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On the Forecheck 2 hours ago
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: The Start of the Stanley Cup’s Journey Home - The American South

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: The Start of the Stanley Cup’s Journey Home - The American South

When Juvenile comes on in the club | Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Championship hockey starts tonight, so get your links! Nashville Predators News Fun Friday: Wacky trades the Predators could make - On the ForecheckOur very own Eamon starts his weekly column called Fun Friday, and yesterday looked at implausible, but fun to imagine trades the Predators could make. He's got numbers and draft rankings from Eric, and personally, I'm a huge fan of trade number two. Around the NHL Stanley Cup Final schedule | NHLcomThe Stanley Cup Finals start tonight, and here's the breakdown of the...
On the Forecheck 22 hours ago
Fun Friday: Wacky Trades

Fun Friday: Wacky Trades

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ You wanna get weird? Let’s get weird! Hey y’all, it’s Eamon. Welcome to Fun Friday, a new little weekly piece where I explore fun, kinda silly Predators scenarios and ideas for your (and my) enjoyment. It’s been a bit of a slog to cover the Preds this year, and most of the things I’ve had to say about the team have been negative or pessimistic lately. To be honest, as fun as it is to rain fire and brimstone and look at hockey ops decisions with a critical eye, I’d much prefer to talk about the positives surrounding this team and discuss some more...
On the Forecheck Sep 18, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Sunbelt Success

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Sunbelt Success

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Somewhere, a snow-belt sportswriter is furious and not willing to explain why. Quick Cap: Anthony Cirelli’s overtime goal sends the Lightning to the Stanley Cup | Raw ChargeWe've got an all-Sunbelt Stanley Cup Final and I for one am thrilled about it. I would have preferred the Predators to be the Western rep, of course, but it is what it is. NHL Scores: Lightning get through to Stanley Cup Final | ProHockeyTalk | NBC SportsBrayden Point's status will be an interesting concern going forward. Storylines For Stars’ Stanley Cup Run Abound - If You Look For Them |...
On the Forecheck Sep 17, 2020
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ‘The Wait’

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ‘The Wait’

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports In which we all wait to see who will face (winces) Dallas in the Cup Final, OTF’s Shaun Smith sits down with new Preds Assistant Coach Dan Hinote, and a Panthers assistant coach gets fired for kicking a player. Nashville Predators News & Notes How the Dan Hinote hire may be the grit the Preds have been looking for | On the ForecheckWe are all GRITnesses! Great stuff from Shaun, as usual. Brent Peterson Golf Classic Celebrates Decade of Combating Parkinson’s | Nashville PredatorsThe 10th annual tournament continues to raise funds, awareness for Peterson...
On the Forecheck Sep 16, 2020
How the Dan Hinote hire may be the grit the Preds have been looking for

How the Dan Hinote hire may be the grit the Preds have been looking for

I had the opportunity to talk to Dan Hinote after he was hired as an assistant coach by the Nashville Predators. Here are my takeaways. “The old days of the whole team going out for dinner are few and far between. So, trying to establish that culture where it’s actually a team and not a bunch of individuals after practice going off on their own direction, I think I can help bring the boys together that way—with my past and with my knowledge of the way things used to be and how teams used to be so tight. That’s still a possibility...we just have to cultivate it properly.” This was...
On the Forecheck Sep 15, 2020
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: ABD (Anyone but Dallas)

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: ABD (Anyone but Dallas)

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Now I love me some Joe Pavelski, but I just can’t bear Dallas to win the Stanley Cup. Not. This. Year. Smashville News: Hinote ready to hit the ground running with Predators | Nashville PostIt will be interesting to see how Dan Hinote contributes, not only on the penalty kill, but also to the abilities and development of specific players. Preds, Anheuser-Busch Proud of Partnership in Smashville and Beyond | NHL.comSlow news day or funds generator—you decide. Central Division News: He may be unpredictable, but Alexander Radulov’s fingerprints are all...
On the Forecheck Sep 14, 2020
Monday’s Dump & Chase: How Long Until The Draft?

Monday’s Dump & Chase: How Long Until The Draft?

