How it all started
That first uniform was critical to maximizing as much buzz as possible for the expansion hockey team that was coming to the South. Many thought hockey wouldn’t ‘survive in a non-tradition market like Nashville, but at least the team had a very cool and creative logo and uniform to launch off with.
Gold wasn’t a big part of the early jersey like it is today. It focused more on the blue and silver look, while also showing off the spire that remains iconic today shooting into the sky above Bridgestone Arena.
But that sabertooth head logo we all love was there from the start, and even fans of other teams were lying to you if they said that wasn’t a cool logo.
If you see a worn out jersey like this one being rocked at a game today in 2020, you know that’s a diehard fan that’s probably been there supporting since Day 1.
When looking back on the team history I’d say this is one of the top jerseys the Predators wore. I think most fans would agree, but other fans are calling it the worst one to start, and I somewhat understand that.
They could’ve done better with the design, but it was only the beginning. These jerseys didn’t stick around all that long, and were pushed out in 2004. Just in time for when the Predators were finally joining the table with the big boys in the playoffs.