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Middle Tennessee Sport Seasons Stocked With New Preds Jerseys

Thursday, 09.22.2011 / 6:41 PM CT / Fan Zone
By Bryan Mullen
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Middle Tennessee Sport Seasons Stocked With New Preds Jerseys
Nashville Predators fans streamed into the four Sport Seasons locations in Middle Tennessee on Thursday to be among the first to own the brand-new Predators jerseys.

“You never know how it’s going to be when there is something new like this is released but the response has been great,” said Lance Bowers, an apparel buyer for Tennessee-based Sport Seasons. “The jersey looks great. It’s very basic and bright. I think people really like them.”

When Sport Seasons partnered with the Predators to be the exclusive jersey launch-day location, Bowers had to plan ahead. He had previously planned to have Reebok send separate shipments in September, November and December, but sensing a strong rush by Predators fans on launch day, he combined all three orders into one.

It proved to be good planning. The four Sport Seasons locations had special 6 a.m. early-bird openings and Predators fans took full advantage.

The Cool Springs location had a party-like atmosphere. Predators dancers and GNASH were on hand, and the Predators flagship station, 102.5 The Game, held a live remote from 4-6 p.m.

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Some lucky fans also received free tickets to the regular season home opener on Oct. 13. The Predators official Twitter handle, @PredsNHL, asked fans to come to the Cool Springs location, find the ticket table inside, and say, “Smashville,” to win free tickets.

One of the winners was Bill Beydler, 51. His son 21-year-old son Chase lives in Crossville and saw the Tweet. He called his dad who lives in Franklin.

“He said, ‘Go over there and see if you can get those tickets,” Bill said with a laugh. He scored the two tickets and said he is looking forward to attending the game.

“I’ve been to other NHL arenas,” Bill said. “But the atmosphere in Bridgestone Arena engages the fans more than anywhere else I’ve been. The team always plays with energy. It’s just fun. It’s great family entertainment.”

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
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P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36