Nashville Predators Captain Roman Josi Out Week-to-Week

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Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi is considered week-to-week after suffering an upper-body injury. The news broke in the lead-up to the Predators’ Tuesday night game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Nashville communicated the injury via its PR Twitter account. #Preds Captain Roman Josi is week-to-week with an upper-body injury. The Preds have recalled forwards Mathieu Olivier […] READ MORE


Ryan Ellis Headlines Multiple Nashville Predators’ Absences

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The Nashville Predators announced multiple roster casualties today including an injury to first-pair defenceman Ryan Ellis. The Predators have placed Ellis and bottom-six centre Luke Kunin on IR, while Ryan Johansen has entered the COVID-19 protocol. The absences were announced via the Predators PR account on Twitter. #Preds player updates: Ryan Ellis has been placed […] READ MORE


2020-21 Nashville Predators Realistic Expectations

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In just a few dozen hours, the 2020-21 Nashville Predators will take the ice. They’ll be going head-to-head against the Columbus Blue Jackets, their new rivals in the realigned division. The 2021 NHL season will bring its fair share of surprises; in such a chaotic time period, staying grounded is key. This is especially true […] READ MORE


Luke Kunin Inks New Deal with Nashville Predators

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The Nashville Predators have announced they have inked restricted free agent forward Luke Kunin to a new two-year deal. The deal is for $4.6 million and has an average annual value of $2.3  million. Kunin was acquired by the Predators from the Minnesota Wild prior to the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Luke Kunin 2x$2.3M in […] READ MORE



Nashville Predators Buyout Kyle Turris

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On Wednesday, October 7th the Nashville Predators announced that they are buying out forward Kyle Turris and defenceman Steven Santini. Though, this comes immediately after it was announced that the team had traded Nick Bonino and draft picks for Luke Kunin. Kyle Turris and Steven Santini Bought Out By Nashville Predators Kyle Turris (NSH) and Steven Santini (NSH) are on […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wild Move Luke Kunin for Nick Bonino

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The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Luke Kunin to the Nashville Predators. The Wild also sent the 101st prospect in exchange for Nick Bonino, the 37th pick and the 70th pick. All picks are for the current 2020 Draft. Elliotte Friedman announced the trade Wednesday morning. Bonino, 37 and 70 for Luke Kunin and 101 […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wild Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look toward the offseason. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how this operates has seen sweeping changes. […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wild Need to Work on Overtime

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The Minnesota Wild are not good at overtime this season. The team has played in four extra periods and lost all four. Their strategy needs some work if they think they can escape the Central Division basement. Their issues with overtime stretch back to last season and have given the Wild eight losses in their […] READ MORE


Three Steps Involved in the Minnesota Wild Rebuild

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The Minnesota Wild rebuild is approaching. They are still last in the Central Division despite winning two of their previous four games. They are old, slow, and lack true difference-makers at several key positions. A haphazard offseason did them no favours in a competitive Western Conference and the current outlook is bleak. How does the […] READ MORE