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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Time for a Break

Monday’s Dump and Chase: Time for a Break

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via The Preds are on a break, but plenty is still happening in the League. Nashville Predators News "A team within the team": Inside the NHL's brotherhood of the blue lineYour Monday long read is brought to you by the Nashville blue line. Around the League Columbus Blue Jackets start poorly, shut out New Jersey Devils anyway - The CannonThe Jackets shut out the Devils thanks to the stellar goaltending of Elvis Merzlikins. The Canadiens are finding help in unusual places - Eyes On The PrizeOur friends at Habs Eye on the Prize take a look at...
Jan 19, 2020
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: On Break

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: On Break

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The Preds packed two points for whatever tropical hangouts they have in mind. Nashville Predators News & Notes Buffalo Sabres 1, Nashville Predators 2: Preds Pick Up Two Points Before the All-Star Break | On the ForecheckIf you missed last night's game, Bryan has your recap of the Preds' tense win. Other News & Notes ‘Move over, Mario!’: Alex Ovechkin scores hat trick in consecutive games, is now one of the top 10 greatest goal scorers ever | Russian Machine Never BreaksWhat is there left to say about Ovechkin that hasn't already been said?...
Jan 18, 2020
Buffalo Sabres 1, Nashville Predators 2: Preds Pick Up Two Points Before the All-Star Break

Buffalo Sabres 1, Nashville Predators 2: Preds Pick Up Two Points Before the All-Star Break

Wheeeeere’s Pekka? Where’s Pekka?? PEEKABOO | Photo by John Russell/NHLI via I watched a talk show on Fox Sports TN, and a hockey game happened to break out in the background. The Nashville Predators debuted the Winter Classic sweaters at home, and despite a boozy Kathie Lee Gifford rampaging throughout Bridgestone Arena, they woke up late in the third period with a game-winning Craig Smith power play goal. Nashville gets their first win in a month at home on Saturday, and let’s go into how it all broke down. What Happened? A boozy Kathie Lee Gifford during pregame and it...
Jan 18, 2020
Predators vs. Sabres Thread

Predators vs. Sabres Thread

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Hopefully they show up for the white out. You know, unlike the last time they wore these jerseys.
Jan 18, 2020
Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres Preview: Issa White Out

Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres Preview: Issa White Out

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via The Predators break out their Winter Classic jerseys, and an old tradition, for a critical game against the Sabres The Predators will have a different look when they host the Buffalo Sabres tonight, and I’m not just talking about the changes they (hopefully) make after Thursday’s abysmal 4-2 loss against Anaheim. Tonight, the Predators are wearing their white Winter Classic jerseys for the first time at Bridgestone Arena. And to celebrate, the team’s making this a “White Out” game. The O.G. Preds fans might remember when the white outs were a...
Jan 18, 2020
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Player “Safety”

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Player “Safety”

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Honestly, the DoPS is starting to sound increasingly Orwellian a title. Ministry of Peace. Department of Player Safety. Nashville Predators News & Notes Predators Reassign Three to Milwaukee | NHL.comAs Eric pointed out, Yakov Trenin and Alexandre Carrier are headed to the AHL All-Star Game. Hopefully we get Trenin back after the break. Predators' Arvidsson fined $2,000 for diving | ProHockeyTalk | NBC SportsDear NHL, Hi, yes, Viktor Arvidsson has balance issues or something? There've been a couple of times he fell over off the opening faceoff...
Jan 17, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: No More Wake-Up Calls

Friday’s Dump & Chase: No More Wake-Up Calls

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via After the Predators switched coaches, the team’s continued uninspired play is causing many to question the root of the problem. Before I get to the links, let me be the first to say I was among the many that called for a coaching change. And, like a spoiled child on Christmas morning, I got what I wanted. Now, with John Hynes at the helm (and what is clearly a new system in place) the Predators are continuing the same uninspired play and place during games that leads to results like they got last night...a loss to the worst team in the Western...
Jan 16, 2020
Nashville Predators 4, Anaheim Ducks 2: Duck, Duck, Lose

