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On the Forecheck 35 mins ago
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Outdoor Hockey II, Electric Boogaloo

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Outdoor Hockey II, Electric Boogaloo

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via In which the Preds are “willing” to host outdoor games this year, and should the NHL turn New Years into their version of “NBA Christmas Day”? Predators-ish News & Notes Montgomery Bell Academy 9, Father Ryan High 1: Big Red Victory | On the ForecheckShaun was lucky enough to attend this high school game, presented by the Predators. It was an awesome event for the kids and fans alike. Take a look at high school hockey, Smashville style. Also of note, Pierre LeBrun with The Athletic is reporting that “multiple” NHL teams are...
On the Forecheck 23 hours ago
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ‘Remember To Breathe’

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ‘Remember To Breathe’

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via In which Seattle makes it clear they are in no hurry to hire a head coach, we look back at Patrick Roy’s infamous trade from Montreal 25 years later, and one of the idiot Paul brothers wants to fight Evander Kane. Nashville Predators News & Notes Inside look at Nashville Predators | NHL.comIt was Nashville Predators day over at NHL.com, and they did their usual roster, prospect, and fantasy analysis of the team ahead of the upcoming (or is it?!?) season. Come for the sad reminder of just how poorly several of the Preds key players...
On the Forecheck Dec 2, 2020
Montgomery Bell Academy 9, Father Ryan High 1: Big Red Victory

Montgomery Bell Academy 9, Father Ryan High 1: Big Red Victory

Father Ryan’s Nicky Bojczuk tracks an errant shot as Montgomery Bell Academy’s Lee Guy III, Ty Harden, and Otis Ditenhafer circle for the rebound and ensuing attack. | Shaun Smith Former Predator J-P Dumont leads the MBA Big Red past the Father Ryan Irish to maintain a perfect record in the Greater Nashville Area Scholastic Hockey League. Wednesday Night, the Ford Ice Center in Bellevue and the Nashville Predators organization played host to a showdown between two local high school hockey teams. The Montgomery Bell Academy Big Red, 11-0 on the season and coached by...
On the Forecheck Dec 1, 2020
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey Anyone?

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey Anyone?

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via It’s been pretty quiet on the restart front. Shouldn’t training camp for the seven non-playoff teams be getting ready to start? Smashville News: Preds Foundation, Metro Nashville Police Deliver Thanksgiving Meals | NHL.comI love that, through thick and thin, the Nashville Predators' community service never stops. This Month in Preds Franchise History: November | NHL.com"The month of November in 2020 has looked a bit different than any previous installment of the timespan in Predators franchise history, but this isn't the first time...
On the Forecheck Nov 28, 2020
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: There Is Just One Thing I Need

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: There Is Just One Thing I Need

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via ...It’s hockey being back and played safely Nashville Predators News Not a whole lot today, but at least there’s a great story to remember: "Nah, Sign My Head" - How the Preds Helped One Fan Battle Cancer | NHL.comThis has always been a wonderful story, and I'm glad they're sharing it again. Around Hockey Hockey Canada confident WJC can be played in 'safe environment' | NHL.comCanada is confident the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in a safe environment - but nothing is certain anymore, so who knows what will...
On the Forecheck Nov 27, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Tryptophan, Carbohydrates, & Tinordi

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Tryptophan, Carbohydrates, & Tinordi

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ Whether you’re sleeping off a turkey hangover, a real hangover, or taking advantage of commerce, you’ll want to check out these links. Nashville Predators News Gold Friday | Nashville PredatorsIf you're planning on buying a Nashville-Predators-related gift for that special someone this holiday season, I suggest you take full advantage of the sales going on today. There's a sidewalk sale in person, but you can also take advantage of all the deals online as well. Check the link for a full breakdown of the potential savings. Ice Back at...
On the Forecheck Nov 26, 2020
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Happy turkey day everyone! Be sure to eat plenty of food, watch some football, and check out these links! Nashville Predators News & Notes Preds Players Make Selections for Ideal Thanksgiving Day | Nashville PredatorsBrooks Bratten got 8 Preds players to dish on what would be their ideal Thanksgiving day. Topics ranged from what they’d eat, to what they’d do after the meal, and even who they’d want to be their guests. The most adorable guest selection comes from Viktor Arvidsson, who said “Jarny, Fil, and Ekky.” Those Swedes...
On the Forecheck Nov 25, 2020
If the Predators Were a Thanksgiving Dinner

