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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

Preds Games Changing Channels on DirecTV

The Nashville Predators are on the move! At least on DirecTV, that is.

Avs 5, Preds 4: Coughing up leads like hairballs

Two goals each for Roman Josi and Matt Cullen weren't enough as the Nashville Predators lost on home ice for the sixth straight time.

Nashville Predators Intro Video

Here's the latest intro video, which ran before tonight's Nashville Predators/Colorado Avalanche game.

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Join the Predators vs Avalanche Game Thread!

Can the Preds slow down Patrick Roy's Flying Circus?

GameThread

Join the Preds vs Blackhawks Game Thread

Can the dynamic duo of Calle Jarnkrok and Filip Forsberg inject some pizzazz into the Nashville Predators' attack tonight? Let's find out together...

Forberg's Back!

Tonight in Chicago we'll get a chance to see both of Nashville's most dynamic offensive prospects in action, as Filip Forsberg has been called up from Milwaukee.

Preds vs Blackhawks Preview: Oh, You Again

Just nine days ago the Preds skated into the United Center and pulled out a 3-2 win. Can they repeat that feat tonight?

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Join the Predators @ Flames Game Thread!

Alrighty, let's see what this Iron Hook kid can do...

Preds vs Flames Preview: Summon the Iron Hook!

Tonight's battle between two non-playoff teams features the NHL debut of Nashville's latest and greatest offensive prospect, Calle Jarnkrok.

Calle Jarnkrok Gets the Call

Following Paul Gaustad's injury last night in Vancouver, the Nashville Predators have called up Calle Jarnkrok, the prospect acquired in the David Legwand trade, ahead of tomorrow night's game at Calgary.

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