As we head into tonight's Nashville Predators' 1000th game celebration, there are plenty of look-backs all around the blogosphere. Here's a good selection of stories commemorating the event.
1000th Game Round-Up...
Ryan Porth has his all time Predators team, that goes 20 deep, through the first 999 games. He also looks at all of the Predators' captains through the years.
Amanda DiPaolo celebrates Pete Weber's and Terry Crisp's 1000th game as they have been behind the mic since day one.
No one has a better perspective on the first 999 games than the warden of the Cellblock, Mark Hollingsworth.
Jim Diamond lets the cat out of the bag that Barry Trotz's 1000th game will actually be against his old organization, the Washington Capitals. The Province didn't do their math, it appears.
Jeremy Gover has all the numbers from the Predators first 999 games. He also has a special 1000th game edition of the 303:30 with Mike Dunham and Tom Fitzgerald.
Bryan Mullen has 1000 words on the thousandth game.
Josh Cooper has his take on the first 999 games at The Tennessean
Paul McCann has 1000 games and almost 1000 stories.
Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette has a look at 1000 games with a Montreal view.
John Manasso talked to Mike Dunham and Tom Fitzgerald about their memories of Music City.
Other Predator Stories...
Amanda Dipaolo has a great piece on Sergei Kostitsyn as he prepares to meet is brother Andrei who plays for the Habs.
Mike Organ discusses Craig Smith filling David Legwand's shoes.
Stu Cowan of Montreal has a visit to Tootsies on his bucket list.
Finally, to set up tonight's 1000th game, here is a video from Predators TV that highlights the first 999 games.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass