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In his day job, George is a political consultant in Washington, DC. He grew up in the south, but has lived all over the country. He bleeds gold and blue for the Nashville Predators.

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Recent Articles by George

New NHL/Homeland Security Collaboration Signals Hockey’s Resurgence

New NHL/Homeland Security Collaboration Signals Hockey’s Resurgence

As part of an ongoing awareness campaign that Washingtonians first experienced on DC Metro rail commutes in 2010, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that the “If You […]

Nashville Predators Value Increases 10% in Latest Forbes Estimate

Nashville Predators Value Increases 10% in Latest Forbes Estimate

On the heels of THW’s recent discussion of the burgeoning financial health of the Nashville Predators comes Forbes’s 2011 NHL Team Values estimates. The Music City’s pro hockey franchise saw a […]

by · December 1, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators, The Business of Hockey
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Ryan Suter Watch: Nashville’s “Big Three” Update

When I first joined The Hockey Writers earlier this year, number six on my Top 10 Things to Look Forward to in the Nashville Predators 2011-2012 Season was “That one […]

Nashville Predators forward Patric Hornqvist never shies from a battle in the crease (Tennessean.com / Tennessean photographers)

The Problem with Mandatory Visors in the NHL

As the controversial debate over mandatory visors in the NHL continues to build steam, a new paper from Alberto Chong (George Washington University, Washington) and Pascal Restrepo (Massachusetts Institute of […]

by · October 28, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Injury Report, News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Will New Concussion Detection Technology Improve Treatment and Prevention in the NHL?

Will New Concussion Detection Technology Improve Treatment and Prevention in the NHL?

X2IMPACT, a Seattle-based company focused on the prevention of Real Sports Brain Injury (rSBI), has partnered with Bite Tech, Inc. to develop mouth guards and headbands that measure the impact […]

by · October 19, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Injury Report, News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Data Driving Nashville Predators Ticket Sales Strategy

Data Driving Nashville Predators Ticket Sales Strategy

The Nashville Predators have CEO Jeff Cogen to thank for new data-driven approaches to building impenetrable balance sheets and legions of new fans with strong ticket sales. Any new American […]

by · October 6, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators, The Business of Hockey
Nashville Predators Set Opening Night Roster

Nashville Predators Set Opening Night Roster

The Nashville Predators have finalized their official roster, bringing training camp and the preseason to a close. The press release from the team: NASHVILLE PREDATORS SET OPENING NIGHT ROSTER -Kyle […]

by · October 4, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators
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Jordin Tootoo’s Season of High Expectations

When Nashville Predators winger Jordin Tootoo voluntarily entered the NHL’s substance abuse program last year, missing 23 games of the 2010-2011 season, this writer feared the worst. After spending several […]

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Well, This Is Weird: Study Says NHLers Wearing Black Sweaters Are More Aggressive

A new research paper from the Social Psychological & Personality Science arm of SAGE Publications suggests that hockey players receive more penalties when wearing black sweaters: To examine the color–aggression […]

Wade Belak  1975-2011    (Photo courtesy of the Nashville Predators)

Nashville Predators’ Touching Tribute to Wade Belak

Pavel Datsyuk made hockey headlines this week for wearing #24 throughout training camp to honor the untimely passing of his friend Ruslan Salei. But the Nashville Predators are wearing new […]

by · September 18, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Elsewhere on the Web, Nashville Predators
New NHL Social Media Guidance Shouldn’t Be a Problem for Preds

New NHL Social Media Guidance Shouldn’t Be a Problem for Preds

The National Hockey League has released a new social media policy for players and teams, effectively putting teams in blackout mode on game day. ESPN.com (!) has the skinny on […]

by · September 15, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, Nashville Predators, The Business of Hockey
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Nashville Predators Ticket News A Mixed Bag

I admit: I really, really hate when someone from another NHL city knocks the Nashville Predators for their spotty record on paid attendance. The conclusion is always, “TRASHVILLE ISN’T A HOCKEY […]