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On the Forecheck Oct 15, 2020
2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Roman Josi

2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Roman Josi

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Your 2020 Norris Trophy winner The Nashville Predators’ team captain and 2020 James Norris Memorial Trophy winner was at times the lone bright spot in an often disappointing season. There’s really not much to pick apart with Roman Josi’s season in review. He carried the team and had an award-winning season (which is the important part, here). So let’s fondly remember the one good thing to come out of a very strange NHL season for Preds fans in just a few short words. I don’t want to spoil the article, but we all know what letter grade Josi will be...
On the Forecheck Oct 14, 2020
2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Ryan Ellis

2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Ryan Ellis

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Today we review the one and only human rocket ship. After a down 2018-19 season, Ryan Ellis bounced back and put in one of his best years yet in this 2019-20 season. Roman Josi’s Norris Award overshadows every other defender on the Predators, especially his partner in Ellis. There’s also an argument that Ellis’ numbers this season were boosted by just how good Roman Josi was. However, such contentions are unfair, as Ryan Ellis was excellent in his own right, arguably being one of the top ten defenders in the league this season. So, overall, what grade...
On the Forecheck Sep 29, 2020
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: It’s Almost Over

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: It’s Almost Over

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via How weird will it be to have the offseason in November? I guess I had better get back into football this year. Smashville News: Three cheap free agents to help rebuild the Nashville Predators | A to Z SportsFirst, can we all please stop trying to destroy the only line the team has that has shown it can be elite? Also, I'd like to see them get a little more strength and jam. They play too soft. Lastly, I have not yet conceded that Craig Smith will leave. Trading Up: How the Preds Made Sure They Got Roman Josi in the 2008 Draft | NHL.com"The Predators didn't...
On the Forecheck Sep 25, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: All Aboard the Trenin Train!

Friday’s Dump & Chase: All Aboard the Trenin Train!

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via He dropped into my heart like Chara dropped to the ice. Nashville Predators News Nashville Predators sign Yakov Trenin to two-year, $725K AAV contract | On the ForecheckI CALLED IT! I knew the social media posts by his agent were just posturing for a better deal! And he got what he wanted! And I'm surprised that's all it took! ALL ABOARD THE TRENIN TRAIN...AND I'M THE CONDUCTOR! Federer sends congratulations on 'Roman Josi Day' in NashvilleI know Roman Josi is a huge Roger Federer fan, but I was surprised to find out that Roger Federer is a huge Roman...
On the Forecheck Sep 24, 2020
Video Highlight: Norris Trophy Winner Roman Josi Addresses The Media After His Award

Video Highlight: Norris Trophy Winner Roman Josi Addresses The Media After His Award

Roman Josi addresses the media after winning the 2019-20 NHL Norris Trophy Josi addressed the media after the awards ceremony. Find all the questions and answers here—all closed-captioned for all audiences. After Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi’s historic Norris Trophy was awarded on Monday night, the defender addressed the media, taking questions from journalists both from the local market as well as national outlets. Below is every question and answer, and each has closed captions available as well. Bryan Bastin: On The Forecheck Bryan Bastin of On The Forecheck asks...
On the Forecheck Sep 23, 2020
Wednesday’s Dump and Chase: Norris-ville

Wednesday’s Dump and Chase: Norris-ville

In which Rachel returns for dumping and chasing on a Wednesday. Around the League Predators Defender Roman Josi Wins NHL’s 2019-20 James Norris Memorial Trophy | On the ForecheckRoman Josi became the first Nashville defender and only second active Predator to win a major NHL award Monday night, as he took home the Norris Trophy for the “defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position." Bryan has the results of the voting, statistical breakdown of the three finalists, and reaction to the award. PHWA reveals 2020 NHL Awards ballots |...

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