Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Meet the Predators Team Party

One of the great traditions in Nashville is the Meet the Team Party to start the season. This year's meet and greet once again allowed fans the opportunity to interact with the players by playing various games and get autographs and pictures made with team members.

Here are some pictures from the event held at Bridgestone Arena:

Fans lined up to get pictures made with the players at various stations around the arena.

Pekka Rinne and Carter Hutton were in unfamiliar territory, sitting in the penalty box on the concourse to have their photos taken with fans.

Rich Clune gives an interview.

Matt Cullen, Mike Fisher, and Craig Smith at one of the photo booths.

One of the activities that the fans and especially the players enjoy is the opportunity to interact while playing games. Victor Bartley and Seth Jones play ping pong with some fans.

In addition to the players, the broadcast team was in attendance as well. Here is Paul McCann, the Predators in arena announcer. (Thanks, Paul).

Predators play by play announcer Pete Weber and his wife, Claudia; color man Terry Crisp and his wife, Sheila; and the View.

These fans were in line to...

see Gabriel Bourque and Shea Weber.

Eric Nystrom, Colin Wilson, and Kevin Klein sign autographs for the fans.

Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm play foosball with some fans.

Nick Spaling does battle with Big Ben on the air hockey table.

Filip Forsberg plays corn hole with a young fan.

Gnash is always a fan favorite.
This is an event that the fans always look forward to, giving them an opportunity to meet and talk with the players. The Predators organization has done an excellent job of making it interactive and allowing the fans to see the players in a relaxed atmosphere. 
Many thanks to the organization for putting this event on for the fans and to the players for their time.

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