Face It Franklin: Where Expertise Meets Excellence

Facials in Nashville, TN

Welcome to Face It Franklin Medical Spa, your premier destination for luxurious facials, innovative microneedling treatments, and top-notch facial spa services in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to provide you with a rejuvenating and revitalizing experience that leaves your skin glowing and your spirit uplifted. Whether you are looking to combat the signs of aging, treat specific skin concerns, or indulge in some well-deserved pampering, Face It Franklin Medical Spa is here to cater to all your skincare needs.

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Why Choose Face It Franklin Medical Spa?

At Face It Franklin Medical Spa, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of facial treatments designed to address various skin types and concerns. Our expert estheticians and medical professionals are dedicated to delivering personalized care that ensures the best possible results for our clients. Here's what sets us apart:

Service Areas

Expertise and Experience

Expertise and Experience

Our team comprises licensed estheticians and medical professionals with extensive training and experience in advanced skincare treatments. We stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and techniques to provide you with cutting-edge services.

Personalized Treatments

Personalized Treatments

We understand that every individual's skin is unique. That's why we offer customized facials and treatments tailored to your specific skin type and concerns. We aim to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and delivers visible results.

State-of-the-Art Facility

State-of-the-Art Facility

Located in the heart of Franklin, TN, our spa is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience. We maintain the highest standards of hygiene and safety to protect your health and well-being.

Holistic Approach

Holistic Approach

At Face It Franklin Medical Spa, we believe in a holistic approach to skincare. Our treatments not only focus on the external appearance but also promote overall wellness and relaxation. We aim to enhance your natural beauty from the inside out.

Our Customizable Facial Treatments

Our classic facials are designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. These facials are perfect for maintaining healthy skin and addressing common concerns such as dryness, dullness, and minor breakouts. Each treatment begins with a thorough skin analysis to ensure a personalized approach.

Benefits of Classic Facials:

  • Deep cleansing to remove impurities and unclog pores
  • Exfoliation to promote cell turnover and reveal smoother skin
  • Hydration to restore moisture and improve skin texture
  • Relaxing facial massage to enhance circulation and lymphatic drainage
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Combat the signs of aging with our specialized anti-aging facials. These treatments are formulated to target fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Using powerful antioxidants, peptides, and other anti-aging ingredients, our facials help to stimulate collagen production and improve skin firmness.

Benefits of Anti-Aging Facials:

  • Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved skin elasticity and firmness
  • Enhanced skin tone and texture
  • Youthful, radiant complexion
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If you struggle with acne-prone skin, our acne facials are designed to help you achieve a clearer complexion. We use products and techniques that target excess oil, bacteria, and inflammation to reduce breakouts and prevent future blemishes. Our goal is to calm and soothe your skin while promoting healing and balance.

Benefits of Acne Facials:

  • Reduction in acne breakouts and inflammation
  • Unclogged pores and reduced blackheads
  • Minimized appearance of acne scars
  • Balanced oil production for healthier skin
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Achieve a luminous and even skin tone with our brightening facials. These treatments focus on reducing hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone caused by sun exposure, aging, or hormonal changes. Our brightening facials incorporate potent ingredients like vitamin C and licorice extract to enhance your skin's natural radiance.

Benefits of Brightening Facials:

  • Reduction in dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Even skin tone and improved clarity
  • Enhanced skin brightness and glow
  • Protection against future discoloration
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Facials Nashville, TN

Innovative Microneedling Treatments

Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments for improving skin texture, reducing scars, and stimulating collagen production. At Face It Franklin Medical Spa, we offer advanced microneedling procedures that deliver remarkable results with minimal downtime. This minimally invasive treatment involves using fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, triggering the body's natural healing process.

