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Nashville Predators Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
A hockey souvenir should be shared and with our Nashville Predators Display Cases you’ll be able to show your collectible in top quality, USA-made acrylic cases specially designed to hold business cards, hockey pucks, hockey jerseys and hockey helmets, both full size and minis. Each case comes complete with an engraved Nashville Predators logos at no extra cost.
History Of The Nashville Predators
There has been more than one attempt to establish a professional hockey team in Nashville, Tennessee. The first whisper of such a plan came at about the mid-1990’s when rumors surfaced that the New Jersey Devils were going to relocate there. At the time the City of Nashville offered a $20-million relocation bonus to any team that would move there and the Devils actually tried to break their lease to relocate but it did not happen.
The brave move by the City of Nashville put them on the NHL radar and league Commissioner Gary Bettman even stated a franchise may be a good fit there in a future expansion move. In the meantime, Nashville shifted focus to basketball and tried to woo the Sacramento Kings of the NBA and when that failed they once again looked at hockey to fill their new arena.
A formal presentation was made to the NHL in 1997 and conditional franchises were granted later in the year to Columbus, Ohio, Atlanta, Minneapolis-St Paul and Nashville. The Nashville group got busy, sold an NHL required 12,000 season tickets before a set deadline and began playing before the other teams as they were the only community with a completed arena.
A name-the-team contest produced entries including Ice Tigers, Fury and Attack. Team owner Craig Leipold submitted the name Predators which won the final vote. The team logo features a saber-toothed cat and is in reference to a partial cat skeleton that was dug up in downtown Nashville in the early 1970’s.
The team colors are gold, navy and white and the team plays in the Central Division of the Western Conference.
Top players who have been on the team include Jason Arnoot (2006-2008), Scott Walker (1998-2005), Steve Sullivan (2003-2008), Shea Weber (2005-2008), Kimmo Timonen (1998-2006) and Tomas Vokoun (1999-2006).
The Nashville Predators have yet to win a Stanley Cup, Conference or Division Championship.