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Nashville Predators Blogger, Software Engineer (C#.NET), Novice Woodworker, Southern Cook, Husband, Father of Two. You may contact me at David.R.Singleton AT gmail.com.

NHL Draft: David Poile Takes the Road Most Traveled.  Again.

NHL Draft: David Poile Takes the Road Most Traveled. Again.

Coming off missing the playoffs for only the second time in the past nine seasons, the word from David Poile was that “we need to get more dynamic with our forwards.  We need more scoring.”  Barry Trotz went on record that “I think you have to have a balance of all types of players, be [...]

Players Continue to Gamble, But Are Digging Their Own Holes in the End

Players Continue to Gamble, But Are Digging Their Own Holes in the End

Today, the NHL has announced the cancellation of all regular season games through November 1st.  Many will likely use that to claim the sky is falling or to take another jab at Bettman and the League. Some will point to Thursday’s metaphorical door slamming that happened when the NHLPA presented their three new proposals to [...]

Finding a Middle Ground with the NHL Standings

Finding a Middle Ground with the NHL Standings

The way in which the NHL calculates standing points is a hot topic examined every year- especially by the media.  The problem that’s always pointed out is the fact that games that end in regulation are only worth 2 points while those that go beyond regulation are worth 3 points due to the loser being [...]

Actions, Not Words with Suter

Actions, Not Words with Suter

Going into the All-Star break, the biggest question for Predator fans might have been whether their captain, Shea Weber, could topple Zdeno Chara in the hardest shot competition (he didn’t).  That was all before Ryan Suter stepped up to the podium and spoke. Firstly, let’s get Suter’s quotes out there again, as he made them [...]

What To Do With Ryan Suter?

What To Do With Ryan Suter?

Last time, I examined the reasons why I thought Nashville and New Jersey should get together on a trade sending Zach Parise to Nashville- without Ryan Suter going the other way. This week has seen a flurry of discussion on what to do with Suter (and to a lesser degree, Weber).  Primarily, the focus is [...]

Match.com- Nashville and New Jersey

Match.com- Nashville and New Jersey

New Jersey and Nashville are two teams that are both coming to a similar crossroads.  Both teams have a core player that will be unrestricted at the end of this season and neither has re-signed their player due to different reasons.  Can these two teams solve one another’s problems?  I think so.  But it might [...]

Realignment and the Nashville Power Play

Realignment and the Nashville Power Play

Realignment Thoughts For a Nashville Predators’ fan, what’s not to like? Travel is much better for the team.  For the fan, there will be far fewer away games that start after 8:30pm CST. Nashville fans get to see every team in the League at least twice with the home-and-home games. Divisional playoffs will breed all [...]

Should Predators Stick Toe in Bobby Ryan Pool, Or Would It Get Stomped?

Should Predators Stick Toe in Bobby Ryan Pool, Or Would It Get Stomped?

After a flurry of great posts from Jeremy, Ryan, Seth, and James regarding potential packages to acquire Bobby Ryan, Dirk opened the morning continuing a great question raised by Willy Daunic last night on 102.5 The Game.  The question is whether the Predators should pursue a star quality forward at all. Now, I’ve written several [...]

Speculation From Rinne's Contract

Speculation From Rinne’s Contract

Pekka Rinne’s new contract is signed, sealed and delivered.  It’s spans seven years and pays the goaltender $7 million each year.  My knee jerk reaction was that it was either too much salary or too much term- based upon market value.  How does it really stack up when compared to the top ten goaltender contracts [...]

Ducks Flying South

Ducks Flying South

Tonight, the Predators welcome the 5-3-1 Anaheim Ducks to Bridgestone Arena.  The last time Anaheim came to Nashville, they lost the series-deciding game six of the first round of last season’s playoffs to the Predators.  I expect this game will have a slightly special meaning. Rinne was not at his best against Anaheim in last [...]

Well, That Was Better

Well, That Was Better

The Nashville Predators emerged victorious from their battle against the Lightning down on 501 Broadway last night- and there was much rejoicing. Finally, the Predators were able to pull together a complete game and play at a level to which their fans have grown accustomed. With apologies to Pekka Rinne, the big story last night [...]

Fisher Returns as Preds Host Sharks Tonight

Fisher Returns as Preds Host Sharks Tonight

Today, the Nashville Predators open a three game home stand against the San Jose Sharks.  The Sharks are typically a physical team that plays a puck possession game.  That style will be especially tough for a Nashville team that’s found it difficult to win puck battles and maintain possession long enough to put shots on [...]

Preds Singed Against Flames, But Survive

Preds Singed Against Flames, But Survive

Right now, the Predators just aren’t very good as a team.  Fortunately for Nashville, Pekka Rinne is very good. Rinne pitched a shutout on 33 shots against to earn his third win of the season.  Nashville got goals from Niclas Bergfors and Sergei Kostitsyn with Brian McGratton, Jack Hillen, Craig Smith and Matt Halischuk earning [...]

Let's Get It Started

Let’s Get It Started

It’s been a couple of very long months for the NHL, Nashville Predator fans, and for me personally.  Tonight, we all get to escape the real world for a couple of hours and let the joy of watching the Nashville Predators play hockey be what matters most.  I don’t know about you, but that’s a [...]

Final Thoughts on Weber, Suter and Rinne

Final Thoughts on Weber, Suter and Rinne

Last time, I entered into the world of speculation as it concerned the negotiations with Shea Weber based upon what we’d heard to that point (prior to the arbitration hearing and the subsequent conference call with David Poile and Weber).  I basically came to the conclusion that the primary blame for the stalemate should fall [...]

Changing of the Guard?

Changing of the Guard?

  Copyright 2011 Jas Faulkner The Nashville Predators are trying to have a full changing of the guard in their team’s on-ice leadership.  Step one was completed when Jason Arnott was traded away last off-season and Weber was given the vacant  “C” (and Dumont’s “A” being given to Ryan Suter).  Step two was completed this [...]

Preview: Predators' Offseason

Preview: Predators’ Offseason

The coaching staff is now likely set assuming the team picks up the option on Peter Horachek.  With the re-signing of Mitch Korn and promotion of Lane Lambert, Poile and Trotz can now turn the majority of their attention to filling out their roster for next season.  (Jeremy Gover has kindly provided a list of [...]

Friday Face-Offs, 5/20/2011

Friday Face-Offs, 5/20/2011

The season is over.  It’s time to both look back and to look forward. 2010 – 2011: A Season to Remember The Predators and their fans will always remember this season as a season of growth. The fans, and we in the media, were able to witness a team young in both history and players [...]

Vancouver vs Nashville- Game 4

Vancouver vs Nashville- Game 4

Shea Weber has it right… Yes, the Canucks embellished a couple of calls in game 3 and were able to score two goals on those two calls.  Yes, the officials missed a rather obvious Too Many Men call.  That’s unfortunate.  It’s unfortunate that this game was so affected by gamesmanship.  It’s unfortunate for Predator fans [...]

Nashville vs. Vancouver Preview

Nashville vs. Vancouver Preview

Friday’s column a day early… Previewing Nashville vs. Vancouver At 8pm CDT, the puck will drop on the first Stanley Cup semifinal series in Nashville history.  Nashville is coming off a strong showing against the Anaheim Ducks and will now face the top seeded Vancouver Canucks. There are some similarities between the Canucks and Ducks.  [...]