Benefits of Microneedling:

  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Reduction in the appearance of scars, including acne scars
  • Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhanced collagen and elastin production
  • Improved absorption of skincare products

The Microneedling Process

Our micro needling treatments begin with a consultation to assess your skin and determine the best course of action. During the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to ensure your comfort. The micro needling device is then gently moved across the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. After the treatment, your skin may appear slightly red, similar to a mild sunburn, but this typically subsides within a few days.

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Customized Micro Needling Solutions

We offer various types of microneedling treatments to address specific skin concerns:

Traditional Microneedling

Traditional Microneedling

Ideal for overall skin rejuvenation and improvement of texture and tone.


Micro Needling with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

Enhances the healing process and stimulates collagen production using your body's own growth factors.

Needling for Scars

Micro Needling for Scars

Specifically targets acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks to promote smoother, more even skin.

RF Microneedling

This innovative treatment is designed to address a variety of skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars and skin laxity.

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What is RF Microneedling?

RF Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that enhances the traditional microneedling process by incorporating radiofrequency energy. The treatment involves using a device equipped with fine needles that create micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body's natural healing response, promoting the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for healthy, youthful skin.

The added radiofrequency energy is delivered through the needles into the deeper layers of the skin, providing additional stimulation and tightening benefits. This combination makes RF Microneedling an effective solution for a wide range ofskin concerns.

Benefits of RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling offers numerous benefits, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking significant skin improvements with minimal downtime. Here are some of the key advantages:

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The microneedling aspect of the treatment creates controlled micro-injuries that trigger the skin's natural healing process, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. Collagen is a vital protein that provides structure and firmness to the skin, while elastin helps maintain its elasticity.

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The radiofrequency energy delivered during the procedure heats the deeper layers of the skin, causing immediate tightening and stimulating further collagen production over time. This helps to firm and lift the skin, reducing the appearance of sagging and improving overall skin tone.

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RF Microneedling is highly effective in improving skin texture and tone. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, leaving the skin smoother and more refined. The treatment also addresses issues like uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation.

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This treatment is particularly beneficial for reducing the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks. The combined action of microneedling and RF energy helps to break down scar tissue and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

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One of the major advantages of RF Microneedling is the minimal downtime associated with the procedure. Most patients experience mild redness and swelling immediately after treatment, similar to a sunburn, which typically subsides within a few days. This makes it an ideal option for those with busy lifestyles.

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RF Microneedling can be customized to suit your specific skin type and concerns. The depth of needle penetration and the intensity of the RF energy can be adjusted to target different areas and achieve optimal results.

The RF Microneedling Procedure

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Your RF Microneedling journey at Face It Franklin Medical Spa begins with a comprehensive consultation. Our skilled estheticians and medical professionals will assess your skin, discuss your concerns and goals, and determine if RF Microneedling is the right treatment for you.

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On the day of your treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to ensure your comfort. Once the skin is adequately numbed, the RF Microneedling device will be gently moved across the treatment area. The fine needles create micro-channels in the skin while simultaneously delivering RF energy into the deeper layers.

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After the treatment, you may experience mild redness, swelling, and a sensation of tightness. These side effects are temporary and usually resolve within a few days. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and results. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen diligently following the procedure.

The entire procedure typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific concerns being addressed.

The Ultimate Facial Spa Experience

At Face It Franklin Medical Spa, we believe that a visit to our spa should be more than just a skincare treatment; it should be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience that nurtures your body and mind. Our facial spa services are designed to provide you with the ultimate pampering experience, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

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The Face It Franklin Medical Spa Difference

We offer various types of microneedling treatments to address specific skin concerns:

Commitment to Quality

Commitment to Quality

At Face It Franklin Medical Spa, we are committed to providing the highest quality skincare treatments and services. We use only the best products and techniques to ensure that you achieve the results you desire. Our dedication to excellence has earned us a reputation as one of the leading facial spas in Nashville, TN.

Client Satisfaction

Client Satisfaction

Your satisfaction is our top priority. We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment where you can relax and enjoy your treatments. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.

