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On the Forecheck 3 hours ago
2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: Rodion Amirov

2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: Rodion Amirov

Steve Kingsman/HHOF-IIHF Images The Russian should be taken off the board in the 10-20 range. Months after the 2020 NHL Entry Draft was originally scheduled to take place, we now know the Nashville Predators will be picking 11th overall come October. It’s a unique position for the organization to be in, as they have not drafted that high since their 2014 selection of Kevin Fiala in the same spot. In focusing more on first-round prospects, I’ve profiled Russian forward Rodion Amirov—who should hear his name called around when Nashville picks—below. Previous profiles of entry draft...
On the Forecheck 5 hours ago
Life Lessons from the 2019-2020 Season

Life Lessons from the 2019-2020 Season

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ What can we learn from this iteration of the Nashville Predators? When I was a young adult heading off to college, my father had this particular habit of turning every experience into a life lesson. It didn’t matter the subject, my dad found a way to use extraordinary and everyday moments to talk about how the world works. At the time, I didn’t appreciate this parental skill. After all, I was 18—I already knew how the world worked and had things figured out all by myself thank you very much. Now that my own 18-year-old is heading into his first year of...
On the Forecheck 9 hours ago
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Overtime x5

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Overtime x5

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via The real playoffs started yesterday. Hockey is happening without the Preds. Game One pic.twitter.com/vWPtgr1BwK— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) August 12, 2020 Nashville Predators News Your Second-Favorite Team: Who Preds fans can cheer for in the 2020 playoffs | On the ForecheckWhat team should you cheer for in this year’s playoffs? Here’s some options. Who you got? Around the League NHL Playoffs Stat Recap: August 11 | On the ForecheckBryan’s got charts. Scheifele forgives Tkachuk for hit against Jets center in...
On the Forecheck Aug 11, 2020
Your Second-Favorite Team: Who to Cheer For in the 2020 Playoffs

Your Second-Favorite Team: Who to Cheer For in the 2020 Playoffs

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Nashville is eliminated, so here’s some options for you. Well, Preds fans...Nashville is eliminated. Without mourning the season again here, it’s pretty clear that the weirdo 2020 playoffs will go on without the Predators for the first time in many years. However, we’ve been without hockey for so long that you’ll probably want to continue to watch the playoffs. Here’s some reasons to cheer for each team in the 2020 playoffs. Eastern Conference Montreal Canadiens: The scrappy Habs took down the Penguins in the qualifying round. While...
On the Forecheck Aug 11, 2020
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: I’m Baaack!

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: I’m Baaack!

Special thanks to Bryan for helping my husband and I have a relaxing “staycation”. Now, on to hockey. Smashville News: Nashville Predators to Select 11th Overall at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft | On the Forecheck"Despite not securing the top overall pick, Nashville should come away with an excellent prospect." So why did the E&Y guy drop the New York Rangers puck early? As the Nashville Predators season ends, so does their Stanley Cup window | A to Z Sports NashvilleWhile I do agree there needs to be a bunch of change this summer, I do not agree that our window is firmly closed. Predators...
On the Forecheck Aug 10, 2020
Nashville to Select 11th Overall at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

Nashville to Select 11th Overall at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Despite not securing the top overall pick, Nashville should come away with an excellent prospect. On Monday night, the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery yielded an unfortunate result for Predators fans. With equal odds among the eight eligible teams (Nashville, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Edmonton, Florida, Minnesota, New York Rangers, and Winnipeg), the Rangers were awarded the top pick in the draft come October. That relegates Nashville to 11th overall—a position where they have previously drafted Kevin Fiala and Ryan Ellis. As we get closer to the actual NHL Entry Draft,...
On the Forecheck Aug 10, 2020
Is it time for Nashville to part ways with GM David Poile?

Is it time for Nashville to part ways with GM David Poile?

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Earlier this season, GM David Poile said, “it’s not the coaches, it’s the players.” Maybe it’s not the players, maybe it’s Poile himself. This is an editorial, and may not represent the views of the On the Forecheck staff as a whole. Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile is the longest-tenured GM in the NHL. He is the sixth-longest tenured GM in NHL history — 23 years, 2 months — behind only: Jack Adams (34 years, 11 months, 12 days, with the Detroit Red Wings) Conn Smythe (30 years, 6 months, 18 days, with the Toronto...
On the Forecheck Aug 10, 2020
So... How Do We Fix This Predators Roster?

