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Breakdown: Nashville extends entry-level offer to Tommy Novak

Breakdown: Nashville extends entry-level offer to Tommy Novak

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Novak proved himself on an AHL deal this season after a hampered collegiate career. In the wake of several organizational moves that have come since the suspension of the NHL season, this one in particular seemed obvious. On March 25, Nashville announced they had signed forward Tommy Novak to a two-year entry-level contract. After playing on an AHL contract this year for Milwaukee, it felt imminent Novak would be extended an entry-level offer, as he was instrumental in the success of one of the Admirals’ best lines all season and collected 42 points...
21 hours ago
Wednesday’s Dump and Chase: All You Cool Cats and Kittens

Wednesday’s Dump and Chase: All You Cool Cats and Kittens

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Sigh. Nashville Predators News Josi Talks Life Without Hockey, Praises Citizens of NashvilleIt's good to hear from the captain. I can't wait to see #59 on the ice again. Around the League Rask open to Bruins contract extension, downplays talk of retirement | NHL.comEven though it was reported last week that Rask would possibly retire after his current contract expires, he seems to be interested in looking at possibilities to extend with the Bruins. He will be 34 when his contract expires. Avalanche players 'recovering well' from coronavirus, Landeskog...
Mar 31, 2020
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Le Sigh

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Le Sigh

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Will we have turned into housebound hermits by the end of this? Smashville News: Preds Give Thanks to Healthcare Heroes on National Doctors' Day | NHL.comBless all of the doctors, nurses, EMTs, police and other first responders, including members of the military, who are on the front line of the COVID-19 battle. Weekly Edge: The Nashville Predators' top five best contracts right now | A to Z SportsAlex with a review of the five best contracts on the Nashville Predators right now. Did he miss anyone? OTF March Madness: Best Games in Nashville...
Mar 30, 2020
OTF March Madness: Best Games in Predators History (Round 2)

OTF March Madness: Best Games in Predators History (Round 2)

March Madness: Best Preds Game of All Time | On The Forecheck, Sarah Hager, Nick Morgan It’s Round Two in our quest to crown the best Preds game ever! College basketball may be over for the year, but here at On The Forecheck, we’re keeping the spirit of March Madness alive! We’ve put together a tournament to crown the best game in Nashville Predators history. The best part? You — yes you! — will get to decide the ultimate winner! Voting for Round Two of OTF March Madness begins today. The first round featured its fair share of upsets, including a couple that I would just like...
Mar 30, 2020
90s Country Music Icon Joe Diffie Dies Due to COVID-19 Complications

90s Country Music Icon Joe Diffie Dies Due to COVID-19 Complications

Photo by Frazer Harrison/ for Stagecoach Diffie was reportedly a Predators fan. I hope somewhere, wherever his spirit may be, Joe Diffie is propped up by the jukebox, just as he wished to be in one of his many hit songs. The 90s country music icon passed away Sunday due to complications from COVID-19, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. Diffie’s team announced the singer tested positive for coronavirus Friday. GRAMMY®-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29 from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). His family requests...
Mar 30, 2020
Breakdown: Nashville Signs Patrick Harper to an Entry-Level Contract

Breakdown: Nashville Signs Patrick Harper to an Entry-Level Contract

Photo by Mark Box/Icon Sportswire via The organization has just two more prospects approaching free agency this summer. The Nashville organization has kept themselves busy over the past couple weeks taking advantage of the paused season to get some contracts done. On March 20, the Predators announced the signing of forward Patrick Harper to a two-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2020-21 season. Harper, who just completed his senior season for the Boston University Terriers, was scheduled to hit free agency on August 15 had Nashville not signed him beforehand. By The...
Mar 30, 2020
Monday’s Dump & Chase: Two-Past Tolvanentime

Monday’s Dump & Chase: Two-Past Tolvanentime

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Two years ago yesterday, the Predators signed Eeli Tolvanen to his entry-level contract. (2018) Eeli Tolvanen Signs Entry Level Contract With Nashville Take a walk down memory lane and into that comment section. Whoooo boy were we excited for this signing. College men’s hockey: After abrupt ending, Clarkson looks forward to promising 2020-21 “Promising” is not the word I’d choose, as Clarkson is losing an excellent senior class. Cornell Coach Mike Schafer: Nothing Was More Painful The Cornell players must be gutted. #3 in the country...
Mar 29, 2020
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Idle

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Idle

Photo by Nick Monaghan/NHLI via We’re all just drifting. Me, I’m gutting through the last few days of the month’s notice I gave at my day job before this all started, and it’s been...hectic. Anyway. Brian's Custom Sports to produce medical supplies to fight COVID-19 | Sportsnet.caThe number of businesses that are volunteering to change their focus and figuring out how to make medical supplies is amazing--and horrifying that they need to. Ryan Getzlaf's NHL pause project? A chicken coop | ProHockeyTalk | NBC SportsI am emphatically not fond of Getzlaf as a human, but I have to...
Mar 28, 2020
Saturday’s Dump and Chase: I Wanna Munch

