From: Nashville, TN
You're killing me, my man! I thought you were all-in on the Preds.
I'll admit there are some bad qualities there. But the team itself is a lot of fun. I certainly can't claim to be some big hockey fan myself, but being from Alaska/MN, it was so weird when I moved here seeing hockey. I was very skeptical at first. But their front office is incredible in how they've promoted/marketed everything around that team and made it a true place to be in the city. It doesn't hurt when you have a couple of country music star connections to the team to help too. But it's as fun as any environment I can think of for hockey that I've seen. Truly awesome. And lots of great people, some of them friends of mine, running that place. I don't make it to enough games with my crazy schedule, and I'm intentionally not going to any playoff games since I've been a sports jinx this year, but it's awesome.
Last night was gut-wrenching, but hopefully they can still get on a roll. If they somehow hoist a Stanley Cup, this city will throw the biggest party that any city has ever seen. I'm not even kidding.
PS I already hate Ryan Kessler on an almost Aaron Rodgers-like level. Is he the dirtiest player to ever hit the ice?
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."