Convenient Location

Convenient Location

Located in the heart of Franklin, TN, Face It Franklin Medical Spa is easily accessible and offers ample parking for your convenience. Whether you're a local resident or visiting from out of town, we invite you to experience the ultimate in skin care and relaxation at our spa.

Book Your Appointment Today

Are you ready to transform your skin and indulge in a luxurious facial spa experience? Contact Face It Franklin Medical Spa today to schedule your appointment. Our team is here to help you achieve your skincare goals and provide you with the pampering you deserve.

Contact Information:

  • 100 Covey Dr #303, Franklin, TN 37067
  • Call Us 615-437-6905
  • contact@faceitfranklin.com

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: Limited availability
  • Sunday: Closed

At Face It Franklin Medical Spa in Nashville, TN, we are passionate about helping you achieve radiant, healthy skin. Whether you're interested in facials, micro needling, or any of our other facial spa services, we look forward to welcoming you and providing you with an exceptional experience. Discover the difference that personalized care and expert treatments can make – book your appointment today and start your journey to beautiful skin.

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Predators GM Barry Trotz Recaps Nashville's Moves at the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline

Nashville's General Manager Breaks Down Key Transactions Made Before Friday's DeadlineZach Gilchriest@ZachGilchriest Beat Writer & Content ManagerMarch 09, 2024Another trade deadline has come and gone.By the time the window closed on Friday, Predators General Manager Barry Trotz had delivered his vision for Nashville’s immediate postseason dreams and their future - a vision that added much more than it subtracted...

Nashville's General Manager Breaks Down Key Transactions Made Before Friday's Deadline

Zach Gilchriest

@ZachGilchriest Beat Writer & Content Manager

March 09, 2024

Another trade deadline has come and gone.

By the time the window closed on Friday, Predators General Manager Barry Trotz had delivered his vision for Nashville’s immediate postseason dreams and their future - a vision that added much more than it subtracted.

“It was very interesting, from my standpoint,” Trotz said. “I thought our scouts were dialed in on what the plan was, and we've had to pivot on the plan a little bit, probably a couple of weeks ago. We were probably looking at being a seller and then this team [sent a message] loud and clear, and I'm going to try to help them out. So, we had to balance being in a unique situation where we didn't want to hurt our future, we wanted to prop up our team and make it better for hopefully the playoffs.”

Compared to last year’s deadline, which saw four core Predators players traded off in return for increased cap space and a number of draft selections and rentals, this year’s edition was far more additive.

Forwards Yakov Trenin and Denis Gurianov, defensive prospect Graham Sward and a fifth and sixth round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft served as the only subtractions when the clock struck two on Friday, while a number of depth pieces to Nashville’s forward group, an enticing defensive prospect and a future draft pick arrived in their place.

Explore all the pickups made by the Predators at the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline below:

The Here & Now

Received from ARI: Jason Zucker (F)

Traded to ARI: 2024 6th Round Pick (DAL)

Cap Hit: $5,300,000

Trotz Thoughts:

“I felt that he's very competitive, he’s got a good hockey IQ, he's driven, he brings a lot of life and he can play any kind of game that you want to. He fits the more skill game. He has lots of skill to play that game, but when it gets dirty and nasty and into the trenches, he can do that as well. So that fits right into our game. So, having the flexibility in our cap space made it easier for us to get him, because with salary, there's always retention. And one thing I found with all of the teams, the teams that have been in it for a couple of years, sometimes they might be tapped out on draft picks, so it's hard for them to acquire stuff. And then at the same time, we're up against a cap a lot of times and so not being up against the cap and having some draft capital means we sort of used that a little bit to our advantage.”

