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preds prospects Viktor Arvidsson and Kevin Fiala shootout moves

14 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

Arvidsson dazzles with spin-o-rama goal in scrimmage


Many fans wondered why the Nashville Predators spent a fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on a 21-year old Swedish forward named Viktor Arvidsson. He had been passed up in two previous drafts, is undersized at just 5’9″ and is nearly four years older than their first round pick, Kevin Fiala.

Those questions were put to bed when Arvidsson did this on Saturday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena.

How good was it? It topped — that’s right, topped — Puck Daddy’s Top 5 Shootout Moves from Development Camp post.

Now obviously it’s just a Development Camp shootout so creativity is expected but to have the ability to pull that kind of move off — and convert — is truly exciting.

The Skellefteå, Sweden native finished ninth in Swedish Hockey League scoring last year with 40 points in 50 games. He also helped his Skellefteå AIK club win the league championship as he posted 16 points in 14 games, third best among all post season players.

For Arvidsson, the skill is there. Can he be the same productive player on the smaller North American ice? The Predators hope to find out soon.





Ben Vanderklok replaces Mitch Korn as Goaltending Coach in Nashville

12 June 2014 - 05:01 PM

The original coaching staff of the Predators is no more.

Ben Vanderklok was named goaltending coach on Thursday, replacing Mitch Korn, who had been with the franchise since its inaugural season in 1998-99.

Korn will join the Washington Capitals under Barry Trotz, the original head coach of the Predators, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Vanderklok has been goaltending coach with Nashville's American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, since 2009. He joins new coach Peter Laviolette's staff, which currently includes assistants Kevin McCarthy, Phil Housley and Lane Lambert.


Korn helped develop two-time Vezina Trophy runner-up Pekka Rinne, Tomas Vokoun and Chris Mason. He also brought along Carter Hutton, who was 20-11-4 in his first full NHL season and received a new two-year contract on June 2.

Korn is now reunited with Trotz, whose contract with the Predators was not renewed.

"Ben has worked closely with all the goaltenders in our organization and has been integral in their development and success while learning from one of the best in Mitch Korn," general manager David Poile said. "This is a natural fit to have Ben transition into the lead role, and his relationship with Pekka Rinne and Carter Hutton will make this process seamless."



Nashville submit bid to host NHL All-Star Game 2016-19

06 June 2014 - 05:12 PM


Peter Laviolette Hired as Predators' Coach

06 May 2014 - 01:31 PM

Nashville Predators Name Peter Laviolette Head Coach






Preds Allowed 0 SH Goals in 82 Game Season

13 April 2014 - 11:55 PM

 I'm sorry for starting more nashville threads,but this deserves a thread of it's own:




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#Predators are the first team in history to allow 0 short-handed goals in a full 82-game season.

We may not have made the postseason,but we did score 14 goals in the last two games of the season,7-5 against the blackhawks on saturday and 7-3 against the wild on sunday