Nashville Predators: Six Games I’m Most Looking Forward To This Season

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 29: The Nashville Predators win 5-4 in overtime against the Winnipeg Jets in Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 29: The Nashville Predators win 5-4 in overtime against the Winnipeg Jets in Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 31: Kevin Fiala #22 of the Nashville Predators upends Justin Falk #41 of the Buffalo Sabres during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 31, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 31: Kevin Fiala #22 of the Nashville Predators upends Justin Falk #41 of the Buffalo Sabres during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 31, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Old Forces Reunite As Buffalo Comes to Town on December 3rd

It feels weird for me to type that I’m excited to watch a Buffalo Sabres game, but here I am. This game is circled on my calendar for a few reasons. One, I love Phil Housley. I was bummed when he left the Predators, but also really happy for him to finally get a head coaching gig in the NHL. Housley made his first return to Nashville last season and got a 7-4 win for the Sabres, so it won’t be the first time Predators fans see him behind the guest bench. However, what makes this game special is that it’s his first time back with another Predator fan favorite.

This offseason, the Sabres signed former backup goalie Carter Hutton. Hutts was a fan favorite, known for his solid backup performances and his famous line, “Hey guys, thanks for having me,” during in-game interviews. He’s made his return to Smashville a few times as a member of the Blues, but returning with Housley is something to look forward to. Also add in Jack Eichel, this year’s number one draft pick Rasmus Dahlin, and the newly acquired Jeff Skinner and you’ve got an exciting game on your hands.