Saturday’s Dump and Chase: I Wanna Munch

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via SQUAD News from Nashville Off The Forecheck: Shaun’s College Stories, Volume 1 - The Time I Crossed Yo-Yo Ma | On the ForecheckShaun regales us with his tale of making a famous cellist angry - because this "offseason" is unforgiving and we need whatever we can get. Hockey is For Everyone Metropolitan Riveters re-sign Kendall Cornine for 2020-21 NWHL season | The Ice GardenShe is the first player to sign for season six. Clarkson’s Élizabeth Giguère named 2020 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner |The Ice GardenGiguère is the second-straight...
Mar 27, 2020
Off The Forecheck: Shaun’s College Stories, Volume 1 - The Time I Crossed Yo-Yo Ma

Off The Forecheck: Shaun’s College Stories, Volume 1 - The Time I Crossed Yo-Yo Ma

Photo by Adrián Monroy/Medios y Media/ In which your hero owes an apology to a very well-known cellist I was sitting in the upper balcony of the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville, Kentucky watching Yo-Yo Ma, quite possibly the most celebrated and talented cellist of our generation, play his cello with unrivaled skill and ability. It was incredible. And, hindsight being what it is, I truly feel honored that I got to experience the evening. At the time, I really didn’t care. You see, I was preoccupied at that moment; I was more concerned with another musician than I was with Mr....
Mar 27, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Nice Boys

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Nice Boys

Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Until there’s more news, I’m just going to use Guns N’ Roses song titles. Hockey News Subban to host trivia game show for NHL with season pausedP.K. Subban is good at media. I, for one, look forward to this new venture. Not as much as I'd look forward to actual hockey, but it's still something. 14-year-old Bedard granted exceptional player status for WHLConnor Bedard is joining an extremely elite group. Look for his name in the draft in a few years. More NHL stars on pause | NHL.comAlex Ovechkin, P.K. Subban, Anders Lee and Nick Foligno...
Mar 26, 2020
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Stir-Crazy

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Stir-Crazy

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The links shall keep us sane! Nashville Predators News & Notes Nashville Signs Forward Tommy Novak to Two-Year Entry Level Contract | On the ForecheckTHINGS ARE HAPPENING! The 2015 third-round pick is rewarded with a contract after an 11-goal, 31-assist season in the AHL. 2019-20 Nashville Predators All-Prospects Teams | On the ForecheckICYMI: In the spirit of college hockey, Eric broke down the pipeline into the top performers of 2019-20. Off The Forecheck: Ranking the Best Disney Songs of All Time | On the ForecheckI was not consulted for these rankings...
Mar 25, 2020
Off The Forecheck: Ranking the Best Disney Songs of All Time

Off The Forecheck: Ranking the Best Disney Songs of All Time

@PredsNHL and The Nashville Predators Foundation Need something fun to discuss? Join our debate! The NHL may be “on pause,” but the fine folks here at On The Forecheck are still committed to bringing you engaging content. And since the news of the day has been bleak, we want to bless your feeds and timelines with some fun discussion. That’s why we’re starting a short series called “Off The Forecheck,” featuring rounds of intense debate on some topics NOT having to do with hockey. Today, we’re going back to our childhoods (or adulthoods, we don’t judge), and giving you...
Mar 25, 2020
Nashville Signs Forward Tommy Novak to Two Year Entry Level Contract

Nashville Signs Forward Tommy Novak to Two Year Entry Level Contract

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The 2015 3rd round pick is rewarded with a contract after a 11 goal, 31 assist season in the AHL The Nashville Predators announced Wednesday that forward Tommy Novak has signed a two-year entry level contract (ELC) with the organization. A former 3rd round pick in the 2015 draft, Novak spent his first four years at the University of Minnesota, who claimed the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Big Ten regular season championships during his tenure. The #Preds have signed forward Tommy Novak to a two-year, entry-level contract >> https://t.co/DRkvPoXOI5— Nashville...
Mar 25, 2020
Best Hockey Games Since 2000 To Re-Watch

Best Hockey Games Since 2000 To Re-Watch

Photo by Alex Livesey/ Six must-watch games for while you practice social distancing. Since the turn of the century, there have been many great hockey games played. With social distancing well in effect and without current sports to entertain people across the globe, many leagues are making broadcasts of past games available for viewing. This begs the question: what are the best games to re-watch, or see for the first time if I missed one? Well, there is no need to spend time brainstorming a list of games for each different level of hockey and narrowing it down to one game per tournament...