It's that time again. It's the weekend the festivities begin for this year's Hockey Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies. This time around, the Nashville Predators' schedule doesn't put them in Toronto, but one of the inductees will have many of us there in spirit. Paul Kariya is that man. Kariya was ahead of his time in many ways. Not as small as today's Johnny Gaudreau, but not much bigger. Kariya admitted as much in a video prior to his going into the Hall (watch here).
So it was 17 years between that wave of expansion and the debut this fall of the Golden Knights. Never has an expansion team had as generous a pool of players from which to choose than the Knights did. I had always wanted to be in on the creation of a team, and the Predators were nice enough to give me that opportunity. The Predators were part of a wave of four teams (along with Atlanta, Columbus and Minnesota) that came into being from 1998 through 2000.
The Predators had just returned home from a West Coast trip to Anaheim, San Jose and Vancouver. Tomas Vokoun took over in net for Mike Dunham in the Vancouver game after Dunham exited due to injury. The Predators picked up their first win of the trip in that game , thanks to two-goal nights by Sergei Krivokrasov and Sebastien Bordeleau. Vokoun would get the next two starts. In the history of the Nashville Predators, that is very true, especially during their first season.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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