Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Predators Release 2011 Preseason Schedule With Odd Quirks

The Nashville Predators released their 2011 preseason schedule that has a few oddities.

They open the year with a rare hockey double header against Florida on Monday September 19 at the Bank Atlantic Center. The next night, they play the Washington Capitals in Baltimore at the 1st Mariner Arena in a game that was announced last spring.

Finally, they will play a home and away series with the Winnipeg Jets (formally Atlanta) that we can only assume was negotiated prior to the Thrashers' move.

There will be three home games that include the Caps, the Hurricanes, and the above mentioned Jets.

Make the jump for the full release from the Predators...


-Slate includes home games against Winnipeg, Washington and Carolina-

Nashville, Tenn. (June 29, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the Predators will open their eight-game 2011 preseason schedule with a franchise-first doubleheader at the BankAtlantic Center on Monday, Sept. 19. The eight preseason games are the most the franchise has played since the 2002-03 campaign.

Nashville’s preseason schedule includes three home games: Saturday, Sept. 24 against Winnipeg; Wednesday, Sept. 28 vs. the Washington Capitals and Saturday, Oct. 1 against the Carolina Hurricanes. All three games at Bridgestone Arena will start at 7 p.m. CT.

In addition to their doubleheader in South Florida, the Predators will take part in the Baltimore Hockey Classic on Sept. 20 at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Md., where they’ll play the Washington Capitals and travel to Carolina (Sept. 23) and Winnipeg (Sept. 30) on consecutive Fridays.

The 2011-12 Nashville Predators rookie training camp is scheduled to open Friday, Sept. 9, with veterans reporting on Friday, Sept. 16 with testing and physicals.  The Predators’ first day on the ice will be Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Centennial Sportsplex.

Season tickets for the 2011-12 Nashville Predators season in Smashville are on sale now and start at just $19 per game. Great interest-free payment plans are currently available for Full Season and Half Season packages.  You can also make your own Flex Plan by picking 12 games that fit your personal schedule. To order tickets to the Nashville Predators, visit or contact a ticket representative at (615) 770-7800. Information on ticket availability for individual games will be announced later this summer.

The Predators are set to host their third annual Skate of the Union event, to be held at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, July 13. The day is highlighted by a town hall meeting, select-a-seat opportunities, a used-equipment sale, autograph sessions, fun and games for the entire family and much more. Look for more information on the 2011 Skate of the Union in the coming days..


Day                Date            Opponent                         Site                  Time (CT)
Monday         Sept. 19      Florida Panthers           BankAtlantic Center    TBA
Monday         Sept. 19      Florida Panthers           BankAtlantic Center    TBA
Tuesday         Sept. 20      Washington Capitals 1st Mariner Arena (Balt) 6 p.m.
Friday            Sept. 23      Carolina Hurricanes      RBC Center             6 p.m.
Saturday        Sept. 24      Winnipeg                      Bridgestone Arena   7 p.m. 
Wednesday    Sept. 28      Washington Capitals     Bridgestone Arena    7 p.m.
Friday            Sept. 30      Winnipeg                      MTS Center           7:30 p.m.
Saturday        Oct. 1          Carolina Hurricanes      Bridgestone Arena     7 p.m.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass

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