Author: Mike Gambill

I'm a retired high school teacher and former coach who enjoys sports writing as a way of expressing my continued passion for the game. I try to bring a bit of a technical side to my articles, as well as keeping a bit of sarcastic humor alive.

Nashville Looks to Wrap up a Playoff Spot

It’s a pretty large understatement to say that the 2023-24 NHL season has been long and arduous, but there is a silver lining just ahead: The Stanley Cup playoffs are now within reach of many teams, including the Nashville Predators. With only four games left in the regular season schedule, the Preds can legitimately start […]

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Nashville Predators make another trade

Michael McCarron is Nashville’s Masterton Trophy Nominee

As the 2023-24 NHL regular season enters the final stretch, the annual awards nominations cycle has begun. The Bill Masterton Trophy has been awarded yearly since 1968 to honor the player who displays the “qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.” This year, the local chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) […]

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Can Nashville Avoid a Last-Minute Collapse?

The 2023-24 NHL season is in the final stretch, and any team that wants to make the Stanley Cup playoffs in a couple of weeks better stake their postseason claim right now. The Nashville Predators recently were the hottest team in all of the NHL, but this week, the balloon has burst, and a three-game […]

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Will Saros Stay in Smashville Next Season?

With the recent dramatic success of the Nashville Predators and their historic game point run, it’s hard to even imagine talking about trading key players in the off-season. However, it’s never too early nor too late to talk about making strategic trade moves and no doubt General Manager Barry Trotz will have something up his […]

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Roman Josi – the Predators’ Defensive Centurion

The Nashville Predators just concluded a historic game point streak this week with a remarkable 16-1-2 record and look to be an odds-on favorite to lock in at least a wild-card playoff spot when the regular season ends in three weeks. How did this team go from a Central Division afterthought to an NHL heavyweight […]

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The Predators Are Making History on Their Way to the Postseason

As the 2023-24 NHL regular season winds down, what a difference a month makes in the future of the Nashville Predators. Pundits and fans alike had essentially given up on Nashville before the All-Star break in early February as the Predators looked to be on the verge of extinction like the saber-toothed tiger in the […]

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