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We Need A Hero!

Posted 10:41 AM ET | Comments 4
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<strong><em>Can Jason Arnott be the hero the Nashville Community needs? </em></strong>
While the fate of the Nashville Predators continues to twist in the wind of uncertainty one thing came to mind. We need a hero! Bonnie Tyler style…

<em>Where have all good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where’s the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?</em>

Goalie Chris Mason recently purchased additional season tickets to help the cause…and while that’s all good we need more! I think it’s high time that a player within the organization steps up and becomes the face of the fight to keep the team here in Nashville. Someone that the city of Nashville can see at the rallies and on TV making the plea for keeping the team here. Talking about how much he likes to play here. How great he thinks the fans are. How sad it would be to see the team go. How much potential this years team has. You know the typical player sound bites.

My choice for this role would be center, Jason Arnott. He is our big signing from last year and the guy some think will wear the ‘C’ next season for the Preds. Arnott needs to step up and become the voice of the players and the face of the fight to keep the team here in Nashville.

I understand that if the team is sold to one of the bidders with moving on his mind then it puts Arnott in a tough spot. Arnott would be out pushing for the team to stay while the new owner would hoping that the team would not hit the magic 14k in attendance mark. That being said I think Arnott should step up and try to earn the respect of this city and it’s fans. If there is one thing people in the south appreciate it’s someone who takes a risk and speaks his mind.

C’mon…We Need A Hero!

<em>I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ‘til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ‘til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life
July 5, 2007 4:44 PM ET | Delete
I couldn't agree more. I would like to see Arnott, Sullivan (although he is recovering from back surgery) and Chris Mason do the big time rah rah rah.I wonder if George Plaster and his team at 104.5 The Zone are pushing thiskind of player involvement.
July 5, 2007 5:05 PM ET | Delete
What a great idea!! How about Legwand? As the senior member of the team, he would be a perfect example of the stick-to-it-iveness indicitive of Nashville, the Predators and Legwand himself. Having a member of the coaching staff (paging Barry Trotz.....Barry Trotz!!) could only help the cause.
July 5, 2007 5:21 PM ET | Delete
Getting in touch with 104.5 might help...let them know that getting players there would be a huge plus!
August 20, 2007 12:40 PM ET | Delete
I was devastated when Dallas failed to resign Arnott and elected to sign Eric Lindros (very sore subject with me..dont even get me started! LOL) ... Arnott is a great player and is totally the man for your 'hero' job! I wish he were still wearing a Stars jersey but, I'm now a Preds fan cuz of him! :)GO PREDS!
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