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Nashville Predators (53-18-11)


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Preds see teams piling up talent, fighting to be West's best

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Predators captain Roman Josi heard about San Jose trading for Erik Karlsson just before talking with reporters at the start of Nashville's training camp.

Yep, the Predators haven't even raised the banner yet for winning the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's best team in the regular season, and it's already ancient history - at least in the arms' race that is the Western Conference.

Even with all the trades last season and more deals and signings during the offseason, the pace has only quickened as NHL teams prepared to open training camps. First, Vegas added Max Pacioretty from Montreal on Monday, and the Sharks tried to top that by picking up two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson from Ottawa.

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Leaders
Points: F. Forsberg64
Plus/Minus: F. Forsberg27
Shots on Goal: R. Josi253
PIM: A. Watson123
Win: P. Rinne42
Shutouts: P. Rinne8
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 261 (7)
Shots: 2641 (15)
PP%: 21.2% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 928 (1)
Assists: 430 (11)
SH Goals: 10 (5)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Nashville 53 18 11 117
x-Winnipeg 52 20 10 114
x-Minnesota 45 26 11 101
x-Colorado 43 30 9 95
St. Louis 44 32 6 94
Dallas 42 32 8 92
Chicago 33 39 10 76
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 204 (30)
Shots Against: 2659 (11)
PK%: 81.9% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 791 (4)
Shutouts: 11 (1)
Sv%: 0.923 (1)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/17 J. Paquette Assigned to Junior Club Kingston (OHL)
9/17 V. Yeryomenko Assigned to Junior Club Calgary (WHL)
9/17 P. Koltygin Assigned to Junior Club Drummondville (QMJHL)
9/15 A. Lindback Signed with European team HC Davos (Switzerland)
9/12 M. Lane Invited to Training Camp
9/12 T. McCollum Invited to Training Camp
9/12 B. Cooper Invited to Training Camp
9/12 J. Gregoire Invited to Training Camp
9/12 M. Donovan Invited to Training Camp
9/2 A. Yemelin Signed with European team Avangard Omsk (KHL)
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