The holiday season is here, and the NHL is wrapping up its final games before the league-sanctioned three-day break. Festivities and cheer are abound across the league as Saturday marks the last day before players and coaches alike head home for the holidays.
The Nashville Predators’ coaches, however, took this a step further by wearing festive suits to their game against the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Head coach Peter Laviolette, associate coach Kevin McCarthy, and assistant coach Dan Muse all participated in the festive outing. The reason? Captain Roman Josi suggested the idea if the team gained five of six points in their most recent Canadian road trip.
The Predators swept the trip, and outscored their opponents by a score of 13-1.
Lavy said that he, McCarthy, and Muse, would wear Christmas suits tonight if the team swept the Western-Canada road trip. I’m thriving. pic.twitter.com/AOUCCwwD9A— Jordan Boileau (@Jo_Boileau) December 24, 2017
Hockey is no stranger to Christmas-related suits, but this touch by Laviolette and the rest of the Predators’ coaching staff has gone above and beyond anything we’ve ever seen. We are here for the creativity and festiveness these suits have brought to our eyes behind the Predators’ bench.