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Dirk Hoag

Managing Editor

started writing about hockey online back in the mid-1990's, for sites such as the (long-gone) In the Crease and e-Sports.com. In 2005, he started On the Forecheck as a general NHL blog, which became, over the course of time, dedicated to Nashville Predators coverage and statistical analysis of the league at large.

Specific aspects of this analysis have been distributed widely (such as the NHL Super Schedule) and cited by mainstream media outlets. Penalty Plus/Minus was even credited with helping Sean Avery win an arbitration case against the New York Rangers.

In October of 2012 he also launched a personal site, Working the Net, dedicated to sharing advice on how to grow an audience online with blogging & social networks, life in the small-but-growing town of Nolensville, Tennessee, and a variety of personal ramblings that don't fit within the confines of OTF.

You can follow him on Twitter (@Forechecker), email him at the.forechecker@gmail.com, or view his profile at LinkedIn.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Milwaukee Bound

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Calle Jarnkrok's work isn't done, as he has been dispatched from Nashville back to Milwaukee to help the Admirals in their chase for the Calder Cup, the AHL's playoff trophy.

Felix Girard signs Entry Level Contract

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The Nashville Predators have begun their off-season personnel moves by signing draft pick Felix Gerard to his entry level contract today.

Trotz Takes the Fall

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After 15 seasons behind the Nashville Predators bench, head coach Barry Trotz is being let go.

NHL Playoffs: Schedule & TV Coverage

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Sure, the Nashville Predators will watch the 2014 NHL Playoffs from the sidelines, but that allows us to soak in the greatest post-season in professional sports without having to live or die with...

Predators 7, Wild 3: TD's beat FG's

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Once again, the goals poured forth for the Nashville Predators, as they routed the Minnesota Wild 7-3 in their season finale.

GameThread
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Join the Preds vs Wild Game Thread!

Here we are, gang, the end of the line. Will this be Barry Trotz's last game as Nashville's head coach?

GameThread
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Join the Preds vs Hawks Game Thread!

OK, folks, time to hold off the Red Horde as it invades Bridgestone Arena... let's hope the home season finishes on a strong note, eh?

Predators vs Blackhawks Preview: Home Ice Finale

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While the Nashville Predators play out the string on their season, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to defend their 2013 Stanley Cup championship.

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Join the Predators vs Coyotes Game Thread!

The Coyotes & Preds face off at 7:00 p.m., so join your fellows and follow along in the comments.

Predators vs Coyotes Preview: Appreciate Tonight

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On Fan Appreciation Night, the Nashville Predators hit the ice for the first time since being eliminated from playoff contention.

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