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On the Forecheck 1 hour ago
Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #9 Frederic Allard

Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #9 Frederic Allard

Allard may not have been everyone’s first choice to emerge from the pipeline, but he’s definitely on his way. It’s time for our annual countdown of the best 25 Nashville Predators players under 25 years old! This is not only a tradition here at OTF, but is also something that you might see at many other SBNation NHL blogs. The premise is simple: rank the 25 best players who have not yet reached their 25th birthday (as of August 1st, 2018). Allard was taken 31 picks after Sam Girard in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, and - at the time - I was ecstatic. Girard & Allard were successive...
On the Forecheck 5 hours ago
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey Night in Smashville

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey Night in Smashville

It may be preseason, but who cares? Nashville Predators News Top 10 Norris Trophy candidates for 2018-19 – TheHockeyNewsI have a feeling if you're reading this description, you'll love reading this article. But don't take my word for it... Hartman Taking Contact, Remains On Track to Return from InjuryI'm sure the vast majority of Nashville Predators fans hope he is able to "prove it" with his "prove it" deal. New Season, new mask for Pekka Rinne: View this post on Instagram Today we have the pleasure to unleash Pekka Rinne´s new Predators mask… The...
On the Forecheck Sep 20, 2018
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Tweener

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Tweener

A phrase often used in sport, tweener certainly describes this time of year: things are happening, but stories besides game scores are thin. Three weeks to the season opener! Nashville Predators News Nashville Native, Preds Fan Chris Young Set to Headline Bridgestone Arena | NHL.comBut can he be an effective center for Tolvanen? Now we’re asking the real questions. 2018-19 Nashville Predators Preview: Wingers | On the ForecheckICYMI: The Preds have some pretty high-quality players on the wing. Our friend Rachel takes a look. Central Division Roundup Chronicling the 1999 Dallas Stars:...
Puck Prose Sep 19, 2018

Nashville Predators preview: P.K. Subban leads Stanley Cup caliber defense

Led by P.K. Subban, the Nashville Predators identity lies in their defense. Can the NHL’s best blueline lead the way as the Preds hope to bring the Stanley Cup to Nashville?  The 2017-18 NHL season must be seen as a success for the Nashville Predators. They had lofty expectations entering the season after making their […] Nashville Predators preview: P.K. Subban leads Stanley Cup caliber defense - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
On the Forecheck Sep 19, 2018
2018-19 Nashville Predators Position Preview: Wingers

2018-19 Nashville Predators Position Preview: Wingers

These guys bring a lot of joy to Nashville fans when they put the puck in the net. What can we expect from them this season? Today we turn our attention to the wingers. You’re already very familiar with most of these guys. A new youngster will be added to the mix in the form of Eeli Tolvanen. The other new guy, Ryan Hartman, isn’t so new after 20-ish games with the Predators last season. Let’s take a look at what we have. Position Strengths: Nashville had two of the most formidable forward lines last season, centered by Ryan Johansen and Kyle Turris. The famous JoFA line did some...
On the Forecheck Sep 19, 2018
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: All Gold Everything

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: All Gold Everything

It’s beginning to look a lot like hockey season in Smashville. Hockey News & Rants Observations From Monday’s Preseason Games | On the ForecheckIt's only preseason but the Preds absolutely crushed it on Monday. Rachel walks you through everything you might have missed during their double header. Central Division Preview: Chicago Blackhawks 2018-19 | On the ForecheckBobby kicked off our Central Division previews yesterday and I think Chicago Cellar Dwellers might be my new favorite name I didn't know Chicago needed. Predators news: Graffiti Murals popping up in and around Nashville |...
On the Forecheck Sep 18, 2018
Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #10 Tomas Vomacka

Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #10 Tomas Vomacka

Vomacka could be the goalie of the future. It’s time for our annual countdown of the best 25 Nashville Predators players under 25 years old! This is not only a tradition here at OTF, but is also something that you might see at many other SBNation NHL blogs. The premise is simple: rank the 25 best players who have not yet reached their 25th birthday (as of August 1st, 2018). We’re down to the top 10! Vomacka was a quiet fifth round pick a year ago but has quickly blossomed into one of the most promising prospects in the organization. After a stellar first year in the USHL, Vomacka...
Tenn Truth Sep 18, 2018

Nashville Predators: Recapping their first 2 preseason games

The Nashville Predators had their first two preseason games of the season on the road on Monday against the Florida Panthers, winning both of them. The Nashville Predators were able to win both of their preseason matchups on Monday against the Florida Panthers. They were able to put a good bit of goals on the […] Nashville Predators: Recapping their first 2 preseason games - Tenn Truth - Tenn Truth - FanSided Coverage of the Titans, Predators, Vols and Vanderbilt
On the Forecheck Sep 18, 2018
Observations From Monday’s Preseason Games

