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On the Forecheck Sep 30, 2022
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey Heaven

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey Heaven

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Hockey is being played in Nashville today. And yesterday. And more soon. NHL Training Camp Buzz: Hischier out at least 10 days for DevilsInjuries for the Devils. Sandin signs two-year contract with Maple LeafsThis is a good deal for the Leafs. Lightning thinking of those back home affected by Hurricane IanNASHVILLE -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are in Nashville preparing for two preseason games against the Nashville Predators, but their hearts and minds are with Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Ian. Puerto Rico joins IIHF...
On the Forecheck Sep 29, 2022
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Lightning in the area

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Lightning in the area

Wake up! The Preds play hockey tonight! Nashville Predators News & Notes ‘This Guy Is A Game Changer’: Ronning Praises Forsberg’s Evolution | Nashville PredatorsPreds great Cliff Ronning believes Filip Forsberg is poised for another All-Star campaign. Other Hockey News & Notes Feds tell Canadian hockey players with KHL teams in Russia, Belarus to get out | SportsnetCanadians continue to play hockey for Kontinental Hockey League teams in Russia and Belarus despite the Canadian government’s warning to get out of those countries. It’s starting to get a little...
On the Forecheck Sep 28, 2022
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Hurricanes Aren’t Fun

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Hurricanes Aren’t Fun

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via We wish our friends in Florida (and nearby areas) the best. Nashville Predators News and Notes Nashville Predators chase Stanley Cup season preview - TSN.caRestocked is certainly descriptive. Are they ready to chase? Yes. Chasing the Cup would involve winning in the first round. Predators to Host Thursday’s Preseason Game Against Tampa Bay LightningWe wish our friends in Florida and surrounding areas the best in the face of Hurricane Ian. Around the League Tavares out for start of season for Maple Leafs with oblique...
On the Forecheck Sep 27, 2022
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Double-Headed

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Double-Headed

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via The preaseason is underway. Florida Panthers - Nashville Predators - September 26th, 2022 | NHL.comThe Predators won the first game of their preseason doubleheader 4-0 before losing the second 3-4. We'll have more as the preseason continues this week! Borowiecki hints at Predators blueline plans for upcoming season | A to Z SportsMark Borowiecki discusses how he sees his role this season, which suggests a few things about the team's plans. They sure do have a lot of defenders right now. Canada to drop vaccine mandate, mask...
On the Forecheck Sep 24, 2022
Juuse Saros is Primed for Another Vezina-Worthy Year

Juuse Saros is Primed for Another Vezina-Worthy Year

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via “Juice” is ready to rock. 2021-2022 Stats: 67 GP, 38-25-3, .918 Sv%, 2.64 GAA Juuse Saros truly had a breakout season in 2021-2022. He’d never played a starter’s workload, and he handled the pressure incredibly well. Saros was a not-such-a-surprise Vezina Trophy nominee, and his play last season was enough to drag the Predators to the playoffs. An untimely ankle injury derailed Saros’s chances of starting for Nashville in the playoffs. There’s not much to put in an article about Saros that hasn’t already been explained...
On the Forecheck Sep 23, 2022
Friday’s Dump & Chase: He’s Back

Friday’s Dump & Chase: He’s Back

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Pekka Rinne returns to Nashville, Yakov Trenin may not get to go to Europe, and much more as we head into the final hockey-less Friday of the year. Nashville Predators News Pekka Rinne Re-Joins Predators Organization as Special Alumni Advisor | Nashville PredatorsHe’s back. Fresh from serving as Goaltending coach for Finland’s silver medal team in the 2022 World Juniors, Pekka Rinne is back in the Predators organization as a special alumni advisor, working with goaltending coach Ben Vanderklock and Dave Rook. He’ll also be a...
On the Forecheck Sep 22, 2022
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: This one time, at training camp...

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: This one time, at training camp...

