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Paul McCann's Archive

Step away from the panic button

December 2, 2019 - 9:30 AM ET

The whipsawing going on in Pred Nation is kinda crazy right now, enough to give even the most casual observer whiplash. Since their horrendous six game losing streak, the Nashville Predators have captured seven of their last ten points taking down the division leader, twice… beating a solid team...

Game Night in Smashville

December 3, 2019 - 10:42 AM ET

It’s Game Night in Smashville and tonight’s matchup is a fascinating one. Two teams that have tons of expectation heaped on them… two teams that have not lived up to those expectations… two teams that are looking for answers meet tonight as the Nashville Predators host the Tampa Bay Light...

Consistency... is that too hard to ask for?

December 4, 2019 - 2:09 PM ET

Can we just get a little bit of consistency? Please? Last night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning was a model of everything that is wrong with NHL officiating. Ryan Johansen’s elbow to the head of Brayden Point in the second period drew a 5 minute major and a game misconduct aft...

Game Night in Smashville

December 10, 2019 - 12:32 PM ET

It’s Game Night in Smashville as the San Jose Sharks hit town for what is shaping up to be a crucial tilt between two teams struggling to get back into playoff position. Heading into tonight’s contest both teams are within 4 points of a wild card slot. The Sharks lead the Preds by one point, but...

Ugly... but two points is two points

December 11, 2019 - 2:36 PM ET

It’s rare you can see so much good in an ugly game, but last night’s 3-1 win over San Jose did show quite a bit of good from this Nashville Predators team. The drum beat has been getting louder over the past few weeks, questioning the construction of the team, the game planning, the execution,...