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On the Forecheck Sep 24, 2022
Juuse Saros is Primed for Another Vezina-Worthy Year

Juuse Saros is Primed for Another Vezina-Worthy Year

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via “Juice” is ready to rock. 2021-2022 Stats: 67 GP, 38-25-3, .918 Sv%, 2.64 GAA Juuse Saros truly had a breakout season in 2021-2022. He’d never played a starter’s workload, and he handled the pressure incredibly well. Saros was a not-such-a-surprise Vezina Trophy nominee, and his play last season was enough to drag the Predators to the playoffs. An untimely ankle injury derailed Saros’s chances of starting for Nashville in the playoffs. There’s not much to put in an article about Saros that hasn’t already been explained...
On the Forecheck Sep 9, 2022
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Sooner than Later

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Sooner than Later

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Hockey is coming, y’all. Nashville Predators News Predators Rookie Camp Opens Wednesday, Sept. 14ROOKIE CAMP! Juuse Saros Returns, Healthy and Hungry for More WinsI'm hungry for Saros to raise the Stanley Cup and win a Vezina. Around the League Inside look at Winnipeg JetsIt's a fresh season for the Jets. Will they soar or struggle? Disney, Turner Sports announce 2022-23 NHL scheduleTV schedules from Disney/Turner Sports. Dach agrees to four-year, $13.45 million contract with CanadiensThis is a neat deal for Dach. State Your Case: Can...
On the Forecheck Sep 7, 2022
Kevin Lankinen: Reliable Backup

Kevin Lankinen: Reliable Backup

Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Another Finn in Nashville’s crease. 2021-22 Recap: Regular Season: 32 GP, 8-15-6, .891 Sv%, 3.50 GAA Nashville added another young Finnish netminder, Kevin Lankinen, this offseason to back up Juuse Saros. While this was a curious move for some of us who assumed this role would fall to Connor Ingram, Lankinen’s presence on the team will be a boost for Nashville. I gave Preds fans a glimpse of what they could expect a few months ago. Here’s what I said in June: Lankinen is a left-catch butterfly style goalie, and while he’s not...

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