Nashville Predators Player Profiles

Patric Hornqvist Preview: Smashville's Sniper

The Nashville Predators have had to battle an impression that they lack goal-scoring talent, but Patric Hornqvist's production over the last three seasons ranks him alongside names like Marian Hossa, Scott Hartnell, and Patrick Kane.

Kevin Klein Preview: The Modern Stay-At-Home D-Man

As a 28-year-old blueliner entering his 5th full-time NHL season, is there any upside left to Klein's game?

Martin Erat Season Preview: An "A" For Effort

He stands second to David Legwand in the major career statistical categories for the Nashville Predators, and this season Martin Erat has been named part of the team's leadership group.

The Depth Centers: Mueller, Latta & Watson

The condensed 2013 regular season schedule is likely to test the depth of every NHL team, and Nashville's minor-league club in Milwaukee will continue to play a major role in their success.

Season Preview: Paul Gaustad, Lord of the Dot

The Predators have long held penalty killing to be a team strength, so Gaustad's size, strength and faceoff ability will prove critical this season.

Nick Spaling Preview: Nashville's Utility Man

Every team needs foot soldiers as well as stars, and Nick Spaling has endeared himself to Preds fans in recent years with his hard-working approach to penalty killing. Will the rise of other young forwards threaten his future in Nashville, however?

David Legwand Preview: The Preds Lean on Leggy

David Legwand's competitiveness showed up in some very unconventional ways during the 2012 playoffs. His contributions to the Predators' success are essential, even if sometimes overlooked.

Is Mike Fisher Ready to Shoulder the Load?

Nashville's de-facto #1 center has long had to battle through nagging injuries. Does the lengthy NHL lockout provide reason to be optimistic about Mike Fisher's readiness for the upcoming season?

Jordin Tootoo season in review: Expectations met?

Jordin Tootoo set career-best offensive results this season, but what does the future hold for him?

Jonathon Blum season review: Late Blumer?

Given the number of young defensemen competing for ice time in Nashville, Jonathon Blum is running out of time to claim his place in the NHL.

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