Received from CHI: Anthony Beauvillier (F)

Traded to CHI: 2024 5th Round Pick

Cap Hit: $4,150,000

Trotz Thoughts:

“[He’s got] speed, skill. No matter who we play, if we can get to the playoffs, all those teams have skill and speed. He has that, he has playoff experiences like [Zucker] does. I think that can do nothing but help us. And being familiar with his game, I think I can describe it to [Predators Head Coach Andrew Brunette]. I think I can help on the side with [Beauvillier], because I have a relationship and I’ve known him for a number of years and on the Island. We play a little differently than a lot of teams and trying to play that way and getting thrown in the lineup and then being told to play like us, they're going to need an adjustment time. There's no question. So, for our coaches, for myself, for you and the fans, you have to have patience, because we play differently than a lot of teams. And we demand a lot of our players and we push the puck and we stay on pucks, so we’re pretty relentless when it comes to that area. And some teams are more back up and angle and play an easier game, and we aren’t. We like hard people and I think we got a couple people that do that.”

The Future

Received from COL: Jeremy Hanzel (D), 2025 3rd Round Pick

Traded to COL: Yakov Trenin (F), Graham Sward (D)

Cap Hit: $851,667 (Starting 2024-25)

Trotz Thoughts:

“We’ve got a number of forwards that are coming. I think our forward group is good for the next couple of years. We need to get better at center ice, but our forward group is in really good shape. They can fill a lot of the holes that we have coming in the next couple of years. They’re there. The area that we have to restock now is the back end. We started doing that with [2023 first-round pick] Tanner [Molendyk] last year. With Jeremy, we had good reports and our scouts liked him, and Colorado identified him as a good player. They just signed him that day, or the day before. So obviously they thought the same way. We talked to the young man, he got signed and they probably threw a jersey in the mail to him for signing, and all of a sudden he gets a call and I'm talking to him and [Assistant GM] Brian Poile is talking to him. And he's coming here and he's going to have a Predators jersey. So it must have been really weird for him, but at the same time, there's teams that like him and obviously Colorado liked him because they signed him. And we liked him because we got him.”

Received from Waivers (LAK): Jaret Anderson-Dolan (F)

Cap Hit: $775,000

Received from PHI: Wade Allison (F)

Traded to PHI: Denis Gurianov (F)

Cap Hit: $785,000

Though Trotz did not directly touch on Anderson-Dolan or Allison during his press conference on Friday, the pair of forwards will likely provide the GM two more offensive options to pull from.

Anderson-Dolan joined the Predators for practice on Friday at Bridgestone Arena and departed with the team for their back-to-back set in Columbus and Minnesota this weekend. It is unclear if he will join the lineup for either game.

A member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ 2023-24 roster, Allison was loaned to the Milwaukee Admirals following Friday’s trade.

The Signings

Signed Cole Smith (F): Two-Year, $2 Million

Signed Michael McCarron (F): Two-Year, $1.8 Million

Signed Tommy Novak (F): Three-Year, $10.5 Million

Signed Dante Fabbro (D): One-Year, $2.5 Million

Signed Mark Jankowski (F): Two-Year, $1.6 Million

Trotz Thoughts:

“This whole trade deadline didn't really start today… For us the trade deadline was getting Smith and McCarron signed up. You know, obviously we acquired Zucker, we acquired Beauvillier, Anderson-Dolan, Allison. We traded Trenin, we got a third in 2026 and a prospect in Jeremy Hanzel. That's sort of what we accomplished on our side. And then we moved out Trenin and Gurianov and only used a fifth and sixth. So I think we accomplished what we wanted to.”

Lionel Messi injury scare: left leg kicked during Inter Miami game. Here's what we know.

Lionel Messi’s legendary left leg was kicked in the calf area by an opposing player, causing his left ankle to twist during Inter Miami’s 2-2 draw against Nashville SC in their Concacaf Champions Cup match Thursday night....

Lionel Messi’s legendary left leg was kicked in the calf area by an opposing player, causing his left ankle to twist during Inter Miami’s 2-2 draw against Nashville SC in their Concacaf Champions Cup match Thursday night.

