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Feb 2, 2023
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: All Quiet on the Central Front

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: All Quiet on the Central Front

Photo by Rick Ulreich/Icon Sportswire via The Predators are on vacation, and so is the rest of the Central division. It’s a quiet week. So here’s some links to help you fill in the gap until there’s Predators hockey again—or at least until you can watch Juuse Saros in the All-Star Skills Competition. Why Predators fans and media were wrong about Kevin Lankinen | AtoZ SportsIt was a signing that was met with raised brows and confusion over the summer. But Kevin Lankinen is paying off for the Preds. Prospect Ryan Ufko Continues Growth After Impactful World...
Jan 31, 2023
Milwaukee Musings: Ads Offense Ignites

Milwaukee Musings: Ads Offense Ignites

Dave Kallmann / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK Milwaukee picked up a critical four points last week. After an unsteady January to date, the Milwaukee Admirals’ offensive weapons ignited in last week’s two-game series against Rockford and Grand Rapids. The Admirals total 12 goals across both games and picked up four out of four points, improving their record to 24-14-3. Maintaining their place in second in the AHL's Central Division, Milwaukee begins a four-game homestand this evening. Quick Hits Last week, defender Kevin Gravel was quickly recalled...
Jan 31, 2023
Help shape the future of On the Forecheck

Help shape the future of On the Forecheck

We’re looking to learn what you expect from us going forward. It’s been a little over a week now since we got the news that Vox Media would no longer be funding On the Forecheck, or most of the rest of SBNation hockey. As we continue to look into our options going forward, we’d like to offer you the chance to help us decide on what kind of coverage we’ll continue to provide. If you could spare us a few minutes to take this community survey, we’ll know what content is most important to you and what we should prioritize. We also have a GoFundMe set up if you’d like to...
Jan 31, 2023
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Wheels Spinning

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Wheels Spinning

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via It’s a quiet week. Bobby Hull Was Not Complicated | DefectorSports media has to get better about acknowledging that being a good player and being a good person have absolutely nothing to do with each other--it's not always both or neither. Bettman named 2023 recipient of SBJ Lifetime Achievement Award | NHL.comHe certainly has been the commissioner of the NHL for a long time. And yeah, some of the things he’s overseen and pushed for have been great, like growth in the sun belt. But he’s also overseen things like concussion...
Jan 30, 2023
Monday's Open Thread: Winter Break

Monday's Open Thread: Winter Break

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Jan 27, 2023
Friday’s Dump & Chase: All Together Now

Friday’s Dump & Chase: All Together Now

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Friday’s links. NHL Power Rankings: Checking in on the job security of all 32 head coaches#19: "The Preds snapped up John Hynes pretty quickly after he was let go by New Jersey during the 2019-20 season. Nashville has made the playoffs every spring Hynes has been there, but it’s going to be a tough ask this time out." Blues Could Soon Shop Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko - The Hockey NewsSt. Louis Blues forwards Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko surface again in the NHL rumor mill and trade speculation. What's...
Jan 26, 2023
Game Thread: Nashville Predators vs New Jersey Devils 1/26/23

Game Thread: Nashville Predators vs New Jersey Devils 1/26/23

Photo by Rich Graessle/NHLI via Go Preds. The Nashville Predators face the New Jersey Devils tonight.
Jan 26, 2023
Game Preview: Nashville Predators vs New Jersey Devils 1/26/23

Game Preview: Nashville Predators vs New Jersey Devils 1/26/23

Photo by Rich Graessle/NHLI via The Preds fit in their last game before the break tonight. The Nashville Predators play tonight before an extended break. Their opponent: the New Jersey Devils, who've put together a great season after years of struggles. Nashville will be minus Alexandre Carrier. The team announced this morning that he'll be out 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury. Kevin Gravel has been recalled from the Milwaukee Admirals. This is rough news for Carrier and the Preds in general, and comes at a particularly challenging time. The Devils are near the top...
Jan 26, 2023
Thursday's Open Thread: Improbabilities

Thursday's Open Thread: Improbabilities

Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports The Preds continue to defy (some of) the odds (some of the time).
Jan 25, 2023
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: It’s Fun

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: It’s Fun

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Let the good times roooooooooll. Nashville News and Notes Milwaukee Musings: Ads Rebound after Four Straight Losses - On the ForecheckMilwaukee got back on track with a shootout win over Iowa. The recent fun-ification of the Nashville Predators - On the ForecheckThe Predators have shifted into being a high-event hockey team, with somewhat positive results. Around the League Canucks ready to 'start something fresh' with Tocchet as coachThe Vancouver Canucks are eager to start a new chapter with Rick Tocchet as coach. Bedard looking to...
Jan 24, 2023
Nashville Predators 2, Winnipeg Jets 1: Depth, Saros give comeback win

Nashville Predators 2, Winnipeg Jets 1: Depth, Saros give comeback win

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Cody Glass and Tanner Jeannot had the Preds’ goals, and Saros held on through a late barrage. The Nashville Predators, hoping to build on their recent success, faced the Winnipeg Jets tonight. Pierre-Luc Dubois got the scoring started 48 seconds in, tapping in an easy backdoor chance to put the Jets up 1-0. This was followed up on the next shift with a fight between Logan Stanley and Alexandre Carrier in response to Stanley’s hit on Cody Glass; Carrier fairly resoundingly lost the fight. The Jets continued to press the attack,...
Jan 24, 2023
Game Thread: Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets 1/24/23

Game Thread: Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets 1/24/23

Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Go Preds It’s the Nashville Predators (22-18-6) versus the Winnipeg Jets (31-16-1) at Bridgestone Arena tonight. Sound off the game below:
Jan 24, 2023
Game Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets 1/24/23

Game Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets 1/24/23

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via How to Watch Puck Drop: 7:00 PM CSTLocation: Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TNTV: BSSORadio: 102.5 The Game, El Jefe RadioJets’ SBNation Blog: Arctic Ice Hockey Who’s ready for a good ol’ fashioned Central Division showdown? The Preds and Winnipeg Jets always manage to find a way to make these matchups spicy, whether it’s a run of big hits, a few mass dust-ups, or just by playing some wild, bats*** hockey game. The Nashville Predators last game, a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings, was somewhat overshadowed by events before the...
Jan 24, 2023
Milwaukee Musings: Ads Rebound after Four Straight Losses

Milwaukee Musings: Ads Rebound after Four Straight Losses

Milwaukee Admirals Milwaukee got back on track with a shootout win over Iowa. January has been a mediocre month for the Nashville Predators' AHL affiliate Milwaukee Admirals as they’ve posted a 4-4-1 record; luckily for them, five of those games have been against non-division opponents. After a 1-1-1 week, where Milwaukee snapped a four-game losing streak, the Admirals remained second in the Central Division with a 22-14-3 record and 47 points. With reinforcements in town in the way of Michael McCarron, Milwaukee has another four points on the board this weekend with...
Jan 24, 2023
The recent fun-ification of the Nashville Predators

The recent fun-ification of the Nashville Predators

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The Predators have shifted into being a high-event hockey team, with somewhat positive results The Nashville Predators' 6-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Dec. 30 signaled the start of a shift for the Predators. Not that the lopsided result was unexpected or anything. Anaheim’s been the whipping boy of the league this year, so it’s not as if this was some massive, momentum-shifting win. But it was the beginning of a new-look Predators team, as if they saw the upcoming new year and decided their New Year’s resolution was to...