Dirk Hoag

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Hockey stats blogger covering the Nashville Predators.

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OTF: Under New Management


The time has come for change at OTF, with the dynamic duo of Jason Zito and Jon Garcia seizing the reins.

Special to OTF: Juuse Saros, Interviewed


Nashville Predators prospect Juuse Saros is riding high after leading Finland to a gold medal at the World Juniors, and now prepares to play at the IIHF World Championships behind Pekka Rinne in goal.

Peter Laviolette Hired as Head Coach


The Nashville Predators have landed a Stanley Cup-winning coach as their successor to Barry Trotz.

Season Review: Point Producing Papa


Through most of the season, Patric Hornqvist's offensive production failed to meet raised expectations due to his new contract and leadership role. Once his first child was born, however, he went on a remarkable scoring run.

Predators Paid Attendance Improved in 2013-14


Just as they took a moderate step forward on the ice, the Nashville Predators made some gains in ticket sales this season.

Pekka Rinne is going back to Minsk


Despite missing most of the 2013-14 NHL regular season with a hip infection, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will play for Finland at the upcoming 2014 IIHF World Championships.

Noonan & Rissling sign entry level contracts


The Nashville Predators are continuing their off-season work by signing defensemen Garrett Noonan and Jaynen Rissling to their entry level contracts today.

The Most-Googled NHL Stars


Which hockey players are drawing the most interest from web surfers around the U.S.? The answer might surprise you...

Preds pull off another trade with Washington


The Nashville Predators made their first trade of the off-season today, sending their 7th-round draft this summer to the Washington Capitals to acquire defenseman Jaynen Rissling.

Red Wings vs Bruins Preview

Can former Nashville Predator David Legwand lead his hometown Detroit Red Wings to victory in the playoffs?

Kings vs Sharks Preview

The Battle of California is rejoined as the Kings and Sharks relive last spring's seven-game war.

Wild vs Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche went on a worst-to-first tear this season under rookie head coach Patrick Roy. Can their story continue with a successful playoff run?

Blackhawks vs Blues Preview

Two old-time Norris Division foes meet up in a titanic 1st-round matchup.

NHL Playoffs Game Thread: And So It Begins...


Three games kick off the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs this evening, beginning with the Canadiens and Lightning.

Flyers vs Rangers Preview

Two bitter rivals meet for the 11th time in playoff history as the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers square off in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Ducks vs Stars Preview

Living legend Teemu Selanne makes his final playoff chase with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks, as they face a Dallas Stars team which is very much a work in progress.

Join the OTF League in the NHL's 2014 Bracket Challenge


I've created a public "On The Forecheck" league in the NHL's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket Challenge, so make sure to file your entry as well! I'm going with Boston over Chicago in the Cup Final...

5 Challenges facing the next Head Coach


As the Nashville Predators begin a search for their next head coach, there are some major tasks which any prospective bench boss needs to be prepared to take on.

Columbus vs Pittsburgh Preview

The Blue Jackets are making only their second trip to the NHL post-season, and face a tough challenge against Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Montreal vs Tampa Bay Preview

These two Atlantic Division rivals will meet for the second time ever in the post-season, giving Montreal a chance to avenge a sweep at the hands of the Lightning back in 2004.

Milwaukee Bound


Calle Jarnkrok's work isn't done, as he has been dispatched from Nashville back to Milwaukee to help the Admirals in their chase for the Calder Cup, the AHL's playoff trophy.

Felix Girard signs Entry Level Contract


The Nashville Predators have begun their off-season personnel moves by signing draft pick Felix Gerard to his entry level contract today.

Trotz Takes the Fall


After 15 seasons behind the Nashville Predators bench, head coach Barry Trotz is being let go.

NHL Playoffs: Schedule & TV Coverage


Sure, the Nashville Predators will watch the 2014 NHL Playoffs from the sidelines, but that allows us to soak in the greatest post-season in professional sports without having to live or die with each result, right?

Predators 7, Wild 3: TD's beat FG's


Once again, the goals poured forth for the Nashville Predators, as they routed the Minnesota Wild 7-3 in their season finale.


Join the Preds vs Wild Game Thread!

Here we are, gang, the end of the line. Will this be Barry Trotz's last game as Nashville's head coach?


Join the Preds vs Hawks Game Thread!

OK, folks, time to hold off the Red Horde as it invades Bridgestone Arena... let's hope the home season finishes on a strong note, eh?

Predators vs Blackhawks Preview: Home Ice Finale


While the Nashville Predators play out the string on their season, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to defend their 2013 Stanley Cup championship.


Join the Predators vs Coyotes Game Thread!

The Coyotes & Preds face off at 7:00 p.m., so join your fellows and follow along in the comments.

Predators vs Coyotes Preview: Appreciate Tonight


On Fan Appreciation Night, the Nashville Predators hit the ice for the first time since being eliminated from playoff contention.

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