Predators will face Colorado in 2009-10 home opener

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 4:57pm
Staff reports

The Nashville Predators’ 2009-10 home opener will be Oct. 8, 2009 (a Thursday) against the Colorado Avalanche, the team announced Tuesday.

The Avalanche won three of four games against the Predators (two by a single goal) in 2008-09. It was the first time in five seasons Nashville lost a season series with Colorado.

Also, the Predators learned that the three Eastern Conference teams they will play twice in the coming season are Atlanta, Florida and New Jersey. Of those, only New Jersey was a playoff team this past season.

Under the NHL’s current scheduling format, teams play six games each (three at home, three on the road) against the teams from their division, four games each (two at home, two on the road) against the remaining teams from their conference, two games each (one home, one away) against three ‘wild card’ teams from the other conference and one each against the remaining 12 teams from the other conference.

The complete 2009-10 NHL schedule will be released Wednesday afternoon.


5 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 7/15/09 at 4:54


By: nashbeck on 7/15/09 at 6:39

Knowing that the Predators averaged over 15,000 per game in attendance last year, and over 14,200 in Paid attendance, in a down economy, I would say a ton of people care.

GO PREDATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: nashbeck on 7/15/09 at 6:40

just so you know idgaf, 14000 in paid attendance is the NHL's benchmark for full revenue sharing. The Predators have made full revenue sharing every year since the new ownership has taken over.

By: courier37027 on 7/15/09 at 7:26

idgaf, Nashville should hope for 14K per game, unless we are again bombarded with another on-air radio ticket telethon piled thick with guilt and shame.

By: sandman on 7/15/09 at 10:02

I care, so there you go.