Hello September. Oh how we have missed you. In just 15 days the Nashville Predators will play their first preseason game. For me September is the start of the holiday season. I can hear the puck hit the ice as I type.
September you are a life saver. The oppressive heat is starting to fade. Baseball is almost over for the year. But most of all, it’s time for hockey. Skates cutting through the freshly painted ice. Bodies being slammed into the boards, and lets not forget the sound of the goal horn. I think the goal horn is one of the best noises in the world. That simple sound is one of the only sounds I can think of that can get thousands of people on their feet.
The dog days of August have passed, from here on out there will be news, and thoughts and yes lots of venting. But most of all there is hockey on the horizon. For at least a month fans can live with the delusion that their beloved team has what it take to make a run. September is the month when dreams are made.
In September the hockey world can breathe a little easier knowing all of the turmoil and struggling of the summer months will soon be over and meet by a flood of emotions. If you are a hockey fan September may be your favorite time of year. I know it’s one of mine.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS 2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE via predators.nhl.com
|Monday||Sept. 16||Florida panthers||BB&t Center||1:30|
|Monday||Sept. 16||Florida panthers||BB&T Center||6:00|
|Thursday||Sept. 19||Tampa bay lightning||Tampa bay times forum||6:30|
|Sunday||Sept. 22||new york islanders||Bridgestone Arena||5:00|
|Tuesday||Sept. 24||Tampa bay lightning||Bridgestone arena||7:00|
|Wednesday||Sept. 25||Washington capitals||Verizon center||6:00|
|Friday||Sept. 27||new york islanders||Nassau coliseum||6:00|