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Sunday’s Open Thread: Another ope...

Sunday’s Open Thread: Another ope...

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via A new week means a new hope to get that first “dub”
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Nashville Predators 2, Carolina Hurricanes 3: Calm, Cool, But An Uncollected Two Points

Nashville Predators 2, Carolina Hurricanes 3: Calm, Cool, But An Uncollected Two Points

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Despite a strong performance by the Predators, the Carolina Hurricanes exited stage left with the win. After a disappointing opening night loss to the Seattle Kraken on Thursday, the Nashville Predators took the ice once again at Bridgestone Arena and faced off against last season’s bitter rival, the Carolina Hurricanes. The Predators changed up the roster a bit, slotting Rocco Grimaldi in for Philip Tomasino and Mark Borowiecki in for defenseman Ben Harpur. Juuse Saros took his place between the pipes for Nashville, while new...
Oct 16, 2021
Game Thread: Predators vs. Hurricanes 10/16/21

Game Thread: Predators vs. Hurricanes 10/16/21

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Go Preds. The Nashville Predators take on the Carolina Hurricanes in a Stanley Cup Playoffs rematch tonight.
Oct 16, 2021
Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes 10/16/21

Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes 10/16/21

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via The Preds look for some revenge against the team that eliminated them last summer. After a disappointing start to their season against the Seattle Kraken, the Nashville Predators are back in action tonight, looking for a double redemption as they face the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time since a Game Six elimination last postseason. Emotions will likely be high. The Nashville Predators The team’s long-anticipated youth movement has started off about as might be expected, with the predictable growing pains of young...
Oct 16, 2021
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Back Into Gear

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Back Into Gear

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Hockey fights, goalie goals in the NCAA, and more. Thoughts From The Tire Barn: Game 1 vs The Seattle Kraken | On the ForecheckICYMI: The Nashville Predators' home opener could have been better. Previewing the 2021-22 Milwaukee Admirals with Karl Taylor | On the ForecheckICYMI, Eric interviewed Milwaukee Admirals head coach Karl Taylor about the upcoming AHL season. The Ultimate Stanley Cup | ESPNA fun visual thing to start your morning off. I think they made the right call not leaving all the rings on, personally. Alex...
Oct 15, 2021
Thoughts From The Tire Barn: Game 1 vs The Seattle Kraken

Thoughts From The Tire Barn: Game 1 vs The Seattle Kraken

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Bryan was at Bridgestone Arena last night for the season opener—here are his thoughts following the 4-3 loss to the Seattle Kraken. Welcome to a new feature from us at On The Forecheck! Shaun Smith and I continue our coverage of the Nashville Predators home games this season, and we’re going to provide some extra insight, statistics and media from the game that wouldn’t necessarily be included in our regular post-game recap. Let us know what you think in the comments! Out of Their Depth Despite Mikael Granlund’s...
Oct 15, 2021
Previewing the 2021-22 Milwaukee Admirals with Karl Taylor

Previewing the 2021-22 Milwaukee Admirals with Karl Taylor

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ I sat down with the Ads’ head coach ahead of opening night. Tomorrow night, the Milwaukee Admirals will play regular-season hockey for the first time since March 11, 2020. 19 months after their dominant 2019-20 season came to an abrupt end due to COVID-19, head coach Karl Taylor’s team will host the Grand Rapids Griffins at their home rink. “We’re all excited: our staff, our front office here in Milwaukee...we’re very excited to start the season and about the new future and the players we’re working with,” said Taylor when we...
Oct 15, 2021
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Need that groove

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Need that groove

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Predators couldn’t find their groove in the home opener, but it’s a new day with fresh links. Nashville News & Notes Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Seattle Kraken 4: Opening Night a Loss | On the ForecheckThe Preds dropped their first game of the season to a hungry expansion team. Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Hockey News & Notes Brady Tkachuk Signs Seven Year $57.5m Contract with Senators | Silver SevenAnd. Here. We. Go! The forward inks a big deal with Ottawa. Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI...
Oct 14, 2021
Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Seattle Kraken 4: Opening Night a Loss

Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Seattle Kraken 4: Opening Night a Loss

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ The Preds dropped their first game of the season to a hungry expansion team. The Nashville Predators started their 2021-22 season tonight against the Seattle Kraken, who were looking for their first win of the franchise after an opening loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. Philip Tomasinomade his NHL debut tonight, joining fellow under-25s Eeli Tolvanen, Cody Glass, Luke Kunin, Dante Fabbro, and Tanner Jeannot—players being asked to fill an assortment of roles, from defense to grit to scoring—on the ice. The Preds got drastically younger over...
Oct 14, 2021
Game Thread: Predators vs. Kraken

Game Thread: Predators vs. Kraken

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Go Preds. The Nashville Predators start their season off against the league's newest team, the Seattle Kraken, tonight.
Oct 14, 2021
Nashville Predators vs. Seattle Kraken Preview: Let’s Get It Started

Nashville Predators vs. Seattle Kraken Preview: Let’s Get It Started

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Hockey’s here. Well, folks...here it is! This is your very first game preview of the 2021-2022 Nashville Predators season. Let’s go! Nashville Predators The Preds made a bit of news on Wednesday by extending Mattias Ekholm and re-signing him to a very team-friendly four-year deal. Filip Forsberg remains able to be extended, but I wouldn’t think his agent will have any talks with Nashville once the season starts. A new contract should be sufficient motivation for Forsberg, but keeping him healthy is key. In net is Juuse Saros. The...
Oct 14, 2021
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Prepare to Launch

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Prepare to Launch

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Predators’ season officially gets underway tonight, and Mattias Ekholm has been extended. GET PUMPED. Nashville Predators News & Notes REPORT: Nashville Predators extend Mattias Ekholm | On the ForecheckICYMI: The Preds extended the Big Swedish Redwood yesterday. The deal is for 4 years and $25 million ($6.25 AAV). Are the Preds rebuilding? Retooling? Standing pat? Your guess is as good as mine, and Poile is seemingly dropping breadcrumbs in every literal direction. OLLEEEEEE! Four more for Ekky! https://t.co/dh3l7L7zGj—...
Oct 13, 2021
Film Study: Jack Matier vs. Shane Wright

Film Study: Jack Matier vs. Shane Wright

Kingston Frontenacs How did the Preds prospect handle the 2022 draft’s top prospect? Over the weekend, before he signed his entry-level contract, Nashville prospect Jack Matier faced what will be his toughest competition of the 2021-22 OHL season: Shane Wright. Skating on the Ottawa 67s’ top pair, Matier faced off against the likely first-overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in two games against the Kingston Frontenacs. I went shift by shift to break down what went well and what can be improved for the 2021 fourth-round pick. I won’t focus as much on Wright...
Oct 13, 2021
REPORT: Predators extend Mattias Ekholm

REPORT: Predators extend Mattias Ekholm

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports After a long year of trade rumors and such, the big Swede is here to stay. The Nashville Predators spent much of the offseason shifting around pieces and saying goodbye to core contributors from their run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017. Thankfully, one of those bigger names looks like he’s here to stay. After much discussion during the 2020-21 season about whether Mattias Ekholm might be traded, rumors of interest from numerous parties, and a subsequent turn in the other direction following the Ryan Ellis trade, David Poile...
Oct 13, 2021
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Good Ol’ Hockey Game

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Good Ol’ Hockey Game

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Hockey is back! Nashville Predators News Predators Set 2021-22 Opening Night RosterYour 2021-2022 Preds roster, yall. Predators Sign Jack Matier to Three-Year, Entry-Level ContractMatier was signed on Monday afternoon. Breaking down the Nashville Predators’ opening night roster - On the ForecheckStar prospect Philip Tomasino will start the year in Nashville, while questions remain on defense. Around the League Matthews out first three games for Maple LeafsAuston Matthews is expected to be out for the Toronto Maple Leafs'...