Finally made it out of the first round of the play offs, huh? We were pretty stoked, too. Too bad they had to come up against the surging Vancouver Canucks.
They could have made some noise.
After the play offs, attention switched to the signing of Shea Weber and when that would finally happen. When it did, we were kind of surprised to see that Weber is now the highest defenseman in the league. For a year at least.
But there are other players in Nashville besides the top paid d-man in the league. Pekka Rinne was definitely deserving of the Vezina nod. Ryan Suter is the top underrated defenseman in the league. And some of the young talent (Nick Spaling, Colin Wilson, Jonathan Blum) in Nashville are just tops.
What we would be worried about as Predators fans is the loss of Joel Ward. There was never a lot of scoring in Nashville so losing a clutch scorer like Ward will hurt. But only time will tell.
General Manager - David Poile
Coach - Barry Trotz
Team Captain - Shea Weber
Player(s) everyone should love - Pekka Rinne
because he's Finnish, duh
Player we don’t love - Martin Erat because he has so many injuries and it's frustrating
Who they got - Jack Hillen, Tyler Sloan, Niclas Bergfors & Zack Stortini
Who they lost - Shane O'Brien, Joel Ward, Steve Sullivan, Marcel Goc, JP Dumont wade Belak & Cody Franson
Located at - Bridgestone Arena
Hotness level - 6
Everyone knows how much we adore Shea Weber. But we also love the dimples on Ryan Suter and the forehead on Pekka.
And everyone is just in love with Mike Fisher and his face. We don't see the appeal but we understand it. Then there's the adorableness of Colin Wilson and Blake Geoffrion.
That equals a six in our book any day.