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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Don’t quit your day job.

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Don’t quit your day job.

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ Roman Josi is a brilliant defender. His artistic talents? Well, we’ll let you decide. Nashville News & Notes Preds forward Philip Tomasino discusses his excitement for the weekend as Predators Rookie Camp begins in Nashville. pic.twitter.com/w3Wfb9ImND— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) September 16, 2021 Phil Tomasino and the rest of the Predators rookies took the ice at Centennial Sportsplex yesterday and will return to the ice Friday morning before heading for Florida for more work. A man of many, many talents...
On the Forecheck Sep 16, 2021
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Welcome to the Big Leagues

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Welcome to the Big Leagues

EGOAT season is upon us | Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via The Preds kick off the 2021-22 season today as the rookies start camp. SB Nation News Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to On The ForecheckMake sure you take a look at the upcoming improvements to SB Nation's commenting system so you can see how it will affect you and (more importantly) how this will improve your experience. I mean, the comment sections on the internet are always great, happy places, right? Nashville Predators News Predators Rookie Camp Opens Thursday, Sept. 16 |...
On the Forecheck Sep 15, 2021
Looking ahead to 2022 Paralympics with Team U.S.A. Head Coach David Hoff

Looking ahead to 2022 Paralympics with Team U.S.A. Head Coach David Hoff

Czech Para Ice Hockey Building on the national team’s gold medal success at the World Championships, Hoff looks to recreate sled hockey magic in Beijing. With the close of the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics, all eyes now look ahead to the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, to be held early next year in Beijing, China. Yesterday, OTF’s Jeff Middleton took a look at which Nashville Predators players are likely to see ice time in Beijing now that NHL players are allowed back on Olympic rosters. But what does the sled hockey landscape look like for...
On the Forecheck Sep 15, 2021
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Habits

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Habits

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ September brings us hockey, but I still find myself scrolling through hockey news like it’s the regular season and find myself disappointed. Nashville Predators News Which Nashville Predators might be headed to the Olympics? - On the ForecheckJeff takes a look at which Preds could be representing their home countries in the Olympics. Around the League Five questions facing Tampa Bay LightningCan they PLEASE not three-peat? Thanks. Donato signs one-year, $750,000 contract with KrakenI think there's too much to like in Donato's game and this...
On the Forecheck Sep 14, 2021
Predators Players That Could Be Headed to the 2022 Winter Olympics

Predators Players That Could Be Headed to the 2022 Winter Olympics

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via The Olympics are bringing back the NHL, or is it the other way around? It’s been a long fight, but NHL players are finally back at the Olympics. Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid on the same team is a reason to tune in by itself, but if you’re a Predators fan, you’re not there to watch them. Of course, it’s a great side effect, but it’s more fun when you get to watch players from your favorite team play and, most importantly, win. So which players from the Predators will be headed to Bejing, and what can they bring to their...
On the Forecheck Sep 14, 2021
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Face Down, Vax Up

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Face Down, Vax Up

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ Stay safe out there, friends! Nashville Predators News & Notes As 2021-22 season approaches, Predators set to reach a critical juncture | On the ForecheckThere are a ridiculous amount of moving pieces to this year's Preds season, a lot of which Eamon touches on here. The biggest question is whether -- internally -- Poile and Co. TRULY believe they can pull off a "competitive rebuild" or if that's just a buzzword to keep fans pumped for the season while they revamp the roster. The answer to that question is probably going to determine what a...
On the Forecheck Sep 13, 2021
As the 2021-22 season approaches, Predators set to reach a critical juncture

As the 2021-22 season approaches, Predators set to reach a critical juncture

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The direction of the franchise is on the verge of being determined, one way or another. As we endure the slog of September and await the re-ignition of NHL hockey, it’s a good chance to reflect on the direction of the Nashville Predators, particularly given the team’s activity during the offseason. After three years of declining, underwhelming results, David Poile finally relinquished (willingly and unwillingly) key pieces of the 2016-17 roster in Ryan Ellis, Viktor Arvidsson, and Pekka Rinne. The team’s abstention from bringing...
On the Forecheck Sep 13, 2021
Monday’s Dump & Chase: Closing In on Hockey

Monday’s Dump & Chase: Closing In on Hockey

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via The long wait for a return to Predators hockey continues to shorten. Around Hockey How a league-wide Drive To Survive-type docuseries could help the NHL - sportsnet.ca Okay, but Drive To Survive works because the athletes and figures interviewed are interesting. NHL players and executives are dull. 99% of NHL interviews are so boring and predictable that a fan with three months’ interest could probably script them. I’m not watching something that’s a bunch of dudes talking for 30 minutes about how they have to do a...
On the Forecheck Sep 11, 2021
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Antici...

