Nashville Predators fans have long complained about the team's relative absence from national TV coverage. While teams like the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings are regular combatants on hockey's biggest US stage, those in smaller markets like the Preds are lucky to get on once or twice a season.
Well guess what, the Predators' season opener on October 12th at Detroit is one of those games!
Oh, but then there's that pesky possibility of a lockout... darn.
In all, Nashville makes 3 appearances on NHL Network, 3 on NBC Sports, and none on NBC in 2012-2013 according to information released today by the league.
- October 12th @ Detroit - NHL Network
- January 4th @ Detroit - NHL Network
- January 21st vs. Los Angeles - NBC Sports
- March 19th vs. Phoenix - NBC Sports
- April 2nd @ St. Louis - NBC Sports
- April 4th @ Chicago - NHL Network
Steve Lepore over at Puck the Media has the breakdown for both NBC/NBC Sports and the NHL Network, if you want to check out the full league list.