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Preds players surprise area students

Wednesday, 09.19.2007 / 4:36 PM CT / Community
By Richard Forkum  - Nashville Predators
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Predator players Jordin Tootoo, Ryan Suter and Shea Weber visited two area schools today to hand out free tickets to Thursday and Saturday’s preseason game in addition to teaching the importance of education and team work.  The Preds trio walked down Broadway to Hume-Fogg High School before traveling to Bridges Academy in north Nashville.
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Predators Surprise Area Students (1:14)
At Hume-Fogg, the players visited a health and fitness class where they fielded questions from the students and signed autographs. One student had the players sign the cast on his broken leg.  A humorous moment during the visit occurred when a student asked Tootoo what his favorite meal was; smiling, he responded, “Caribou meat.”
Jordin Tootoo signs an autograph at Hume-Fogg High School.

The next visit was to Bridges Academy, a school dedicated to helpinginner city school children who primarily come from single-parent homes. Upon entering the school, Principal Derek Young welcomed the players and took them to a fifth-grade classroom.  After handing out more tickets and another question and answer session, Tootoo spoke of the importance of teamwork and respect.

“Treat others just like you want to be treated, when you do that you gain respect from each other,” he said.  “Just like our team, we wouldn’t be able to win games if we all didn’t work together”

When asked what he is most looking forward to about the upcoming season, Weber responded,

“I look forward to seeing what we can do this year, we have a new group of guys and it’s going to be exciting to see these new guys step in and fill some bigger roles.”

In sum, the players handed out 750 tickets to the contest with Atlanta, Thursday, and Carolina, Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m. at the Sommet Center.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61