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via I just wanna see a fun new prospect in gold before this anatomy exam extinguishes my joy. Predators News Why Nashville Predators Fans Should Want: Dawson Mercer | On The ForecheckYes, I'm plugging my own prospect article because I think it's really good and you should read it. I feel weird about this too. General Hockey Stuff Breaking Down Shea Theodore's Offensive Impact | JFreshShea Theodore is one of my favorite players to watch in the league, and I genuinely think he's a top eight defender. JFresh has an excellent breakdown of him as a...
On the Forecheck Sep 13, 2020
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: The Boss Is Away, So It’s Freddy G Day

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: The Boss Is Away, So It’s Freddy G Day

89 on the jersey, but number 1 in my heart | Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Bryan’s filling in today, so we get a nice picture of Freddy Gaudreau as a treat Nashville Predators News 2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: Noel Gunler (F) - On the ForecheckEric is back with another draft profile with the talented Swede that could be an option for Nashville at pick number 11. Make sure you watch for more of his coverage as we approach the draft on October 6th. Diversity in Hockey 17-year-old junior hockey player hopes his coming out will inspire others | CBC NewsMoncton Flyers forward Yanic...
On the Forecheck Sep 11, 2020
2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: Noel Gunler

2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: Noel Gunler

Photo by RvS.Media/Basile Barbey/ The offensive-minded Swede could be an option at 11th overall. We’re finally under a month out from the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, which was recently moved up to October 6 and 7, where the Nashville Predators will be drafting five times in the first three rounds. As we get closer to the first overall pick, I’ll start to focus more on potential selections for the organization in all rounds they plan to pick. At 11th overall, the team has the opportunity to draft a true difference-making forward, and Noel Gunler fits that description perfectly. Previous...
On the Forecheck Sep 11, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Eye Know

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Eye Know

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Nashville brings in another coach named Dan, the offseason heats up (for 27 teams), and the playoffs continue—as do the questionable hits. Nashville Predators News Preds to Host Annual Used Equipment Sale Online This SaturdayRoman Josi's gloves, Matt Duchene's sticks and Pekka Rinne's pads could all be yours this weekend. The used equipment sale is always a fun time to pick up a game-used keepsake, or get some great deals on some high-quality hockey equipment. If you're lucky, your 3-year-old son will go home with some sweaty, smelly gear that...
On the Forecheck Sep 10, 2020
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ‘I’m ready for the funeral’

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ‘I’m ready for the funeral’

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Welp, time to rip off the band-aid. Granlund wants out. We’re just waiting for the inevitable at this point. Let him go. Nashville Predators News & Notes One Nashville Predators free agent already has one foot out the door | A to Z Sports NashvilleSome people are going to wring their hands once Mikael Granlund walks (and he will walk), but what’s done is done. There’s no point in bringing him back, even if he wanted to (and I’d wager he doesn’t), because he’s likely going to want too much money and too much term, and the Preds have already...
On the Forecheck Sep 9, 2020
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: A Request For An Exciting Conference Final Game

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: A Request For An Exciting Conference Final Game

These photographers are either getting creative or very bored, but lordy, I am here for it | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ It’s no fun sitting down to watch one team pull away in the second period - what happened to all those overtime classics? Nashville Predators News Nashville Predators Prospects Season in Review: Defenders - On the ForecheckEric continues to provide fantastic analysis of Nashville's prospects in the juniors, including a glowing report card for young David Farrance. Preds Announce Schedule for September in Smashville | NHL.comThe Predators announced their events for fans...
On the Forecheck Sep 8, 2020
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Links Lite

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Links Lite

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via As I spent yesterday enjoying the holiday, the links will be abbreviated this Tuesday. You’re heartbroken, I know. Smashville News: The first of the good news dropped Sunday: View this post on Instagram Excited to let ya’ll know that @jenniferguardino_ and I are expecting Baby Watson #2 this spring! So awesome to have Gramps and Grams in town to share with them the news! We’re incredibly blessed #bigsisterlivey A post shared by Austin Watson (@watson_austin92) on Sep 5, 2020 at 6:24am PDT Congratulations to the...
On the Forecheck Sep 4, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: OT Action

Friday’s Dump & Chase: OT Action

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via An exciting night of hockey and an exciting pack of links. Nashville Predators News Nashville Predators prospects’ season opener called off amid international unrest | On the ForecheckWeird, it's almost like fans asking sports teams to take a political stance isn't unique to America. Bryan took some time during lunch yesterday to talk Preds. Give it a listen and send him some ideas for the show! And look for more content like this to come soon! Around Hockey NHL Playoffs Stats Recap: September 3, 2020 | On the ForecheckBryan is the James Beard Award...
On the Forecheck Sep 3, 2020
Nashville prospects’ season opener called off amid international unrest

Nashville prospects’ season opener called off amid international unrest

Photo by Mikhail Japaridze\TASS via Eeli Tolvanen and Vladislav Yeryomenko were involved in a bizarre scene this morning. In what has been a bizarre year, the KHL began their 2020-21 season on time yesterday, helping restore a sense of normalcy to the international hockey landscape. With that, three Nashville Predators prospects were slated to begin their seasons this week, including Eeli Tolvanen and Vladislav Yeryomenko. Tolvanen’s season opener with Jokerit was scheduled for today at 11:10 AM CT against Yeryomenko’s Dynamo Minsk team. However, international tensions finally came...

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