Petty Predators: Keeping the Red Out

138970992FUN SPOILER: Don’t plan on making your annual road-trip to NashVegas this year to watch our Chicago Blackhawks dominate the Predators. Apparently, Nashville doesn’t appreciate Hawks fans invading their city/stadium during the season according to a report by Section 303. It’s too bad Chicago fans travel better than any other fans. Sorry we’re not sorry.

This entire situation can be summed up with two words, petty and pathetic. The Predators organization is openly admitting that Blackhawks fans filled Bridgestone Arena with red last season and they’re hell bent on avoiding a repeat scenario. LAME.

This upcoming season you will not be allowed to buy single game tickets for the November 16, December 17 and April 12 dates against the Blackhawks. In order to get tickets to those games, you’ll be required to purchase a second game as well. The ONLY decent thing about this situation is that the organization has implemented a plan that you can donate your second game tickets to members of the military.

“For Blackhawks games, we want to make sure that we preserve this building as much as we can for those who live in Smashville,” said Predators president and chief operating officer Sean Henry.

5178167807_25deb8101d_zSeems to me like Mr. Henry is a bit of a coward. Predators fans have the ability to buy season tickets, they have the ability to buy single game tickets and it’s really not Chicago’s fault that they’re not selling out from the get-go. Maybe they need to work on building a better fan base throughout the city instead of worrying about Chicago fans traveling down to Music City for a weekend.

The “Keeping the Red Out” campaign was launched in 2012 when the Predators were scheduled to play their arch nemesis Detroit Red Wings in the first round in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They’re now extending the campaign to Blackhawks fans as well. Sounds to me like the Predators organization are a bunch of haters.

The Predators organization has officially declared war with Chicago Blackhawks fans.

Keith Suspended 5 Games

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was suspended Friday after elbowing Canucks star Daniel Sedin during Wednesday night’s game at the United Center. Keith’s suspension will be five games with no pay – his cheap shot will cost him $149,688 reports ESPN Chicago.

“I respect (the suspension) and I’m going to serve five games and I’m looking forward to getting back,” Keith said. “I’m not going to sit here and question things or wonder how they came to the decision. I respect what they decided was fair and I’ll serve my time.”

If you ask me, Sedin deserved it. The Canucks are absolutely one of the dirtiest teams in hockey and just minutes before Sedin hard checked Keith into the boards, but his hit went unpenalized. The league would not comment publicly if the referees should have called a penalty, but spokesman Gary Meagher simply said: “It did not rise to the level of needing supplemental discipline.” Yea…uh huh. The Sedin brothers need to get shaken up every once in a while. Sedin missed the Canucks’ Thursday victory against the Stars because of a suspected concussion, his injury played a big part in Keith’s suspension as well.

Hopefully the Blackhawks can tough it out without Keith tonight against the Nashville Predators. Blackhawks have won five consecutive games, a win tonight would be their longest winning streak since last season.