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Training camp is officially here! Nashville Predators News & Notes NHL Burning Questions: Nashville Predators | The Hockey NewsThe folks at The Hockey News have some burning questions about our boys in gold. The most interesting one being, “Is this the last gasp for the Predators’ current core?” I find it pretty difficult to say no to that question. There’s only so many times Poile can double (or triple or quadruple) down on this current group of guys. Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training...
On the Forecheck Sep 21, 2022
Philip Tomasino looking to improve on a solid 2021-22 season

Philip Tomasino looking to improve on a solid 2021-22 season

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via One of the Predators’ young guns is looking to build up from a very strong foundation. It was about time that Philip Tomasino got his full shot at the NHL level, and he sure didn’t disappoint. He was not Trevor Zegras or Moritz Seider, but plenty of factors contributed to the season he had in 2021-22, including ones outside his control. Nonetheless, plenty is still to come from the Mississauga, Ontario forward. Playing in the bottom six as a younger kid has pros and cons. The biggest pro is easily the competition. There’s no need...
On the Forecheck Sep 20, 2022
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Gearing Up

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Gearing Up

Photo by Ethan Miller/ The season is approaching. NHL superstar roundtable - Must-see teams, summer highlights, rule changes, trade reactions | ESPNTomas Hertl is looking forward to facing the Nashville Predators in Prague, and more. PHF releases Season 8 Schedule | The Ice GardenThe PHF season is also approaching fast! 'Iron Man' Keith Yandle announces retirement from NHL after 16 seasons | Sportsnet.caHopefully he gets to take a nice long nap. Oilers Sign Jason Demers, Jake Virtanen to PTOs | The Copper & BlueThe Edmonton Oilers have made some...choices the past few...
On the Forecheck Sep 16, 2022
Colton Sissons is the Leader of the Herd

Colton Sissons is the Leader of the Herd

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Take me to your herd. What can we expect from #10 this season? 2021-22 Recap: Regular Season: 79 GP, 7 G, 21 A, 30 P, CF (5v5) 41.3 %, 16:10 ATOI Playoffs: 4 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 0 P, 16:07 ATOI I take a lot of significance from numbers (not numerology?), and jersey numbers have always been an interesting part of player research when I’m looking at individuals. While Colton Sissons wore #18 in the AHL, he chose to wear #10 as his permanent (non-rookie) number when he was promoted to a full-time NHLer. However, don’t forget that in the...
On the Forecheck Sep 15, 2022
Predators Reacts Survey

Predators Reacts Survey

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Nashville Predators fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. Please take our survey
On the Forecheck Sep 15, 2022
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Going Camping

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Going Camping

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The start of the Preds’ training camp is right around the corner! Nashville Predators News & Notes Predators Announce Appointments to Hockey Operations Staff | Nashville Predators Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today several appointments to the team's hockey operations staff ahead of the 2022-23 season, including Ronda Engelhardt, as the first female scout in team history. https://t.co/Gp4idvTVkg— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) September 14, 2022 Nathan Gerbe Retires After 13...
On the Forecheck Sep 14, 2022
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Rookies Reporting Today

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Rookies Reporting Today

In a city with no coverage of this team, here’s your daily coverage of this team. Nashville Predators News Top Predators Prospects to Watch Entering Rookie CampWith Predators Rookie Camp and the 2022 NHL Prospect Showcase just days away, 23 young NHL hopefuls will soon be in gold and navy vying for a coveted spot on the team's 2022-23 roster. Nashville Predators to be featured in four-part training camp TV seriesThe Nashville Predators are not usually the focus of the NHL’s hype machine over at NHL Network, but that looks to change in September. Nashville Predators, TSU...
On the Forecheck Sep 12, 2022
Ryan McDonagh Elevates Nashville Into Cup Contender Status

Ryan McDonagh Elevates Nashville Into Cup Contender Status

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via What does Ryan McDonagh bring to Nashville? Hello Smashville faithful, and welcome to another article from yours truly about our 2022-2023 Nashville Predators. I’ve been working on this piece for quite some time because I haven’t found the right thoughts to put behind Nashville’s trade for McDonagh other than the simple fact that McDonagh makes Nashville a better team. Let’s explore: Nashville fans were thrilled that the Predators had found a partner to take Philippe Meyers earlier this summer when they traded Meyers and Grant...
On the Forecheck Sep 9, 2022
Can the Preds rely on Jeremy Lauzon to play a bigger role?

Can the Preds rely on Jeremy Lauzon to play a bigger role?

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The deadline acquisition was marginally productive in a limited role. As we approach the start of the 2022-23 NHL season, On The Forecheck is taking an in-depth look at expectations for each Nashville Predators player for the new season. Today, we’re taking a look at defender Jeremy Lauzon. 2021-22 Recap: Regular Season: 13 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 1 P, CF (5v5) 50.4%, 17:06 ATOI Playoffs: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, CF (5v5) 35.37%, 17:02 ATOI Jeremy Lauzon, acquired at the trade deadline from the Seattle Kraken, was brought in to provide some...

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