Appearances & Interviews

He Never Gave Up

Retired career minor league defenseman Jeff Winchester shares his thoughts on the game -- even though he never made it to the NHL.

Rich Clune Aims to be the NHL's #1 Pest

In an exclusive interview, Nashville's newest fan favorite tells us about seeking the NHL's "Best Pest" crown left behind when the contemptuous Sean Avery retired from play in 2012.

OTF's Super Schedule Cited During NHL Broadcast

So this was a real highlight, last night during the Pittsburgh Penguins/Columbus Blue Jackets pre-season game, our NHL Super Schedule was referenced by the Pittsburgh broadcast, as they broke down the impact of realignment on the travel burden faced by the Pens & Jackets this upcoming season.

Thanks to all the folks on Twitter last night for alerting me to the shoutout!

One on One with Ryan Jones

Former Nashville Predator Ryan Jones visited his alma mater as Miami University held their pro camp last week.

On The Forecheck named Best Sports Blog in Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville 2011"

We're very proud to announce that as part the Nashville Scene's 2011 Best of Nashville poll, OnTheForecheck.com has been selected as the Writers' Choice for Best Sports Blog in Nashville.

Q & A with a Vancouver Canucks blog - Nucks Misconduct

Wherein we get the scoop on how the Canucks survived a strong challenge from the defending Stanley Cup champs, and what the mood of the Vancouver fan base is like heading into the second round.

Late night Western Conference Scoreboard Watch

Kicking off at 9:30 Central time, we've got two key games to keep an eye on in the West. Feel free to jump in below and follow along!   Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles KingsThe winner of this game...

Shea Weber debuts "Captain's Corner" on SlapShot Radio

The Nashville Predators' captain launched a new weekly interview segment on the local radio scene.

Preds' Horachek: "There had to be some adjustments to attitudes"

Sometimes, the coaching staff has to tear into a team during intermission to get the best out of them, and Preds assistant coach Peter Horachek talks about one such recent occasion against Chicago.

The best story in Nashville sports: those amazing Predators

While there's a lot of drama going on these days with the Tennessee Titans, the best story in Nashville sports is how the Predators have overcome adversity to keep on climbing through the NHL standings.

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OTF joins the Predators post-game radio crew

I've got two radio notes for Predators fans this afternoon... 1) Terry Crisp will join 104.5 The Zone today from 3-4, talking about all the recent developments as the Preds head into New Jersey for...

5 Questions with a New York Islanders blogger

Sitting down with a New York Islanders blogger for a conversation from a Nashville Predators perspective.

Meet Brian Poile, the Nashville Predators' new Director of Hockey Operations

There have been many additions to the Nashville Predators over the last few months, but one move that flew under the radar was the hiring of a new Director of Hockey Operations.

Meet Josh Cooper, your new Nashville Predators beat writer

When we got news that John Glennon was moving over to cover the Titans earlier this summer, there was concern among Preds fans as to what The Tennessean was going to do on the hockey front, but the new guy on the beat is definitely a hockey guy.

Barry Trotz on his new captain: "Shea's always been a leader"

Barry Trotz talks about the growing presence of Patric Hornqvist within the Nashville Predators, how the 2010-11 squad shapes up compared to last season's, and the change in leadership with Shea Weber taking over as captain.

2010-2011 Preview: Five Questions with a Buffalo Sabres blogger

There are a number of similarities between Nashville & Buffalo, besides the long-tenured coach & general manager.

Preds chairman Tom Cigarran puts the focus on the Stanley Cup

As a followup to the announcement regarding the local ownership group buying up the "Boots" Del Biaggio shares in the team, Preds chairman Tom Cigarran joined the Thom Abraham Show this afternoon to discuss the news and the state of the team going forward.

Ryan Parent from a Philadelphia Flyers perspective

Words from a Broad Street Hockey blogger on Ryan Parent.

10 Questions with Second City Hockey, a Chicago Blackhawks blog

An interview with Second City Hockey's Sam Fels on the Blackhawks-Predators series.

Cal O'Reilly, finally an NHL regular with Nashville?

By sticking with the Nashville Predators after a number of injured teammates returned to the lineup, Cal O'Reilly now has enough NHL experience to qualify for waivers, and it appears that he'll stick in Nashville for the time being. It's a fine achievement for a guy who's ridden the Milwaukee/Nashville express quite a bit in recent years.

Interview with Nashville Predators prospect and Fargo Force forward Nick Oliver

The Predators drafted Nick Oliver last summer, and after recovering from collarbone injuries in 2008, he's ready for college hockey this fall.

Pekka Rinne talks about ending a losing streak, and the "Save, Pekka Rinne!" song

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne talks about his plans for the Olympic break, and whether the NHL should continue to participate in the Winter Games.

Are the Nashville Predators who we thought they were?

Has the Nashville Predators 4-game losing streak exposed some fundamental weaknesses in the team, or is it just a short-term blip in a long NHL season?

Talking Preds hockey on the radio from rainy(?) Phoenix

John Glennon joined the Thom Abraham Show ahead of tonight's Coyotes game to preview the action, talk about the Fathers Trip which is currently underway, and cover a variety of subjects on the...

Interview with Nashville Predators prospect and Guelph Storm winger Taylor Beck

Taylor Beck has developed into one of the most dangerous scorers in junior hockey, and in this interview, talks about what it will take for him to contribute at the NHL level for Nashville.

Birthday boy Pete Weber talks up an exciting night of Nashville hockey

Today, Predators play-by-play man Pete Weber joined the Thom Abraham Show to talk about what was, outside of the final result, a big night downtown between the near-sellout crowd, the TV Timeout standing ovation, and the big comeback against Toronto.

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