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On the Forecheck 12 hours ago
2017-18 Player Reviews: Ryan Ellis

2017-18 Player Reviews: Ryan Ellis

Let’s look at what 2019 free agent Ryan Ellis did during his shortened season. Season Overview Ellis’ offseason knee surgery sidelined him for the 2017 portion of this season, limiting him to 44 games over the course of the regular season. Once again, Ellis spent a majority of his time with his typical Horsemen lefty linemate Roman Josi this season. He also spent significant minutes with the other left-handed defensman Mattias Ekholm for games where Peter Laviolette felt like throwing the normal lines into the blender. In 44 games, Ellis totaled 32 points, including 9...
On the Forecheck 19 hours ago
Thursday’s Dump and Chase: The Hot Lap

Thursday’s Dump and Chase: The Hot Lap

Many congratulations to Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals in their Eastern Conference Final Win. They punched their ticket to Vegas last night. Well, folks. The Stanley Cup Final is set. Washington vs. Vegas. Nashville Predators News and Notes Forsberg Talks World Championship Gold, Wants Same Feeling in NashvilleThe best part of this article is the mention of IKEA and Forsberg's pals assembling furniture in his new Swedish home. I wonder if Fil is handy with tools? A 2017-18 Nashville Predators Autopsy: What Didn’t Work - On the ForecheckAlex reviews some things that weren't so...
On the Forecheck May 23, 2018
2017-18 Player Reviews: Mattias Ekholm

2017-18 Player Reviews: Mattias Ekholm

Solid - Steady - Consistent Summary At this point of his career, we know what we are going to get from Mattias Ekholm. He’s solid, steady and consistent. He just completed his fifth full season in the league and finished one point shy of his career high in points with 34. A total in the low 30’s is a good productive season for Ekholm in the points department. He’s not looked at as a guy who needs to score points to be relevant. He’s a rock steady defender who’s calming influence on the back-end allows others like P.K. Subban or Ryan Ellis to play more of a free flowing game. For...
On the Forecheck May 23, 2018
A 2017-18 Nashville Predators Autopsy: What Didn’t Work

A 2017-18 Nashville Predators Autopsy: What Didn’t Work

Time to pay our debts. Last week, we visited the “things that worked” this season for the Nashville Predators. There were a lot of them! You can read about them here. It’s true, the Predators had unprecedented success this season, including their first ever Presidents’ Trophy win, but this team was not without its flaws. Here’s what didn’t work for the 2017-18 Preds. The Return of Mike Fisher I’ll start with probably the most unpopular take in this post. I’m not sure what most fans were expecting when the team announced that Mike Fisher was returning from retirement to...
On the Forecheck May 23, 2018
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Down Time

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Down Time

The Stanley Cup Final hasn’t even started yet, but the off-season already seems painfully dull. How do people survive when their teams don’t even make the playoffs? Hockey News & Rants 2017-18 Player Reviews: Nick Bonino | On The ForecheckRachel breaks down how the veteran center and Stanley Cup winner faired during his first season with the Preds. Will Predators’ past experiences shape Ryan Ellis contract negotiations? | The TennesseanI can see Ellis retiring in Nashville, but I think him staying healthy is going to play a big part in any extension. Kealty, Poile, Nichol Ready to...