Dirk Hoag

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Hockey stats blogger covering the Nashville Predators.

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Why we need to stop glorifying players who rack up penalty minutes | Backhand Shelf


It's good to hear this side of the game talked about more openly. It's why Rich Clune has failed to live up to his Sean Avery-like aspirations (takes more penalties than he draws) and there's more value to former Pred Kevin Klein than his low point totals and PK ice time.


Join the Predators vs Oilers Game Thread!

Join the comments thread and follow along as the Nashville Predators seek to win their fourth straight game on the road...

Predators vs Oilers Preview: On the Road Again


The Nashville Predators, losers of five straight games on home ice, head back to Canada this evening, where Seth Jones hopes to continue his reign of terror.



Jason Zito doesn't just bring the snark with the Dump & Chase, it looks like one of his tweets made it onto the Nashville Predators' social media page, too! See if you can spot it...

The Importance of Patience | Admirals Roundtable


For those who want to see Filip Forsberg and Calle Jarnkrok get ice time in Nashville sooner rather than later, Daniel Lavender makes the case for letting them play out the string in Milwaukee instead.

Blues 4, Predators 1: Back to Earth


The top team in the NHL wasted no time taking control of last night's game at Bridgestone Arena.


Join the Predators vs Blues Game Thread!

There aren't too many of these left, so let's enjoy another Saturday night in Smashville...

Predators 3, Blackhawks 2: Three in a row!


Life on the road has turned out pretty well for the Nashville Predators this week, as they beat the Chicago Blackhawks to win their third straight game, 3-2.


Join the Predators @ Blackhawks Game Thread!

Can the Predators keep the momentum rolling after road victories at Ottawa and Buffalo earlier this week? Jump into the Game Thread and let's find out...

NHL Team Websites, Ranked


We can easily check out the NHL standings to see how teams rank on the ice, but on the internet? It's a team with fading playoff hopes which leads the way.


Join the Predators vs Sabres Game Thread!

It's time for another early start, as the Sabres & Predators will drop the puck shortly after 6:00 p.m. Central.

Predators vs Sabres Preview: Behold a Rebuild


For those who want the Nashville Predators to undergo a full-scale rebuild, tonight you'll get the chance to see what that truly looks like as the Buffalo Sabres take the ice.


Join the Predators vs Senators Game Thread!

Remember kids, a road game in the East means an early start!

The Preds start calling up the kids


With the Nashville Predators all but officially eliminated from playoff contention, many fans have wanted to see young offensively-oriented prospects called up from Milwaukee for a chance to test...

Predators @ Senators Preview: Hey, that rhymed!


After a six game stretch of home games that bracketed the Winter Olympics, the Nashville Predators head out for their first road game since February 6th at Minnesota.

Shut Out, Again


After the Nashville Predators played a strong 1st period, they simply ran out of gas against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight and wasted Pekka Rinne's strongest game since returning from his long...


Join the Predators vs Blue Jackets Game Thread!

Welcome our old doormats the Columbus Blue Jackets, everybody, and jump into the action in the comments section!


Join the Preds vs Blues Game Thread!

It's time to Beat the Blues... so jump into the comments and get ready for a tough one tonight.

Preds vs Blues Preview: It's The Colin Wilson Show


As the Nashville Predators transition to the post-David Legwand era, an opportunity opens up for Colin Wilson to earn a major role on the team.

David Legwand's Greatest Hits


With the Nashville Predators having traded away David Legwand this afternoon, a chapter has closed in franchise history. Let's look back together at Leggy's remarkable run in Smashville.

What the Preds got for David Legwand


With David Legwand being shipped off to the Detroit Red Wings at today's NHL Trade Deadline, the question turns to what the Nashville Predators have to show for their longest-serving player.



The Original Predator has left the building, ladies & gentlemen.

NHL Trade Deadline Open Thread


Well, the big day is here! Even though there were a host of trades yesterday, the NHL Trade Deadline usually brings us a dizzying area of deals, both big and small, so let's use this comment...


Join the Predators vs Penguins Game Thread!

It's PekkaMania tonight at Bridgestone Arena... Are Ye Ready?

Nick Spaling Returns


For the first time in ages, the Nashville Predators will sport a 23-man Active Roster without anybody on Injured Reserve, as Nick Spaling has been activated for tonight's game against the...

Preds vs Penguins Preview: Welcome Back Pekka


Nashville's franchise goalie is expected to play his first NHL game since October tonight, and he'll dive right in to face two of the league's most dangerous scorers.

Poile: "Playing the best we have all year" Really?


David Poile is preparing Nashville Predators fans for a quiet Trade Deadline by saying that the return of Pekka Rinne is the best addition the team could hope for, and they're already playing the...

Devan Dubnyk on waivers


With Pekka Rinne joining the Nashville Predators once again for practice this morning, Devan Dubnyk is the odd man out.

Pekka's Coming Back to Nashville


After completing a two-game conditioning stint with the Milwaukee Admirals, Pekka Rinne is coming back to join the Nashville Predators.

OTF Roundtable: The Preds at the Trade Deadline


Will the Nashville Predators make major changes to the team at the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline? Our writers break down the key questions facing the Preds.

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