Former NHL player Kevin Stevens, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins, was sentenced Thursday in Boston to probation for conspiring to sell oxycodone, the Boston Globe reported.
Limited Youth Bryan Trottier Jersey U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. said rather than sentencing Stevens, 52, to serve prison time, as prosecutors had sought, he wanted to support Stevens’ rehab efforts stemming from opioid addiction.
Limited Youth Ali Marpet Jersey If there’s anything Nashville loves more than Predators hockey, it’s country music. And that sets up a perfect storm of chaos Sunday. As Bridgestone Arena hosts Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (8 p.m. ET), 100,000 more people are expected downtown for the annual CMA Music Festival. Shortly after the game ends, country music giants Brad Paisley and Keith Urban will play a show at Nissan Stadium, just 1 1/2 miles away.
The Tennessean’s Brad Schmitt, in a column entitled Sunday in Nashville will be a beautiful disaster, notes, It’s annoying to some, exciting for others — and an awesome chance, for better or for worse, that Nashville will become the center of the universe this weekend.
Now, those crowd estimates might be a bit high — a Venn diagram of Predators fans and country music fans would find quite a bit of overlap — but Schmitt notes that local authorities are bracing for the massive influx of humanity. It doesn’t help matters that the Bonnaroo rock festival — one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. — is being held about an hour south of Music City.
Imagine the situation Sunday night if the Preds win Game 6. It’s a moment few people could have imagined when the NHL awarded Nashville the franchise in 1997.