In the Arena -- Getting Read For The Draft To Open
Friday, 06.24.2011 / 5:12 PM
Arrived at the arena and all set up with locations at the team draft table and up on the media riser. A few things have really stuck so far in these first moments in the arena:
1) The New Preds color scheme REALLY stands out. Check out the pics of the team logo banners.
2) A strong showing of Winnipeg fans here tonight. Tons of loud "Go Jets Go!" chants.
3) Strange to see an NHL draft weekend without EJ McGuire, the long-time NHL Director of Central Scouting, who passed away on April 7. EJ was not only a great hockey man, but also provided especially huge assistance to NashvillePredators.com on our annual draft coverage. He knew the prospects and draft classes as well as anyone and was very willing to share that knowledge. In his honor all of the teams are wearing black "EJ" buttons on their table placards.
More to come as we get into the draft.