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Pre-season Game #1: Atlanta Thrashers @ Nashville Predators

Tonight we finally get to see some "real" hockey action, as the Predators and Thrashers face off in their first pre-season game. Faceoff is at 7:00 p.m. at the Sommet Center, but get there early for the pre-game ceremony unveiling the new 3rd jersey. Selected players will be available on the concourse during the 1st intermission, showing off the new threads as well.

John Glennon has the complete lineup for Nashville tonight, which includes Colin Wilson, Ryan Ellis, and the top line of Sullivan-Arnott-Dumont, but (as @CellBlock303 noted), no Jonathan Blum. Is he being held out as part of a possible Phil Kessel trade, perhaps?

For the Atlanta side, the noteworthy players to watch will be #4 overall draft pick Evander Kane, along with Angelo Esposito.

Jump into the comments below to sound off on the game if you like! During the regular season, these game threads will be the place to be for in-game discussion as we follow the Preds on the long 82-game campaign.