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    Nashville Predators Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Nashville Predators to get you started: 

    Established:1998
    Stadium:Bridgestone Arena
    Colors:Gold, navy blue, white
    Hall of Famers:Peter Forsberg & Paul Kariya 
    Hall of Fame Builders:None
    Rivals:Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets & Anaheim Ducks
    Legends: Peter Forsberg, Paul Kariya, Roman Josi, Pekka Rinne, David Legwand, Shea Weber & Kimmo Timonen 
    Retired Numbers:99
    Division:Central 
    Stanley Cup Titles:None

    Nashville Predators Fixtures 2021-22

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    Nashville Predators History

    The Nashville Predators franchise was formed in 1998 as an expansion team. The city had long requested their own NHL team, and after seeing the amount of interest the people of Nashville had, the NHL approved the requests.

    The Preds inaugural season took place in the 1998-99 campaign, businessman Craig Leipold was hired as the teams general manager. Leipold had been instrumental in getting the Predators off the ground and was the first man to pitch the idea to the NHL. 

    Barry Trotz was hired as head coach of the freshly formed side, marking the first head role for the now veteran coach, who is second on the all time list with a whopping 1,730 games under his belt.

    The Preds’ early days in the NHL were lacklustre, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the first 5 years, however, they showed some improvement in the 2003-04 season, qualifying for their maiden postseason berth where they would lose 4-2 to the Detroit Red Wings. 

    Thanks to some solid signings over the next couple years, including the likes of Jason Arnott and future legend Peter Forsberg, the Predators consistently finished near the top of the Central Division, and qualified for the playoffs in 6 of 7 seasons spanning across 2005-2012.

    Despite reaching the playoffs year after year, the Predators failed to go further than the second round and never took a series past game 6.

    After missing the playoffs in back to back years from 2012-2014, the Predators’ management made the tough decision to part ways with their long serving coach, Barry Trotz, appointing Peter Laviolette as his replacement.

    The decision paid off immediately, with Laviolette coaching the Preds to a second place finish in the Central Division before being eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs.

    Despite finishing in a worse position the following year, the Predators built on their previous postseason, progressing past the Ducks in Round 1 in the franchises first ever 7 game series. They then met the Sharks in Round 2 and once again took the series to game 7, but this time came up short.

    The 2016-17 regular season played out very similarly to the year before, finishing with just 2 less points and once again qualifying for the playoffs. For their 4th place finish the Predators faced the 1st place Blackhawks, who, to everyone’s surprise, they swept over 4 games. The Preds went on to beat the Blues and the Stars over 6 games each, securing the franchise its first ever Stanley Cup Final appearance against the Penguins.

    They got off to a bad start, losing the opening 2 games in Pittsburgh, however, they rallied for games 3 and 4 in Nashville, levelling the series up at 2-2, but would ultimately lose 4-2.

    The Predators bounced back in the 2017-18 season by claiming their first ever division title, ending the regular season with an impressive 53-18-11 record, but in true Predators fashion they would go on to bomb out early in the playoffs. 

    In the years since then the Predators have regressed, yet have still consistently clinched a playoff berth. At the midway point of the Covid shortened 2019-20 season John Hynes was appointed as the franchises 3rd ever head coach. 

    Hynes came in at the midway point of the season and coached the side to another playoff berth. The most recent 2020-21 campaign marked his first full season in charge of the club, and despite a shaky start, the Predators once again made the postseason thanks to a strong second half of the season.

    Expert 2021-22 Picks & Preview on Nashville Predators

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    Nashville Predators Betting & Odds History

    Following their 64 point, 31 win, 23 loss and 2 overtime loss 2020-21 season, the Nashville Predators finished in fourth place in the Central Division, which was enough to secure a place in the playoffs against the division champions, the Carolina Hurricanes.

    After going down 2-0 in the series the Predators rallied at home, pulling the series score back to 2-2 with back to back overtime wins. Unfortunately, the Predators were unable to keep the momentum going, losing the next 2 games in overtime for a first round exit.

    The Predators entered the season as +2700 underdogs to lift the Stanley Cup, a fair price given how top heavy the Central Division was. The Nashville side did well to book a place in the postseason ahead of last year’s runners up, the Dallas Stars, the result of a strong second half of the season which saw them win 18 of 25 games.

    The 2020-21 campaign was a very successful one for the Predators, who learnt a lot about the capabilities of their squad. There will undoubtedly be some big changes coming over the next month, but at their core is a strong side capable of competing again.

    Nashville Predators FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Nashville Predators? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Nashville Predators play?

    The Nashville Predators play their home games at Bridgestone Arena.

    Who owns the Nashville Predators?

    The Nashville Predators are owned by Predators Holdings LLC.

    Have the Nashville Predators won the Stanley Cup?

    The Nashville Predators have won 0 Stanley Cups. 

    Who is the Nashville Predators general manager?

    David Poile is the general manager of the Nashville Predators.

    Do the Nashville Predators play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Nashville Predators are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Nashville Predators games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Nashville Predators record?

    The Nashville Predators had a 31-23-2 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2020-21 NHL season.

    Did the Nashville Predators win last night?

    Fans of the Nashville Predators are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Nashville Predators worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Nashville Predators are worth $435 million.

    Who do the Nashville Predators play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Nashville Predators play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Nashville Predators?

    You can watch the Nashville Predators games on TV channels like Fox Sports, NBC Sports and NHL Networks such as NHL.TV.

    Will the Nashville Predators make the playoffs this year?

    It is not known if the Nashville Predators will make the playoffs this year, however, last season they finished fourth place in the Central Division with a record of 31-23-2.

    Will the Nashville Predators get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?

    The Nashville Predators have the 18th overall pick of the first round of the 2021 NHL draft.

    When do the Nashville Predators play?

    Nashville Predators fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the Nashville Predators finish this season?

    In the 2020-21 NHL season, the Nashville Predators finished 4th in the Central Division.

    How many games did the Nashville Predators win?

    The Nashville Predators won 31 games in the 2020-21 NHL season.