Messi suffered the injury in the 77th minute when he contested a pass from Nashville’s Lukas MacNaughton, whose right leg landed onto Messi’s after his kick.

It was a scary scene as Messi was writhing in pain for several minutes, and tended to by trainers while lying on the pitch.

Messi was seen smiling and appeared to be walking fine after the sequence, hydrating with a bottle of water and speaking to a Nashville player as he walked on the sideline before he re-entered and finished the match. Messi also received some treatment earlier in the match with a trainer massaging the back of his right leg above the knee.

“Leo finished the game. He’s tired. He’s fatigued. That’s why he was getting massages. But he is fine,” Inter Miami coach Tata Martino said after the game, in which Messi scored in the 52nd minute, and Luis Suárez scored a header in extra time.

Still, it’s a sequence that could see Messi sidelined for Inter Miami’s upcoming match Sunday at home against CF Montreal.

The match is a perfect candidate for Messi to rest, considering his workload amid a seven-game stretch with both Inter Miami and Argentina this month.

After the Montreal game, Inter Miami will face Nashville SC again on Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions Cup Round-of-16 matchup.

Inter Miami also had a road match against D.C. United on March 16.

Messi was also selected by Argentina to play in two Copa America warmups – March 22 vs. El Salvador in Philadelphia and March 26 vs. Costa Rica in Los Angeles – which puts him in the mix for seven matches in 21 days.

Messi’s Argentine commitments could cause him to miss Inter Miami matches on the road against New York Red Bulls on March 23, and home against New York City FC on March 30.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez both score as Inter Miami comes from behind to earn draw in CONCACAF Champions Cup

CNN —Inter Miami had to come from two goals behind to salvage a 2-2 draw away to Nashville in the first-leg, round of 16 CONCACAF Champions Cup tie, with former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez coming to the rescue.Two goa...


Inter Miami had to come from two goals behind to salvage a 2-2 draw away to Nashville in the first-leg, round of 16 CONCACAF Champions Cup tie, with former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez coming to the rescue.

Two goals from Canadian forward Jacob Shaffelburg opened up a healthy 2-0 lead for Nashville, but the team was unable to hold on for the win in the face of a second-half surge from Inter Miami.

Messi halved the deficit in the 52nd minute with a trademark finish from the edge of the area, taking two touches to control the ball before curling an effort delicately into the bottom corner.

Inter Miami thought it had found the equalizer just four minutes later when Diego Gómez turned the ball into the net, but the Paraguayan was met by the linesman’s offside flag as he wheeled away to celebrate.

There was a concerning moment in the second half as Messi went down clutching his leg following a heavy challenge from Lukas MacNaughton as the defender made a clearance, but the Argentine eventually got back to his feet after lengthy treatment.

With just eight minutes remaining, Nashville looked to have put the game beyond Inter Miami when Shaquell Moore coolly slotted the ball home, only for VAR to rule the goal out for offside in the build-up.

The home side must have thought it had done enough to secure the win, but Suárez appeared unmarked inside the penalty area to head home Sergio Busquets’ cross with just two minutes of the additional seven remaining to stun Geodis Park into silence.

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“Knowing that we have 90 more minutes to play at home, I think that we did well,” Miami head coach Gerardo Martino said after the match, per the club.

“We were calm, we were patient, and we did it simply by playing. It leaves us in a good place for the second round of 90 minutes left to play at home.”

The CONCACAF Champions Cup is the Champions League equivalent for clubs playing in North America, Central America and Caribbean. Winning the tournament earns a spot at the 2025 Club World Cup.

Miami welcomes Nashville to Chase Stadium for the second leg on March 13.

Weekend Mailbag: Jim Wyatt Answers Questions From Titans Fans

NASHVILLE – We're now on the doorstep of free agency in the NFL.Across the league, including the Titans, new players will be added, while others will depart.There's a lot to discuss leading up to the coming week.Here's the link to submit questions: CLICK HERE.Dan Hanson from Fargo, North Dakota Question: Hey Jim, longtime fan from up in the frozen tundra. I was just cu...

