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Matt Nieto expected back for Stanley Cup final after missing en…

Matt Nieto expected back for Stanley Cup final after missing entire third round

thehockeynews.com Updated May 30 (yesterday)
Matt Nieto hasn’t played since Game 6 of the Sharks’ second-round series against the Nashville Predators, but the 23-year-old could be finding his way back into San Jose’s lineup Monday night. After missing the past seven games of the post-season, inclu…
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  • The complete list of World Cup of Hockey rosters

    The complete list of World Cup of Hockey rosters

    thehockeynews.com May 28 (3 days ago)
    These are the final rosters for the eight teams taking part in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The event starts September 17 and finishes with the final on Oct. 1. FINLAND G Mikko Koskinen, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) G Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins G Pekka Rin…
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  • Nashville GM Poile says Gaustad, Nystrom won’t be back with Pre…

    Nashville GM Poile says Gaustad, Nystrom won’t be back with Predators

    The Nashville Predators went deeper into the playoffs this post-season than the franchise had ever been before, but that doesn’t mean GM David Poile is going to stand pat and be happy just to contend. Changes are coming for the Predators, and Poile made…
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  • GM ready to be patient expecting Predators to keep improving

    GM ready to be patient expecting Predators to keep improving

    NHL.com May 18
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - General manager David Poile believes patience might be the remaining ingredient needed for the Nashville Predators to take that "next step." The Predators are coming off the longest playoff run in their history and Poile no...
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  • Eulogy: Remembering the 2015-16 Nashville Predators

    Eulogy: Remembering the 2015-16 Nashville Predators

    yahoo.com May 18
    (Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we're bound to lose some friends along the journey. We've asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the mo…
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  • Predators sign left wing Justin Kirkland to entry-level deal

    Predators sign left wing Justin Kirkland to entry-level deal

    NHL.com May 16
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have signed left wing Justin Kirkland to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Predators announced the deal Monday. Kirkland, now 19, was Nashville's fourth draft pick at No. 62 overall in the t...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Big decisions loom in Dallas as Stars seek goalt…

    Rumor Roundup: Big decisions loom in Dallas as Stars seek goaltending upgrade

    The Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals are the latest to join the list of playoff casualties. Their early exits from the postseason makes them fodder for offseason trade and free-agent speculation. Shaky goaltending was the prime …
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  • Watch Predators give up shorthanded 4-on-1 as Thornton ices Gam…

    Watch Predators give up shorthanded 4-on-1 as Thornton ices Game 7 victory for Sharks

    The Predators entered the third period of Thursday’s Game 7 against the Sharks in an unenviable hole. Nashville was trailing 3-0 and were starting the final regulation frame — and potentially their final period of the season — shorthanded against what h…
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  • Shea Weber's struggles magnified in Nashville's Game 7 loss

    Shea Weber's struggles magnified in Nashville's Game 7 loss

    yahoo.com May 13
    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Shea Weber took the blame for his poor Game 7 performance. He knew after his Nashville Predators were downed 5-0 by the San Jose Sharks that only he could answer for his showing, which included a minus-3 and being on ice for all of th…
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  • Pekka Rinne throws Jonathan Quick-esque tantrum (Video)

    Pekka Rinne throws Jonathan Quick-esque tantrum (Video)

    yahoo.com May 13
    Throughout the Nashville Predators playoff run, Pekka Rinne has been a steadying force in the net. Calm, cool, and collected in even the toughest games. ... until Game 7 versus the San Jose Sharks. Patrick Marleau scored a top shelf goal on a back and f…
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  • Joe Pavelski faces captaincy test in Game 7

    Joe Pavelski faces captaincy test in Game 7

    yahoo.com May 12
    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Joe Pavelski isn’t putting much extra pressure on himself in advance of the San Jose Sharks’ Game 7 showdown with the Nashville Predators. Even if it’s the first Game 7 situation as team captain for Pavelski, the nerves and the questi…
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  • Sharks, Preds Game 7; Giroux to have surgery; visit 'Minneflowt…

    Sharks, Preds Game 7; Giroux to have surgery; visit 'Minneflowta' (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com May 12
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • “That’s my defenseman!” [Instagr…
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Dumba Wins It For Wild 01:03

    Dumba Wins It For Wild

    Mar 17
    Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
  • Video - Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period 00:56

    Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period

    Mar 15
    Anaheim scored all four of its goals in the third period to come back and beat Nashville 4-2.
  • Video - New Norris Trophy Front-Runners 01:55

    New Norris Trophy Front-Runners

    Mar 10
    With the Flames' Mark Giordano out for the season, Scott Burnside offered some candidates for the new front-runners for the Norris Trophy.