Predators Weekly Check-In: Giving Back During Trying Times

The Nashville Predators (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
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With no games to watch, Nashville Predators fans are looking for any sports-related content to satisfy their cravings, including catching up with the team!

Many look to social media to fill that hole that’s missing in their current sports lives. We’re checking in on some of our favorite Nashville Predators players and the team to see what they have been up to this week.

Until we get back to some sense of normalcy in the sports world, we’ll be following the team and players on the team closely to see how they’re passing the time and staying ready to go if and when the season continues.

In this weeks’ check-in with the Nashville Predators, we’re reminded how critical professional sports teams play in giving back to their local communities when trying times occur.

Nashville Predators Team Up With Second Harvest Food Bank

The Predators have teamed up with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to conduct a virtual food drive. A $1 donation can provide four meals to the needy in the community. Check it out in the link below.

Nashville Predators Donations for Tornado and COVID-19 Relief

The Predators have donated $2.7M to aid in tornado and COVID-19 relief. Predators owners, coaches, management and players have all donated to these worthy causes. They have been giving to these causes in addition to hosting blood drives and providing meals.

Miracle On Ice?

Hockey fans everywhere are very familiar with the story of the United States Hockey team defeating the Russian team in the 1980 Winter Olympics. In the movie adaptation, Head Coach Herb Brooks gave a very impassioned speech to his players. Watch the video below to see our beloved broadcast team re-enact that speech.

Nashville Predators Thank Healthcare Workers

We are all eternally grateful to all of the healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines fighting this horrible virus. Several Predators have recorded individual messages showing their gratitude to all healthcare workers.

Check out these messages from Viktor Arvidsson and Matt Duchene.

And Finally…

In these times, where social distancing is the norm, things, like eating in restaurants and attending hockey games, are impossible. It even affects things like team pictures.

Earlier this month, the Predators were scheduled to photograph team pictures. Since they couldn’t all be together, they did the next best thing. I especially like how small Juuse Saros’ head appears to be in the photo. Check it out below.

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It’s good to see how the Nashville Predators are helping out their community during this trying time. It is also good to know that we can get some relief with lighthearted entertainment by our favorite Nashville Predators personalities.