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Nashville Predators News

Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Dallas Stars 2: Tolvanen Scores Overtime Game-Winner - On the Forecheck
Eeli Tolvanen is the truth. Is it too early for #EeliForCalder?

How Preds prospect Luke Evangelista has handled a long, weird offseason | On the Forecheck
Eric takes a look at Luke Evangelista and his weird, weird draft season. Evangelista is with the Chicago Wolves...he played in his first AHL game on Sunday. Look for OTF’s weekly Milwaukee Musings column later today.

After delayed games, AHL Chicago Wolves pick up right where they left off | Canes Country
Sarah with Canes Country recaps the Wolves’ weekend games against Rockford. Tommy Novak remains dominant, and Carolina and Nashville fans should be very interested in the excellent product on ice in Chicago.

LaCombe channels passion into coaching | Sports |
Here’s a great article about Nashville’s Allie LaCombe. She runs The Lab in Franklin and coaches the Nashville Jr. Preds girls team. She is a gem and we are proud to have her in Nashville.

And finally...welcome to the Bally Sports South era:

Around the League

31 Thoughts: Aaron Ekblad injury a massive blow to Panthers
Here's the weekly 31 Thoughts column. Not much about Nashville, but plenty about Tim Peel.

Hart needs to 'work harder' for Flyers, won't play next two games: coach
What does Carter Hart have to do to re-gain his confidence and mojo?

Oettinger living 'dream come true' for Stars during rookie season
The Predators squared up against Oettinger’s Stars last night.

Analyzing Taylor Hall's strengths, how he'd fit on 3 contending teams
Taylor Hall would fit anywhere at this point.

Philadelphia Flyers place defenceman Shayne Gostisbehere on waivers |
This will be interesting to monitor. Hopefully Gostisbehere gets picked up and has a chance to start fresh.

NHL Rumour Roundup: How does Ekblad injury change defence market?
With Shane Gostisbehere on waivers, does Florida try to pick up the struggling blueliner? They're definitely in the market for one after Aaron Ekblad's surgery.

Examining the goalie trade market for the Maple Leafs
It would PAIN ME to see Pekka Rinne in a Maple Leafs sweater. Like...I'd rather staple my fingers together or eat paint.

[Ed.: On the Forecheck does not endorse eating paint.]

NHL Trade Buzz: Penguins could seek goalie if Jarry out long term
The goalie market is quickly becoming weird.

Eric Staal sees 'great opportunity' with Canadiens after trade by Sabres
I hope Eric Staal has a better time with Montreal than he did with Buffalo.

Winnipeg Jets Have the Best Forward Corps in the NHL | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Imagine saying that at the beginning of the season before Patrik Laine was traded. Mind. Blown.

Yost: Edmonton Oilers’ season has been a tale of two teams |
I really can't figure out the Oilers, either.