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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

Weber: "It Sucks... Something's got to change."

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Shea Weber vented his frustration over the Predators' elimination from playoff contention, but what can he do to turn things around in Smashville?

Th-th-th-tha-tha-tha-that's all, folks! Preds Out

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Gabriel Bourque's two goals weren't enough to salvage Nashville's playoff hopes as they fell in a shootout at Dallas.

GameThread
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Join the Predators vs Stars Game Thread!

Can the Preds keep hope alive for one more day? Let's find out...

Sissons Goes Back to Milwaukee

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With healthy bodies returning to action in recent days, the Nashville Predators have sent center Colton Sissons back to Milwaukee.

The Week Ahead: Clinging to Hope

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With only four games remaining in the Regular Season, the Nashville Predators still have a glimmer of a sliver of a hope of a chance at making the playoffs, so at least we get the opportunity to...

Preds 3, Sharks 0: Carter Hutton's 1st Shutout

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The Nashville Predators continued their torrid pace of late, pushing their recent record to 6-1-1 with an impressive 3-0 win at San Jose tonight.

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Join the Predators vs Sharks Game Thread!

Can the Preds follow up on last night's Duck roasting?

Preds 5, Ducks 2: Goals, Goals, Goals!

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The Nashville Predators ran their recent record to 5-1-1 by jumping out to an early lead on the Anaheim Ducks and holding on for a 5-2 win to launch their current road trip.

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Join the Predators vs Ducks Game Thread!

Settle in for some late night hockey as the Predators and Ducks face off at 9:00 p.m. Central.

NHL All Star Game: Coming Soon to Nashville?

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Folks have been musing over the opportunity for Nashville to host the NHL All-Star Weekend for several years now, but today's article over at the Tennessean makes it sound like an official...

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