7 Months Nashville Predators
David Legwand is "cautiously optimistic" about the state of the CBA negotiations.
"Obviously they're working through kinks, there's going to be stuff that's not going to make either side happy, but that's part of negotiations," Legwand said. "The good thing is they've talked for four days and made groundwork. Stuff has gone back and forth across the table. There is optimism, but I think it's cautiously optimistic now. You don't want to get too high and then there's not going to be a deal done, or something like that happens. I'm cautiously optimistic that something could happen here in the near future and get games in hopefully by Dec. 1." Legwand's statements are not really out of the norm, but it's a sentiment worth sharing in light of the leaked NHLPA memo, which may have dampened some's spirits. Ultimately, while both sides have real areas of disagreement, they are both aware that they're running out of time if they want to save the season. Missing the season means lost revenues for both sides, hence the consistent string of meetings latel
9 Months Nashville Predators
David Legwand skated for about an hour Tuesday at Centennial Sportsplex.
He took to the ice with Nashville teammates Paul Gaustad, Matt Halischuk, Kevin Klein, Jonathon Blum and Chris Mason. And of course he was questioned about the CBA talks. "We have to find the common ground that's right for both sides. I think, that's the big thing right now," said Legwand, who is the Predators' player rep for the NHLPA. "Obviously we gave up a lot last lockout, and there was a lockout. The players want to play, and the players want to be out there and doing what they love to do. If there's not an agreement, then we have to be ready to go when they come to terms."
5/2/2012 Nashville Predators
David Legwand netted Nashville's game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory Wednesday.
Mike Fisher scored his first goal of the playoffs. Gabriel Bourque, Sergei Kostitsyn, and Martin Erat each recorded an assist for the Predators.
4/29/2012 Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators were only 32 of 77 at the face off dot Friday.
The Predators practiced face offs on Saturday and rightfully so after their poor performance Friday. David Legwand won only one of ten Friday while Mike Fisher wasn't great either, winning 10 of 26 chances. Paul Gaustad was the only Predator in positive territory as he won nine while losing only four. Look for an improvement on Sunday as it could be hard to be much worse.
4/21/2012 Nashville Predators
David Legwand had a goal and an assist in Nashville's 3-1 victory over Detroit on Friday.
Legwand seemed to get better as the series went on and he played a key role in Nashville eliminating their first round opponent in five games. Legwand has two goals and four points in five playoff contests.
4/17/2012 Nashville Predators
Barry Trotz shuffled the Predators' lines in practice Monday, moving David Legwand onto the third line.
Legwand, the team's second-leading scorer during the regular season, was on the second line, but has been demoted to the checking-line role with Brandon Yip and Matt Halischuk. Legwand has six penalty minutes and only one assist in the series. Nick Spaling was elevated to pivot between Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn. "It's something we did today. Tomorrow is a new day, so we'll see," Legwand said. "I played with (Halischuk) a little bit during the season. He's a hard worker; he's going to get pucks to the net and around the net."
4/1/2012 Nashville Predators
With two assists against Chicago Saturday night, David Legwand reached the 500-point mark for his career.
He hasn't turned into the star many thought he would, but Legwand is now the Preds' all-time leading scorer and has carved out a nice career in the NHL as a second tier forward. He is also having his best season in many years with 50 points in 74 games.