clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Tolvanen Time

Will Eeli Tolvanen make his NHL debut tonight? I bought tickets for the whole family, so I sure hope so!

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Olympics: Ice Hockey-Men Team Group C - FIN-GER Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Learning Defensive Positioning |
If you've always wondered what our blue liners do that makes them so good, Hal Gill and Chris Mason break it down for you in video form. Or, just yell "STICKS OUT!" like my wife does.

Country music star Bentley practices with Predators
Go ahead and sign Knox Bentley...kid looks like a sharpshooter and has the flow to go with it.

Predators prospect Eeli Tolvanen on unique NHL path to success
Want to hear more from (and about) Eeli Tolvanen? Of course you do! Hear about his arrival and the potential he brings to the team.

Calle Jarnkrok Update

Uncle Filip - Expert Troll

Filip Forsberg visited Mattias Ekholm and Calle Jarnkrok to bestow upon them glorious onesies featuring his former SHL team, Leksands IF...which happens to be rivals with Ekholm and Jarnkrok’s former SHL team, Brynas IF.

Around Hockey

19 late-season NHL call-ups making a case for 2018-19 roster spots -
An in-depth look at a lot of the new kids on the block and where they fit in for next year.

Tanking isn't a guarantee for NHL teams |
This is a pretty good article that talks about finding success (or not finding success) through tanking, but also points out a certain Nashville team that is having a large amount of success with very few top picks on their roster. Very candid comments from Jack Eichel.

What the puck! Could watching a hockey game cause a heart attack? - ABC News
Research was performed on Habs fans. Clickbait headline: See how the Montreal Canadiens are killing their fans!

The Other Guys: Three Obscure Awards for Three Overlooked NHL Players | The Hockey News
Oh, look! The Hockey News made up awards to give out to two guys that make me want to vomit! (and one that I have no formal opinion on)

Emergency goalie Scott Foster put on a show for fans, friends |
A good read. This one tell's about Scott Foster's buddies and how they got the news that he was going in..and how they celebrated. A rare, Chicago Blackhawks post from me (or anyone here at OTF).

Borgstrom, Donato, Terry among high-impact late-season roster additions
Eeli Tolvanen makes an appearance in this article. Other young players, such as Henrik Borgstrom and Ryan Donato, are featured as well. Interesting analysis of potential impact based on a variety of methods and data.

In Case You Missed It

Ranking Potential First Round Opponents (Central Division) - On the Forecheck
Incredible analysis here. If you want to know what each potential opponent looks like, take a look here!

Ranking Potential First Round Opponents (Pacific Division) - On the Forecheck
Everything I just said, but this time about the Pacific Division.

Magic Number Tracker: Friday, March 30 - On the Forecheck
Getting closer to zeroing them all out. See where we stand in all scenarios.

The Weekender: He’s Here - On the Forecheck
My "must read" article of EVERY week. This week, Dan talks about Tolvanen, baseball, and the unfamiliar territory of being a favorite to win the Stanley Cup.