On the plaza at Fifth and Broad thousands of Predators faithful stood shoulder to shoulder with thousands more who had ridden the band wagon from Chicago to see the Blackhawks' first appearance in Bridgestone Arena this season. As they all pushed slowly toward the entrance the atmosphere was heavy. At least one proactive Pred fan was ready to take on the Second City contingent for braying through the National Anthem--a full half hour before the game! Attitudes were definitely engorged. Then a group of Hawks fans struck up a chant. It began with but a few voices but soon swelled into a vast chorus: "Red Wings Suck! Red Wings Suck!" Preds fans joined in full throat. What a wonderful moment of fellowship among hockey fans.