Thrashers fans- have you fully converted over to being a Predators fan??
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04-21-2012, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: powder springs ga
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I, one day, hope the Preds can represent the Southeast as much as the Braves do/have done.
So while I get what you are saying, I really do hope that the transition slowly grows on you so that you can become as emotionally/spiritually/mentally invested with the Preds as you were with the Thrashers.
Hard to say if the Preds can claim the southeast like the Braves apparently have.
I can only speak from the experience of a southerner whose only Hockey teams have been Knoxville Cherokees (a few games 2 yrs ) and Atlanta Thrashers (most games since 99). I didn't grow up playing, but quickly grew to Love the game through the Thrashers. I'm guessing that any "new" ATL area southern fan that didn't already gravitate to the Thrashers would not gravitate to the Preds despite their relative success since Hockey isn't a traditional Southern Sport. Transplants maybe a different story, but seems any transplanted Hockey fan who became a Thrasher fan would simply return to their original team....
Regardless, I just got back from last nights game and I'm still tingling a little fromt he adrenaline rush......
Loved the game, congrats Preds Nation, congrats Preds, and I'll be back for Round 2!
I'd say it'll take a good 5 years for my Thrashers wounds to completely heal......We'll see how many years can be knocked off of that estimate with a deep playoff run. Last night took off a few months.
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