizon.

Chief among those changes, of course, is finding a solution to the Kyle Turris situation. Though the 30-year-old center has played a regular role since spending seven consecutive games as a healthy scratch in November, he’s remained a bottom-six fixture earning top-six dollars – he has another four years remaining at a $6-million cap hit after this season. And while his contract isn’t necessarily a drag on the Predators’ cap situation with Nashville projected to have upwards of $11 million with which to work come the off-season, it’s the additional flexibility that Turris’ contract doesn’t provide that’s the great issue.

But that’s not the Predators’ only concern.

The perception of this roster, and the spirit in which it has been built, is that it’s a defense-first club that carves its path to success by way of quality goaltending and strong defending.

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The Defensemen Society

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet,

Dan Hamhuis is seated on the baseline of a slightly busted semi-circle. The 16-year NHLer is one of seven Nashville Predators defencemen participating in a group chat about all aspects of the position they play. It’s early December, post-practice, and backwards hats, hoodies and athleisure rule the day. The sweaty jerseys and socks have been whisked away, equipment staff are busy toiling in other areas of the team facility and the dressing room has pretty much cleared out apart from the blue-liners when Hamhuis, speaking to the idea that defencemen belong to their own little tribe, suggests that if he walked into a room full of hockey players he didn’t know, he’d eventually be able to sort out who else is part of the brotherhood without having to ask. “I think there’s a personality thing,” Hamhuis says. “I don’t want to blanket it, but I think you kind of can.” He opens it up to the room: “What do you guys think?”

Ryan Ellis, plunked on a chair facing Hamhuis, senses his opportunity. “It’s like we’re more win-oriented,” he says, igniting a round of chuckles.

That’s not exactly how Hamhuis was framing things, but you can see why the joke plays well. Whether it’s a bunch of blueliners skating in today’s green-light game or retired guys from more staid eras past, you don’t have to probe very hard to discover a common pride. “You’re not out to get goals and points as much as forwards,” says Hamhuis. “We’re more under-the-radar kind of guys, doing things that maybe don’t get the glory.”

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Video- Viktor Arvidsson Fined For Diving/Embellishment

NEW YORK (January 17, 2020) -- Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

Arvidsson was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 586 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 27. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 0:14 of the first period during NHL Game No. 671 against the Boston Bruins on Jan. 7. Arvidsson (embellishment) and Bruins forward Brad Marchand (cross-checking) received coincidental minor penalties on the play.

I believe the incident is in the video below.

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Video- Goal Scored By #35 Pekka Rinne

Preds win 5-2.

 

 

added 11:40pm, Longer, YouTube version below.

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John Hynes Named Head Coach For The Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (January 7, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has named John Hynes as the third head coach in franchise history.

"John Hynes is bright young coach and great leader who has a track record of both effectively developing young players and successfully motivating veterans," Poile said. "We love his coaching resume and are confident that he has learned from every stop during his career, and has the best skill set to get the maximum potential out of our team."

"This is a tremendous opportunity to join an organization with a history of success, a team with immense talent and a phenomenal fanbase," Hynes said. "This organization has a strong foundation, from its ownership and executives to the entire front-office staff, and I'm excited to come in and try to maximize this team's abilities."

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Peter Laviolette Done In Nashville

Nashville, Tenn. (January 6, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Monday that the team has relieved Head Coach Peter Laviolette and Associate Coach Kevin McCarthy of their coaching responsibilities.

"Under the leadership of Peter and Kevin, our organization reached unprecedented heights - from our franchise-altering run to the Stanley Cup Final to a Presidents' Trophy and our first two Central Division titles," Poile said. "Their passion for the game, ability to motivate a team and drive to be the best makes this a difficult decision. On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Peter and Kevin for all their contributions to the Nashville Predators over the past five-and-a-half seasons."

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Watching The Winter Classic

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The Dallas Stars Defeated The Nashville Predators In The Winter Classic

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

The Dallas Stars scored four unanswered goals, including three in the third period to defeat the Nashville Predators 4-2 at the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in front of a crowd of 85,630 at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Wednesday.

Mattias Janmark, Alexander Radulov and Andrej Sekera scored in the first 6:35 of the third after Blake Comeau scored with 1:08 remaining in the second period.

Ben Bishop made 31 saves for the Stars (23-14-4), who have won three games in a row, all with third-period comebacks. They scored four unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Sunday. Dallas leads the NHL with seven wins in games it has trailed after two periods.

Matt Duchene and Dante Fabbro scored, and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for the Predators (18-15-6), who lost their third straight game. Roman Josi had two assists, extending his point streak to eight games (seven goals, eight assists).

The Winter Classic, the first outdoor game for Dallas and Nashville, was the second most attended NHL game in history behind the 2014 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium (105,491).

The temperature at puck drop was 54.9 degrees Fahrenheit.

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