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Hockey Hillbilly

  • joined Apr 15, 2009
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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  • NHL Nashville Predators
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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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Predator Music in Music City: Bring Back Delbert McClinton

So Alternate Captain Mike Fisher's wife will sing "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" before NBC's NFL telecasts this fall. Ms. Fisher, also known professionally as Carrie Underwood, will replace...

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Putthay hath dha

That's a backhander. Ikata jaa riha. And that's a breakaway. The language is Punjabi, part of the stream-of-conscious play-by-play style of Bhola Chauhan who calls CBC's weekly telecast of...

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Two Views of Jordin Tootoo

Now that On the Forecheck has erupted in controversy over Jordin Tootoo, let's pause for a moment and consider the contrasting views from each side of the divide. These snaps from Sunday's game at...

NHL & You Can Play Project Fight Homophobia

The New York Times reports that the NHL-YCP partnership intends to develop "what appears to be the most comprehensive measure by a major men's league in support of gay rights." The initiative will...

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Preds Present Pedigree Dog Adoption Day

Attention, dog devotees and would-be canine consorts: The Predators will host the annual Pedigree Dog Adoption Day on the main plaza before the Blackhawks game Saturday afternoon. From 11:30 am...

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Smoldering Shea Weber Reacts to Meltdown

How unhappy was the Predators' captain at the way last night's encounter with Phoenix was going? Let's just say it was a shattering experience for him. Steam was practically rising off Weber...

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June 15, 2010: Blake Geoffrion Signs Nashville Predators Contract

The boisterous Granberry School classroom came to order that sweltering afternoon as one of its alumni sat down to take part in the ceremonies. Young Blake Geoffrion looked eagerly to Predators...

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Shout Out to On the Forecheck Supplier

Gameday Depot--the Kingsport-based outfit that supplies teeshirts to us in the On the Forecheck community--is a company that goes to great lengths to make their customers happy. Actually, they...

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Nashville's First, Last & Only Hockey Cup Winners

The Predators Pro Shop now has a cap honoring the Dixie Flyers, the team that introduced hockey to Nashville in 1962.

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How to Personalize Your On the Forecheck Gear

At Dirk's suggestion, I contacted Joel Hollingsworth at Gameday Depot in Kingsport with a question: Is it possible to add my OtF monicker to the back side of an OtF teeshirt? Joel's answer is:...

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New York Times Honors Grim Reaper

The New York Times honored a former Predators enforcer in today's ( December 12) Crossword. Constructor Peter A. Collins has this clue for 66-Down: "Grimson of the N.H.L." The answer is, as...

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Predators House Band Moonlights on Network TV Drama

Predators fans viewing the premiere of ABC's Nashville series tonight got a glimpse of some faces familiar from many, many evenings at Bridgestone Arena. Members of the Small Time Rock Stars, the...

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Golden Anniversary of Hockey in Nashville

Very cool stuff here, so I'm moving this to the front page - Dirk Nashville saw its first hockey game 50 years ago--on October 27, 1962--when the newly formed Nashville Dixie Flyers made their...

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#My Smashville Fan Challenge

The Predators' selection of taglines for the coming season seemed to inspire a collective shrug among OtF readers. As Zah put it: "Meh, who cares?" Indeed OtF readers responded with alternatives...

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Brett Wilson's cool tone cuts through the clutter

In his interview with Toronto's Fan590 the Predators co-owner discussed the Weber Match, casually pointing out that the team had earmarked 104-million dollars for the signing even before...

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Mister Hockey in Nashville

The statue of Gordie Howe--12 feet tall and weighing about 4,500 pounds--inspired some sparkling reminiscences from Terry Crisp and Pete Weber at Joe Louis Arena. Thanks to Pete and Terry for...

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Adieu, Monsieur Gauthier

As one of the Predator faithful, I ask that we pause briefly to observe the departure of Pierre Gauthier from management of the Montreal Canadiens. Yes, his tenure was brief but we are in an...

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Winning Tickets

Thanks to all who responded to the inquiry, "What would you say, as a Predator fan, to Craig Leipold if you met him at the (Preds-Wild) game (April 3)?" OtF reader josephmlevy concluded, "...Thank...

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Our Very Own Kourtney

For weeks we've been seeing a commercial for PetMeds, the mail-order veterinary supply company, featuring a cute Pomeranian and an attractive spokeswoman. It turns out that the Pom is Bella, a...

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Gold Record: 50 Years of Hockey History in Music City

Excellent stuff here that needs to go on the front page. - Dirk "You don't go to anyplace where the building is louder than our building-rooting for our team-anyplace." So says Tom Cigarran,...

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Shouts from Seats on the Glass

"Seats on the Glass" winners lifted Section 120 to a new level of fan participation at Bridgestone Arena in the course of the Predators' 4-1 beat down of the Blue Jackets. It came after the...

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Bouncing Balsillie

You rememberJim Balsillie, don't you? The leering Daddy Warbucks look-alike who tried to sell season tickets to the Hamilton, Ontario, Predators and caused Nashvillians to gnash their teeth back...

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A Heartwarming Moment at the Barn

On the plaza at Fifth and Broad thousands of Predators faithful stood shoulder to shoulder with thousands more who had ridden the band wagon from Chicago to see the Blackhawks' first appearance in...

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Pukes, Turncoats and Hypocrites

Stu Grimson, along with Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson, accepted Don Cherry's apology for what they termed Cherry's "baseless and slanderous" tirade against them on CBC's opening night telecast of...

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Goo Goo Goal

The season's first exhibition game brought a new wrinkle to Predators home games--and really, it's one that could only occur in Nashville, Tennessee. It's called a Goo Goo Goal. If the Preds...

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Support the Military and the Predators

The Predators have invited season ticket holders to help military personnel and their families experience Smashville this season, and I'd like to encourage all fellow STHs to take advantage of the...

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Calling longtime Nashville hockey fans

Very cool stuff has been going on for the last year now to document hockey's history in Nashville, so I'm moving this FanPost to the front page. - Dirk For a TV documentary devoted to a half...

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Scholar, Author, Commuting Season Ticket Holder

Rebecca Dobrinski is a graduate student in UAB's Department of History and Anthropology but she certainly isn't  the prototypical ashen-faced scholar cloistered in some stuffy library hunched over...

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Six Special Predators Fans in Sold-Out Bridgestone Arena

Here's the follow-up to the ticket giveaway that OTF reader Hockey Hillbilly ran this week, for those of you who were curious. Congratulations go out to all six of these folks (and special best...

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