Thursday, April 25th will mark the end of an era for the Nashville Predators. Next season's realignment will move the Detroit Red Wings to an inferior "Conference II" in the Eastern time zones where they will rekindle some of their own old rivalries. Us Preds fans though will lose the biggest rival this franchise has ever seen. I would like to take some time to say adieu Detroit Red Wings, I hope you hate the Eastern Conference, I hope you lose every game, I strongly dislike your organization, I will miss you. Here are some defining moments of the Predators and Detroit Red Wings history.no comments
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Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators houses one of the best atmospheres in professional sports. While almost every one of those 17,113+ fans has a common goal- to see their Predators get a win, there are different kinds of fans, and if you have been to Preds game in Nashville any number of times you have encountered some or all of these factions of fans. Chances are you are a member of one. You probably just don't realize it. Here are the types of fans I see at Bridgestone Arena. Feel free to add your comments below!
Note: This article is not intended to offend. I love all fans at Bridgestone Arena. Well, all Preds fans anyway.no comments
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Western Conference Quarter Finals (Best-of-Five Series)
#8 Milwaukee Admirals (Record; points) vs #1 Texas Stars (43-22-11; 97 points)
Coverage from the enemy: Hundred Degree Hockey
The Milwaukee Admirals head to the AHL Playoffs for the eleventh straight season, an AHL record, to take on the Texas Stars, the best of the West. Since the Nashville Predators have only a few more games remaining in the season, it is likely the Admirals will receive three to five players before Game 3. For Texas, their NHL affiliate Dallas Stars are battling for a playoff spot, thus not likely to acquire anyone pending their postseason situation.no comments
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Welcome to the Weekend Update. This is the weekly article that keeps you up-to-date on the NHL standings, provides you with videos from around the world of hockey in the week that was, and informs Nashvillians on the televised NHL games in the upcoming week. In this edition, Reimer shuts the door on Elias, Parise scores a hard-working goal, Galchenyuk scored an unlikely goal, all of Boston sings the anthem, Huberdeau gives Florida a bright spot, and the Sabres demonstrate how not to end and start a period.
EA Sports returns the NHL cover vote for the second straight year to allow gamers to vote on who should be the face of NHL 14. As many Predators fans remember, star goalie Pekka Rinne advanced to the finals after advancing through the rounds of 60, 32 and 16; quarterfinals and semifinals.
In a narrow defeat, Rinne lost the cover vote to Philadelphia Flyers' captain Claude Giroux.
Now, the voting starts up again. This year, the Predators have an unlikely chance of getting as far as Rinne did last season. The representatives of Smashville are Brandon Yip and Mike Fisher.no comments
Kevin Henderson and Daniel Bang has been temporarily reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals for their push to the AHL playoffs. Last night, the Nashville Predators lost in overtime to the Chicago Blackhawks. Nashville's next game will be Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena.
Milwaukee will receive Henderson, who scored a goal in his NHL debut, and Bang just prior to puck drop tonight (Saturday) at 7pm in Chicago. Basically, they are staying put. It is likely that Henderson and Bang will be playing four games in five nights, which is tough for a young hockey player to deal with.
This is a must-win game in order to make the playoffs as they currently sit tied for the 8th spot with Rockford.
If I'm not mistaken, the Admirals would clinch a playoff spot if they win in regulation and Rockford loses to the Texas Stars in regulation. No matter what the situation is, the Ads need to earn at least a point.
The Admirals' next and final game of the year will be in Peoria to take on the Rivermen. Depending on how everything unfolds tonight, it may or may not be a must win.
Here at Fang Faction, we will keep you up-to-date on the news surrounding Milwaukee. If they do qualify for the playoffs, we will cover every game.no comments
Winless in their last eight affairs, the Nashville Predators were able to snap their seven game losing streak by forcing their game against the Chicago Blackhawks into overtime.no comments
With only eight days remaining in the Nashville Predators' 2012-13 season, they head to Chi-town to take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Nashville is 15-21-8 with 38 points and 14th in the Western Conference. Western Conference champions Blackhawks are 33-5-4 with 70 points and 1st in the Western Conference. Puck drops at 7:39pm CT.no comments
The Predators have recalled forward Kevin Henderson, instead of Austin Watson, for their Friday game against the Blackhawks. It will be Henderson's first game in the NHL.
The 6'0, 210 pound Left Winger has been with the Admirals for two seasons. He made his pro debut in with the Sharks AHL affiliate in Worcester. This year Henderson has 16 goals and 11 assits with the Admirals. He is + 10 on the season.
Henderson was undrafted when he signed with the Sharks. He had been playing with the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds in Fredericton, before signing his Pro Contract. With the Reds he won the 2009 CIS Championships, which is the highest team achievement in the Canadian University league. Henderson had 50 points in 28 games played the year UNB won the championships.
Henderson becomes the 8th rookie to play with the Preds this season. He will be joining a plethora of young prospects on the roster, including Filip Forsberg and Bang, who got re-called to the Preds after being sent back to Milawaukee earlier this week.
Former Predator Joel Ward also played in the CIS before signing a Pro contract. Ward played with the University of Prince Edward Island, a division rival of the Varsity Reds, 2 years before Henderson began play with the Fredericton team.
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During a franchise record tying seven game losing streak, it is hard to find one player on the Nashville Predators' roster who has been "hot" as of late. However, there are plenty of players who are "cold".
Nothing has gone right as of late for the Predators. After losing Monday to the Vancouver Canucks, Nashville's playoff chances were shattered and now look forward to the offseason.
Points in the scoring department has been lacking as of late totaling on eight goals throughout their losing skid and being shutout three times. It isn't surprising because of all the injuries up front. Three of their top six scorers are out with injuries--Wilson, Bourque and Fisher.no comments