NASHVILLE – We're now on the doorstep of free agency in the NFL.

Across the league, including the Titans, new players will be added, while others will depart.

There's a lot to discuss leading up to the coming week.

Here's the link to submit questions: CLICK HERE.

Dan Hanson from Fargo, North Dakota Question: Hey Jim, longtime fan from up in the frozen tundra. I was just curious if you have noticed any changes over the last year plus since Ran took over with the strength & conditioning program and the training staff? We all know the NFL can be a brutal sport but it has seemed like the Titans have dealt with substantially more injuries than most other NFL teams for a few years now. It looks like an exciting off season with plenty of opportunities to improve the roster...but at the end of the day we still need to figure out how to keep guys on the field.

Jim: Good to hear from you, Dan. Well, there will be changes. Frank Piraino, who took over as the team's strength and conditioning coach in 2019, left to take a job with the Giants. The Titans are now in the process of finding his replacement. The interview process is under way. From there, we'll see what kind of changes take place. I agree the team has dealt with way too many injuries over the years, but I can't explain why. I know folks above my pay grade are looking for answers.

Chris LaFromboise from Bottineau, North Dakota Question: In regards to Derrick Henry, can the franchise tag be used or is that not an option because it would be injustice to him and/or the team? I have been to Nissan Stadium a couple times and have enjoyed it but look forward to the new stadium. Titan Up!! Thanks for all your dedication.

Jim: Back-to-back from North Dakota to start things off! Hey Chris. The deadline for the franchise tag passed this week, and it wasn't used. I just don't think the team thought it would be a good idea for either side.

Ben Mead from Cherry Valley, New York Question: Hey Jim. First off I want to say thank you for picking my question last week. appreciate your response regarding the targeting of a TE in the draft. Specifically Brock Bowers. That being said I feel that after reading my question and your response I realized i never really finished my thought. I also feel that 7 is too high for him. (I also reserve the right to change my mind in 6 weeks). I was actually dreaming of a scenario where Tennessee trades back to acquire more picks to fill the endless roster holes while still grabbing someone who could be a huge difference maker at a lower price. Thank you for taking time to answer all these questions, you do such an amazing job. "Jim's Mail Bag" is a great opportunity for fans feel connected!

Jim: Appreciate it, Ben. God to hear from you, Ben. Now that's not a bad thought. I actually like the idea of moving back a little bit and getting more picks – but a lot depends on what happens on picks 1-6, and who is left on the board. I wouldn't want to take too big of a risk, and miss out on a player the team covets. And again, while I really like Bowers, right now help on the o-line and at receiver are the biggest needs in my mind.

Mark Combs from Chesnee, South Carolina Question: Just for the record, I really really want Alt at 7 and I really want Henry back. However, my question regards quarterbacks. I really like Levis. Honestly, I feel like I've forgotten more than I know, but at one time O'Donnell was better than McNair until he wasn't. McNair was average until he was great. Locker was on his way to his greatest game ever, finally making the leap, until that dirty hit dislocated his hip. Mariota made some incredible plays. I watched some youtube highlights and he looked amazing, the 87 yard run against the Jags, game winning TD passes, the 158.3 debut. I guess they're called highlights because they don't show the lowlights with them. Levis made me saying ,"Holy ...!" with his first long TD he threw to Hopkins against the Falcons. Effortless throw, flick of the wrist, amazing, followed by three more TDs. What makes a quarterback go from promising to bust or promising to great? Do we even know? (omitted Pastorini and Moon because Pastorini was my childhood fave and Moon was the best ever.)

