6:45 AM EST, Mon January 18, 2021
20 hours ago
The OTF Podcast Presents: The Week Ahead - Week 2

The OTF Podcast Presents: The Week Ahead - Week 2

After a pair of games, the first full-length episode of our weekly preview show is here! Here’s a direct link to the podcast Hey everybody, it’s Eamon here. I’m back bringing you the second episode of The Week Ahead, this time with guests! After taking a brief look back at this past week’s games, Andrew Schnittker of Canes Country and Taylor Baird of Defending Big D joined in to answer a few questions and provide some deeper insights into the opponents the Nashville Predators will be facing in the coming days. Be sure to check out content from our sister sites in...
22 hours ago
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Promising

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Promising

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via We’ve got links as the season gets properly off the ground. Central Division News & Notes Nashville Predators 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 2: The Juuse is Loose | On the ForecheckAs usual, I missed the Saturday night game, so if you like me had a preexisting commitment, Eamon has you covered. Game 2 Recap: Same as Thursday except worse | The CannonUnderstandably, Columbus Blue Jackets fans were not as happy. RECAP: Filip Zadina ignites slumping Red Wings offense in 4-2 win over Hurricanes | Winging It In MotownMeanwhile, there...
Jan 16, 2021
Nashville Predators 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 2: The Juuse is Loose

Nashville Predators 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 2: The Juuse is Loose

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via In which our young Finnish lad has himself A Game. The Predators faced off against the Columbus Blue Jackets again this Saturday night, and it was as hotly contested as you’d expect. The Jackets tend to play highly defensive and structured hockey, while the new-look Preds enjoy a very deliberate offense and focus on pushing play to the perimeter; all of this is a recipe for grit & grind hockey, which is exactly what we got. First Period The opening minutes saw Columbus come out hot, dominating Nashville in shot attempts early...
Jan 16, 2021
Game Thread: Predators vs. Blue Jackets 1/16/21

Game Thread: Predators vs. Blue Jackets 1/16/21

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Predators look to get a winning streak going to start the season, while the Blue Jackets look to avoid a losing streak. The Nashville Predators take on the Columbus Blue Jackets for a rematch tonight. Check out Eamon’s game preview if you missed it, and have a great evening.
Jan 16, 2021
Predators vs Blue Jackets Preview: Blue Suede Jackets

Predators vs Blue Jackets Preview: Blue Suede Jackets

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Haha, get it, because their goalie is named Elvis? Please laugh. The Predators will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow at 7 PM Central time, hoping for a pair of wins to start off what will be a crucial year for the team’s current core. After a disappointing showing in the play-in round last season, the Predators will attempt to build off of a strong effort in their second game of the season against the Jackets. Not much has changed from the previous game (seeing as it’s only been two days since the teams last played), but...
Jan 16, 2021
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Double Down

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Double Down

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Let’s make it two wins on the season today, folks. Nashville Predators News Cole Smith makes NHL debut for Nashville Predators | Grand Forks HeraldThe North Dakota product and newly christened NHL rookie has worked his tail off to get where he is, and I’m glad he’s getting to fulfill his lifelong dream of playing in The Show. Fun Articles A Chart Story: The Best & Worst of 80's Hockey | All Three ZonesCorey Sznajder went back and looked at 80’s hockey teams and broke down why dynasties were dynasties in a way that makes sense....
Jan 15, 2021
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Sweet, Sweet Victory

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Sweet, Sweet Victory

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ Nashville is undefeated y’all, so lets celebrate with some links Nashville Predators News Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1: Newcomers shine in home opener | On the ForecheckWhile the new guys like Luke Kunin, Eric Haula and the pairing of Benning and Borowiecki made a fast impact last night, two familiar faces stole the show. Juuse Saros shook off a breakaway goal early on, then shut down the Blue Jackets for the rest of the game. And Filip Forsberg? He was everywhere last night. Read more about it in Kate's fantastic...
Jan 14, 2021
Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1: Newcomers shine in home opener

Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1: Newcomers shine in home opener

