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Should the Predators Sink or Swim?

One OTF reader argues that the Nashville Predators should trade away veteran players and look ahead to the 2014-15 season.

Kevin Klein's Greatest Hits

Saying goodbye to a Nashville Predators fan favorite.

Why Hockey needs Richard Sherman

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has the sports world talking this morning, in a way that no hockey player has ever done. There's a lesson here for the NHL.

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The Roster Conundrum: How Would You Change Things?

What steps would you take to address the Nashville Predators' weaknesses this season?

Hockeynomics: Maybe Not So Bad?

Artificially high supply on secondary ticket markets makes prices to some games less expensive than others -- but the Nashville Predators still seem to have a big problem.

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The NHL Transmogrifier

What might you get if you took two NHL players and fused them together into one?

Tennessee Titans Fans: Welcome to Hockey Season!

With the Tennessee Titans' season over and college football having crowned its new champion, it's time for many Nashville sports fans to turn their attention to how the Nashville Predators are doing.

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Should the Predators trade for Evander Kane?

One OTF reader argues that trading for Winnipeg's young power forward might help address Nashville's continuing scoring woes.

How can we serve you better?

As we close the books on 2013 and look forward to the year ahead, I wanted to open up a thread today and get your input on how we here at OTF can serve you better in 2014.

The Biggest Preds Moments of 2013

2013 was filled with highs and lows for the Nashville Predators, ranging from the drafting of Seth Jones to the hip infection suffered by Pekka Rinne which has kept him out of the lineup for months. But who was the team's MVP for the calendar year?

Merry Christmas from OTF!

Will Santa bring something special for Nashville Predators fans?

It's Time For Change

More than any single individual, David Poile deserves credit for building the Nashville Predators into a legitimately competitive, sustainable NHL franchise. But the time has come for new leadership in Smashville.

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What's the Preds' Long-Term Vision?

One OTF reader wonders where the Nashville Predators are headed in the next few seasons, and whether present management can deliver results.

Should the Predators Claim Jason LaBarbera?

With Pekka Rinne on Injured Reserve for an indeterminate amount of time, the Nashville Predators may find help on the goaltending front in Jason LaBarbera, who was waived today by the Edmonton Oilers.

Join the Fight Against Hunger in Middle Tennessee!

On The Forecheck is joining the fight against hunger this month by participating in a Virtual Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

The Week Ahead

After having mopped the ice with the Chicago Blackhawks last night, the Nashville Predators will try to carry forward some positive momentum as they face three more Original Six opponents this week.

Who Gets the Blame?

The Nashville Predators currently sit in last place, and while you can look in any number of directions to identify why, the focus this evening is on general manager David Poile & head coach Barry Trotz.

Who's Got it Worse? Titans, or Predators?

Each of Nashville's major league pro sports teams is battling without their single-most important player these days. Which team has it worse?

Hockey Hall of Fame: Which Pred Will Be The 1st?

In light of the upcoming induction of former NHL stars Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios into the Hockey Hall of Fame, when we might see a Nashville Predator receive such an honor?

The Code

Some people will say The Code didn't protect Braden Holtby from Ray Emery's vicious attack. I say that story is still being written.

Ray Emery vs Richie Incognito: 2 Wrongs = ???

The conversations around the NFL and NHL are dominated these days by two players whose recent actions have people questioning the continued relevance of longtime macho cultural norms. Perhaps the solution is to let those two duke it out...

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The Fan Behind David Legwand's Offensive Outburst

One OTF reader believes he knows why David Legwand is off to such a hot start, leading the team in scoring at nearly a point-per-game pace.

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OTF Fanpost: Never Too Early for Talk Trades

One Nashville Predators fan argues that it's never to early to survey the trade market, and that action should be taken soon to make sure the team contends for a Stanley Cup while Shea Weber & Pekka Rinne are still in their prime.

Vote on the OTF Play of the Week

The Nashville Predators went 2-0-1 on the week gone by, but which individual play made the biggest impact?

The Smashville Experience: How Do You Like It?

The Nashville Predators have long been credited with putting together one of the most engaging game nights in the entire NHL, so it's time to consider how things are going this season.

3 Questions with Panthers Blog Litter Box Cats

While they have benefited from a number of high draft picks lately, how will the Florida Panthers look a few seasons from now? We asked Panthers blogger Kevin Kraczkowski to peer into his crystal ball.

The Week Ahead: Getting the Lineup Locked In

With three non-divisional opponents this week, the Nashville Predators have a chance to sort their lineup out before the Central Division battles escalate later this month.

Vote on the OTF Play of the Week!

It's been an eventful week in Smashville, with the Nashville Predators opening up the home schedule with a 2-1 record. We enjoyed stellar saves, big hits and career firsts for a pair of Preds rookies, but which gets your vote as the Play of the Week?

NHL Picks: OTF Readers Pick Preds For Major Awards

In a poll of our readers, support runs deep for Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne and Seth Jones to bring home trophies from the 2014 NHL Awards.

Celebrating the Nashville Predators' Greatest Hits

It's worth remembering, even in light of the Steve Downie/Roman Josi incident, that thundering checks are an integral part of the NHL, capable of turning the tide of a game in the blink of an eye.

Why Opponents of NHL Fighting Are Wrong

Everyone fears for player safety. So why should fighting stay in hockey, when only the NHL allows it? I'm glad you asked.

Vezina Speculation: Who is this year's dark horse?

With Sergei Bobrovsky coming from nowhere to win the prestigious award, which goaltender will persevere a full 82-game season and grab the #1 netminder hardware?