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Over the past few years, the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena have seen an increase in the amount of fans who attend the home games. Last season was the biggest increase in fan attendance, keeping fans who looked down on Smashville quiet. The fans of the Predators set a sellout record of 25, exceeding the record made in the 1999-2000 season which was set at 20.
However, some refuse to acknowledge those numbers and turn their noses to it.
In the year of 2012 season finale of "CNBC Sports Biz" on the NBC Sports Network, host Brian Shactman previews what will happen in sports business for 2013.
Number two on the list had nothing to do with the NHL Lockout, as expected, but rather about small-market teams and the effect it will have on the National Hockey League. Shactman interviewed a sports "know-it-all" and the know-it-all said smaller-market teams like Dallas, Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Phoenix and--you guessed it--Nashville ...
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#12: Rinne named Vezina Trophy finalist for the second straight year
On June 20, inside The Wynn Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne sat in the audience, adorned in his finest fines. His name would not be called to take the stage, however, but it didn’t matter. A goaltender from the obscure, remote, small-market of Nashville, Tennessee...
Two Nashville Predators prospects hooked up for a highlight reel goal during last night’s Milwaukee Admirals game.
Cam Reid, Nashville’s seventh round pick in 2009, fed a brilliant pass to 2010 first rounder Austin Watson for the Ads’ second goal of the contest. Watson would add another goal in the 4-1 victory but, really, this pass was the highlight of the night.
#11: Weber narrowly misses out on the Norris Trophy for the second year in a row
In 2011, he lost to the legendary Nicklas Lidstrom by nine points. In 2012, he lost to the Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson by just 12.
One of these days, Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber will win the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman. On this night, however, he was forced (most...
#10: Rinne overtakes Vokoun as the franchise’s leader for wins in a season
In front of one of the many sell out crowds at Bridgestone Arena, Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made a little history.
On March 8, Rinne turned aside 15 Colorado Avalanche shots en route to a 4-2 victory. That victory would be Rinne’s 37th of the year, erasing Tomas Vokoun‘s name from the top of...