Hockey Tonk: The Amazing Story of the Nashville Predators

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jul 13, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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Hard-hitting, nonstop action (and that's just what happens off the ice).

Hockey is the fastest of all team sports?an emotional, exhilarating, and highly entertaining blend of speed, finesse, intensity, and bone-crunching physical impact. And the NHL's Nashville Predators are, in every respect, a team to watch. But the story leading up to, and through, the Predators' triumphant first season is every bit as exciting as the game itself.

Hockey Tonk tells of one man's dream of bringing a pro team to a city best known for its music industry. The journey from that dream to its fulfillment in an arena filled with 17,000 screaming fans is a story of vision, passion, hard work, perseverance, and commitment to long-term success. It's a story of teamwork and hard-nosed competition, both on and off the ice.

Just a few short years ago, the majority of Nashville, Tennessee, didn't know the difference between a blue line and a line dance. But now Music City has become a pro sports town, thanks to a fiercely competitive hockey team, its business-and community-minded front office, and fan support that, according to USA Today, is second to none.

 

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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Hockey
How Music City USA Became Hockey Tonk Town
Nashville Joins the Major Leagues
The Seventh
Work Hard Play Hard
They Shoot They Score
Outrageous Community and Customer Service
Game
Want Some More of
Power Play
Breakaway
About the Authors
Copyright

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