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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 6, Sabres 1: A Happy Night at Bridgestone

The Nashville Predators ended their six-game home losing streak with authority, stomping the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 tonight.

Video: Calle Jarnkrok scores 1st career NHL goal

Calle Jarnkrok, the prized prospect acquired by the Nashville Predators in the David Legwand trade with Detroit, scored his first career goal in the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres, giving the Preds a 3-0 lead.

Video: Colton Sissons scores 1st career NHL goal

Congratulations go out to Nashville Predators rookie Colton Sissons, who scored his first career NHL goal tonight, giving the Preds a 1-0 lead in the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

GameThread

Join the Predators vs Sabres Game Thread!

It's the Least of the East hitting the ice tonight at Bridgestone Arena, can the Preds build a little confidence tonight against the lousiest team in the NHL?

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.

GameThread

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.

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