Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 8/17/12
Back in 2004, I was attending MTSU and finishing up my summer studies when a good friend of mine invited me to attend the draft party at Gillian’s for the Nashville Predators. I got to meet Adam Hall and Coach Peterson and it was a great day had by all, including the Predators acknowledging the draft party on live T.V. and then picking up the now enigmatic Russian Alexander Radulov. Since being at MTSU kept me far away from the friendly confines of Gaylord Entertainment Center (now Bridgestone Arena), my finger was far from the pulse of what was actually going on in the NHL and the looming labor strike that would blank out an entire season. It was that season that redefined me as a fan of the Nashville Predators. Long ago, probably around 1992-1993 I got my first tastes of NHL action watching games and playing NHL ’94 with my best friend who originally hails from Bangor, Maine. He was Killer B’s to the bone and idolized Ray Bourque, Adam Oates, Al Iafrate and Cam Neely so in turn I...
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