NHL 14 cover player? It could be Brandon Yip of the Nashville Predators

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Which is really kinda hilarious.. Yip has played 172 NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche and the Predators over five seasons, scoring 29 goals and 27 a.k.a.. an average offensive year for most players.. He’s about as well known to the casual hockey fan at the backup goalie for Rimouski Oceanic.. His inclusion as a cover candidate is inexplicable: He’s either being set up as a jobber for Mike Fisher ’s advancement to the next round or fulfills some sort of alphabetical of which we’re not aware.. Were they going to Shea Weber and just clicked the wrong box at the end of the roster?. All that snark aside … there’s obviously something endearing about a hard-working, unsung player like Yip getting a nomination like this.. The great misconception about the “Vote for Rory” campaign in 2007 was that Rory Fitzpatrick was being treated like a joke.. Maybe he was, to some; but overall, he was symbolic of the lunch-pail, blue-collar player that never wins awards or all-star game berths.. “Vote for Yipper”?. We’ll, we’re still in the preliminary nomination rounds.. “Nom Yipper.” There we go. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-14-cover-player-could-brandon-yip-nashville-181131464–nhl.html

Nashville Predators recall Daniel Bang and Kevin Henderson from Milwaukee Admirals

50 for the Predators, while Henderson is expected to make his NHL debut wearing No.. 46.. Bång, 25 (4/19/87), has played in Nashville’s last four games – his first four NHL contests – recording two points (2a).. The Kista, Sweden native has 21 points (8g-13a) in 51 games for the Admirals during his first North American season.. Prior to signing with the Predators last summer, the 6-3, 201-pound power forward spent six seasons with AIK’s senior team, posting 121 points (60g-61a) in 258 games.. Henderson, 26 (12/3/86), has 27 points (16g-11a) in 65 games during his second season with the Admirals, and 74 points (30g-44a) in 232 AHL games with Milwaukee and Worchester since 2009.. The 6-3, 210-pound Toronto native helped the University of New Brunswick win the 2009 CIS National Championship and was teammates with current Predators Nick Spaling (2005-07) and Matt Halischuk (2006-07) with the Kitchener Rangers.. The Predators face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 7:30pm CT at the United Center for the final SportSouth broadcast of the year (1676 HD, 26 SD).. They return home for the final regular-season home game on Tuesday, April 23rd to take on the Calgary Flames.. That game is also the Nashville Predators Fan Appreciation Night, where there will be special giveaways and promotions throughout the night for all fans in attendance. source: http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2013/04/19/nashville-predators-recall-daniel-bang-and-kevin-henderson-from-milwaukee-admirals/

Flames-Predators Preview

Nashville recorded 104 points last season.. “Everybody’s pushing to try to get a win,” coach Barry Trotz said.. “It’s one thing or another.” With Trotz also giving some of his young prospects a look in the final week, Kevin Henderson took advantage of the opportunity with a goal in his first NHL game Friday.. Matt Halischuk added a pair of goals for the Predators, while Bobby Butler scored for the third time in four games.. Injuries have played a part in Nashville’s struggles, with the absences of centers Mike Fisher and Paul Gaustad as well as wingers Gabriel Bourque and Patric Hornqvist taking a toll offensively.. Nashville’s 104 goals are tied for the fewest in the Western Conference, and it’s totaled 12 goals during the eight-game slide.. Gaustad and Bourque are out for the season, while Fisher and Hornqvist are uncertain for this contest.. Pekka Rinne hasn’t been able to bail the Predators out, posting a 3.03 goals-against average while going 0-6-1 during the losing streak.. Rinne has given up 10 goals over his last two starts, but he’s 4-1-0 with a 1.96 GAA in his last six starts in this series.. The Predators won’t have to worry about Calgary leading goal scorer Curtis Glencross, as the forward is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.. Glencross recorded three goals in first two meetings. source: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/preview/2013042327/calgary-flames–nashville-predators

 

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