Jim: Hey Mark. I like Joe Alt myself. As I listened to him in Indianapolis at the combine, he sounds like a pro. And, his tape is also impressive. I talked to a guy in Indy who has covered Alt, and he raved about him. I must admit, I really like Fashanu as well. … As for the QBs, a lot is about skill-set, and tools. But QBs also need help around them, whether that's coaching or an offensive line or skill players. It took a while for McNair to develop, but he blossomed at a time when things came together around him. The Titans need to put Levis in a better position to succeed, and then we'll really find out what he is made of.

Aaron Ratan from Van Buren, Arkansas Question: Is Treylon Burks starting next year and how is he doing in training camp?

Jim: Hey Aaron. A lot of this is going to be determined by Treylon … and what happens between now and then. Training camp doesn't start until late July. I actually did a story on Treylon this week. CLICK HERE to read it.


Jim: Oh man, I hear ya loud and clear, Henry, ALL CAPS! And I can assure you everyone around here knows help is need on the OFFENSIVE LINE.

Steven Tilton from Safford, Arizona Question: Hi Jim, hope all is well with you all in TN. Understanding that numbers are very fluid this time of year, and that there is a great deal of negotiating to happen with Free Agency and the Draft, do you know a ballpark number of how much it takes an NFL team to sign draft picks each year? With over $70 million in cap space, I guess my question is how much of that would the Titans need to 'reserve' so they can sign their draft picks vs spending in Free Agency or other things.

Jim: Hey Steven. The "rookie pool", of course, is the amount of money allocated to a team post-draft to sign their newly selected players. Teams usually find out about a week or so after the NFL Draft, and it's based off each draft slot and its monetary value. We'll have to wait and find out exactly how many picks the Titans end up with (remember, draft trades could impact things). A year ago, the rookie pool for the Titans was $8.9 million.

Have a great weekend everyone!

PREVIEW: Blue Jackets welcome kids for Saturday matinee

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COLUMBUS, 8th in MetropolitanNASHVILLE, 4th in Central
Blue Jackets statsPredators stats
TV: Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports appRADIO: CBJ radio network (97.1 The Fan), CBJ app
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The Blue Jackets are have started to put together wins, capturing three of the last four games, but they also are aware that what they’ve done doesn’t mean a ton yet.

The team is playing for each other, but what they’ve accomplished is part of the deal for a team that is trying to play its best hockey down the stretch.

“There’s definitely this feeling among the team that we can do this for each other,” Olivier said. “I think what you guys are seeing on the ice is showing that. That comes with being a young team and getting experience. Everyone is getting a little more mature out there, and it’s starting to show and we’re starting to get results here. We’re on the right track.”

The Blue Jackets used that mojo to beat Edmonton by a 4-2 score on Thursday night, and head coach Pascal Vincent understands that his team is building something.

“I think we played a solid 60 minutes tonight,” Vincent said. “We’re seeing a team that is getting more confident. There’s no perfect systems, but when they start playing for each other, executing the system, all five guys on the ice at once, it becomes a good team.

“I was impressed with the fact that we went out there on a mission to win a hockey game, and we finished the game.”

Olivier was a big part of the Jackets win and says the Blue Jackets understand what it takes to build a winner.

“I think the results always help,” Olivier said. “This has always been a tight group since I’ve been here. It’s 100 percent that these games definitely help us with confidence. Our group is tight, but winning always helpers. You can cure any problem with winning.”

Head coach: Andrew Brunette (First season)

Team stats: Goals per game: 3.19 (14th) | Scoring defense: 3.06 (16th) | PP: 20.2 percent (18th) | PK: 76.8 percent (24th)

The narrative: Coming off a disappointing 2022-23 season in which the squad missed the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons, the Predators have had a bounce-back campaign under their first-year coach. Eight points clear of Calgary, Seattle and St. Louis, the Preds are firmly in a playoff spot heading into this one, but the next quest will be to win a round in the postseason for the first time since 2017-18.

