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On the Forecheck 2 hours ago
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Right Here Waiting

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Right Here Waiting

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via While you wait for Forsberg news, check out these Friday links. Nashville News & Notes In case you were wondering what yesterday’s FIlip Forsberg rumor mill was churning out... Update on #Preds and Filip Forsberg from Sportsnet's @FriedgeHNIC via The Jeff Marek Show:"It sounds like there's some momentum there between Nashville and Forsberg," he said. "I have teams telling me they think that's going to get done on an 8-year deal in the 8s." pic.twitter.com/lI19rYUFE4— Nick Cole (@NickColeSports) June 30, 2022 and then... Not a...
On the Forecheck 13 hours ago
Nashville Predators Trade Mathieu Olivier to Columbus Blue Jackets

Nashville Predators Trade Mathieu Olivier to Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Olivier played ten games this season for the Preds. The Nashville Predators announced they have traded Mathieu Olivier to the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 122nd overall pick in the 2022 draft. The #Preds have acquired the Toronto Maple Leafs’ fourth-round pick (122nd overall) in the 2022 NHL Draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Mathieu Olivier.--> https://t.co/6wofIBv3QE pic.twitter.com/EETYvnC6lH— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 1, 2022 Olivier played forty-eight games for the Nashville...
On the Forecheck Jun 30, 2022
Nashville’s Draft Board: Round 7

Nashville’s Draft Board: Round 7

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ Can Nashville find another late-round gem? Heading into the 2022 NHL Entry Draft next week, the Nashville Predators currently hold six picks, including the 210th selection in round seven. Nashville’s seventh-round recent history has not been kind to them, producing players like Evan Smith, Adam Smith, Jacob Paquette, and Milan Kloucek. But, Juuso Pärssinen (taken the last time Nashville picked 210th overall), is looking to buck that trend, and Gunnarwolfe Fontaine and Chase McLane could also be nice pick-ups. Below, I’ve taken a look at four...
On the Forecheck Jun 29, 2022
NHL Mock Draft 2022: Nashville Predators select Pavel Mintyukov with No. 17 pick

NHL Mock Draft 2022: Nashville Predators select Pavel Mintyukov with No. 17 pick

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ After years of forward investments, Nashville goes back to their blueline. Welcome to SBNation’s 2022 NHL Mock Draft—my fourth year running the mock draft table here at On The Forecheck. With a weaker draft class, I was entertaining the idea of trading back from the 17th pick to add a second-rounder to Nashville’s arsenal. While there were some teams behind us interested in moving up (notably Arizona), a few names left on the board were too good to pass up. So, with the 17th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Mock Draft, On The Forecheck...
On the Forecheck Jun 28, 2022
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: W.T.Forsberg?

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: W.T.Forsberg?

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Stubbornness and arrogance may cost the Predators their best forward in franchise history. Nashville Predators News & Notes For those looking for updates on Filip Forsberg’s contract, the tidbit in this week’s DFO Rundown Podcast with Frank Seravalli and Jason Gregor is a doozy, and not in a good way. According to Daily Faceoff's @frank_seravalli, Filip Forsberg is asking the #Preds for a contract well below Roman Josi's $9.059 mil per season."They didn't ask for 9, I can tell you that," he said on his latest DFO Rundown podcast....
On the Forecheck Jun 24, 2022
Cody Glass Re-Signs With Predators

Cody Glass Re-Signs With Predators

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Restricted free agent will return on a one-year, two-way contract The Nashville Predators continue to cross names off of their “pending RFA” list, re-signing forward Cody Glass to a one-year, two-way deal worth just over $874K at the the NHL level. The Predators announced the deal on Friday. Glass, the 6th overall pick in the 2017 Draft who the Predators acquired last summer in the Ryan Ellis trade, is coming off an up-and-down debut season with the franchise. The 23-year-old entered last season with the expectations of being...
On the Forecheck Jun 24, 2022
Friday’s Dump & Chase: All I Want

Friday’s Dump & Chase: All I Want

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via A Filip Forsberg contract offer, an exciting Game 5 in the SCF, and fresh links for your Friday aren't too much to ask. Nashville News & Notes Forsberg offered eight-year contract to remain with Predators nhl.comFilip Forsberg, a pending unrestricted free agent, has been offered an eight-year contract by the Nashville Predators, general manager David Poile said Thursday. The more time that passes and the more information that comes out, the less optimistic I feel about Forsberg re-signing. You? Haslam Excited to Join Preds...
On the Forecheck Jun 23, 2022
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: To the brink

