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Who is the Greatest #26 in Nashville Predators history?

Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj knows he is not worthy.
Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj knows he is not worthy.

Sometimes speed and tenaciousness can overcome size and strength, and I have a sneaking suspicion that will prove to be the case with our latest poll, in which a whirling dervish of a scorer is likely to stand tall over three hulking bangers...

Phil Crowe

A big lug of a winger (6'2", 230 lbs), Crowe played 4 games for the Predators during the 1999-2000 season, recording no points but fighting Vancouver's Donald Brashear twice in the same game on November 20, 1999.

Bubba Berenzweig

A candidate for Most Appropriate Name in Nashville Predators history (alongside Vern Fiddler), Berenzweig was a popular, if little-used defenseman in the early days of the franchise. He played only 37 games over the course of four seasons at the NHL level (1999-2000 through 2002-2003), spending the rest of the time with the Milwaukee Admirals.

His most productive stretch came in 2001-2002, when, in 26 games, he scored 3 goals and added 7 assists.

Wade Brookbank

Brookbank began his career as a Nashville Predator, suiting up for nine (scoreless) games at the start of the 2003-2004 season before being traded to Vancouver on December 17, 2003 for "future considerations".

Steve Sullivan

The first player in Preds history to take home a trophy from the NHL Awards (winning the Masterton in 2009), Sully's time in Nashville was highly dramatic from start to finish. From the hat trick he recorded in his first game as a Predator (February 18, 2004 after his trade from Chicago) to the dazzling goal he scored in the 2011 playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks, Sullivan was always one of the most dynamic players on the ice.

Perhaps the most dramatic story in Sullivan's career came in that gap from 2007-2009, when he lost almost two full calendar years due to back trouble. For a long time it looked like his career was done, but when he returned to action in January 2009, it provided a shot in the arm for a team that needed his offensive skills. Up until his January 10 debut, the Preds averaged 2.45 goals per game. From there on out that season, they averaged 2.71.

In 317 career games for Nashville, Sully ended up with 100 goals and 163 assists, leaving him high on the Preds' franchise lists for goals (4th). assists (7th), and total points (5th) all-time.