Elvis Merzlikins Out Week-to-Week For The Columbus Blue Jackets

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Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins is listed as week-to-week after sustaining an upper-body injury in his last game against the Nashville Predators. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced the news via their PR Twitter account today. INJURY UPDATE: Blue Jackets G Elvis Merzlikins suffered an upper body injury in last night’s game vs. Nashville. He was […] READ MORE


2020-21 Nashville Predators Realistic Expectations

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In just a few dozen hours, the 2020-21 Nashville Predators will take the ice. They’ll be going head-to-head against the Columbus Blue Jackets, their new rivals in the realigned division. The 2021 NHL season will bring its fair share of surprises; in such a chaotic time period, staying grounded is key. This is especially true […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Nashville Predators

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Preview (opens in a new tab)Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our […] READ MORE





Nashville Predators Biggest Draft Boom and Bust since 2000

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Welcome to Last Word’s Draft Boom and Bust series. As the 2020 NHL Entry Draft approaches, we decided to examine each team’s best and worst pick since the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The biggest boom is a player that had the best value relative to where they were selected. Meaning, no one in the first […] READ MORE



Why the 2019-20 Nashville Predators Should Miss the Playoffs

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If somebody were to perform a hockey post-mortem on why the 2019-20 Nashville Predators should miss the playoffs for the first time in 6 years, it wouldn’t take too much digging to fill out the death certificate. Wasn’t the Year For 2019-20 Nashville Predators Why Should the Preds Miss Out? The Preds season has been […] READ MORE