If the Predators Were a Thanksgiving Dinner

AFP via Which player is the turkey? Which is the mashed potatoes? Which is the weird side dish no one wants to touch? Building the perfect Thanksgiving Day menu is not unlike building the perfect NHL roster: it requires meticulous preparation. You need to consider how each and every dish complements the other food on your plate. You don’t want to load the table with too many main dishes, nor do you want a feast consisting of nothing but sides. However, once you find that perfectly balanced menu, *chef’s kiss* your feast will be the envy of the family. In the...
On the Forecheck Nov 25, 2020
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Stuff and Things

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Stuff and Things

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ Hockey? Some hockey. Nashville Predators News 2019-20 Nashville Predators Player Report Cards: Nick Bonino - On the ForecheckI get the feeling that Nick Bonino is going to be very sorely missed. Ice Has Returned to Bridgestone Arena - On the ForecheckIce, ice baby. No really. Shaun has a great look at how ice is installed at Bridgestone. Raise your hand if you knew that most of the ice was hand-painted. I’ll wait. Around the League Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHLer, dies at 86 after presumed COVID-19 case - TSN.caSasakamoose was 86. Eichel...
On the Forecheck Nov 24, 2020
2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Nick Bonino

2019-20 Predators Player Report Cards: Nick Bonino

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Bones’s Smashville swan song was his best year in a Preds uniform. Nick Bonino finally found his niche in Music City, just in time to be promptly traded somewhere else. Say what you will about the deal that sent Bonino to the Minnesota Wild (personally, I think it made sense considering David Poile’s approach to the next couple of seasons). But boy howdy—his last season in Nashville was certainly one to remember. Bonino was the center-piece on the Predators’ most consistent line, and combined with his regained scoring touch and...
On the Forecheck Nov 24, 2020
Ice Has Returned to Bridgestone Arena

Ice Has Returned to Bridgestone Arena

Have you ever wondered how a hockey rink gets made? In As You Like It, William Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage / And all the men and women merely players.” And, while this begins a description of a human’s role in the ever-unfolding drama of life, it fails to answer a very important question: Who sets the stage? For the Nashville Predators, the answer is Nigel Schnarr, the Senior Ice Manager at Bridgestone Arena. (Nigel was on the ice crew for the Winter Classic. If you recall, they had quite a disaster to deal with, but we may have that story for you...
On the Forecheck Nov 24, 2020
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: We Have Ice!!

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: We Have Ice!!

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ The ice is down at Bridgestone Arena and players are inbound from everywhere. Smashville News: Predators Install Ice at Bridgestone Arena | NHL.comYay!!! Zebras Care Foundation | NHL.comI couldn't listen to this as my sound is broken, but it looked like the kids were having a great time. Refs don’t get enough credit for the good things they do. Nashville Predators' 3 Best Contracts for 2020-21 | The Hockey WritersSwedes rule! (Or they need better agents.) Preds to Give Thanks for Fans During 'Gold Friday Week' from Nov. 23-29 | NHL.comFor your...
On the Forecheck Nov 20, 2020
On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 10: Reverse Retro Review - Part 2

On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 10: Reverse Retro Review - Part 2

The boys are back to cover the Central, rank the Preds sweaters, and give a little preview of what to watch for Click here for a direct link to the episode Bryan, Bobby, Shaun and Nick finish reviewing the new jerseys in the Central, then rank the Predators sweaters among those in franchise history You can find the crew at: Bryan: @BryanBastin Shaun: @SCSOTF Nick: @_nsmorgan Bobby: @BMisey Click the player above to listen; there’s a subscribe option built in. You can also find us on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and many more! If you’re having trouble...
On the Forecheck Nov 20, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Collective Bargaining

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Collective Bargaining

When words like “escrow” and “salary deferments“ are in the mix, it puts the hockey season in jeopardy. Nashville Predators News Rinne, 365 Fund Make Annual Donation to Children's Hospital at VanderbiltThe 365 Fund is certainly missing the '6' of Shea Weber, but the '35' of Pekka Rinne certainly continues on with the good work. The lead picture that accompanies this article is also fun to look at in regards to the height comparison between Rinne and the Vanderbilt representatives. King of openings. Yegor Afanasyev's success story: News: Kontinental Hockey League...
On the Forecheck Nov 19, 2020
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Loan Sharks

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Loan Sharks

Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via In which our heroes loan out Frederic Allard to the Austrian League, an entire ECHL division opts out of their upcoming season, and Artemi Panarin be sweatpants-wearin’. Nashville Predators News & Notes Predators Loan Frederic Allard to Austrian League’s Villacher SV | Nashville PredatorsAnother Preds prospect has been loaned out prior to the start of training camp. Here’s to hoping that Allard finally gets a chance at the NHL level once training camp begins. Other Hockey News & Notes IIHF Council announces more...

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