2 – The Number of Fights On Halloween For The Nashville Predators
The earlier days of the Nashville Predators franchise brought more fights than we see today. Two Predators players have dropped the gloves and attempted to frighten their opponents on Halloween night.
Patrick Cote (October 31, 1998 vs Jeff Odgers): On Halloween night 1998 in a game against the Colorado Avalanche, Patrick Cote took on Jeff Odgers to delight the Nashville fans in their inaugural season. At 6-3, 220lbs Patrick Cote elicited some fear in his opponents. While only playing six seasons in the NHL, he racked up 377 penalty minutes (242 of which occurred during the 1998 season with Nashville). The original Predators’ enforcer brought grit to a newly formed team that took a lot of beatings on the score sheet in the early days. Luckily none of those beatings were forgotten by opponents who left Nashville covered in scars and bruises.
Brantt Myhres (October 31, 2000 vs Reed Low): In a divisional contest on a Halloween night in Nashville, Brantt Myhres decided to make fright night, fight night. Also listed at 6-3 220lbs, Myhres spent his time with the Predators picking fights. He accrued 28 penalty minutes in 20 games with Nashville before being traded to Washington. The fight between Myhres and Low lasted about twenty seconds and featured Myhres absolutely manhandling Low before giving him a reverse take-down. Plus, that goatee worn by Myhres was rocking.