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Monday’s Dump & Chase: Return of the Rem

Monday’s Dump & Chase: Return of the Rem

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Rem Pitlick signed a one-year deal yesterday to remain part of the Predators’ organization. Nashville Predators News Nashville Predators Sign Rem Pitlick to 1-Year, 2-Way Contract | On The Forecheck Rem remains a reasonable regular roundabouts (drat, out of r-words that work) up in Milwaukee. Around College Hockey Las Vegas Lands FF Bid: One of 4 Sites Announced for 2023-26 | CHN Oh yeah, I’m sure none of these college athletes are going to get into compliance-related issues after they win a Natty in Vegas. Zero chance. What could possibly...

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On the Forecheck Oct 17, 2020
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Russian Winter

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Russian Winter

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via After the free agent exodus, several prospects playing in the KHL give us a look at the future Nashville Predators News On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 7: Free Agent Aftermath, Poile’s Plan and Halloween - On the ForecheckCheck out Episode 7 of the @ForecheckPod. A full discussion of the free agents coming and going out, Poile's press conference and what Nashville could do next. Listen above and subscribe! Fun Friday: The Jalen Ramsey Odyssey (NHL18) - On the ForecheckI don't want to say too much about this and give anything away, but...
On the Forecheck Oct 16, 2020
2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Ryan Johansen

2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Ryan Johansen

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via The top-line center struggled to create offense, but found new life after the NHL resumed play. Ryan Johansen’s usually reliable gameplay was noticeably absent during the 2019-20 season—but the same could be said for nearly every Nashville Predators player this season. It’s not that Johansen was terrible on the ice himself, he just found himself stuck in a rut of not being able to create offense. There are many factors at play to look at when discussing why there was a blockage of offensive production for Johansen. Those factors are largely:...
On the Forecheck Oct 16, 2020
Breakdown: Nashville’s 2020 Draft Class, Part II

Breakdown: Nashville’s 2020 Draft Class, Part II

Photo by Dennis Pajot/ We take a look at the new talent from leagues other than the USHL, including first-round pick Iaroslav Askarov. Last week, the Nashville Predators left the 2020 NHL Draft with seven new prospects in their organization. Earlier, I provided in-depth analysis of three of those players—Nashville’s final three selections. In part two, I’ll hit on the first four selections, including first-round pick Iaroslav Askarov. So who did Nashville add to their pipeline, what’s there to like and not like about their games, and what do their development paths look like? I...
On the Forecheck Oct 16, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Skill and Will

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Skill and Will

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Poile added depth defenders and element players that play with a will to win. Nashville Predators News Preds Netminders Askarov, Ingram Named Top Goaltending ProspectsThe Predators already have one of the NHL's top tandems in the crease, and the future might just be even better. Preds Awarded League Funds to Grow Girls Hockey, Learn to Skate ProgramsThis is incredible news! As the father of a daughter, I can't express how important it is for programs like this to exist! Great work by the Predators organization. Poile Accomplishes Goals in Free Agency,...
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 15, 2020
Crank That: Grading the Predators’ 2007 Offseason

Crank That: Grading the Predators’ 2007 Offseason

We said goodbye to the Sopranos... and half of the Preds roster We’re back, folks! A new NHL offseason means it’s time for us to bring back one of last offseason’s most popular segments. We’re putting on our retro-glasses and breaking down all of the offseasons from Predators past: the good moves, the bad moves, the draft highs and lows, and all the fun stuff in between. If you missed any of last year’s grades, you can check out the links below. So, let’s dust off the old articles and see where we left off. Oh... Oh no... Yes, we’ve made it to the BAD Summer, the one where...
On the Forecheck Oct 15, 2020
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Eerily Quiet

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Eerily Quiet

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports With the bombshell signings of Taylor Hall and Alex Pietrangelo now a few days behind us, NHL free agency has now suprisingly gone dark. Nashville Predators News & Notes Nashville Predators’ voter engagement efforts recognized by TN Sec. of State | On the ForecheckICYMI: The organization has worked with Tennessee’s Your Vote Matters campaign, and was honored with the NASS Medallion Award on Monday. 2019-20 Nashville Predators Player Report Cards: Ryan Ellis | On the ForecheckICYMI: Bobby graded the 2019-20 season of the one and only human...
On the Forecheck Oct 14, 2020
On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 6: Preview of New Predator Brad Richardson with Carl Pavlock from Five For Howling

