Tags » Nashville Predators

Johnston will enter camp looking for wingers for Malkin

Evgeni Malkin meshed well with James Neal and Jussi Jokinen last season, but neither of his wingers are returning to Pittsburgh for 2014-15. As a result, one of Mike Johnston’s first tasks as Pittsburgh’s new bench boss will be remaking the second line. 274 more words

Pittsburgh Penguins

Poll: Is Erik Karlsson an elite defenseman?

While defensive defenseman seem to suffer when it comes to Norris Trophy voting,* offensive blueliners tend to get nitpicked an awful lot. In many cases, they’re labeled as double-edged swords; people believe that there’s a strong chance they can hurt their teams when aggressive bids to push the pace fall flat. 371 more words

Boston Bruins

Poll: Who makes up for James Neal's goals in Pittsburgh?

When the Penguins dealt James Neal to the Nashville Predators for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling, it was viewed as a necessary change. Whether it was because of Neal’s penchant for playing things on the edge or not is up for debate, but one thing he did a lot of in Pittsburgh was score goals. 180 more words

Pittsburgh Penguins

Under Pressure: Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston is 57 years old and has never been a NHL head coach before.

Which makes his first gig a bit of a doozy. 460 more words

Top Posts

Infograph: 2013-14 Shea Weber


Yea, I’m the quiet blogger during the summer months when it comes to hockey (if you are just now figuring that out). That doesn’t mean I am not thinking about hockey; oh no. 159 more words

Nashville Predators

Challenge Accepted

Yes, it’s been a quiet summer here at For the Love of Goons. But that doesn’t mean we’ve gone underground. Tina and I are here, just with work and life consuming every free second. 166 more words