Nashville Predators 4, Anaheim Ducks 2: Duck, Duck, Lose

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Predators revert back to their old mistakes in a ho-hum loss to the struggling Ducks. I don’t think you can call a Thursday night home game in the middle of January a “must-win” in any context. But if the Predators want to climb back into the playoff picture, these are the kind of games you have to win down the stretch; at home against a conference rival who’s inching closer to tank mode. Yeah... that didn’t happen. The Ducks outplayed the Predators most of the night en route to a fairly easy 4-2 win. Considering this was the Preds’ first...
Jan 16, 2020
Predators vs. Ducks Thread

Predators vs. Ducks Thread

Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Get back in the W column, please. Stat.
Jan 16, 2020
Nashville Predators vs Anaheim Ducks: Video Preview (and Edmonton Review)

Nashville Predators vs Anaheim Ducks: Video Preview (and Edmonton Review)

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via A look at tonight’s matchup with Anaheim, a review of the Edmonton game, and the Smith Kids take another crack at predicting the first goal of the game. I wanted to take a look back at the last game. Considering the John Hynes era is still in its beginning stages, I want to know how much of the “turtling” can be expected to continue. My kids are currently both 0-for-4 in the prediction category, so I hope they get one right soon. Topics discussed: John Hynes, Peter Laviolette, Calle Jarnkrok, Viktor Arvidsson, Ryan Johansen, Nashville Predators,...
Jan 16, 2020
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks Preview: Predator or Prey?

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks Preview: Predator or Prey?

Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Quack, quack. The Predators are back home tonight to square off against the Anaheim Ducks. The last meeting between the Ducks and the Preds ended up with a head coach firing, so let’s hope tonight is a little less...dramatic. Nashville Predators On a team led by defender Roman Josi in points, one can’t help but wonder if any gold-clad players will be trade bait in the next few months. Josi has been overachieving on a team that, until recently, had seen its stars fade out a bit. After a loss to the Oilers earlier in the week, the Preds are looking...
Jan 16, 2020
#ThrowbackThursday: That Time a Snowstorm Sparked an Improbable Playoff Push

#ThrowbackThursday: That Time a Snowstorm Sparked an Improbable Playoff Push

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Predators’ epic finish to the 2008 season, and two eye-popping records, may not have happened if their “plan A” fell into place. “Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them.” -Marissa Meyer I’ve always been a firm believer that fate is in our own hands. We get to shape our destinies every day through our actions, our choices, and the interactions we have with those around us. But I also believe that every once in a while, we need a little push to get us to where we...
Jan 16, 2020
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Bounce Back

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Bounce Back

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via In which our heroes attempt to rebound against the Ducks, Gerard Gallant gets canned, and Pierre-Luc Dubois talks Baby Yoda... Yes, you read that last bit correctly. Nashville Predators News & Notes PHT Morning Skate: 20 trade candidates; Can Josi win Norris? | Pro Hockey TalkShout out to Nick Morgan for getting his piece featured by Pro Hockey Talk. Pete Weber Named Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year | Nashville PredatorsThis is Pete’s seventh win in the last nine years. Basically, Pete rules. Other Hockey News & Notes Vegas Golden Knights Make...
Jan 15, 2020
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: On To The Next One

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: On To The Next One

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via The streak is over, shake it off, and on to the next one. Hockey News & Rants Nashville Predators 2, Edmonton Oilers 4 Recap: Lacrosse with a loss | On the ForecheckAt least the Filip Forsberg’s goal was pretty. OMG OMG OMG OMG#Preds | @gohermitage pic.twitter.com/8nPUPKoYki— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) January 15, 2020 Can Roman Josi win the Norris Trophy this year? | On the ForecheckRoman Josi is having himself a banner season. If there’s any season he could be a real contender it’s this one. He gets extra points for good hair and being...
Jan 14, 2020
Nashville Predators 2, Edmonton Oilers 4 Recap: Lacrosse with a loss

Nashville Predators 2, Edmonton Oilers 4 Recap: Lacrosse with a loss

Filip Forsberg may have scored the elusive Michigan backhander, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Leon Draisaitl show. Before the game begins, some notable changes to the line-up: Dante Fabbro, who had been day-to-day with an upper body injury since the Winter Classic, returned to his regular pairing with Mattias Ekholm, effectively removing Jarred Tinordi from the line-up. Alexandre Carrier stayed on the third pairing with Dan Hamhuis. At the same time, Filip Forsberg was reunited with Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund, while Calle Jarnkrok returned to the top line with Ryan Johansen and...