Nashville Predators Player Profiles

Seth Jones Season Preview: A New Hope

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How large of a role can we reasonably expect a teenager to play on the Nashville Predators blueline?

Mattias Ekholm Season Preview: Is This His Year?

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The prospects are bright for Ekholm's future, but don't be surprised if the 2009 Swedish draft pick plays another year in Milwaukee, and gets called up only in injury situations.

Nick Spaling Season Preview: Utility, or Futility?

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Will Spaling earn a long-term contract from the Nashville Predators with his work this season, or will he be pushed out of the way by one of the kids climbing the organizational ladder?

Ryan Ellis Preview: Is This His Year?

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Ryan Ellis came to Nashville following an unparalleled junior hockey career, but has failed to produce big numbers at the NHL level. With Seth Jones now on the scene, is time running out for Ellis...

Kevin Klein Preview: Natural Born Penalty Killer

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We weren't surprised to see the Nashville Predators struggle to score last season, but the 29th-ranked penalty kill was more Trashville than Smashville. Can Kevin Klein lead the PK unit back to...

2013 Season Review: Sergei Kostitsyn

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Sergei Kostitsyn has been quite the make-over project for the Preds since David Poile acquired him in the 2010-2011 season, and has shimmied up and down the "Appreciated Scale" over the last few...

Jon Blum Season Review: Blummer at the Crossroads

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Nashville's 1st-round draft pick from 2007 approaches a career crossroads after a decidedly middling campaign. Did he do enough to earn a new contract from the Predators?

Matt Halischuk: Successfully Reconditioned?

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A short trip to Milwaukee in March helped turn around what was on track to be a disastrous season for the player known to Predators fans affectionately as "Hustlechuk".

Colin Wilson Season Review: A Star Is Born

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Colin Wilson was Nashville's MVP in the first half before suffering a season-ending injury at the hands of the Minnesota Wild. Was that performance a 25-game hot streak, or a sign that he has...

Kevin Klein Season Review: The Tenderizer

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Forever known as the guy the Nashville Predators drafted before Shea Weber, Kevin Klein has carved out a nice career for himself as the quintessential modern "stay at home" defenseman.

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