Dierks Bentley, who was in the freshman class with two future NHL stars at Vermont, is relatively new to hockey, but the country music singer's love of the game just keeps getting stronger and more passionate.
Jim Wilkie examines the aftermath of recent injuries to key players such as Brad Ference, Andy McDonald and Francois Beauchemin.
The Predators are coming off their most successful season that included their first playoff appearance.
The prospects for the futures of the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators are as different as their payrolls.
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Andrew Raycroft is the main reason the Bruins lead the Canadiens three games to one.
Greg Johnson, Scott Walker and Tomas Vokoun have survived the lean years of Nashville's hockey history.
Almost every playoff pairing features a good rivalry that will only get stronger after the puck is dropped.
Nashville is holding down a playoff spot despite a lack of production from two of its top centermen.
On a team without any marquee names, Kimmo Timonen is beginning to get noticed.
The Predators are 3-0 against the Wings, and without those six points, they'd be near the bottom of the standings.
With the franchise's best start in year six, the Predators are sneaking up on their rivals in the Western Conference.
The Predators lead the NHL with 24 fighting majors and an average of 24 penalty minutes per game.
The Predators have tried to build through the draft, but the development has been slower than hoped.