Nashville Predators: Revisiting the Iconic History of their Uniforms

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DALLAS, TX – JANUARY 01: The Nashville Predators (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

History in the making

The Nashville Predators got to make history by appearing in the 2020 Winter Classic against the Dallas Stars. The first time we had seen a Winter Classic held in a Southern state.

These uniforms resemble those of the old Nashville Dixie Flyers of the Eastern Hockey League. Many new fans were probably surprised to even see Nashville had a hockey team way back in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.

However, these weren’t an instant love affair for everyone. Even some Predators fans didn’t like them at first, and you can’t please everyone. But they seemed to have grown on fans over time, and you see them worn a lot at Predators home games.

The Predators lost the game 4-2, leaving a sour note for the Winter Classic sweaters. But at the end of the day even with it being a loss on the Predators side it was still history in the making with both teams making first-ever appearances in a Winter Classic game.

And the Winter Classic uniforms would make a surprise return later in the regular season, and the predators would get a couple wins in these to get some retribution in them.

I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of them.