Criminal charges against Nashville Predators head coach Andrew Brunette from his February DUI arrest have been dropped, per Andy Slater. Brunette was also facing two counts of disobeying a stop or yield sign.
More details regarding the situation can be read here.
Training camp begins today for the Predators with physicals and team meetings taking place at Bridgestone Arena. The team has its first on-ice practice Thursday at Ford Ice Bellevue; a full schedule and roster can be found here.
With a new general manager, a new head coach, and plenty of roster turnover, Nashville Hockey Now took a look at some of the more intriguing storylines to watch during camp, including the roles for some of the new forwards, how the top six could shake out, and the logjam on the blue-line.
With a GM change, a coaching change & an unexpected slew of free agent additions, the #Preds were not short on intrigue this offseason@KieserNick has your top storylines to watch with training camp around the corner:https://t.co/uUfiu0IhnN
— Nashville Hockey Now (@NSHhockeynow) September 7, 2023
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LA Hockey Now: After a decent amount of roster turnover during the summer, the Kings might have settled on a new top nine before the preseason gets underway.
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