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Nashville Predators: (Sports) Paperback – October 26, 2015
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Justin Bradford is the managing editor, lead writer and host of Penalty Box Radio as heard on 102.5 The Game ESPN Nashville. Born in Michigan, he moved to Tennessee when he was only seven years old. He and Ben Butzbach started Penalty Box Radio, a show and site that focuses on the Nashville Predators, prospects, junior and college hockey. In 2014, Bradford won the Best Sports Reporter award and Penalty Box Radio was voted the second-best blog in Nashville.
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Nashville Predators: The Making of Smashville comes in as a solid book. There are not many books (authorized or not) on the history of the Nashville Predators. The few that are out there- such as "Hockey Tonk" (By former owner Craig Leipold), are good but maybe a little one side. This one comes through and does a great job telling the history, from the viewpoint of those who lived it on the inside for the first 17 years. Justin conducted all the interviews himself- preferring to really get down and get the real story then just using canned quotes. I really enjoyed how open and honest David Poile, Barry Trotz and Craig Leipold were about forming the team, naming the team, and the early years.
It's always hard to tell a story when you have a a word limit. When the publisher tells you a book has to come in under a word-count things get left out. Justin does a great job in packing as many stories, facts, and anecdotes as possible into the pages. The book is filled with great pics (H/t Don Olea,Kristen Jerkins, and more) that really help bring back the memories of the team. I think this book is a great read for anyone young or old who is interested in not just the Nashville Predators Hockey Team, or the NHL, but sports in general. It's a great read on what it takes to build a franchise and build a fan base. But you don't have to take my word for it...
Book also seems to gloss over certain less-savory aspects of the franchise.