So... How Do We Fix This Predators Roster?

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile walks with John Hynes prior to his first game as the new head coach of the Nashville Predators against the Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena on January 7, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Preds are falling further away from contender status. Getting them back there won’t be easy. The Nashville Predators’ season is over. In many ways, that fact seems merciful. In many ways, their Game 4 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday was a microcosm of the Preds’ entire year. The late rally, courtesy...
On the Forecheck Aug 10, 2020
Monday’s Dump & Chase: Everyone Else Has Fun

Monday’s Dump & Chase: Everyone Else Has Fun

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ With the play-ins concluded, a bunch of teams not named the Nashville Predators focus on another round of hockey. Maple Leafs eliminated from playoffs after falling to Jackets I can’t wait for Steve Glynn’s new LFR. Golden Knights’ Max Pacioretty joins team in Edmonton bubble Head coach Peter DeBoer confirmed Sunday that Max Pacioretty, who led the Golden Knights in scoring this season, has arrived in the Edmonton bubble and will begin practicing with the team Monday. Grading the best, worst of NHL bubble fashion How do people feel about...
On the Forecheck Aug 8, 2020
The 2019-2020 Nashville Predators: a Postmortem

The 2019-2020 Nashville Predators: a Postmortem

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ There have been a lot of annoying teams in the history of this franchise, but I’d argue this year’s iteration was the most infuriating yet. The Nashville Predators have almost always been a successful team by many conventional senses. They rarely miss the playoffs, their teams win more than they lose, and the franchise has enjoyed remarkable stability in the front office for its entire history. I can’t remember a time when the Preds played anything resembling truly awful hockey. Many fans of this team don’t even recall what that looks like. This season was...
On the Forecheck Aug 8, 2020
Yesterday in Review: Nashville Predators miss playoffs, disappoint fans

Yesterday in Review: Nashville Predators miss playoffs, disappoint fans

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ They’ve also disappointed themselves. And Pekka Rinne. For the third year in a row, the Nashville Predators did not receive a trophy for postseason performance. For the first time since 2014, they will miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s easy to say “well, they made the playoffs for five years in a row with Laviolette,” but do we really see this game having gone any better with the guy who coached them in last year’s Stars series? Probably not. The Good: Ann: It is difficult to label much “good” when the end result is elimination, but there were a few...
Tenn Truth Aug 7, 2020

Nashville Predators season ends early after OT loss

The Nashville Predators will have to wait until December to take the ice again as their season comes to an end after a Game 4 loss to the Coyotes. For most of Game 4, it seemed that the Nashville Predators had control of the game. The offense was getting off more shots than Arizona, and […] Nashville Predators season ends early after OT loss - Tenn Truth - Tenn Truth - FanSided Coverage of the Titans, Predators, Vols and Vanderbilt
On the Forecheck Aug 7, 2020
Nashville Predators 3, Arizona Coyotes 4 (OT): Late Forsberg Goal Not Enough, Predators Eliminated

Nashville Predators 3, Arizona Coyotes 4 (OT): Late Forsberg Goal Not Enough, Predators Eliminated

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ #LafreniereWatch The stakes for the Nashville Predators this afternoon were simple: win, or go home. Beat the Arizona Coyotes and live to fight another day, or fail to reach the round of 16 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which would likely result in the rebuilding—or at the very least reshuffling—of the core that has been together for so long. Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper had a fantastic Game 3, so if the Predators wanted to get their offense going and take this series the distance, the first step would be breaking down Kuemper. Here are your lines for the...
On the Forecheck Aug 7, 2020
Predators vs. Coyotes Game 4 Thread

Predators vs. Coyotes Game 4 Thread

Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports Win or go home. A win would be good.
Tenn Truth Aug 7, 2020

Nashville Predators’ continued inconsistency could end their season early

The Nashville Predators have carried their inconsistencies over from early 2020 to the new NHL playoff format, and it could end their season early. The Nashville Predators are only a few years removed from their Stanley Cup Final appearance, but the team continues to find consistency as they try to return to the championship series. […] Nashville Predators’ continued inconsistency could end their season early - Tenn Truth - Tenn Truth - FanSided Coverage of the Titans, Predators, Vols and Vanderbilt

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