Observations From Monday’s Preseason Games

It’s the preseason, folks. Final Scores Predators 5, Panthers 0 (2:30 start) Predators 5, Panthers 3 (6:00 start) Lines and Pairings Game 1 #Preds lines in warmups:Jarnkrok-Turris-ArvidssonSalomaki-Gaudreau-SissonsBrickley-Pettersson-GrimaldiTrenin-Kirkland-OlivierBitetto-SubbanJosi-DonovanPyrochta-Weber#NSHvsFLA— Brooks Bratten (@brooksbratten) September 17, 2018 Game 2 #Preds lines in warmups:Forsberg-Johansen-FialaTolvanen-Bonino-SmithRichard-Blackwell-PerssonRinaldo-Gaudet-MoyEkholm-CarrierHamhuis-AllardTinordi-Ellis#NSHvsFLA— Brooks Bratten (@brooksbratten) September 17,...
On the Forecheck Sep 17, 2018
2018-19 Nashville Predators Position Preview: Centers

2018-19 Nashville Predators Position Preview: Centers

“Center depth” just keeps being the name of the game. The season’s almost here, and it’s time to take a look at what the Predators have to offer. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be looking at the players you can expect to see in gold this year and what they bring to the team. This year the Predators are starting off with the best center depth they’ve had in a long time, if not ever. David Poile has made multiple aggressive trades to shore up the center depth over the last few years, but seemed content to tinker around the edges of the roster this summer. Whether we’ll be...
On the Forecheck Sep 17, 2018
Monday’s Dump and Chase: Blue and Gold

Monday’s Dump and Chase: Blue and Gold

The Preds held a scrimmage yesterday and are off to Florida for some training camp games today. Nashville Predators News Veteran Goaltender Rinne Still Finding Ways to Remain ElitePekka Rinne remains beloved in Nashville and this is his 11th season as the starting goaltender. You can tell he wants that Cup. Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #11 Yakov Trenin - On the ForecheckYakov Trenin has looked good in camp so far. Eric takes a closer look at the young Russian forward here. Playmaking in Transition: How Filip Forsberg became the league’s most efficient playmaker - On the...
On the Forecheck Sep 16, 2018
Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #11 Yakov Trenin

Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #11 Yakov Trenin

The Russian has had a busy year - let’s see what becomes of it. It’s time for our annual countdown of the best 25 Nashville Predators players under 25 years old! This is not only a tradition here at OTF, but is also something that you might see at many other SBNation NHL blogs. The premise is simple: rank the 25 best players who have not yet reached their 25th birthday (as of August 1st, 2018). So sorry for the delay everyone - life got in the way for a bit. But, nevertheless, here’s #11! Once as highly-touted a prospect as Vladislav Kamenev, Yakov Trenin has endured a bumpy road in...
On the Forecheck Sep 16, 2018
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Let’s Cook

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Let’s Cook

In which our heroes prevail over the Titans in a cookout, Brock Boeser bets on himself, and Connor McDavid “allegedly” gets faster. Nashville Predators News & Notes Preds Open Training Camp with Core Group Ready for Another Run | Nashville PredatorsHockey players doing hockey things. All is right in the world. Titans take on Predators in cook-off at Music City Food + Wine Festival | TennesseanRoman Josi and P.K. Subban prevailed over the Titans' Logan Ryan and Kevin Byard, winning Friday Night's cook-off at the Music City Food + Wine Festival. View this post on...
On the Forecheck Sep 15, 2018
Playmaking in Transition

Playmaking in Transition

Why Filip Forsberg Is The League’s Most Efficient Playmaker The older I get, the more I realize that my movie references go right over people’s heads. I guess that’s what happens when you spend most of the day talking to teenagers—ahh, the life of a teacher and a coach. Everyone’s going to recognize this one, though. If you’re over the age of 35, you’ve surely seen The Matrix. If you’re under 35, you’ve at least seen the “What If I Told You” meme featuring the character Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne. And if you still hadn’t, now you have. So now that we’re...
On the Forecheck Sep 15, 2018
Saturday's Dump & Chase: On Ice

Saturday's Dump & Chase: On Ice

Preds camp moves to the ice at Centennial Sportsplex this morning. Time to go watch fifty-five players skate up and down the ice! Nashville News & Notes OTF Mailbag: Admirals, Wingers, and the Cup Window - On the ForecheckThe mailbag has returned for the season! FOX Sports Tennessee to televise 71 Predators games during 2018-19 season | FOX SportsI'm not crying over a dearth of preseason action on my tv, but seriously, one game?! They Said It: The Best Quotes from Day One of Preds Training Camp | Nashville PredatorsIt takes a bold man to wear a hat with a picture of himself on it. Around...

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