Up for Debate: Preds stare down offseason

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 1:55am

What do you think will happen to the Nashville Predators in the offseason? Can the team remain strong? Who will be gone? Who will stay?

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Tagged: Up for Debate

92 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 8:20

"Bomb, Bomb, Bomb....Bomb Bomb Iran!"....would look good on Israeli T-shirts...in Hebrew, of course:

פצצה, פצצה, פצצה .... פצצה להפציץ את איראן!

Shall we print some up and sell them to our little buddies in Israel? Nah, they probably already got 'em.

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 8:24

This is another Protest Monday....we are keepin' the faith in Albion.

Any Occupy Nashville remnants still there?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 8:26

Happy hour comes early to the battle fields of NCP

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 8:27

They had camp out at Vanderbilt the last week.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 8:28

lol slacker

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 8:29

Loner, what are we against this week? I'll protest with you in spirit.

By: gdiafante on 5/14/12 at 8:31

We're against spirits. Specifically the hockey gods Goes back to the topic at hand...

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 8:43

Same old signage: HOLY WARS SUCK.

The message is getting through...more thumbs up every week...more horns honking their support....more people stopping to chat with us etc.

I hope the bold html commands work properly on this post...had trouble the other day with that.

By: yogiman on 5/14/12 at 8:50

I've read where the skunk has been used to replace the eagle as the new symbol for the President... because its half black, half white and everything it does stinks.

By: gdiafante on 5/14/12 at 8:53

I've read...

You've lost me already.

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 8:58

How 'bout them Preds! Go team, go.

And those Titans! Gotta love "em.

Last, but not least, the Nashville Sounds...what's not to love there?

You guys should demand public art that glorifies the athlete....all the other PC stuff is BS....the jock rules....let it show!

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 8:58

yogi, if you don't stop droning on about Obama.. he's gonna dispatch a team of Seals to hold you down and cut your hair, and tie your dog to the roof of a Greyhound bus, headed for Memphis.

By: gdiafante on 5/14/12 at 8:59

Stop you're whining, Loner, and don't worry. There are no Israeli players on any team here in Nashville.

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 9:02

A huge, larger than life, bronze jock strap, mounted on a tall stone pedestal... in the middle of a Nashville traffic circle would do the job, IMO....never mind the Gateway Body Parts aspect...this is paying homage to man's ingenuity....the original athletic supporter.

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 9:02

Loner, I see where the Bills signed Vince Young. Watch out for flying shoulder pads, into the stands.

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 9:03

LOL, Slack.

Thank G-d for that, Gdiafante.

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 9:05

gdiafante true... but some say we have a Russian spy.

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 9:05

I thought VY had retired....maybe he can help the hapless Bills....the team could move to Toronto...there is talk....the Toronto Bills?

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 9:07

Vince ain't gonna like Buffalo.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 9:07

yogi says, "I read…" LOL

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 9:08

When you name a team after an A-hole, Karma acts to deny them 4 Super Bowl wins...four in a row.....nobody will ever top that notorious record....it's what the team will forever be known for....that and OJ Simpson.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 9:13

yogi, where did you get ur (sic) edukatshion (sic)? LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 9:14

You may have a point Loner. The Titans were defeated by the Gods.

By: BigPapa on 5/14/12 at 9:23

The move to The Bills just means VY wont have to drive too far next year when he's demoted down to the CFL.

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 9:32

I think Vince's ambition is to be cut by every time in the NFL, its never been done.

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 9:34


By: gdiafante on 5/14/12 at 9:40

They have Fred Jackson in Buffalo...not even VY could screw up a handoff...could he?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 9:43

Sorry about about misspeling parnell

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 9:51

gdiafante, after giving it careful thought... I think yes.. the V man could fumble a cup of Gatorade.

By: gdiafante on 5/14/12 at 10:16

No wonder he always looks so dehydrated.

The Bills needed a backup...Fitzy, the Ivy league bearded-wonder, crashed and burned the last half of the season, though I'm not sure how much was on him since Jackson got injured...and that idiot receiver they have cost them at least one game.

But there has to be better options out there...

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 10:29

Vince is probably a better option than Tyler Thigpen, if the Buffalo receivers have very, very, very, long arms.

By: Loner on 5/14/12 at 10:50

Once Vince gets some of those inflammatory, world famous, Buffalo hot wings at the Anchor Bar...and washes them down with a couple of Gennies...he'll be ready to open his last remaining can of Whup-Ass....that's the hope here locally.

"Invincible Vince" may take the Bills all the way.....Buffalo is about to go "bisonic" once again! The herd is baaaack....it's a buffalo stampede to the Super Bowl?

By: slacker on 5/14/12 at 11:07

Loner, its good to be optimistic, but beware of errantly thrown footballs, and flying shoulder pads, suicide threats, etc.

By: Rasputin72 on 5/14/12 at 11:12

Is it true that Vince Young has a contract offer from the Buffalo Bills. If it is would not the intelligent world love to know if it for the minimum NFL salary.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 11:20

I thought you might finds this funny.

By: Rasputin72 on 5/14/12 at 12:06
Captain Nemo.........I do not live in the Governors Club of Brentioch. I do not think that the black NFL football players have any desire to live in the neighborhood or community in which I live.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 12:15
You are correct there Rasputin, my error. They would want to live in a better neighbor than yours.

By: bfra on 5/14/12 at 2:15

Governors Club of Brentioch - Ha! That shows how little Raspy knows.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 2:24

You are right bfra, I had overlook that little bit of lie. The evil monk dose not know his head from a hold in the wall.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 2:26

shb does

By: Captain Nemo on 5/14/12 at 2:29

You would think someone of Rasputin wealth and knowledge would know that the two are miles apart and tax bracket. Not very sharp is he.

By: bfra on 5/14/12 at 3:22

Nemo - Maybe he doesn't get that far away from the Library computers! LOL

By: Heat Lightnin on 5/14/12 at 7:13

Very odd, I could have sworn the question was about the Predators! Then again, there's no other article that says, "Hey, let's talk a bunch of political junk", so I guess this blog is as good as any, isn't it?
I would love it if Suter and Weber came to the table together and management arranged salaries that satisfied them both, since their playing styles complement each other so well. However, Nashville probably can't match what BOTH of them could make elsewhere, so they may have to pay Weber what he deserves and let Suter go to the highest bidder. If he wants too high a salary, it would be quite a hit to another team's salary cap and restrict the talent on that team.
I hope that Sergei and Andrei Kostitsyn both stay, I think they make each other play better and we can use the extra offense. Also think we will resign Gill, though not a long-term deal. Yip seems like a solid young player. Mr. Radulov is a genius with the puck, we need a high scorer on the team. I just don't see him settling down and playing defense-first hockey though. He may fit in better on a different team. I love Tootoo's intensity but he is inconsistent, I don't think the Preds can keep him.
Mr. Poile has done amazing work on a limited budget, as the Preds continue to grow in popularity I have faith in him that the team will keep getting better. Here come the Predators!

By: yogiman on 5/14/12 at 10:52

If you're a newcomer, Heat Lightnin, you'll learn fast the literature suggested by NCP is only a suggested topic to the posters on this site.

It's often just a suggestion then it's Kattie Bar the Door.