On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 6: Preview of New Predator Brad Richardson with Carl Pavlock from Five For Howling

Carl and Shaun sat down to discuss what Nashville was getting with the new veteran center and what we should expect Click here for a direct link to the podcast Join us for this episode as Shaun sits down (virtually, of course) with Carl Pavlock, who covers the Arizona Coyotes as Senior Contributor at fellow SBNation site Five For Howling. Shaun and Carl discuss what exactly Nashville Predators fans are getting from the most recent free-agent signing, veteran center Brad Richardson. Carl does an excellent job with an overview of Richardson and where exactly Nashville fans should set their...
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 Oct 14, 2020
Preds Prospects Report: September

Preds Prospects Report: September

Some leagues’ seasons have started. How are the prospects in them doing? It’s been a long time coming since my last monthly prospects report, but the 2020-21 season is finally underway for some in the Nashville Predators’ pipeline. This year, I’ll be providing my usual monthly notes, along with regular analysis and manually-tracked data of every prospect in the organization. September 1... The 2020-21 season began quietly for Semyon Chistyakov. The fourth-round pick last year made Avangard Omsk’s (KHL) roster out of training camp as a 19-year old but started game one as the teams...
On the Forecheck Oct 14, 2020
Nashville Predators’ voter engagement efforts recognized by TN Secretary of State

Nashville Predators’ voter engagement efforts recognized by TN Secretary of State

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via The organization has worked with Tennessee’s Your Vote Matters campaign, and was honored with the NASS Medallion Award on Monday. On Monday, Tennessee secretary of state Tre Hargett presented Sean Henry with an award recognizing the work the Predators have been doing with voter registration and engagement. From the press release the Nashville Predators sent out: “I’m honored to present the Nashville Predators organization with the NASS Medallion Award,” said Secretary Hargett. “More Tennesseans are registered to vote and ready to make their voice...
On the Forecheck Oct 14, 2020
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Signings, injuries, more signings. Nashville Predators News Predators Sign Kasimir Kaskisuo to One-Year, Two-Way ContractKaskisuo will tend net with Connor Ingram in Milwaukee. Predators Sign Tyler Lewington to One-Year, Two-Way Contract*Shrugs* Milwaukee’s blue line is pretty crowded these days. Breakdown: Nashville Predators 2020 Draft Class, Part I | On the ForecheckOur incredible prospects writer Eric takes a look at some of Nashville’s draft picks from last week. Nashville Predators sign G Kasimir Kaskisuo, D Tyler Lewington...
On the Forecheck Oct 13, 2020
2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Mattias Ekholm

2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Mattias Ekholm

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ It was a strange but still-productive year for the Swedish blueliner. Mattias Ekholm had one of the worst years of his absolutely stellar career in 2019-2020, and I say that as one of his biggest fans. He regressed in most areas of his game, especially in his defensive play, continuing a downward trend from the past two seasons by WAR and GAR. Evolving-Hockey.com Mattias Ekholm career GAR and WAR You’d be forgiven for looking at this chart and a lot of other statistical profiles surrounding Ekholm’s year and saying “welp, looks...
On the Forecheck Oct 13, 2020
Predators sign G Kasimir Kaskisuo, D Tyler Lewington to 1-year, 2-way contracts

Predators sign G Kasimir Kaskisuo, D Tyler Lewington to 1-year, 2-way contracts

Photo by Patrick Smith/ The players will add depth to a thinned Milwaukee Admirals squad. This morning, the Nashville Predators announced that they had signed goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo and defender Tyler Lewington to one-year, two-way contracts. The Milwaukee Admirals’ depth could be tested if the Predators are really going for the youth movement David Poile mentioned at the draft, and since half of the Admirals’ stellar goaltending tandem, Troy Grosenick, left in free agency, it’s good to see a solid backup plan for Connor Ingram. Kasimir Kaskisuo Kaskisuo comes to the...

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