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Fans have been waiting a long time to see the preds players back on the ice at bridgestone Arena and before the season opener the Preds organization thanked their loyal fans for waiting out a stressful NHL lockout with a Music City style celebration.
The band is back and so was gnash for the first Preds plaza party of the season.
"We're having a great time right now," said Joe Wackowski, Predators fan. "I wouldn't miss it for the world."
The fans that showed up early to celebrate the Nashville Predators season opener also got to shake hands with head coach Barry Trotz and take pictures with their favorite players.
"It's nice," Wackowski said. "Shea Weber took a nice picture with me. It was nice to see the captain out."
It was the least the organization could do to thank the fans that stuck by the team through the stressful NHL lockout that cost the team and its loyal fans about half the season.
Of course some fans, like Kenneth Karpel are more dedicated than others.
"We're fourth-year season ticket holders," Karpel said. "We love hockey, we live two hours away in Hohenwald and we make a four hour trip every home game."
This season, Karpel has a lot less trips to make, but every single one of them is a blast at Bridgestone.
"We just absolutely love hockey and we love Smashville," Karpel said.
Sunday, January 20 2013, 06:18 PM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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