Meet the man who coined the term ‘Smashville’

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What first started out as a conversation between friends is now a popular slogan for the Nashville Predators.  

Frank Glinski said he and the team’s vice president of marketing were talking when the term “Smashville” first came up. 

The two knew each other because their kids played hockey together. The word “Smashville” was eventually entered into a contest more than a decade ago and it won. 

“I’m loving Mr. Smashville quite a bit right now,” Glinski said. “It’s been a great ride.”  

Glinski, who is a registered nurse, said it’s always exciting to hear the word “Smashville” while watching ESPN, or even in other countries.  

“Nashville is friendly – Smashville is different,” he joked.  

The Nashville Predators take on the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night for Game 7 of Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s a must win for the hometown team to advance to Round 3. 

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