The Detroit Red Wings continued their streak of playoff appearances earlier this spring, making it to the Stanley Cup tournament for a 25th consecutive season. That’s great. But their appearance was short, as they were once again bounced in the first round — for the third straight year, so consider that a streak of its own — by the Tampa Bay Lightning. With another early post-season exit, attention turned to the offseason. The big story was the future of Pavel Datsyuk, who is 38 years old and had one more year left on his contract, which came with a cap hit of $7.5 million. Speculation started with a report that the long-time Red Wing could leave that organization for his homeland, Russia, at
With another long hot summer month coming to a close and training camp for the World Cup starting September 4th, we are this close to hockey. This. Close. Even if you're not stoked on the World Cup of Hockey, it will bring some of your favorite players out of their off-season hiding spots. It also gives us a chance to see a preview of the NHL's elite before the actual season starts. You can see the full schedule for the World Cup here. Hockey News Preds Previews: Ryan Johansen - Nashville Predators - Features A full season with the Predators should provide a lot of opportunity for RyJo to shine. Positional rankings: Projecting the NHL's top 25 right wingers in 2016-17 - Yahoo Sports Some hot
Mariota: Titans must 'keep finding ways to get better' | 3:32 Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota spoke with reporters during a Titans Caravan stop in Columbia on Wednesday. He touched on the team's draft class, preparations for the season and his first Nashville Predators' game.