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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Where, Oh Where Are You Tonight?

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Where, Oh Where Are You Tonight?

I don’t mean to complain, but if we didn’t take a week off in front of the last series, these playoffs could end before the temperature hits the 90s. Smashville News: EVERBLADES ENTER AFFILIATION WITH NASHVILLE PREDATORS | Floridaeverblades.com - Yea, we have an ECHL affiliate again. Boo, it’s not the Cyclones. Good news for the Predators. It sounds like a good team. The Day the Music Almost Died | Hockeybuzz - PA Paul’s memories of that fateful July “Save Our Team” rally. My Story: Preds Impact on Nashville Community Second to None | NHL.com - It is really amazing how much the...
On the Forecheck May 24, 2019
Friday’s Dump & Chase: No Fans Land

Friday’s Dump & Chase: No Fans Land

What if we had a Stanley Cup Final and nobody won? Nashville Predators News Turris, Fabbro Advance to Semifinals at IIHF World ChampionshipA thrilling finish helped send Kyle Turris and Dante Fabbro to the semifinals in the IIHF World Championship. Unfortunately, the win came against Switzerland, featuring Predators defensive sensation Yannick Weber and also Roman Josi, knocking them out of the tournament. Team Canada moves on to face the Czech Republic this Saturday. Why do you think Kyle Turris has found so much success in this tournament? World Championship Roundup: Assessing the NHL's...
The Hockey Writers May 23, 2019

Predators’ Offseason To-Do List

The Nashville Predators’ 2018-19 season ended in a disappointing loss in the playoffs, and the offseason is in full swing for them. As a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, their offseason is about setting themselves with the best opportunity to win it all in 2019-20. It starts with the Entry Draft and re-signing their own […] The post Predators’ Offseason To-Do List appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
On the Forecheck May 23, 2019
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: So Long, Farewell

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: So Long, Farewell

“I regret to say that this is the end....I’m going now” When I became a contributor on this site in June of 2017, I was excited for the opportunity and in love with the direction of the site. I had learned a lot about the Nashville Predators and about hockey in general in 3-plus years of closely following the team, but knew very little about writing for audiences and the intricacies of the game. In the intervening two years, I’ve learned a lot more about the Predators and hockey as a whole, but without a doubt my favorite part of the journey has been getting to know you folks and...
On the Forecheck May 22, 2019
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Match Set

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Match Set

All my teams have let me down. Hockey News & Rants And then there were two. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/smE9L9UWny— NHL (@NHL) May 22, 2019 I have zero interest in this final. I hope Boston wins it but so far all my teams have failed me this season, so what’s one more? Give me Brad Marchand antics if nothing else. I stand by my previous statements...St. Louis is the worst. Predicting Roman Josi’s contract extension with the Nashville Predators | AtoZ SportsYes, let’s talk about extending Roman Josi and not trading him away along with the rest of your roster this summer. NHL...
The Hockey Writers May 21, 2019

Review Predators’ 2018-19 Season: Goaltending Edition

To wrap up my positional review of the Nashville Predators’ 2018-19 season, I move to their goaltenders. For reference, here are the reviews I’ve written thus far: Forwards Review Defensemen Review The 2018-19 season was a rough one for goaltenders. League-wide, netminders had a .910 save percentage (SV%), the lowest since 2008-09. Simultaneously, they had […] The post Review Predators’ 2018-19 Season: Goaltending Edition appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
On the Forecheck May 21, 2019
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Doldrums

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Doldrums

I thought about trying to make the title the Jeopardy! theme, but that really doesn’t type out well. Slow news day yesterday. We’re creeping into summer, and I don’t like it. Nashville Predators News & Notes, Kind Of, If You Squint Cruise control for Canada | IIHFHe's only mentioned briefly in this article, but as of this game Team Canada captain Kyle Turris is up to seven points (2G/5A) in six games played. Good to see him healthy, and hopefully he’s starting to get some confidence back as well. Swedes edge out Latvia | IIHFLots of quotes from Mattias Ekholm, who does not appear...
On the Forecheck May 20, 2019
Monday’s Dump & Chase: Team Meteor

Monday’s Dump & Chase: Team Meteor

Please don’t make me choose between St. Louis or Boston. Nashville Predators News & Notes Fabbro preparing to earn full-time role with Predators next season | NHL.com“Man, it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve met a lot of great people along the way. Big thanks to all the guys at Nashville for helping me make that jump feel comfortable and making that next step.” We already love you too, Dante. Okay, so there isn’t really any more tangible news on the home front. So here’s an Instagram from P.K. Subban where he recently hung out with Tom Brady’s TB12 witch doctors. ...
On the Forecheck May 19, 2019
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: I’m Not Ready

