Ryan Johansen and Predators signed a $ 64 million contract for eight years

    NASHVILLE — Center Ryan Johansen signed an eight-year, $64 million contract with the Nashville Predators on Friday. It runs through the 2024-25 season and has an average annual value of $8 million. “This is probably one of the best days of my life right now,” said Johansen, who turns 25 on Monday. “I’m […]

Predators fan, catfish-thrower Jacob Waddell vows to fight charges

A Nashville Predators fan who threw a dead catfish on the ice in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is facing criminal charges, the Pittsburgh Police Department said in a statement Tuesday. Jacob Waddell, 26, from Nolensville, Tennessee, has been charged via summons with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime and disrupting meetings and […]

Predators confirm Ryan Johansen suffered from compartment syndrome

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have confirmed center Ryan Johansen needed emergency surgery because he suffered from compartment syndrome in his left thigh. General manager David Poile detailed Johansen’s condition in a statement Sunday, two days after Nashville announced the top scorer’s season had been ended by a thigh injury after Game 4 of […]

Predators Ardivsson-Johansen-Forsberg line is dominating the Stanley Cup playoffs

The Stanley Cup playoffs are a great time for hockey minutiae. When the same teams play again and again, trends start to develop. Matchups are exposed. Coaches’ decisions, such as who to play together or who to play against, become paramount. The biggest decision comes in the construction of lines, and the success of a […]