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Now that the Nashville Predators have officially clinched a playoff berth, we can propose this.
What seems like a long long time ago (it’s only been a year and half) and in an arena not too far far away, the Predators began each home game with a video set to the Posthumus Zone remix version of Jay-Z’s two-time platinum single Run This Town. It was a huge hit. Matter of fact, it was so popular, all game intro videos since have been judged by it.
They’ve also fell short.
Don’t get me wrong, there have been some good ones. Some liked Diddy-Dirty Money’s Coming Home. Some liked Nickelback’s Burn It to the Ground. Some even like the current one, Mötley Crüe’s Kickstart My Heart. Some liked all of those but, the fact remains, none of them were as universal in appreciation and, most importantly, none of those have evoked the same kind of emotion that Run This Town did.
“It was the perfect pump-up song,” said Rachel Rosato, a four-year season ticket holder in section 319. “It gave me goosebump
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Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz has said that almost as soon as his team was eliminated in the second round of last year's playoffs, he realized how close his team was.
The Predators scored 11 goals in the series; Vancouver scored 13 on Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne a two-goal differential over six games between advancing and elimination. Vancouver, of course, went on...
The Nashville Predators announced Monday that 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10:00 AM Central Time. Tickets should be sold out very quickly, so you should try to buy tickets on Ticketmaster that day, or go to the tickets tab above. The tab will direct you to the best deals possible. It is still unknown who the Predators will play in the playoffs, but...
The Nashville Predators headed into Joe Louis Arena on Friday night and stole a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings, which was only the Wings' sixth loss on home ice of the year. The victory was Barry Trotz's 500 NHL win and could not have come at a better time.The victory gave Nashville 98 points and moved them a point ahead of Detroit in the race for fourth place, and home...
The Nashville Predators were looking for a single point to clinch their seventh playoff berth in the last eight seasons on Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues. The Predators had a 4-0-1 record against the Blues this season heading into the contest.
Former Predators captain Jason Arnott assisted on the Blues first goal Tuesday night against Nashville
Nashville’s official ticket...
This Friday will be Predator Pride day in Middle Tennessee with hockey fans being encouraged to turn everything into a Predator theme. Don gear bearing the likeness of your favorite Saber Toothed Tiger. Decorate your cube. Pred your ride. Paint your face. Show off that pre-playoff beard. Nothing is off limits in Smashville!One of the highlights will be the placement around the area...
On Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators clinched a berth for the Stanley Cup playoffs when San Jose lost 3-1 to the Anaheim Ducks. It is the seventh time in the last eight seasons that the Predators will see post-season action.
With two weeks left until the playoffs begin, Nashville’s ticket to the post-season has been punched earlier than most previous times the Predators...
The Nashville Predators finish off their Central Division road trip Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 44-25-8 with 96 points and ranked 5th in the Western Conference. The Detroit Red Wings' record this season is 46-26-5 with 97 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. Puck drops at 6:38...
St. Louis Blues 3, Nashville Predators 0
Scottrade Center; St. Louis, Missouri
March 27, 2012
* Veteran Blues forward Jamie Langenbrunner played in his 1,100th game on Tuesday.
* He celebrated with his sixth goal of the year.
* Blues goaltender Brian Elliott has three consecutive shutouts coming into the night.
* Elliott has nine shutouts in 36 games this...
The Nashville Predators clinched a postseason berth without even taking the ice on Wednesday.
Nashville (44-25-8) secured its seventh playoff berth in eight seasons after the Anaheim Ducks posted a 3-1 triumph over the San Jose Sharks.
The Predators became the fourth Western Conference team to qualify for the playoffs, joining St. Louis, Vancouver and Detroit.
Teemu Selanne broke...
In November I first picked Shea Weber as the Norris Trophy leader. When Weber lost a bit of time with a concussion my new pick was Zdeno Chara. By early February I had Weber back in the lead. Now that we are into the stretch drive of the season, I think Chara is back in the lead.
Zdeno Chara has the top +/- rating among all defencemen in the NHL at +29. His 49 points...
My favorite TV show of all time, the Liam Lynch sock puppet spectacular that was Sifl n Olly, had a fake infomercial skit, and the tagline for Precious Roy’s cheap product of the night was, “Well, you know the problems I’ve had with X” by Sifl, answered with, “Yeah, you’ve got some serious-ass X problems!” from Olly.
The Detroit Red Wings ended a lost month’s worth...
Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images
The difference between the Predators team that played Sunday and the team that took the ice tonight was staggeringly lopsided. The Predators, frustrated by a 1-2-2 trap with aggressive forechecking from the Blues dropped their first regulation loss of the year at ScottTrade Center.
The Blues were tenacious all night and took advantage...