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Preds Players Make Selections for Ideal Thanksgiving Day

Eight Preds Pick Perfect Meals, Activities and Guests for Thanksgiving

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators players won't be getting together this year for a Thanksgiving feast like they normally would, but they're still looking forward to the holiday - and the food, of course - on Thursday.

The debate on favorite Thanksgiving side dishes is always hotly contested, and while most of the guys go for the healthier options even on a day that typically includes going back for seconds and thirds and fourths, there's bound to be some cheating going on around the dinner table somewhere in Nashville.

The holiday also offers time to reflect, and while not everyone on the team grew up celebrating Thanksgiving in November - or at all, for that matter - each member of the Preds will certainly find a way to enjoy their celebration on a smaller scale this year.

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Preds Foundation, Metro Nashville Police Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

Predators, MNPD Team Up to Provide 150 Thanksgiving Meals to Local Families In Need

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators aren't letting the pandemic stop them from giving local families a proper Thanksgiving dinner - and they're donating more meals than ever before.

Approximately 150 Thanksgiving meals have been delivered by the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub to military, foster and low-income families, as well as families who were impacted by the March tornadoes.

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"Nah, Sign My Head" - How the Preds Helped One Fan Battle Cancer

Marshall Billingsley Remembers Time as Hockey Fights Cancer Ambassador, Having Shea Weber Sign His Head During Treatment

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

If you've ever been to a Predators game at Bridgestone Arena, you've probably seen the photograph at the top of this story.

The picture resides at the Nashville Predators Foundation area outside Section 106 on the main concourse amongst a collage of Preds players doing work in the community over the past two-plus decades. In this particular photo, Shea Weber is beaming as he signs the bare head of a young Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador from a game back in 2011, undoubtedly the first time the former Preds captain had ever received that type of request for a signature.

The charismatic young man with the room-brightening personality, who decided to use his cranium as an autograph pad, is Marshall Billingsley.

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Predators Sponsor Spotlight: Premier Parking

Partnership Between Preds, Premier Parking Continues to Grow in Smashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Over the past three years, the partnership between the Predators and Premier Parking has helped fans find the perfect spot in downtown Nashville and beyond. Now, those looking for a safe place to leave their vehicle can turn to a familiar location.

The relationship between the Preds and Premier has expanded to Bridgestone Arena's very own parking garage at the corner of 6th Ave. and Demonbreun St., which the company now operates as a public lot on non-event days.

This addition is just the latest benefit to come from the partnership, and there's sure to be more level by level.

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Predators Install Ice at Bridgestone Arena

Frozen Sheet Ready Ahead of 2020-21 Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The exact date has yet to be determined, but whenever it's time for the Predators to lace up their skates at Bridgestone Arena once more, the frozen sheet will be ready.

Ice installation, a process that's usually reserved for the end of August or early September, took place over the weekend at Nashville's home arena in anticipation of the eventual start of the 2020-21 NHL season.

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Preds to Give Thanks for Fans During 'Gold Friday Week' from Nov. 23-29

Full Week of Deals and Discounts to Kick Start Holiday Season in Smashville

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (November 23, 2020) - In giving thanks for our loyal fans, the Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena and Nashville Locker Room are excited to announce GOLD Friday Week, the Predators' annual and biggest sale! From Nov. 23-29, GOLD Friday Week will offer fans in-person and online discounts of up to 50% off a wide variety of merchandise, events and experiences. Full information can be found at

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Predators Prospect Report: November 23

Get Up to Date on Nashville's Top Prospects Around the World

by Nick Barnowski @NickBarnowski /

Nashville's top prospects are playing all over the world and perfecting their craft with the hope of one day skating for the Predators. Here's a look at how they're faring this season with their respective clubs, organizations and schools thus far. Here's the Preds Prospect Report for Nov. 23, 2020.

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Preds Official Podcast: Meeting Matt Benning and Happy Thanksgiving

Nashville Defenseman Joins the Show to Talk Hockey, Thanksgiving; Reverse Retro Jerseys Unveiled, Pekka Rinne Gives Back

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

Defenseman Matt Benning has arrived in Smashville, and he joins the show to chat about signing with the Preds, road tripping across the continent and his favorite Thanksgiving cabbage rolls. Also, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss Nashville's new Reverse Retro jersey, provide updates on the 2021 season and share how Pekka Rinne is giving back. Plus, the ever-popular Thanksgiving food debate returns!

  • Interview with Preds defenseman Matt Benning
  • Predators reveal adidas Reverse Retro jersey
  • Updates from the NHL on the status of the 2020-21 season
  • Pekka Rinne does his part as Hockey Fights Cancer
  • Thanksgiving food debate!
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Predators Partner Amerigo Serves Up 'Preds Parm' to Players, Fans Alike

Italian Restaurant is Staple in Nashville Community, Offers Special Discount for Preds Fans

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The "Preds Parm" has become a staple among Predators players for years, and it's available to the Loyal Legion too.

Amerigo - an Italian restaurant - on West End Ave. in Nashville is just blocks away from the Predators practice facility and a quick drive from Bridgestone Arena, making it an easy stop for players to pick up their favorite pregame meal after the morning skate.

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Gardner Family Continues to Make Their Mark on Hockey in Nashville

Preds First Assistant Coach Starts Family Lineage in Music City, Leads to First High School Hockey Legacy in Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

There are some legendary hockey families in NHL circles - the Sutters, the Staals, even new Preds defenseman Matt Benning has some impressive bloodlines.

But there is a family here in Nashville with their own lineage in the game, and they may have just accomplished a first in Music City history.

The Gardners go way back in the game of hockey. The late Calvin won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the late 40s and early 50s as a player. His son, Paul, enjoyed his own successful playing career in the NHL and AHL as a forward, and upon retirement in the mid-80s, his coaching career began.

Paul had a few stops behind the bench in the AHL, but when the NHL granted Nashville a franchise and the Predators came to be in 1997, Barry Trotz hired Paul to be his first assistant coach. The Gardners made the move to Tennessee, including Paul's son, Scott, who was a teenager at the time.

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