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Duchene finally a Predator

July 1, 2019 - 3:24 PM ET

UFA Day is here and Pred Nation finally has what a lot of folks were screaming for… Matt Duchene. After a long courtship that saw him go to Ottawa and Columbus over the past few seasons, Matt Duchene is now a Nashville Predator and will be for the next seven seasons at a cap hit of $8 million...

A New Tradition... The Day One Awards!

July 2, 2019 - 12:00 PM ET

David Poile gave a firm indication that he is done with UFA’s for this summer at yesterday’s press conference and he left the door open for a potential trade though, so the drama may not be done for July, but… there are still a few too many free agents out there for the taking before the seri...

Goodbye Captain

July 11, 2019 - 11:56 AM ET

This is a very hard one to write. I began getting rumblings early Monday morning about the possibility of former Predators captain, Greg Johnson passing away at the age of 48. I began in a state of denial… nah… that can’t be true. But it ended up being true… and it sucks. Greg Johnson...

Weekend Randoms

July 12, 2019 - 2:28 PM ET

Random Notes for the Weekend - Matt Duchene was certainly a hit in his first appearance at Ford Ice Center earlier this week. Signing autographs and smiling at the attendees of the Predators Hockey School. He is saying and doing all the right things. - I love Duchene’s response to the infam...

RFA review and what it will take to sign

July 16, 2019 - 10:04 AM ET

Now that we are in the summer dog days, post UFA season, pre players coming back to town… the only drama left is the two RFA’s for the Nashville Predators; Colton Sissons and Rocco Grimaldi. Both players have earned a raise… but how much? Let’s look at the components of each players perf...

Gene Hart and Weekend Randoms

July 19, 2019 - 3:04 PM ET

I close out every hockey game and every edition of SlapShot Radio with a simple phrase… “Good night and good hockey.” It’s a recognition and a salute to a man that passed away 20 years ago this past Sunday, the legendary first (and for me, only) Voice of the Philadelphia Flyers, Gene Hart....