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Nashville's Love For Hockey Precedes The Predators, With The Dixie Flyers03:47
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Former player Don Graham keeps an assortment of Dixie Flyers and Predators memorabilia in his home in Antioch, Tenn. (Chas Sisk/WPLN)
Former player Don Graham keeps an assortment of Dixie Flyers and Predators memorabilia in his home in Antioch, Tenn. (Chas Sisk/WPLN)
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The Nashville Predators are tied 2-2 in a series with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2017 Stanley Cup. It’s a stunning accomplishment for the Predators, who have never been this close to a championship.

But there are a few Nashville fans who can trace their enthusiasm for hockey back much further — to the first professional hockey team to play in Nashville: the Dixie Flyers, who took to the ice nearly four decades before the Predators.

Chas Sisk (@chassisk) of Here & Now contributor WPLN reports.

This segment aired on June 6, 2017.

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