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Paul McCann's Archive

New Assistant and Some Cup Observations

June 5, 2019 - 2:46 PM ET

Join us for SlapShot Radio tonight at 6pm central on 102.5 the Game as Brent, Zack and me welcome Hockey Night in Canada’s Scott Oake! We’re talking Stanley Cup Final and happenings in Pred Nation including the hiring of a new assistant coach. That’s all tonight on SlapShot Radio. The Nas...

Observations on the Final and Some Randoms

June 10, 2019 - 4:13 PM ET

Observations on the Stanley Cup Final - The Jekyll and Hyde series heads to a game seven after last night Boston win in St. Louis. It’s the first Cup Finals game seven since 2011, also involving Boston as they won the cup in Vancouver. - Wow… huge gaffe from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p...

Two Sweet Words - Game Seven

June 12, 2019 - 8:59 AM ET

Join us for SlapShot Radio tonight at 6pm central on 102.5 the Game as Brent, Zack and me welcome the Nashville Predators Director of Hockey Operations and the Program Director for the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase, Brandon Walker. We’re talking developing the next wave of NHL talent… oh… and w...

The craziest three weeks of the offseason

June 17, 2019 - 11:23 AM ET

Now the real offseason work begins and Predators GM David Poile has a lot of it to consider, to ponder, to figure out just what went wrong last season and how to address it for 2019/20. The most difficult piece of this ends up being figuring out how much of the team’s issues were caused by injury...

Crazy terms and silly dollars

June 19, 2019 - 8:58 AM ET

Silly season has started early for NHL GM’s. Actually… it started a couple of weeks ago when Brock Nelson was signed for 6 years at $6 million a year. It was explained away as the Islanders overpaying a bit for a loyal soldier. OK… I can buy that. Then… after a few reasonable si...

Upping the ante...

June 21, 2019 - 4:12 PM ET

Today is one of the pinnacle events of silly season… it’s time for the NHL Entry Draft and with all of the GM’s in one city, the rumors are flying hot and heavy… and the Nashville Predators are at the center of a few of them. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few trades happen today as...

The PK fallout

June 24, 2019 - 9:18 AM ET

The trade of PK Subban has still got Pred Nation tongues wagging. I know it is the first domino of a few more to fall, but it still was a bit shocking. BTW… rumors have already started that Subban has wrecked the New Jersey locker room and is being shopped. OK… I am kidding… but you know...

The Annual Schedule Review

June 26, 2019 - 9:29 AM ET

The schedule is out and it’s time for the annual schedule review… 2019-20 could be a pivotal season for the Nashville Predators after the disappointment of a first round exit, the two time defending Central Division champ will head into the new season looking very different. Nashville opens...