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Pekka Rinne returns to Nashville, Yakov Trenin may not get to go to Europe, and much more as we head into the final hockey-less Friday of the year.
More season previews for the Nashville Predators, progress at the Women’s World’s, Tage Thompson’s new deal and more
Mattias Ekholm continued to evolve as one of the Predators’ franchise defenders in the 2021-22 season, but can he perform up to the level of his new $6.25 million deal?
The On The Forecheck staff shares notes and observations from public practices and the prospect game this week
Colorado’s Cale Makar wins 2021-22 Norris Trophy for Best Overall Defender; Roman Josi Finishes Second
The race for the Norris was a two-man race for most of the season, but the Avalanche’s Cale Makar came out on top for his first Norris win.
Josi’s historic 2021-22 season guided him to finalist status, but could not overcome the high-powered season by Matthews
A rollercoaster season filled with record-breaking performances ends with a whimper
The Admirals gained Parssinen and Askarov to start their Calder Cup playoff run, but lose Cody Glass to the Predators.
The first-round series may boast the best defense corps in the NHL—for once, it might not be the Predators’.