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: To the brink

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ In which the Avs take game a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Bolts in dramatic fashion, Paul Maurice is named the new coach of the Florida Panthers, and the Canadian federal government freezes Hockey Canada’s funding. Nashville Predators News & Notes Bill Haslam’s ownership of Predators hurts diversity efforts | Yahoo SportsThe first of which I assume will be many think-pieces about the Preds’ new owner-to-be. Other Hockey News & Notes Kadri scores winner as Avs take game 4, 3-1 series lead | TSNNazem Kadri made his return and...
On the Forecheck Jun 21, 2022
Colorado’s Cale Makar wins 2021-22 Norris Trophy for Best Overall Defender; Roman Josi Finishes Second

Colorado’s Cale Makar wins 2021-22 Norris Trophy for Best Overall Defender; Roman Josi Finishes Second

Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via The race for the Norris was a two-man race for most of the season, but the Avalanche’s Cale Makar came out on top for his first Norris win. Nashville Predators’ defender Roman Josi was denied in his quest to win his second career James Norris Trophy as the Colorado Avalanche’s Cale Makar/the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Victor Hedman took home the trophy. The Professional Hockey Writers Association awards the trophy each year to “to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round...
On the Forecheck Jun 21, 2022
Auston Matthews Voted NHL’s 2021-22 Ted Lindsay Award; Roman Josi finishes as finalist

Auston Matthews Voted NHL’s 2021-22 Ted Lindsay Award; Roman Josi finishes as finalist

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Josi’s historic 2021-22 season guided him to finalist status, but could not overcome the high-powered season by Matthews The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews has won the 2021-22 Ted Lindsay Award. The Nashville Predators’ Roman Josi and Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid were the other finalists for the award. The NHL Player’s Association votes annually on the award for “the most outstanding player in the NHL”. The most outstanding player in the @NHL in 2021-22, as voted by members of the @NHLPA, is none other than...
On the Forecheck Jun 21, 2022
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Award Tour

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Award Tour

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports A couple of Preds could earn hardware tonight, a front-office mainstay could be leaving town, and TRADE TALK Nashville Predators News & Notes Josi, Saros Up for Top NHL Awards on Tuesday Evening | Nashville PredatorsThe Preds have three chances to bring home hardware at tonight's NHL Awards: Josi is nominated for the Norris and Ted Lindsay Award, while Saros is up for the Vezina. Josi is probably a heavy favorite to win the Norris at this point (remember, these were voted on before the playoffs started). REPORT: Scott Nichol...
On the Forecheck Jun 17, 2022
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Melting

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Melting

Photo by Mickey Bernal/ These links are nearly as hot as the pavement in Nashville. Nashville News & Notes Former governor Bill Haslam reportedly close to buying Predators franchise | On the ForecheckThe rumored deal was first reported by Sportico. A Sportico sports business reporter tweeted the news last night. Predators have choices to make with expiring contracts over the offseason | On the ForecheckShould they stay or should they go? Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Nick Cousins is just one of the players Nashville’s front office must make a...
On the Forecheck Jun 16, 2022
Former governor Bill Haslam reportedly close to buying Predators franchise

Former governor Bill Haslam reportedly close to buying Predators franchise

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via The rumored deal was first reported by Sportico. The Nashville Predators have been in the Music City since 1998, and they’ve become one of the premier attractions for tourists heading down south for a vacation. Going to a game at Bridgestone Arena is an almost unrivaled experience in the NHL landscape. Under the ownership group led by Herbert Fritch, the team and experience grew to new heights in a relatively short span of time. Now, according to a report from Sportico, the Predators are close to being sold to former Tennessee governor...
On the Forecheck Jun 16, 2022
What’s “Plan B” if Forsberg Leaves Nashville This Summer?

What’s “Plan B” if Forsberg Leaves Nashville This Summer?

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via There are plenty of ways the Preds can replace Forsberg... if they’re bold. By all accounts, Filip Forsberg wants to stay in Nashville. By all accounts, the Nashville Predators want Filip Forsberg back in the fold next season. There should be mutual interest from all parties to get the prized forward to sign a new deal before the free agency window opens on July 13th. There’s seemingly optimism that scenario could happen. John Hynes said in an interview with 102.5 The Game that he’s “optimistic” and “pretty confident”...
On the Forecheck Jun 16, 2022
Predators have choices to make with expiring contracts over the offseason

Predators have choices to make with expiring contracts over the offseason

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Should they stay or should they go? The 2021-22 campaign for the Nashville Predators ended early in the postseason, and the fanbase has every right to be upset with the outcome. Although the Colorado Avalanche are a juggernaut (and are proving it with the fashion they’re beating the opponents they’ve been playing), there is something about ending a season full of franchise-bests on the first sweep in franchise history. Now that the postseason begins to wind down, with the Avalanche punching their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final...

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