UPDATE 5/10: The Nashville Predators are real contenders once again in 2018, entering the NHL playoffs as the top seed in the Western Conference. Tonight they'll take on the Winnipeg Jets in Game 7 of a series tied at 3-3. The forecast calls for more catfish.
The Nashville Predators’ runs to the Stanley Cup Finals have afforded many opportunities for announcers and sportswriters to remind fans that the Music City is a “non-traditional” hockey town. And while, yes, there are fewer than a dozen rinks in the state, Middle Tennessee has taken to the local NHL team with a fervor normally reserved for SEC football. Celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon as well, with Carrie Underwood (the wife of team captain Mike Fisher), Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson, and local pro athletes all showing up to recent playoff contests.