Lockout causes cancellation of Predators' home preseason games

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 2:09pm

Forget about seeing the Nashville Predators in their own building for the preseason.

The National Hockey League announced Wednesday that all preseason contests through Sept. 30 have been canceled.

The period covers Nashville’s first five scheduled contests and their only two at home, Tuesday against St. Louis and Sept. 29 against Carolina. The Predators were scheduled to open the preseason Monday with two games at Florida.

The games that currently remain on Nashville’s preseason schedule are Oct. 2 at St. Louis and Oct. 5 at Washington. The regular season opener is set for Oct. 12 against Detroit.

The decision is the first major concession to the lockout imposed by NHL owners and commissioner Gary Bettman on Sept. 15, when the leugue’s collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players Association expired.

The Predators planned to open training camp Friday.

2 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 9/19/12 at 3:22

A Lockout is a very good thing. I would like to see a Lockout every year from this time forward through Christmas.

By: 4gold on 9/20/12 at 8:25

Dont be bitter Resp. Just cause your team got boat rushed. Big Rivalry! UT has not beaten UF or AL in a decade but UT still thinks they are relevant.

Hockey? Won't find me slobbering over the 1% rs whining over 2% of the profits. Won't be wasting my hard earned dollars on them and I don't own a downtown restaurant going under because of them so Caisaraah.

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!