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Preds Set to Broadcast All-Access Practice Sunday from Bridgestone Arena

Training Camp Session Will Stream on to Give Fans Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Practice Runs

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Have you ever attended a Predators practice and craved some additional insight on what you're watching from whistle to whistle? Well, thanks to Preds General Manager David Poile, Head Coach John Hynes and each of Nashville's players, wonder no more.

This Sunday, starting at 11:45 a.m. CT, the Preds will take to the ice at Bridgestone Arena as Training Camp continues, and they'll do so while giving fans an inside look at the sessions like never before.

The team's practice will be streamed live on with Hynes and Predators broadcasters offering insights and analysis as the team prepares for Opening Night on Oct. 14.

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Preds Expect Scrimmages to Provide Key Role in Player Evaluations

With No Preseason Games, Predators Planning to Take Full Advantage of Scrimmages to Prepare for Opening Night

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

NHL preseason games don't often incite mass excitement among fans, but for players and coaches, the dress rehearsals before the impending real thing are seen as a valuable element for a season's preparation.

Of course, everything is different these days, and this version of Predators Training Camp presented by Vanderbilt Health includes a grand total of zero exhibition contests as opposed to the usual six the Preds play against other opponents.

Due to the current climate and protocols, the NHL determined there would be no preseason matchups for any team leading into the 56-game regular season. Instead, the Predators - and seemingly every other NHL club - will utilize an intrasquad scrimmage to simulate game action ahead of the real thing.

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Hiller Proud to Add Logo to Preds Practice Jersey

Partnership Between Preds, Hiller Adds New Element for 2020-21 Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators players have taken to the ice for practice once more, and their attire has never looked better.

New for the 2020-21 season, Preds practice jerseys are sporting the Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical logo as part of the getup.

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Preds Learn from Hynes During First Practice as Head Coach

Nashville's New Bench Boss Begins to Implement Change as Predators Hear from Fresh Voice

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

One of the first things John Hynes did after he stepped on the ice Wednesday for his inaugural practice with his new club was to seek out Matt Duchene.

The two took a few laps around the rink at Bridgestone Arena engaged in conversation, no doubt discussing the X's and O's of hockey and coming up with solutions as to how the Nashville Predators will find their way back into postseason contention.

Or maybe not.

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Predators Training Camp Opens Thursday, Sept. 13

First Organized Team Practice is Sept. 15 at Centennial Sportsplex

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (September 12, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday the complete schedule and roster for the team's 2018 training camp, which will begin with physicals and a team meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the club's first organized practice set for Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:45 a.m. CT at Centennial Sportsplex. Dates, times and the roster are subject to change.

Nashville's three-week training camp is headlined by six preseason games, beginning with a doubleheader on the road against the Florida Panthers on Sept. 17 (2:30 and 6 p.m. CT). The Predators then will face off against the Tampa Bay on back-to-back nights, hosting the Lightning on Sept. 21 and traveling to Tampa on Sept. 22. Nashville will close out its preseason slate with two games against the Hurricanes, welcoming Carolina to Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 25 before playing them on the road five days later on Sept. 30.

All training camp sessions - with the exception of a 2 p.m. CT scrimmage at Ford Ice Center on Sept. 16 - will be held at Centennial Sportsplex (Note: The scrimmage is pre-register and for Preds Season-Ticket Citizens only). 

Training camp will be attended by 55 players - 48 are under contract with Nashville and seven are on American Hockey League contracts with the Milwaukee Admirals or are attending on an amateur or professional tryout. Nashville's training camp roster will consist of 32 forwards, 18 defensemen and five goaltenders and is available by clicking here.

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Watson Practices as Preds Look Ahead to Game 2

Nashville Focused on Rebounding from Game 1 Loss, Evening Series Before Heading North

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

If an innocent bystander were challenged to walk into both the Predators' and Jets' locker rooms on Saturday and determine which club lost in Game 1 on Friday night, they'd probably have a difficult time doing so.

Of course, everyone in Nashville knows the unfortunate truth to that answer.

It was the Predators, who outshot and outplayed Winnipeg in the opening contest of their Round Two series, only to find themselves on the wrong side of a 4-1 score after 60 minutes.

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Preds Confident in Ability to Bounce Back from Game 3 Defeat

Pekka Rinne Believes His Club Will Have Best Effort Yet in Game 4

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Although it may not have seemed possible at times during the first period of Game 3 on Monday night, the sun came up again on Tuesday morning.

The Predators rose from their beds, headed to Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, had some meetings, hit the ice for 35 minutes and even cracked a few smiles.

Laughed on more than one occasion as well.

Believe it or not, the sky isn't falling inside of the Nashville dressing room after their 5-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche cut their series lead to a 2-1 advantage. In fact, it was anything but on Tuesday afternoon.

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Preds Aiming for Better Start Against Desperate Avalanche in Game 2

Nashville Pleased with Finish in Game 1, Hoping to Ride Momentum and Take Advantage of Home Ice

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

As Pekka Rinne often likes to say prior to the commencement of a postseason series, someone is going to win Game 1, and then "it's on."

His club was the victor of the opening act, as the Predators and Avalanche began Round One on Saturday night, a 5-2 final that saw a so-so start turn into a dominant finish and a 1-0 series lead. The Preds will attempt to make it a 2-0 advantage on Saturday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena with a chance to take a commanding lead before heading to Denver for Games 3 and 4.

So, now that the Preds have had some time to dissect their efforts in the opening outing, is there something they were particularly pleased with in Game 1? What about something to improve upon?

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Dierks Bentley Practices with Preds, Talks Hockey in Nashville

Country-Music Superstar, Diehard Preds Fan Anticipating Postseason Run in Music City

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Dierks Bentley Skates with Preds

Dierks Bentley and his son practice with the Preds

Country music star Dierks Bentley and his son, Knox, seize the opportunity to skate with the Preds during a practice

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Most of the Preds opted for an off-ice workout in lieu of lacing up their skates on Friday in Nashville, and deservedly so, less than 24 hours after setting a franchise record with 111 points in a single season.

However, not everyone took the option to rest, including Dierks Bentley.

In another classic, "only in Smashville" moment, the country music superstar, and diehard Preds fan, took to the ice, along with his young son, Knox, participating in drills and trying to beat Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros over the glove.

And just as a hockey player might be in awe of their favorite musician, the inverse is also true at first sight for Bentley.

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Fisher Practices with Preds as Comeback Bid Continues

Predators Center Skates with Teammates for First Time Since Announcing Comeback

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

P.K. Subban joked if it was up to him, he would insert Mike Fisher back into the Predators' lineup immediately.

Of course, Subban isn't the one making those decisions, and as far as Fisher is concerned with his conditioning, he's probably relieved that's not the case.

However, after participating in Monday's practice at Bridgestone Arena with his Preds teammates - the first time he's done so since announcing his intention two weeks ago to come back and play for the team - Fisher said he is surprising himself just a bit when it comes to getting back into game shape.

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