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Defense & Goalies

What Will a Suter-less Shea Weber Look Like?

This is the biggest storyline for the Nashville Predators this year. Fans hope their captain has 110 million reasons to rise to the challenge and lead this team to the top in 2013.

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.

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?

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.

Roman Josi Season Preview: A Swiss Suter?

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

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?