Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 7/3/13
Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images As giddy as James Nelson gets about the upcoming draft, multiply that feeling by around twenty and you’ll get a sense of what I find about the chance to improve a team through an influx of new talent available in free agency. If Poile was anxious and excited about the availability of Jones falling from the first position to the Predators at number four, then he should be ecstatic about the treasure trove of talented forwards available in this year’s free agent market. Nathan Horton – 2012-2013 – 13G, 9A, 22P, +1 Nathan Horton is entering his prime and has stated that he does not plan to return to the Boston Bruins, preparing to test the free agent market. With decent numbers throughout the shortened season, Horton turned on another gear in the playoffs scoring 19 points in 22 playoff games. Although lingering injury issues could be a concern, the X-factor that Horton could bring in scoring and drive could tip the offensive table to the ...
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