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ Erik Haula and Luke Kunin made positive impacts in their first game with the Preds, while Juuse Saros was great. Tonight’s home opener began with a tribute to the first responders who responded to the Christmas Day bombing on Second Avenue, as well as the Nashville residents who were affected by it. In spite of the very limited viewer attendance—not open to general fans at all, though about 200 healthcare workers, player families, and so on were present—not one but two catfish hit the ice before the game started. The second catfish was...
Jan 14, 2021
Game Thread: Predators vs. Blue Jackets 1/14/21

Game Thread: Predators vs. Blue Jackets 1/14/21

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Finally, after 84 years, the Preds are back for hockey. The Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets face off in an hour. How excited are you that hockey’s back, and will they be able to keep those excitement levels up?
Jan 14, 2021
Predators vs. Blue Jackets Preview: For Those About to Rock

Predators vs. Blue Jackets Preview: For Those About to Rock

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via For those about to rock...we salute you. Hi, y’all, and welcome back. It’s time for a game preview because there’s ACTUAL NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY TONIGHT. Hockey! HOCKEY! Hockey! *passes out* Ok, here we go. Nashville Predators Here at OTF, we’ve gone over the offense, defense, young guns, and goaltenders in depth. We’ve studied this team for a few weeks and we’ve reported from practices and scrimmages. Whatever this roster is...whatever this team’s identity is...it’s time to see them put their practice to...
Jan 14, 2021
The OTF Podcast Presents: The Week Ahead - Week 1

The OTF Podcast Presents: The Week Ahead - Week 1

Check in with Eamon each week for a short preview of the upcoming games! Click here for a direct link to the episode Hey y’all, Eamon here. I’m excited to present the first episode of On The Forecheck’s newest podcast, The Week Ahead. Every week I’ll be recapping the previous week’s games as well as taking a look at upcoming matchups, sometimes with help from fans of the teams the Predators will be playing. This debut episode is pretty short (seeing as there are only two games this week, both against the same team, all without having to recap previous games) but it's...
Jan 14, 2021
OTF Roundtable: Predators 2021 Season Predictions

OTF Roundtable: Predators 2021 Season Predictions

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ The OTF staff talks about what we expect from the team this year. It’s a weird, weird year, but we’re still getting our season predictions ready. We don’t know how many games the Predators will play, or whether the season will actually run its course, but we’re not trying to predict any of that. Who are your predictions for team scoring leaders? Eamon: I’ll have to go with Filip Forsberg leading the team in goals, Matt Duchene leading in assists, and Roman Josi leading in points. I’m still not convinced that Viktor Arvidsson will ever...
Jan 14, 2021
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: It’s Time

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: It’s Time

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports WAKE UP! The Nashville Predators play hockey today. Nashville Predators News & Notes Lineup rumblings Viktor Arvidsson is not practicing today after getting “nicked up” in practice yesterday, to use John Hynes’ words. This could be an opportunity for Eeli Tolvanen to step into the top six. He is skating with Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen today.— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 13, 2021 So it appears there’s a slight chance that Arvidsson misses the season opener tonight. But have no fear, Eeli Tolvanen is...
Jan 13, 2021
Nashville Predators 2021 Previews: Role Players & Young Guns

Nashville Predators 2021 Previews: Role Players & Young Guns

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via We take a look at the questionmarks to make the regular roster. We wrap up our positional previews with a look at the questionmarks on the Nashville Predators’ contract list. This season’s taxi squad setup, and the likelihood that players will end up missing some time—between the pandemic, family obligations, and the greater injury risks that come with playing a season this compressed—mean that players on the fringe of the regular roster are a bigger factor than they usually would be. The fact that the Predators’ AHL...
Jan 13, 2021
On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 13: I Put A Claim on Sbisa

On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 13: I Put A Claim on Sbisa

Shaun, Bryan, Eamon and Kate discuss the week and a half of training camp, the mystery of the Luca Sbisa claim and make some bold takes as Nashville starts the season Click here for a direct link to the episode Shaun, Bryan, Eamon and Kate discuss the week and a half of training camp, the mystery of the Luca Sbisa claim and make some bold takes as the Nashville Predators start the season. Plus reader questions! Thanks to Vijay Mueller and Claire Thweatt on Twitter for the great questions! We’ve made it folks! The season starts tomorrow and we’re in for a TON of hockey...