It is official the 2011 NHL preseason is underway for the Nashville Predators.
This afternoon the Predators are taking on the Florida Panthers, as I type the score is 3-2 Nashville in the third period (no idea officially who has the goals). The two teams will then rematch at 6:30 central time.
In today’s games Nashville will be playing with youth-laden lineups (On the Predators website, Predators.NHL.com, there is an excellent list of all of the Predators Prospects). Many of the names on that prospects list will form the nucleus of the 2011-2012 Milwaukee Admirals.
Here is a list of who is skating for Nashville this afternoon. I would expect some changes to that group for tonight, though I have yet to find that list (and in case you missed it, here is a list of Nashville’s training camp rosters from over the weekend).
Tomorrow Nashville has another preseason game at Baltimore, Maryland against the Washington Capitals. Needless to say the Predators front office will have a lot of information to chew on by Wednesday.