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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Kickoff at Bridgestone Arena Today

The Nashville Predators are welcoming fans back to Bridgestone Arena today with a Kickoff Celebration running from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., featuring an open practice, 50 cent concessions, and a whole lot more. Will I see you down there?

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Frederick Breedon

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators need to avoid injuries in shortened season | The Tennessean
Injuries could play a tremendous role in determining teams' fates over the next three months.

Nashville Predators defensemen try to earn chance to stay in NHL | The Tennessean
Jonathon Blum & Ryan Ellis look to be competing for the final spot in the lineup right now.

Rivermen Have Easy Time With Admirals | Admirals Roundtable
Milwaukee took a 5-2 beating, but Austin Watson scored again.

Under pressure: 10 people in the NHL that simply can’t afford to fail in 2013 | Puck Daddy
Can't argue with Shea Weber's presence on this list.

Three Ways The Predators Can Seize This Nashville Moment - Predlines
The Preds have to work a tie-in to ABC's "Nashville", right? That is, if the NBC relationship with the NHL doesn't get in the way.

Milwaukee players back in Nashville - Predators Insider
Well, look who's in town!
You can't ask for more as a young defenseman than to get the chance of playing alongside Shea Weber.

Once the season starts, who has the advantage: the rested or the battle tested? | Section 303
There certainly isn't much time for guys to get up to speed.

The Hippodrome: They Stopped Pucking Around | Pith in the Wind
J.R. notes how the NHL will now help provide funds for Bridgestone Arena to attract non-hockey events, thanks to a detail of the new CBA.

Here's Preds COO Sean Henry on 102.5 The Game yesterday, talking about today's events at the arena:

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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

The Apology : Tom Benjamin's NHL Blog ::
Tom strikes the right notes here. Bettman's apology wasn't phony, but it wasn't any indication that he wouldn't do exactly the same thing again in a similar situation.

Brad Boyes didn’t become an Islander to do the little things, or something | Backhand Shelf
Yeah, this doesn't sound like it will work out well.

The failure that isn’t: Burke’s Toronto tenure defined by Kessel deal | Backhand Shelf
Cam argues that Brian Burke's most infamous move in Toronto wasn't really that bad.

Eye injury sidelines Jones for several weeks - Edmonton Oilers
Former Nashville Predator Ryan Jones took a puck to the eye and will be out until next month, at least. He's also wised up and will wear a visor from now on.