The Preds’ hot streak continues, as another team’s cold streak reaches historic levels of cluster-age.
Let’s Do That Hockey: talking Blackhawks vs. Predators and more with On the Forecheck’s Nick Morgan | Second City Hockey
First off, a huge thank you to Jenelle Davis from our sister site Second City Hockey, who invited me to speak with her about my origins as a hockey fan, my path to On The Forecheck, and of course, the state of the Preds!
Predators News ’n Notes
Nashville Predators Entry-Level Expectations: Grant Mismash | On the Forecheck
This is a good, in-depth breakdown from Eric on the Preds’ 2017 second-rounder. Mismash’s tenure in college has been a complicated one, to say the least. He’s battled multiple injuries and stretches of underwhelming play over his tenure at UND, but he rebounded with a solid output this year. Are there enough high points in his game to earn a spot in Nashville someday? Idk. Don’t ask me. Click the link and read, you Lazy Larry.
Juuse Saros named NHL’s Third Star of the Week | On the Forecheck
The Preds have had someone on the NHL’s Stars of the Week list in back-to-back weeks.
Predators rapidly climbing back to playoff contention | NBC Sports
What have been the Predators’ three biggest Achilles heels over the past three years? Goaltending, special teams, and converting high-danger chances. What have been some of the Predators’ biggest strengths over the past few weeks? Yup.
Look, I don’t know what the ceiling is on this Predators team. I don’t know if this is a simple hot streak or a “sign things are finally starting to click.” All I know is that it’s a good thing when the Predators win, and there’s no such thing as a bad playoff berth.
NHL Trade Buzz: Panthers could look to add defenseman after Ekblad injury | NHL.com
The headline isn’t Predsy, but Nashville has a big role in this week’s trade buzz. And yes, it appears the recent hot streak may be altering those “rebuild” plans after all.
Other Hockey Happenings
‘You Can Hear Him Scream.’ Grisly Looking Ekblad Injury a Blow to Panthers | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
As the prior link indicated, the Panthers are looking at four months without their best defender. Best wishes to Ekblad, that injury was ugly.
Buffalo Sabres implode late as historic losing streak continues | Die By The Blade
I feel bad for Sabres fans, I really do. But like…this is also kind of funny, right?
How five NHL teams fared after returning from COVID-related pauses | Sportsnet
An interesting look at how various NHL clubs fared after forced COVID breaks.
NCAA Notebook: The Frozen Four is Set | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Preds’ prospect Marc Del Gaizo led UMass to a Frozen Four berth. Here’s a look at the other teams who made it.
Today’s Song to Get You HYPED
In honor of the Predators’ hot streak, please enjoy this STRAIGHT UP BOP.