NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nashville Predators' fans are fighting back to hold onto their beloved team. The threat of relocation has hung over the Predators since Craig Leipold announced May 24 he was selling to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie.
The co-CEO of Blackberry makers Research in Motion Ltd. told NHL commissioner Gary Bettman he didn't intend to move the team but now is taking season-ticket deposits in Hamilton, Ontario.
Nashville's best hope?
Sell more tickets—quickly—to keep whoever ends up owning the Predators from escaping because of poor attendance.