Nashville Predators Tickets

Nashville Predators have been in the playoffs consistently over the past few years. Last season however went against that trend. Predators will be eager to bounce back because the longer a team remains in the rut; the harder it becomes to get out. They have signed one of the hottest young prospects in hockey, Seth Jones, to compliment the likes of Shea Webber and Pekka Rinne. The core of the team is good enough to make it to postseason festivities but the players need to deliver now. They need to ensure that missing out on the playoffs last season was merely a blip and nothing more. The road to redemption starts now.


Nashville Predators

Mascot: Gnash

Home Venue:

Bridgestone Arena

Nashville Predators have been regular playoff contenders in the recent past. The last campaign however has given them a big wakeup call. The “Preds”, as they are affectionately known by their fans, have got going immediately in order to ensure there is no repeat of last season. They have strengthened their roster sensibly which puts them in a good position to right the wrongs of the previous campaign. The season is extremely important for the Preds which is expected to increase Nashville Predators tickets sales among their fans as they gear up to back their favorite hockey team live.

The Beginning

Efforts to bring a major sports team to Nashville first began in the year 1995 when rumors started to swirl about the “New Jersey Devils” move to the city. The city also put up a twenty million dollar bonus for any team that was willing to make the move to the city. Things didn’t pan out that way and no team, including the Devils re-located.

It was then two years later that Craig Leipold and the consortium he was heading went to the National Hockey League to get Nashville a franchise. An elaborate presentation was put forward and the proposal was accepted by the league. After a lot of waiting and immense hard work, Nashville got its own hockey team. David Poile was made the GM while Barry Trotz was handed the reigns as the team’s first head coach.

Play Begins

Nashville Predators hit the ice rink for the first time in the 1998-1999 season. The team took on the Panthers in its first game ever on 10th October, 1998. Preds ended up losing the match. They had to wait three more days only to notch up their first win against Carolina Hurricanes. They posted as 28-47-7 record in their inaugural campaign which landed them fourth spot in the division. Preds didn’t make it to the playoffs for the first five seasons of their existence but that stat was about to change.

Regular Playoff Appearances

After spending half a decade trying to come to terms with how things worked in the NHL, Nashville Predators finally got going in the 2003-2004 season. That campaign saw them go 38-29-11 to record their first positive season. That was good enough to land them third position in the division and hand Preds their first playoffs appearance. They made it to the postseason every year till 2011-2012 except 2008-2009. Last season acted as an eye opener for the franchise and everyone associated with it. But the management has made its moves and the rosters have been finalized. So, let the games begin.


Did You Know?

  • Andrew Brunette scored the first ever goal for the Nashville Predators.
  • Their saber-toothed tiger logo is a tribute to the discovery of remains of the animal in the city way back in the year 1971.
  • The logo was unveiled at the First American Complex, the place where the saber-toothed tigers’ remains were found.
  • Marian Cisar was brought in as a result of the franchise’s first ever transfer deal.
  • Jay More was signed as the first free agent in Preds history on 4th June, 1998.