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: I’m Not Ready

There weren’t any NHL playoff games on yesterday, which served as a cruel reminder that the Long Night (the off-season) is virtually upon us. Nashville Predators News & Notes Preds Official Podcast: Early Free Agency Look and Scouting Talk | Nashville PredatorsThomas Willis & Brooks Bratten give an early look at potential free agent targets (you-know-who is brought up), and interview Preds scout Tom Nolan. Other Hockey News & Notes U.S. routs Denmark at worlds behind DeBrincat | ESPNThe Blackhawk boys (DeBrincat & Kane) and Buffalo’s Shadow GM (Jack Eichel) led the U.S. in a 7-1...
On the Forecheck May 18, 2019
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Save Us, San Jose

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Save Us, San Jose

Reader mileage may vary. Sharks partisanship is not an official position of On the Forecheck dot com. Nashville Predators News & Notes My Story: How We Helped Save the Predators | NHL.comGeorge Plaster talks about his experience with the 2007 campaign. Hockey Morning in Tennessee Binnington, Blues shut down Sharks to tie Western Conference Final | ProHockeyTalkSometimes I think about the fact that the San Jose Sharks are the only thing left standing between us and a Boston Bruins - St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Final and I'm overwhelmed with dread. This is one of those times. Other News &...
On the Forecheck May 17, 2019
Friday’s Dump and Chase: Won’t Get Fooled Again

Friday’s Dump and Chase: Won’t Get Fooled Again

Although there’s no Predators hockey, at least there’s hockey. Nashville Predators News Bridgestone Arena, Metro Nashville Reveal Proposal for New 30-Year Lease | NHL.comThis plan ensures taxpayers aren’t shelling out cash for the arena and keeps the Preds inside the Tire Barn until 2049. 2019 IIHF World Championship Preliminary Rounds, Nashville Predators Style | On the ForecheckWhich Predators are playing for their home countries, and how are they doing? NHL Fan Choice Awards | NHL.comVote for your Preds here! There's a few Preds up for awards. There's also the "prom-posal" by...
Sportsnet.ca May 16, 2019
Predators agree to 30-year arena lease extension

Predators agree to 30-year arena lease extension

The Nashville Predators have agreed to a new 30-year lease deal that will help keep the franchise in Music City through 2049. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
On the Forecheck May 16, 2019
2019 IIHF Preliminary Rounds, Nashville Style

2019 IIHF Preliminary Rounds, Nashville Style

Which Predators are playing for their home countries, and how are they doing? In a shortened postseason, several Predators have joined their national teams in the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Roman Josi and Yannick Weber joined Team Switzerland. Kyle Turris and Dante Fabbro have suited up for Canada, and Mattias Ekholm is sporting gold and blue for Sweden. Below is a quick recap and look forward to the remaining preliminary games before the quarterfinals begin later this week. Switzerland Roman Josi and Yannick Weber join a Swiss team eager to defend last year’s silver medal. Josi is...
On the Forecheck May 16, 2019
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Do or Die

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Do or Die

The Carolina Hurricanes face a 0-3 deficit in the Eastern Conference Final tonight. Can they avoid being swept after a Game 7 victory in round 1 and a sweep of their own in round 2? Nashville Predators News NHL conference finals prove Nashville Predators were the team to beat | Nashville PostThis article seems like a bit of a stretch, but what else do you have to do on a Thursday in May? Nashville Predators prospect Yakov Trenin playing a new kind of game | On the ForecheckICYMI, Eric Dunay provides excellent analysis of ways in which the young Russian has adapted his game as he...
On the Forecheck May 15, 2019
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Down Time

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Down Time

It might be time to start looking into some off-season hobbies. Hockey News & Rants The Nashville Predators Are Running Out of Time to Win It for Pekka Rinne | On the ForecheckRachel breaks down what it’s going to take for the Predators to get Pekka Rinne the ultimate prize, the Stanley Cup. I’ve said it summer after summer, never count Rinne out, but the man has to retire sometime. Nashville really needs to dig deep to get him the trophy he deserves before time runs out. Rumor: Nashville Predators interested in hiring assistant coach for power play | AtoZ SportsI can’t imagine why...

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