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Nash Daily: Predators Attendance Rankings, Kane’s Red Wings Debut

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Twenty-five games into the 2023 season and the Nashville Predators are one of NHL’s top teams in terms of attendance, according to a report from The Athletic.

The Predators have averaged 17,275 fans through their first 14 home games this season — fourth-highest in the NHL and second-best among Central Division teams, right behind the Minnesota Wild (17,954).

They’re one of 11 teams who’s average capacity is 100 percent or higher (100.9 percent). The number is slightly higher than the 17,263 fans they averaged at the same point last season.

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Barry Trotz was not happy with Tyson Barrie’s camp for leaked the news the 32-year-old defenseman was given permission to seek a trade, and he sounded off on the situation during a radio appearance on 102.5 The Game.

Predators prospects Matthew Wood and Tanner Molendyk, the No. 15 and 24 overall picks, respectively, in the 2023 draft were invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp, which will be held from Dec. 10-13 in Ontario before the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Dec. 26.

Central Division standings

  1. Colorado Avalanche — 16-7-2, 34 points
  2. Dallas Stars — 14-7-3, 31 points
  3. Winnipeg Jets — 14-8-2, 30 points
  4. Arizona Coyotes — 13-9-2, 28 points
  5. St. Louis Blues — 13-11-1, 27 points
  6. Nashville Predators — 13-12-0, 26 points
  7. Minnesota Wild — 9-10-4, 22 points
  8. Chicago Blackhawks — 7-16-1, 15 points

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– A Stealth Bidding War is Going On For Noah Hanifin (Calgary Hockey Now)

– Defensive Depth Creating Trade Flexibility For Canadiens (Montreal Hockey Now)

– Blackhawks Locker Room Chatter: ‘We Know He’s a Great Player’ (Chicago Hockey Now)

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