Leading up to Monday’s Game 1, Puck Daddy is previewing every facet of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators — on the ice and off the ice. For various and sundry reasons, the Puck Daddy Beard Watch took a breather this postseason. Obviously, there wasn’t
The highly anticipated ESPN “E:60” profile of Nashville Predators star P.K. Subban dropped on Sunday morning, and delivered a solid look at his life, career and controversy. Jeremy Schaap, who’s really good at this, wove Subban’s history as a black player in hockey through the story, including that
The Nashville Predators have an array of interesting fans on their Stanley Cup bandwagon. There are country music stars. There are Tennessee Titans players. And there professional wrestlers, like WWE star Rusev and NXT star Eric Young.
Leading up to Monday’s Game 1, Puck Daddy is previewing every facet of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators — on the ice and off the ice. The Pittsburgh Penguins have a chance to become the first time in 19 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cup champions.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators will play for the Stanley Cup beginning next week, with the Penguins looking to repeat and the Predators looking to turn hockey’s Holy Grail into a giant spittoon, we imagine. The Predators rolled teams to get here, starting with their emphatic sweep of
There’s going to be a time – and frankly, we might be already living in it – when doubting the greatness of Erik Karlsson is going to seem as pointlessly archaic as doubting the necessity of the telephone. Karlsson played 39 minutes and 33 seconds in the Ottawa Senators’ Game 7 double-overtime loss
The Pittsburgh Penguins are Eastern Conference champions, and will attempt to become the first NHL team in 19 years to repeat as Stanley Cup champions after their Game 7 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is Monday night in Pittsburgh against the Nashville
After Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Citizen wrote a scathing column about Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, and the role he allegedly plays in the franchise’s attendance problems. “It must be Eugene Melnyk,” he wrote. This is an Ottawa thing.
One of the most underrated aspects of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators Eastern Conference Final series is the contrast between coaches Mike Sullivan and Guy Boucher. You have one famous for turning the Pittsburgh Penguins into a high-octane fast-skating team, and the other infamous for grafting
PUCK SOUP is the hockey podcast on the Nerdist network from Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski and Dave Lozo of Vice Sports and The Comeback. This is a hockey podcast, in the sense that the talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies,
Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan had to cut through the rumor and innuendo. Lewan attended Game 6 of the Western Conference Final with several Titans teammates, including Quinton Spain and Ben Jones, because literally everyone with a modicum of fame is attending Predators playoff games
While on my way to the Cannes Film Festival (where I still am as I write this), I stopped off in New York City to get the temperature on a number of Tony-nominated Broadway shows and also to shoot a couple of episodes of The Actor’s Side — including this one with the ever-talented and versatile Isabella
Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final was not the finest few hours for NHL officiating. There was also a cavalcade of abuse suffered by Penguins star Sidney Crosby at the hands of the Ottawa Senators. This is nothing new for Crosby, being that it’s an NHL playoff game and opposing teams celebrate
Alexander Novak, the minister of energy of Russia, continues to give statements on the recent meeting, via Reuters, saying that the non-OPEC committee
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley thought he had opened the scoring in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators.
Colorado announced it’s not bringing back assistant coaches Tim Army and Dave Farrish, nor are they bringing back goalie coach Francois Allaire. All three were on Patrick Roy’s staff before he resigned in August 2016.
The “Nashville Is A Hockey Town” story has become its own sub-genre at this point. The articles start with a hockey writer at some local greasy spoon, because it’s very important to establish a non-traditional market through its cuisine. Then, to underscore that we’re not exactly in Kamloops here,
The Stanley Cup Playoffs have their mythic qualities. As Pekka Rinne sees it, the Nashville Predators just completed their third of four trials in this mythic journey, each with their own distinct challenges. Here it was about physical hockey,” he said, moments after the Predators eliminated the Anaheim
The Nashville Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night, and Ryan Kesler was one of the worst players on the ice. Speculation on NBCSN after the game was that he was exhausted, due to the Ducks’ compressed schedule in the playoffs and having to
The Nashville Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks, 6-3, in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night. To touch, or not to touch? There’s a superstition in the NHL that you don’t touch the conference championship trophy, lest one tempt fate and jinx them for the Stanley Cup Final.