Team leaders: Filip Forsberg continues to be one of the most underrated players in the game, as the longtime Preds wing leads the team with 67 points on 33 goals (10th in the NHL) and 34 assists. Roman Josi remains one of the top play-driving defensemen in the league, as his 15 goals are second among NHL blueliners and his 62 points are fourth. Former CBJ forward Gustav Nyquist is third on the squad in his first year in Nashville with a 17-39-56 line, while Ryan O’Reilly adds 23 goals among 55 points.

What's new: The additions of veterans Nyquist and O’Reilly have given the Preds a different look this season, and such young talents as Luke Evangelista and Philip Tomasino have added a spark as well. Stop us if you’ve heard this before – it feels like every team faces the CBJ on a hot streak – but Nashville comes to town as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, having gone 9-0-1 in its last 10 games while outscoring teams 44-19. The Preds have scored at least four goals in nine of those games and allowed two or less in eight as well.

Trending: This will be the first matchup between the teams this season, one of the latest starts to a season series this year for the CBJ. The squads have split the games each of the past two seasons, and Columbus is 4-1-1 in the last six home games against the Preds.

Former CBJ: Nyquist is the only current former Jacket on the roster, but Liam Foudy has three assists in 12 games with the squad this season. In addition, Columbus-area native Kiefer Sherwood has a 7-9-16 line in 50 games with Nashville this season.

Projected Lineup (subject to change)

Johnny Gaudreau – Boone Jenner – Trey Fix-Wolansky Yegor Chinakhov – Dmitri Voronkov – Kirill Marchenko Alexandre Texier – Cole Sillinger – Alex Nylander Sean Kuraly – Mathieu Olivier Zach Werenski – Adam Boqvist Ivan Provorov – Damon Severson Jake Bean – Erik Gudbranson Daniil Tarasov Elvis Merzlikins

Scratches: Adam Fantilli (calf laceration, out eight weeks as of Jan. 31), Injured reserve: Kent Johnson (torn labrum in left shoulder, out for season), Justin Danforth (illness)

Roster Report: Fix-Wolansky was called up and will fit into the lineup but where he falls will up to the Jackets at morning skate.

The CBJ top line has been streaking, with Johnny Gaudreau scoring 16 points (3-13-16) in the last 16 games, Boone Jenner posting 6-5-11 in 13 games since the All-Star break, and Jack Roslovic notching 4-9-13 in the last 12 contests. ... Blue Jackets goalies Daniil Tarasov and Elvis Merzlikins have combined to post a .925 save percentage in their last eight games, stopping 247 of 267 shots against. ... Cole Sillinger has points in five of the last six games (3-2-5) is one of three CBJ players all-time to have at least 30 goals before their 21st birthday (Rick Nash, 58; Pierre-Luc Dubois, 47). ... Alexander Texier has seven points in his last seven games (1-6-7) and has notched a new career-high for points (23). ... Gaudreau has four multipoint games in the last 13 contests (3-10-13). He now has 30 points in the last 33 games (6-24-30) and 20 points in the last 21 (3-17-20). ... The team’s rookie stat line of 30-37-67 is first in the NHL in goals and third in points.

March 9, 2001: Deron Quint notches the second hat trick in CBJ history and first for a defenseman, scoring three goals in a 7-6 OT win at Florida. David Vyborny, Geoff Sanderson, Bruce Gardiner also score in regulation and Robert Kron tallies a shorthanded goal 43 seconds into extra time to give the Blue Jackets the win.

March 9, 2004: On a busy day of trades, Columbus sends original Jacket Geoff Sanderson to Vancouver for a third-round pick and acquires Ohio native Bryan Holzinger in a trade from Pittsburgh for Lasse Pirjeta.

March 9, 2013: Sergei Bobrovsky notches his first hat trick in CBJ colors, stopping 30 shots against as the Blue Jackets post a 3-0 win vs. Detroit at Nationwide Arena. Meanwhile, Vinny Prospal gets a 10-minute misconduct in the third period for pointing at the scoreboard during a discussion with Wings forward Justin Abdelkader.


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