10th: Franchise Awarded

Monday, 02.25.2008 / 8:15 PM / 10th Anniversary
By Sarah Ryan  - Nashville Predators
May 4, 1998

On May 4, 1998 -- in a city where honkytonks surely outnumbered sports bars -- Nashville, Tennessee officially became the home to the National Hockey League’s newest expansion team.

For former Nashville Predators owner Craig Leipold, bringing the NHL’s 27th franchise to Nashville was a no-brainer. At the time, Nashville was one of the fastest growing markets in the United States and, with the addition of the Nashville Arena, seemed like the perfect home for a professional hockey team.

With Leipold’s vision, dedication, and enthusiasm, Nashville welcomed their new team, and the Predators became the first expansion team in history to sell 12,000 season tickets six months before they even played a single game.

Since arriving in Nashville, the Predators have enjoyed 10 successful years, growing as a franchise and continuing to gain more recognition as a young, dynamic hockey club. With a strong organization behind them and a passionate fan base supporting them, the Predators hope to spend many more seasons in Music City, lighting the lamp and going for the goal.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

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