Nashville Predators 2012-2013 Season Preview

New CBA, Star Player Moves Are Stories to Watch

With the dam about to break on the NHL Lockout, our focus is about to shift to real competition. So what are the main stories to watch as the season gets underway?

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.

Nashville Predators Odds: Hawks Favored in Central

Can the Nashville Predators win their first Central Division crown? Will Shea Weber or Pekka Rinne bring home a major NHL award? Let's see what Vegas has to say on the matter...

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?

With NHL Lockout Over, 2013 Stanley Cup Odds Shift

Online sports book Bovada revised the Nashville Predators' Stanley Cup odds downward the most, and the Minnesota Wild's odds upward the most. Is Ryan Suter that big a factor?

2013 Preds Schedule: 48 Games Looks Likely

While there was hope that perhaps the NHL might be able to salvage a 50-game regular season schedule, it appears now that 48 will be the magic number, with the puck dropping January 19th.

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