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Antici...

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via ...pation. How will the Nashville Predators fit in the new/old Central? | On the ForecheckRachel looks at the season coming up--soon. Sabres re-engage interested teams after meeting with Eichel's representatives | Sportnset.caI do wonder how much of the holdup is the Sabres' fault, how much of the holdup is the fault of other teams not wanting to risk picking up a player with Eichel's injury (unfair, but understandable from a business perspective), and how much is the fault of other teams not wanting to pick up a player with Eichel's...
On the Forecheck Sep 10, 2021
How Does Returning to the Central Division Affect the Predators?

How Does Returning to the Central Division Affect the Predators?

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Can Nashville “return” to the Central if they never left it? I was reading through some articles on our sister SBNation site Mile High Hockey. I wanted to write a similar article to Evan’s piece. He investigates how returning to the Central Division will affect the Colorado Avalanche. For Colorado, the divisional re-alignment is probably not an issue at all. Colorado is going to dominate no matter their divison. However, this sparked a bit of curiosity—how will the Nashville Predators fare in the Central this coming season? Now, we...
On the Forecheck Sep 9, 2021
Excitement: What Preds Fans Can Look Forward to This Season

Excitement: What Preds Fans Can Look Forward to This Season

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via It’s a weird season. What can we look forward to? It’s going to be a weird season. The team on the ice is quite different than the Predators of the past. No Pekka Rinne between the pipes. Ryan Ellis is now a Philadelphia Flyer. Viktor Arvidsson is in L.A. This team’s turnover has been slow, but suddenly it seems like the on-ice product is strange. New. Unrecognizable. There’s some trepidation among fans about what this season could bring. Most projections have Nashville in the lower-middle of the Central Divison. I like to refer...
On the Forecheck Sep 9, 2021
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Lethargy

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Lethargy

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via In which there isn’t much Preds news, but JT Brown pledges his brain to science, Brady Tkachuk remains unsigned, and could Elias Pettersson really be an offer-sheet target? Nashville Predators News & Notes Me looking for Preds news: I guess there’s this: The NHL has announced a pair of minor schedule changes for the #Preds:- Edmonton, originally set to play in Nashville on April 14, now visits April 12. -San Jose, originally set to play in Nashville on April 12, will now visit on April 14.Both games remain 7 p.m. CT...
On the Forecheck Sep 6, 2021
Philip Tomasino: A New Benchmark in Nashville

Philip Tomasino: A New Benchmark in Nashville

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ A look at how Nashville’s prized prospect stacks up against his peers. When the youth movement finally came to Nashville last season, it was led by some unexpected players like Tanner Jeannot and Mathieu Olivier. And despite the Predators litany of injuries, Philip Tomasino—the organization’s most exciting prospect—didn’t see the ice for an NHL game. There’s long been an odd perception around the league about rushing prospects into NHL service, but it’s a debate that comes without a finite rule of thumb and one that can be heavily...
On the Forecheck Sep 3, 2021
Predators Head Coach Named to 2022 Winter Olympics Coaching Staff

Predators Head Coach Named to 2022 Winter Olympics Coaching Staff

John Hynes will serve as an assistant coach for Team USA’s Men’s Olympic hockey team. Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes has been named to Team USA’s Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey coaching staff. Hynes will serve alongside fellow assistant coaches Todd Reirden, David Quinn, and Ryan Miller, and Team USA head coach Mike Sullivan. The Winter Olympics will be held in February 2022 in Beijing, China. Although this is Hynes’s first time serving on USA Hockey’s Olympic coaching staff, it is not his first experience coaching internationally with USA Hockey. Hynes spent...
On the Forecheck Sep 3, 2021
Friday’s Dump & Chase: 525,600 Minutes

Friday’s Dump & Chase: 525,600 Minutes

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via That’s about how long it feels like it will be until puck drop. Nashville News & Notes #Preds Night with @NashvilleSC comes tomorrow, and we’re partnering to #KickChildhoodCancer! A portion of the tickets sold for the Sept. 3 match will go to the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily. Use code ‘SMASHVILLE’ at checkout!https://t.co/KWZXjRvVr6 pic.twitter.com/nFLz4jPJTa— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) September 2, 2021 Hockey News & Notes OHL suspends Logan Mailloux indefinitely for inappropriate conduct |...

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