Nashville Predators Player Profiles

Is This Chris Mason's Swan Song?

Journeyman netminder Chris Mason returns to the Nashville Predators this season, the club that gave him his start in the NHL. After three other NHL cities, is this the year Mase hoists the Cup? Or hangs up the skates?

Pekka Rinne Preview: A Big Goalie For a Big Job

The Nashville Predators aren't shy about the fact that they build their team on a foundation of outstanding defense & goaltending, and Pekka Rinne has established himself as the franchise cornerstone for years to come.

Hal Gill Will Be Welcomed Back in Nashville

After recovering from a broken leg over the summer, count on "Treebeard" to provide reliable penalty killing and solid leadership for younger players.

How Valuable Is Big Ern's Big Heart?

He may not impact the outcome of a game, but Brian McGrattan did well enough in 2011-2012 to merit a contract extension. Is that an affirmation of the status quo? Or a charge to take more responsibility?

Jonathon Blum Season Preview: Road to Redemption

The on-again, off-again Jon Blum hasn’t been seen in Nashville in a long while, like December 2011 long. The Predators’ 2007 first round pick has seen NHL playing time, but has yet to solidify his spot with the big club. Can he do it this year?

Craig Smith Season Preview: Super Sophomore?

Nashville’s favorite "Honey Badger" returns to Bridgestone Arena for his sophomore season in the NHL. Last year, Craig Smith proved he could put up points but then lost his offensive spark for the last half of the season. Can he rekindle the fire?

Scott Hannan Season Preview: Steady As He Goes

Nashville Predators fans may not be impressed with Scott Hannan’s offensive production, but they will appreciate the steady leadership he will provide on the blueline.

Matt Halischuk Preview: Here Comes Hustlechuk

Matt Halischuk put up respectable offensive numbers despite relatively little ice time. Can he grow into a larger role with the Preds this season?

Roman Josi Season Preview: A Swiss Suter?

Will the smooth-skating Swiss defenseman be able to make Predator fans forget Ryan Suter?

Sergei Kostitsyn Preview: The Lone Brostitsyn

When the Preds reunited Sergei Kostitsyn with his brother Andrei at last season's Trade Deadline, hopes were high that their chemistry might lead to a deep playoff run for the Preds. Things didn't work out nearly that well, however...

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