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Dirk Hoag

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Hockey stats blogger covering the Nashville Predators.

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Winnipeg's finest photobombs Mark Howard

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There's Mark Howard, trying to perform his 2nd intermission TV duties, when an overzealous Winnipeg Jets fan jumps in to give a "woohoo!" to TV viewers throughout Smashville. Well done, Miss.

GameThread
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Join the Predators vs Jets Game Thread!

Who's ready for an early start and a critical game?

Preds vs Jets Preview: Matinee Mayhem

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This afternoon's game features a critical opportunity for the Nashville Predators to catch one of the team's ahead of them in the playoff chase.

The one factor which guarantees a Predators win

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Kudos to Will Hoge for not only singing a great national anthem last night, but delivering the win as well.

Carter Hutton is no Chris Mason

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Carter Hutton has earned the admiration of Nashville Predators fans for taking on a heavy workload in Pekka Rinne's absence. But is he really the second coming of Chris Mason?

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Join the Predators vs Lightning Game Thread!

At long last, the puck drops at Bridgestone Arena as the Predators launch their post-Olympic playoff push against Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Predators vs Lightning Preview: Time to Go to Work

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The Nashville Predators launch the post-Olympic portion of their schedule tonight by hosting one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, but one clouded in uncertainty after its captain...

David Legwand at 104.5's Sportfest - YouTube

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Watch as David Legwand recalls the details of his first career NHL goal with Mark Howard at 104.5's SportsFest. Since I missed the event while driving back from vacation, does anyone have a recap of how his talk went?

Rinne heads to Milwaukee for Conditioning

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As Pekka Rinne continues his long road back to game-readiness after four months missed due to a hip infection, the Nashville Predators have assigned him to the Milwaukee Admirals on a Conditioning...

Pekka could play "during this homestand"

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Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz delivered this morning what Preds fans have long been hoping for, a timetable for Pekka Rinne's potential return to the Nashville net.

More Shea Weber Lust in Edmonton

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A prominent columnist in Edmonton is banging the drums once again for the Oilers to pull off a trade for Shea Weber. It's kind of sad, really.

Another Step Forward for Pekka Rinne

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The positive news continues to come at a cautious pace regarding Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, who has practiced with the team in recent days and appears close to getting some game...

Simon Moser Recalled

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The Nashville Predators have brought winger Simon Moser back up to the big leagues, as the team was short a forward due to Nick Spaling's stint on Injured Reserve.

The Week Ahead: The Chase Resumes...

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The Nashville Predators' playoff hopes are faint, but certainly alive, as the NHL resumes the 2013-14 regular season this week.

Are you ready for USA vs Russia?

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OK folks, here we go - both sides have had one game to work the kinks out, and now it's USA vs Russia in a key preliminary match.

Report: Predators seeking Edmonton's Sam Gagner

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A report indicates the Nashville Predators are looking into Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner as a potential long-term replacement for David Legwand. What would he bring to the Preds' lineup?

Winter Wonderland, Tavern 96 & Season Tix Renewals

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While the NHL is taking a break for the Winter Olympics, the Nashville Predators are keeping busy providing a family-friendly event to keep fans in the mood for hockey.

Friday's Olympic Thread: All the Preds in Action

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It's a busy day in Sochi for the Nashville Predators, as all three of their representatives will hit the ice.

How the Predators are doing in Sochi

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Get caught up on how Shea Weber, Roman Josi and Simon Moser are representing the Nashville Predators at the Winter Olympics.

Olympic Hockey Thread: Team USA vs Slovakia

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Team USA begins their quest for a medal by taking on Zdeno Chara and the Slovaks today at the Olympics.

Olympic Game Thread: CZE vs SWE, LAT vs SUI

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The mens tournament kicks off with two games taking place at the same time today.

Olympic Hockey: David Poile won't go to Sochi

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Due to injuries suffered last week in Minnesota, Team USA's hockey general manager David Poile will remain in Nashville rather than join the team in Russia.

Your Olympic Hockey TV Guide

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Want to keep an eye on the Nashville Predators while they compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics? Consult our handy guide.

GameThread
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Join the Preds vs Ducks Game Thread!

Let's finish off the pre-Olympic schedule with a bang, shall we?

Colton Sissons Recalled for tonight's game

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In advance of tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks, the Nashville Predators have recalled Colton Sissons from Milwaukee.

Preds vs Ducks Preview: Last Game Before Sochi

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The Nashville Predators are scrambling for every point they can earn in the Western Conference standings, but they'll have a tough task taking two from the NHL's top team tonight.

Preds Release Update on David Poile

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The Nashville Predators issued an update on the condition of general manager David Poile, who was struck in the face by a puck on Thursday.

Taylor Beck: Back to Milwaukee

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With healthy bodies returning to the Nashville Predators lineup, young right wing Taylor Beck has been squeezed out of the numbers game and is on his way back to the Milwaukee Admirals this morning.

Winter Olympics: Hornqvist Passed Over Again

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With just a few days left before the opening of the hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Team Sweden made another roster move as Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin withdrew due to...

Get Well Soon, Pete & David

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We're all used to hockey players suffering the various bumps, bruises and broken bones that are a staple of every NHL season, but yesterday it was two senior members of the Nashville Predators who...

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