We’re all looking forward to a time when hockey resumes, but for now, we have to dig deep to stay connected with the Nashville Predators during the pause.
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 closely to see how they’re passing the time and staying ready to go if and when the season continues.
In this week’s check-in with the Nashville Predators, we’re taking a look at some of the things that happened this week with the team.
Mike Fisher…Off The Ice
Last year, former Predators captain Mike Fisher held a celebrity clay shoot for charity. This week the Preds Foundation and Fisher announced the local charities that the proceeds benefited. Nashville Inner City Ministry, Rocketown, and Room In The Inn each received a check for $20,000.
Thanks to Fisher and all who donated. These are the kinds of things that go way beyond sports.
Mike Fisher…On The Ice
Four years ago this week, the Predators were in a grueling playoff battle with the San Jose Sharks.
Game 4 went to triple overtime, and it ranks way up there as one of the wildest games in franchise history. The game finally ended with a goal from none other than Mike Fisher.
The Predators would eventually lose that series, but that was the furthest they ever went in the playoffs, and was a precursor to next season when they went to the Stanley Cup Final.
It would be safe to say that Fisher is one of the all-time best players in Predators history, both on and off the ice.
Golden Classics Continue
Fox Sports Tennessee is continuing to air games from the Predators’ magical 2017 Stanley Cup run. On Thursday, they aired the final game where the Predators swept the ChicagoBlackhawks.
Oh, what a time to be alive. The city of Nashville was completely gripped by the Nashville Predators from there on out as the team marched their way to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final.
Happy Birthday, Smashville!
This week the Predators celebrated their 22nd birthday. On May 4, 1998, the Nashville Predators were named the 27th franchise in league history.
Currently, there are 31 teams in the NHL. An expansion franchise has been awarded to Seattle for the 2021-2022 season, and the Vegas Golden Knights enjoyed instant success in their expansion season.
It was a tougher road for the Predators in 1998 and the following years. The expansion rules were much more strict, and the Predators had to methodically build their roster to start eventually competing for a playoff appearance.
Ketchup In Mac & Cheese…Kyle Turris Explains
Last week we shared a video from Kyle Turris showing him add ketchup to his mac and cheese. This week on the Preds Official Podcast, Turris defended his actions and thinks that this is a perfectly acceptable practice.
During these trying times, it’s good that we can continue to follow our favorite teams on social media to help provide some form of comfort and normalcy.
We’re all looking forward to a time when we can get back together in person and cheer on the Predators. That first game back in Bridgestone Arena will be something pretty special.
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